It is a paradise for the senses. Wake to the smells and colors of the Boqueria. A multitude of feelings that ‘s open passage between the busy comings and goings of people in the right profession strives to buy and sell.
Come and enjoy!
It is a paradise for the senses. Wake to the smells and colors of the Boqueria. A multitude of feelings that ‘s open passage between the busy comings and goings of people in the right profession strives to buy and sell.
Come and enjoy!
A vegetarian restaurant that 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.
This stylish hotel is located 5 minutes ‘walk from Passeig de Gràcia Metro Station, 3 minutes’ walk from Gaudi’s Casa Milà and 1.5 km from the Sagrada Familia Basilica.
The Fundació Antoni Tàpies was created in 1984 by the artist Antoni Tàpies to promote the study and knowledge of modern and contemporary art.
To that end, the Fundació opened its doors in June 1990 in the building of the former Editorial Montaner i Simon publishing house, the work of the Modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, restored and refurbished by the architects Roser Amadó and Lluís Domènech Girbau.
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.
In a prime city centre location, the hotel is steps from Passeig de Gràcia, where guests can find stylish shopping, restaurants, bars and museums. For architecture lovers, the Avenue is home to some of the city’s most important Modernist buildings. Yet, just below the city center you can be on the seaside in Barceloneta enjoying the beach and cafés. Barcelona sizzles with bold creativity. If you wish to be where the cultural junction meets the urban landscape, then Almanac Barcelona is the perfect choice. Decorated by Jaime Beriestain, a prestigious interior
Casa Batlló is a famous building in the heart of Barcelona built between 1904 and 1906. It was commissioned by Josep Batlló, a Spanish entrepreneur, to Antoni Gaudí. Casa Batlló is one of the architect’s masterpieces, along with the Sagrada Familia. As well as a magnificent example of Catalan Modernist architecture, it is considered worldwide as an artistic chef d’oeuvre.
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.
Casa Bonay is the fruition of an idea carried out by a diverse team of collaborators.
Among these creators you can find lighting, furniture, interior, fabric, and graphic designers, homemade soap producers, local weavers, international chefs, book editors, and coffee and wine experts.
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.
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.
Cotton House is in the former headquarters of the Association of Cotton House Manufacturers. The iconic building is in every way representative of the XIX century, a period which has marked the spirit and culture of Barcelona. The hotel has 83 elegant and comfortable rooms, of which five are spacious suites. The entrance of the emblematic building is a beautiful vestibule covered in mirrors, followed by a hall which then gives access to two stairways: one, a grand marble staircase, and the other, a spiral staircase built in the 50’s that received much acclamation among experts in architecture. The old noble areas of the building contain an elegant library, several great rooms and lounges where the bar and restaurant are located, a luminous glass conservatory and a 300 sqm terrace with lush vegetation. On the sixth floor there is a serene exterior pool, a small gym and a massage room. This wow-worthy hotel designed by prize-winning interior decorator Lázaro Rosa-Violán
The Joan Miró Foundation is located in the city of Barcelona and has some of the most representative works of this Spanish painter. It contains more than 10,000 pieces including paintings, sculptures, tapestries, drawings and sketches.
Bar Cañete recovers the tapas as always and presents a strong letter made with the best product that reflects the more traditional cuisine. The restaurant has established itself as an honest food house, with a quality gastronomy within reach of all. It is not another tapas bar, it is experience in each of its dishes, love, product and dedication.
The current El Palace continues with its ambitious comprehensive refurbishment in order to recover the splendour, classic style and glamour of its greatest years.
Special attention has been paid to offering top-class cuisine and the public areas, presidential suites and standard rooms have been carefully restored with handmade carpets, restored antiques and exact replicas of objects such as lamps and curtains.
La Casa Milà, popularly called La Pedrera, is a modernist building by the architect Antoni Gaudí, built between 1906 and 1910 in Barcelona’s Ensanche district, at number 92 Paseo de Gracia.
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.
Grand Hotel Central, a home in the heart of Barcelona where the amenities and luxuries of a five-star hotel are combined with a sense of style and elegance. The hotel has a perfect location between the Gothic district with its spectacular Cathedral or the ancient city walls and “el Born”.
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, officially and in Catalan, Barcelona’s Museu d’Art Contemporani, also known by its acronym MACBA, is dedicated to the exhibition of works made during the second half of the 20th century
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.
Discover the luxury of a hotel on the shores of the Mediterranean in one of the most dynamic cities in Europe, Barcelona. Perfect for a relaxing getaway or as a meeting point. Select gastronomic destination and starting point for a whole cultural experience. A luxury hotel in Barcelona where the norm is an excellent service and where all the guests feel at home. Welcome to Hotel Arts Barcelona.
The National Art Museum of Catalonia, also known by its acronym MNAC, is located in the city of Barcelona. It stands out for its collection of Romanesque art, considered one of the most complete in the world.
