A vegetarian restaurant doesn’t look like one. Here they offer a lunch menu featuring imaginative, tasty and nutritious dishes. A small, well-chosen selection of wine and beer ir available.
A vegetarian restaurant doesn’t look like one. Here they offer a lunch menu featuring imaginative, tasty and nutritious dishes. A small, well-chosen selection of wine and beer ir available.
Ale&Hop is a bar & restaurant dedicated to the cult of craft beer and tasty healthy food. You will encounter a hoppy atmosphere and friendly service.
Uses eco-friendly ingredients, some seasonal, from local farms.
Behind the rather hippie-ish name (it means “Rainbow”) lies a small, bistro-style family restaurant, very well-lit and lively. Maybe it’s because of the location (lots of offices and bussines nearby), or its simple, the tasty cuisine (salads, soups, creams, bulgur, moussaka, plus vegan options), but the fact is, at lunchtime there aren’t many empty tables.
This Venetian tavern, led by Alfredo, Pablo and Mauri on the floor and Marco Filipponi in the kitchen, is the place in Barcelona that will make you feel closer to the beautiful city of canals and where every day is a celebration Seafood with good products (Jerusalem street right next to the Boqueria) and classics like sardines marinated in Saor with raisins and onion confit –this is a must have dish- beach squid with vegetables, risotto with Nero di sepia, potato gnocchi with duck ragout or fragole, and halfway between rice and couscous a scandalous fish broth.
In the Bar del Pla excellent dishes of traditional cuisine with a current spin await you but you can also find “super- plates” such as a good T-bone steak. Extensive wine, vermouth and drinks are there to wet the whistle. This bar has it all, but don’t try to walk in on a weekend without a reservation.
Hidden away in the Born neighbourhood is the emblematic Bar Mundial, open and maintaining the same aesthetic since 1925! Full of antique pictures of boxers and serving up some of the best seafood tapas that Barcelona has to offer.
Amazing tapas in a cosy environment. Best of local seasonal produce and after dinner you can go upstairs to their “speakeasy” Bar Mutis for some of the best cocktails in town accompanied by live music.
Lázaro-Rosa Violán is one of the best-kown restaurant designers in Barcelona, from whose mind has sprung some of the smartest-looking restaurants in the city. His latest accomplishment is Bardot. Here Violán’s objective was to offer a haven for customers at any time and in any culinary situation: Bardot has been optimised for breakfasts, snacks, tapas at the bar, restaurant meals, coffee, drinks, cocktails, dinners, tastings – all make perfect sense in this versatile spot. Its curious layout sites the kitchen in the middle, so diners are always guaranteed a show.
Great place for a group. Modern Catalan cuisine and delicious cocktails. The bar Bocachica gets going after dinner time and it can get pretty lively!
Another project for the Adria brothers, this is their take on the classic Vermouth tradition. Try the spherical olives!
A historic cellar the Gothic quarter with a menu of tapas as simple as they are excellent: fresh anchovies; tomato salad, onions and olives, and skewers of local sausage. Ideal for putting your elbows on the bar and combining it with wine, vermouth or beer.
The ‘Little Wine Cellar’ offers classic tapas presented with a touch of class, from calamares a la andaluza (lightly battered calamari rings) to cecina (dried cured veal meat). The house speciality is “ous estrellats” (literally ‘smashed eggs’) – a mix of scrambled egg white, egg yolk, potato and then ingredients ranging from foie gras to morcilla (black pudding). Wash it all down with a good Ribera del Duero or caña (little glass) of beer.
In 1944 the Carballeira restaurant opened, and has since become famous for its exquisite seafood from Galicia. That is how it attracted clientele and became a landmark of the city. Today nothing has changed, its seafood continues to be the best they have to offer, along with the excellent service and the education of their waiters.
A Barcelona classic, the philosophy is get in where you fit in!
Great tapas and friendly vibes make this a must visit if you are in the Born district.
From the Colombo brothers (Xemei), their latest offering is an old school tavern with the finest organic and biodynamic wines from all around the world.
This emblematic seafood location was founded in 1903 and quickly became known for its seafood and rice among fishermen of the port. Today, 112 years later, they have maintained their clientele. Grilled clams, cockles from Galicia steamed crayfish from the coast sautéed in salt and pepper and grilled sea cucumbers are some of their appetizers before starting the festival of savory rice dishes; with sea cucumbers, many types of crab, national blue lobster, sea urchins and scallops, or noodle dishes.
