AND THE BEST MEAT RESTAURANT IN BARCELONA IS…
Martin Gabriel wanted to know where could he eat the best steak in Barcelona. He had taken a food tour with us, and loved all the tapas we showed him, but he is a big meat lover and was craving to find a good Barcelona steakhouse. I told thim that while this city isn’t famous for its steakhouses, you can definitely find in Barcelona great restaurants for meat.
So here is our recommended Barcelona steakhouse and meat restaurant list:
Asador de Aranda
Castilian cuisine is very meaty. Roasted chorizos and blood sausages, ham… and of course, baked young lamb! Asador de Aranda has 3 restaurants in Barcelona, the most centrally located being in Pau Claris street, and the one with most charm being a bit more off the beaten path in the Avinguda Tibidabo (this is the one I recommend!). In all their venues, they bake their lambs in a wood oven.
Patagonia Beef & Wine
Argentina is undoubtedly one of the best countries in the world when it comes to beef. And in this Barcelona steakhouse all their meats are directly imported from there. Their most classic dish is the Bife (fillet steak), but the portion is quite big. So even if you can order a half dish, it’s more fun to get an Ojo de Bife for two to share. Definitely one of the best steak restaurants in town.
Braseria El Nacional
El Nacional is a large but classy food court in Passeig de Gracia, including several bars and restaurants, from tapas bars to oyster and wine bars, from deserts to a fish and a meat restaurant. The Braseria is their meat restaurant. Their specialty is hot coal, but they also have a grill and a wood oven. And some fish options in case anyone in your party isn’t a meat eater.
If pork is your thing, then you need to come here. Oriol Rovira is a chef that comes from a family of farmers, and in his restaurant most of the pork comes from their family farm. You’ll find here pork in all its possible presentations: several different types of grilled sausages and meats, baked pork (steak as well as other body parts…
If you are adventurous and more than 3 people, call in advance to order the piglet head), and of course all kind of cold cuts including Spanish ham, chorizo and more! It’s not cheap, but it’s worth it.
AND BONUS! Ready for our final recommendation?
Don’t miss the oxtail cannelloni and the steak tartar. Definitely one of the top Barcelona restaurants for meat.
What is the best meat restaurant in Barcelona according to you?
Marta is the founder of ForeverBarcelona. She is a passionate tour guide that loves Barcelona and loves writing too. She is the main author of our Blog, and is committed to sharing her knowledge about Barcelona and her best tips with our readers.
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