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.
Built in 1908 and fully renovated in 2004, it was born from the renovation of the emblematic Modernist building known as “Casa Fuster”, designed by the famous Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, whose Modernist works have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. It can be defined as the most emblematic designer hotel, quite simply because it is.
Park Güell is one of the most beautiful icons of the city. It is a work of Antoni Gaudí located in the upper part of Barcelona, from where you can have wonderful views of the city. You can enjoy a walk surrounded by green surroundings with modernist works.
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.
Since 1918 a symbol of hotel excellence 5 stars. Located on Paseo de Gracia, it offers a timeless setting ideal for visiting Gaudi’s nearby buildings, the most exclusive shopping center, as well as being close to Barcelona’s financial and business area. Majestic Hotel & Spa is also a universe of elegant and traditional experiences; to live a romantic night in one of our suites, to taste a refined cuisine in our bars and restaurants or to be pampered in our spa center.
The Picasso museum is a key reference for understanding the formative years of Pablo Picasso. The genius of the young artist is revealed through the 4,251 works that make up the permanent collection. Furthermore, the Picasso museum, opened in 1963, also reveals his deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate, solid relationship that was shaped in his adolescence and youth, and continued until his death.
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.
Hotel Murmuri Barcelona’s prime location is perfect to discover the worldwide famous modernist art that surrounders Eixample’s area. International shops, small boutiques, restaurants, terraces and public transport… all around Murmuri, a 4 star boutique hotel in Barcelona!
The Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family, known simply as the Holy Family, is a Catholic basilica of Barcelona, designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí. Started in 1882, it is still under construction
Product-based kitchen. Grill, fish and rice.
At night, Blue Spot becomes Blue Monkey.
Ideally located near all of Barcelona’s major attractions, we enjoy an atmospheric setting on the famous Passeig de Gràcia. With contemporary interiors by revered designer Patricia Urquiola, our luxurious hotel rooms, Michelin starred restaurant and fantastic spa make us the perfect base to explore the Catalan capital.
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!
Modern and luxurious hotel located on the iconic Paseo de Gracia, the main shopping street in the city and home to major national and international luxury brand shops, opposite the celebrated La Pedrera building, a few metres from Casa Batlló and close to the many other points of architectural and cultural interest that make Barcelona one of the most attractive and cosmopolitan cities in Europe.
The pre-modernist heritage that emanates from its walls, its exclusive luxury services, its varied and attractive range of cuisine under the direction of Martín Berasategui and its prime location are the calling cards of the Monument Hotel. Decorated by Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas.
Another project for the Adria brothers, this is their take on the classic Vermouth tradition. Try the spherical olives!
Ohla Eixample is a brand new 5-star boutique hotel located in the heart of the modernist Eixample district in Barcelona, in between the emblematic Diagonal Avenue and the shopping street Rambla de Catalunya. It is a modern, urban building that defines itself through the attention to detail, the use of high quality materials and industrial finishing’s, combining maximum functionality, new technology and architectural creativity.
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.
“Hotel Omm, in the heart of Barcelona’s Paseo de Gracia, is a meeting point that puts the city and its people within reach. It’s about innovation, design, modernity, cuisine, entertainment, comfort and luxury. Everything we love about Barcelona embodied in a vibrant hotel”
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.
Explore the very best of Spain from the Renaissance Barcelona Hotel. Situated near captivating destinations like Las Ramblas, Plaza de Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia, our hotel boasts an unbeatable location, tastefully appointed guest lodging and an array of luxury amenities.
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.
Sofia Barcelona is a new way of understanding luxury. The hotel stands in the middle of Avinguda Diagonal where the real Barcelona emerges. Is the perfect choice for those seeking more, for those who won’t simply settle for a spacious room with a personalised service or with all the provisions expected of the best luxury hotels in Barcelona. The perfect combination between exclusivity, sophistication, design and technology.
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.
The One Barcelona opens its doors to the city as a sophisticated 5* Grand Luxury Hotel. Thanks to its elegant interior design, undertaken in collaboration with award-winning designer Jaime Beriestain, The One Barcelona exudes inspiration, comfort and personality in every space. The One Barcelona offers travellers a luxury experience in every sense, thanks to its 88 elegant, bright rooms and suites.
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.
History and art come together majestically at The Serras, located in Barcelona’s celebrated Gothic quarter. Here, warm breezes blow off the Mediterranean into spacious rooms with balconies that offer a front row seat to this trendy Barcelona neighborhood. This elegant, 5-star boutique hotel overlooking the new luxury Port Vell and the Mediterranean Sea offers a unique hideaway with modern, understated decor.
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.