Deep in Raval this restaurant has become part of local culture. Great tapas, fine wine and energetic service combined with the lively atmosphere makes for a great lunch.
Family restaurant with prix fixe menus and hams on the roof, close to Market Santa Caterina. Here we find simple seasonal cuisine (either meat or fish), perfectly prepared with years of experience.
Casa Xica, as its name suggests, is a small, intimate and beautiful Poble Sec restaurant featuring an exotic menu that reminiscent of travelling through Asia. On the menu you can find dishes like duck confit gyozas, smoked eel nigiris and cauliflower cous cous, mussels with coconut broth and cilantro, fresh fish of the day with red curry, fried rice Malaysian style, rice noodle salad with salmon sashimi or Iberian ham with oyster sauce.
A petit bar-restaurant with a vegan punk spirit, the walls look like Black Flag album covers starring cats. They’re also big into their beers, with foam-licking-good Catalan craft beers, and the punky bottled Scottish Brew Dog. Food and beer are served all day.
Great Peruvian restaurant with amazing cocktails. Colourful restaurant, super trendy with annoyingly cool clientele.
Cocktail bar by the maestro Javier De Las Muelas. A place that feels right out of HBO series Mad Men. Over 1 million Dry Martinis served! Part of the magic here is the restaurant Speakeasy which is hidden away at the back of Dry Martini.
Open 365 days a year with a plethora of options for great food from the peninsula. A perfect companion to a days shopping on Passeig de Gracia.
Quim Márquez, chef of one of the quintessential bars in the old city and And enthusiast of the centennial Boqueria had been serving tasty foods since 1987.
This well known tavern pays homage to the childrens story. Very relaxed and casual atmosphere with a menu that adapts to seasonal products. Classic Catalan cuisine.
FC Barcelona is “more than a club” in Catalonia because it is the sports club that most represents the country and is also one of its greatest ambassadors.
Set in the uber-cool neighbourhood of St. Antoni, La Federal was the first of the trendy restaurants to hit this barrio. With a kitchen that’s open all day, the menu changes every few hours. Great place for brunch.
There is not a more emblematic and iconic place in Barcelona than the tortillería Flash Flash. At 44 years on the map, it is as good as the first day. The variety of tortillas is almost unlimited, more than 50 tortillas in the menu have been emerged as undisputed stars.
“Txuletón”, fresh fish from the market and beans are all dishes that make up their menu. We also have classics with a fresh approach, and include famous dishes such as migas, here reinterpreted in an exciting and genuine way, Pairfait Pichon, eel smoked with thistle, Beasaín sausage, terrines of foie gras, or even some classic English pot pies made Henderson style.
This tribute to the Barcelona Gauche Divine was founded by Leopoldo Pomes. The interior has been awarded two FAD prizes, and the dishes, especially the pasta, definitely deserves its own awards. Feel like a part of the history of this restaurant by sipping a classic cocktail at the bar.
Laura Veraguas has done it again. Every place this talented chef tries her hand in the kitchen, the result is spectacular. Continuously moving, Laura Veraguas and her team have just reinvented the menu with a focus on healthy, nutritious, and sustainable food and with a clear Turkish influence due to a gastronomic journey she took with her team. The best from Iradier, apart from its huge and beautiful space, is that all you will eat is healthy. “The first thing I did upon arrival was throwing out the fryer. We tried to play with healthy cooking for each product: boil, to steam, al dente, stir fry, iron, etc. So you have don’t have to be deprived of what you like best; with respects to the weather and temperature.”
Without doubt the best paella option in town. Set in the Barceloneta barrio right next to the beach… Take part in a tradition!
We always recommend to head down to Barcelona’s Boqueria market if you have time. Amongst many other small restaurants & market bars is this authentic gem, Universal. Famous for its fresh tapas dishes and excellent service.
The pink neon sign in the entrance quickly alerts you to their signature dish: ramen. This restaurant on Carabass street in the Gothic Quarter. Is designed to be very similar to a typical Japanese izakaya. Before the tasty ramen you can try dishes like kim-chi (fermented cabbage), suno- mono (wakame seaweed salad and cucumber), nasu gomaae (eggplant with sesame sauce), edamame and amazing pork gyozas and vegetables.
Recently awarded a first Michelin star. Hideki Matsuhisa opened Koy Shunka (Intense seasonal flavor) after the success of Shunka (Seasonal flavor). By far and away the best Japanese restaurant in Barcelona.
