We will reveal our best eating-out places in one of Spain’s most popular cities… Barcelona.
Not only is Barcelona popular for its history, monuments and culture, but is also attracting visitors to dine at some of the finest restaurants in the country.
Our top picks:
1. My Way Restaurant
Located near La Rambla, is the My Way ‘A La Carte’ restaurant. Here you will find cosmopolitan cuisine, located in one of Barcelona’s most iconic areas: The Gothic Quarter.
They also offer tapas and homemade desserts, including the “Chocolate Garden” and the local, sweet delight “the Catalan Cream.”
The Chocolate Garden
Rossini is an Italian restaurant situated in Plaça Reial. The restaurant has several “rooms” within its premises, each with a different theme, like; Italian style, classic, rustic, etc. They offer traditional Italian cuisine, such as homemade crispy pizzas, pasta al dente and the best meats from around the world.
3. Can Solé
Can Solé has been around over a century, since 1903, and has a varied menu full of exquisite dishes, including; anglerfish, lobster, zarzuela fish casserole and steak. It is well-located in the area of Barceloneta.
Several famous figures from Spain have eaten here too, like; Santiago Rusiñol, Josep Mª de Sagarra, Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Antonio Morell.
4. Windsor: The traditional Catalan restaurant
This Catalan restaurant has been around since 1996, and offers exquisite dishes, with any seafood being caught locally. Some of their typical gastronomy includes; the salmorejo (chilled tomato soup), pig ribs, and the traditional “bread with oil, chocolate and salt.”
Windsor is located between in Avinguda Diagonal, between the Provença and Diagonal stations.
5. The Bocagrande
Literally translated as “Big Mouth,” this luxury but fun restaurant is located in the Eixample area, and has its own cocktail bar “Bocachica.”
The restaurant and bar is known to have a unique and trendy interior, by designer: Lázaro Rosa Violán, and has become a popular “hang-out” place, which has also attracted several celebrities.
It specialises in seafood, which is always caught locally and is served fresh on the day.
6. 7 Portes
This Catalan restaurant, has been around since 1836, and is said to be one of the most emblematic restaurants in the city. It’s location is in the area of Barceloneta.
Today, the restaurant offers traditional Catalan cuisine, like; seafood casserole and monkfish, alongside international dishes, homemade desserts and a large selection of wines.
UMA is set in the Eixample Dret area of Barcelona. It offers fine dining with a twist. It is called a “tasting experience,” and professional chef, Iker Erauzkin, experiments with his own, personal dishes that he shares with the public.
A lot of its dishes are creatively thought out, like; Curry shrimp bread, dehydrated meringue, scallop with creamy Lebanese rice, etc. and is delivered well-presented too.
This restaurant offers a seasonal tasting menu that also plays with creativity, textures and flavours. The chef, Jon Giraldo, from Colombia, creates Mexican and Colombian cuisine combined with mediterranean dishes.
Spoonik is located in the Gracia area of Barcelona.