Nestled in an alleway, hidden in the Gothic Quarter, explore and unveil the secret of one of the city’s most enigmatic area. This is where all the magic happens. You have front row tickets to the city’s most spectacular show. Feel the flow as the city vibrates in a different way. Every day. Every hour.
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.
Step inside. See for yourself. Designed by world-renowned architect Ricardo Bofill, W Barcelona sets the scene for a spectacular stay. Located on the beachfront along the famous Barceloneta boardwalk. Check into one of our 473 fabulous guestrooms & suites boasting panoramic views over the Mediterranean and city of Barcelona.
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.
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.
Located in the Eixample, just in front of the Ninot Market, the premises are also surprising due to their design. Respect for the history and legacy of the Mediterranean are the inspiration and ceramic is the common theme marking the interior. The entrance area is inspired by Barcelona, by the wrought iron of the Ninot Market and the colours of Mironian ceramics.
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.
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.
A different pizzeria, where it does not matter that you have drinks past dinner time, because Frankie Gallo Cha Cha Cha has a session loft, just like in the movies, suitable for “late dinners”
And if we out the menu, you won’t even want to leave here. A variety of up to 20 different combinations between which, we are crazy about the special black truffle carbonara pizza and pecorino. A true gastronomic orgasm on our palate.
In the district of Ciutat Vella of Barcelona we find The Green Spot, the new bet of the group In Company of Lobos by the vegetarian and vegan food. This restaurant surprises us with a modern and minimalist style perfect for any occasion. All diners, vegetarian or not, will enjoy their healthy proposal.
“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.”
The new ‘place to be’ in Barcelona is the cafe-restaurant run by Jaime Beriestain, a prestigious Chilean interior designer setteld in the Catalan capital that has created an exquisite space right by his concept store in L’Exaimple. In a cosmopolitan and trendy atmosphere, chef Pedro Salillas offers excellent seasonal cuisine prepared with the best products. The space, where we can enjoy good live DJ sessions, is simply perfect from breakfast to the last gin & tonic.
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.
Located in the heart of Barceloneta, in the Passeig de Joan Borbó 19, a new challenge full of sea flavor, with a spectacular staging, recreating tasty seafood delicacies evolved.
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.
Located in a graceful and elegant building which hails from the Catalan art Nouveau era, La Dama is an amalgamation of a number of key elements; traditional french cuisine with a private dining space and a creative cocktail bar, which are decorated throughout in a cosy style, enabling guests to feel at home.
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.
The basic ingredients of La Taverna del Clínic’s cuisine are of the highest quality. “The best in Barcelona,” chef Toni Simôes boldly suggests. He works only with small suppliers who oversee and select the fine details of the best vegetables, fish, truffles and mushrooms. He lets nature, with its seasons and climate, dictate the menu. La Taverna’s fish arrives each day from the Finisterre coast, where Roberto sets out in the early hours to fish, with just his rod. The mini-vegetables and sprouts grow in little ecological gardens in Osona and La Estrada (Galicia). This little town also provides La Taverna’s eggs, with a flock of free-range chickens raised with just vegetables and corn. The list, which could be endless, reflects a select group of suppliers.
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.
A variety of tapas and small dishes from traditional to vanguard cuisine. A menu under constant renovation based on seasonal products. A well-cared product, always fresh, local and organic, often from our own farms.And a bar with more than 250 wine references. Mont Bar combines the experience of restaurant owners from Mont (Aran Valley) with the energy of a young, eager and creative cooking team.
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?
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.
The fourth in the successful group of Pla restaurants, the Pepa Pla wine bistro owes its charm to its open and honest ethos. Housed in a converted bookstore, the original tile flooring, wooden beams and bookshelves create a cosy feel. Sit at the back and watch the chefs at work in the kitchen, or discover the urban garden where vegetables are grown for use in the restaurant. Natural products are top of the list here—innovative dishes are created with fresh, seasonal ingredients, delicately cooked—and the carefully sourced wine selection is free from preservatives. The tapas-style menu includes marinated mackerel with fennel, an octopus sandwich with romesco sauce and homemade desserts made with local liquors. The international staff add a taste of their home countries to the off-the-menu specials, such as carne apache, a Mexican-style beef tartare.
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.
Red Fish is characterized by a Mediterranean cuisine with marine touches, where you will find typical dishes of the Balearic Islands and the entire Mediterranean coast from Cadaqués to Valencia.
Rilke’s Restaurant in Barcelona culinary direction is led by chefs Rafa Peña and Jaime Tejedor. With one kitchen with four hands, they strive to amaze guests using simplicity and great flavor. Rilke presents a seasonal menu curated to be representative of its surroundings, Passeo de Gracia in Barcelona. The chefs have taken the basis of Catalan cuisine and transformed it into an effortless, surprising, and sophisticated offering.
Catalan market food. Fantastic restaurant which manages to strike a magical balance between great local produce and wine.
Sésamo 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.
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.
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.