Eggs is the first gastronomic restaurant in Barcelona that has eggs as main characters of its offer, as a base of the dish or as a side dish, in a huge number of ways, textures and preparations. The restaurant offers a tour through all kind of creations, main dishes as well as desserts, where eggs are present. Fried, scrambled, “al plato”, omelettes, souffles, low-temperature cooked, desserts… All of them exceedingly good and funny and using always free-range eggs.
This highly unique space ir a combination of a shop. a delicatessen and a bar, and their vegetarian pizzas will make you swoon with delight.
Founded in 1944, Cova Fumada is an antique bodega which still uses the same barrels and marble tables. In an informal and cosy atmosphere in the Barceloneta barrio with amazing and simple homemade food. It’s a very popular place and accepts no reservations.
Helena Garriga, along with her husband Olivier Guilland, are the owners of this bistro so nice you want to stay from breakfast to dinner. In the menu you can find brilliant dishes such as lentils with foie gras, carrots, celery and ginger, Martinelli macaroni with comté cheese and Iberian bacon, roast beef of Girona tenderloins served cold with mustard or wild salmon in papillote with lemon and ginger among many others.
A spectacular Gastrobar in Gracia, with excellent snacks, pepitos ( Veal sandwiches) and tapas made with top quality products, plus a good and affordable wine list.
Chef Antonio left his family’s restaurant to study under masters, including the late Santi Santamaria, before launching La Taverna with his brother, Manuel, a sommelier. Their cramped bar spills out onto a sunny street terrace where customers can enjoy trufflecanelones, oyster tartare, and an award-winning variation on patatas bravas, paired with selections from the excellent wine list.
Recently opened in the fashionable St. Antoni district, Lando offers set menus for lunch and dinner depending on whats in the local markets. Great vibe and an attractive restaurant but the best part of course is the food!
At the hand of chef’s Oswaldo Brito and Bernat Bermudo this restaurant in Poble Sec is a must. Ceviche with corvina and yellow pepper sauce, dashi broth with Iberian pork, mushrooms and seaweed, blackened octopus with pancetta, suquet tai, stracciatella with eggplant, horseradish sauce and praline salted with hazelnut or cod tripe ragout with rigatoni are some of the keys to his famous diverse knowledge of cuisine.
Uninterrupted view of Barcelona, simple and chic design, we recommend the all inclusive menu (40€): a bottle of vermut, a salad, remarkable rices and paellas.
Wide variety of tapas that range from the traditional to the experimental. The menu is constantly changing based on what’s available in the local markets. In the heart of the Eixample barrio.
Excellent Chinese restaurant in humble surroundings. This family run restaurant serves up authentic Shanghai style dishes. Hand made dumplings and noodles lovingly made make for the best Chinese in town.
A local spot led by Jordi Mestre, award- winning barista and coffee alchemist. One of the best places in Barcelona where you can taste coffee made with care and time. They organize coffee tastings, a perfect place to learn about multitude of varieties and preparations.
Joan Bagur, while on a trip to Mexico, spent his time cooking and learning from the Mayoras, Mexican cooks who pass down traditions from mother to daughter since the time of the Zapotecas. These traditions allow us to enjoy a traditional kitchen creations that supports the inclusion of contemporary techniques without underestimating the heritage and respect for the product. At Oaxaca they combine products from Milpa Mexican and raw materials Catalonian landscape: fresh fish from Barceloneta, meat products from Cal Rovira and a garden with a Mexican DNA although it is based in the Montseny region.
Set in the famous Plaza Reial… Ocaña is a Bar, restaurant, café, brunch joint, nightclub, apothecary, terrace… Is there anything that Ocaña fails to offer?
The last word in refectory chic, Organic is better designed and lighter in spirit than the majority of the city’s vegetarian spots. The friendly staff will give you a rundown on the options: an all-you-can-eat salad bar, a combined salad bar and main course, or the full whammy: salad, soup, main course and desert.
Nikkei restaurant by Albert Adria (brother of Ferran). Fusion of Peruvian & Japanese cuisine, inspired during the last century by the largest colony of Japanese living outside Japan, in Peru. The Nikkei is the result of the fusion of two ancient and extraordinary cuisines. Japanese cuisine is the basis of Nikkei gastronomy but wrapped in Peruvian tastes, colours, traditions and ingredients.
This restaurant in Poblesec is one of the few places in Barcelona that serves Cádiz pork rinds (made from pork belly and cut into very thin slices accompanied by lemon juice and pepper). They designed a menu with roots in traditional cuisine but without depriving yourself of experimentation.
On the street of Rera del Palau, a few meters from the Franca station, we find the Pastrami Bar. It is a small space of white tiles helmed by the team of experts who masterminded the Rooftop Smokehouse pop-up BBQ.
