It is well known that Catalonia’s capital city has all the ingredients to be considered one of the best cities in the world: Mediterranean Sea, sunny weather, breath-taking architecture, etc. But surely, in terms of gastronomy, this cosmopolitan city offers a huge variety of options to enjoy from local food to exotic flavours. Below, you will find a selection of our top 5 diverse and delicious restaurants in the city.
Feeling hungry? Keep on reading…
Traditional tapas bar in a central and busy neighbourhood
Wooden walls with black and white portraits contrast with the colourful writing on their windows, announcing the marvelous “platillos” this bohemian central cafe has to offer. It is quite common to see guests gathering outside, enjoying a glass of wine and one of the many outstanding tapas, such as the “ensaladilla rusa”.
Asian tavern serving some exquisite dishes
Here we stumble upon probably one of the best Japanese restaurants in the city, where we must wait patiently to be seated, as they do not take reservations. However, it is definitely worth every second as we will discover a sushi bar & restaurant which combines traditional Asian cuisine with a western influence and the result is an exquisite variety of makis with freshly cut sushi that will leave you craving for more.
Modern restaurant in popular central avenue
In the trendy Passeig Sant Joan we can find this eclectic diner that serves from healthy brunches to elaborated dishes and incredible cocktails. The Iberian ham croquettes or poached eggs with mushrooms and Idiazabal foam, paired with a Saint Germain Spritz will truly make your day!
One of the favourite spots for locals in Gracia
The perfect combination between traditional tapas, cheerful waiters and an outside terrace in the middle of Plaça del Sol makes this place a must-try for a meeting with friends, afterwork or casual dinner with your partner. This bar stands out for its amazing quiches and soya sauce marinated chicken wings.
Seafront quality snacks in a lively venue
This gastronomic “chiringuito” is located in the Bogatell beach and it is the ideal place to savour creative nibbles and singular sandwiches like the squid burger with wasabi mayo. You can even relax at one of their sunbeds while sipping a refreshing cocktail and enjoying Barcelona’s lovely weather.