Known for their particular talent with smoked foods, the pastrami sandwich is the only and the first thing that calls our name. Although there are also more than appetizing other options, such as a cheese sandwich with smoked mackerel or smoked shallots. On Thursday we can also enjoy their roast pork. You can eat there, or get it to go. But if you leave, you might not find out what’s behind the old refrigerator door….
There are certain details that can make all the difference. When you go into a bar looking where to sit and they tell you to keep your coat and bag in cardboard box that will act as your seat, you start off your experience at Parking Pizza in a smile. And just like the decor, the dining choices are also reduced to simplicity, consisting of 4 snacks, 3 salads and 8 pizzas. “Since we do so little, we must do it well!” Says Marcos. Having a simple menu should not mean that the quality will suffer. That is why Marco and Berta and literally seek the best possible products.
Located on the new promenade in the shadow of the W hotel, this popular, fresh space will have you enjoying the best rice and fish dishes at the edge. of the sea.
Weekend brunch is definitely when this cosy little restaurant really excels. There’s an attention to detail here that’s sometimes hard to come across in Barcelona, from the visual design to the delightful combinations of flavours that make the set menus at both lunch and dinner quite the bargain.
Deep in the heart of the Poble Sec barrio, take part in the vermut tradition. Normally locals will kick off their weekends sampling the small dishes and locally produced vermouth with friends before lunch.
Owned by the presidents of Slow Food Barcelona, is open for lunch when they serve up a fantastic and affordable set menu. Most of the ingredients come from their own garden in nearby Sant Feliu de Llobregat, they also serve wine and craft beer.
Catalan market food. Fantastic restaurant which manages to strike a magical balance between great local produce and wine.
Sesamo is also a lively drinks bar where they serve a range of good snacks. Ideal for quiet, romantic dinners. They serve international / Italian food with the concept of vegetarian cuisine, though there aren’t many options for vegans. A good selection of wines.
The quinoa wok at Sol i Lluna is one of the star dishes in the eatery that specializes in vegetarian and vegan cuisine.Chef Samuel combines this precious grain from the Andean highland of South America with mixed vegetables and legume, especially lentils, into the wok before it’s served. Salads and desserts are also favorites at Sol i Lluna.
A gastronomic oasis in the heart of the Raval barrio. Ex chef from El Bulli, Arzak & Pic de Valence. Great place for breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Since 1989, this restaurant has represented quintessential seafood cuisine. By the hand of Quim Marqués the proclaimed defender and great popularizer of Sea-gastronomy. What is his secret? – “Fall in love with the sea, the neighborhood, its people and its traditions “- Quim tells us.
One of the most famous and successful dishes is the Paella DO Barceloneta, a recipe collecting outstanding classic cuisine with modern culinary techniques- It is made with excellent raw materials such as: cuttlefish, mussels, shrimp, crawfish and cuts of fish (monkfish, grouper, conger) and flavored with a twist of lemon peel and Dry Martini. The DO perfectly embodies the Mediterranean culture, which has been key to this Barcelona neighborhood.
Ivan Surinder Chitra in a modern and renovated restaurant that retains all the essence and roots of Indian cuisine. In the menu you can find classics of Indian cuisine like Palack Paneer, Sheek Kebab or Baingan Bartha apart from a delicious and varied selection of curries such as: Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Korma, Kemma Mutter or if you fancy fish the Goan Jheenga.
All vegetarian restaurants want to have that certain something that sets them apart, and this one truly does: their recipes, half- tradicional Catalan cuisine, half-haute cuisine, are suprisingly tasty and free from vegetarian dogma. Try their meat-free faves a la catalana or the timbal d’escalivada and see for youself. A bonus: the wine cellar is very good.
Ugot (pastel, in Hebrew) is not only a Bruncherie. Ugot is a vital project created and led by Adi Nachshon, cook, baker and decorator who is living his dream. Ugot may only have been open for 5 months, but it has been living inside Adis dreams, slowly begging to become reality. Upon entering you see an infinite number of beautiful things from the eclectic tables, antique teacups reminiscent of and “English Tea Room” along with cakes prepared in the purest French style. Behind the cakes, we find a daily delicacy prepared by Adi and Gerardo, the cook, who has been indispensable since Ugot’s inception. Hamburgers, eggs, and salads invite you to get brunch.
Famous for its golden beer, this Barceloneta institution is a fantastic place to pop in and have some great tapas at their bar. Do try the Steak & Foie.