Where To Get The Best Paella In Barcelona?

Marta Laurent Veciana

By Marta Laurent Veciana
Passionate Tour Guide & Founder of ForeverBarcelona

DISCOVER THE BEST BARCELONA PAELLA RESTAURANTS​

Paella is THE dish all visitors want to try when in Spain. However, it’s not so easy to find a good one. Too many places serve a frozen pseudo-paella heated in the microwave. That’s not paella, that’s blasphemy!

These the best paella restaurants in Barcelona:​

1

7 portes​

Old-fashioned restaurant that locals have been frequenting for over 100 years. It is said that here was created the famous “paella Parellada”, served without shells nor bones. Old School style, with checker floors and heavy courtains, many seats boast a metal plate indicating what famous people have seated precisely there. 

2

Can Solé​

A fishermen restaurant in the Barceloneta quarter with a sailor-style decoration, famous for their rice dishes. Many locals will tell you they make the best paella in town. It’s not cheap, but their are glorious. And it’s away from the tourist traps along the port. Recommended for people who can appreciate good food and don’t mind paying for it. Great paella and great place.

3

Elche​

Paella is actually a dish from the region of Valencia. If you want to be a purist, then you’ll have to venture off the beaten path into the Poblenou district, where a family of immigrants opened the first rice restaurant in town in 1959. You won’t find anything more authentic!

4

Can Majó​

Back to the Barceloneta district, if you are looking for a great location outdoors you’ll love Can Majó. It’s a family-owned fish and paella restaurant serving fresh local dishes and it’s got one of the most coveted outdoor terraces in the area. location, if you are looking for a more informal type of restaurant with great food.

5

Arrosseries Xàtiva​

With over 25 years of experience in town serving paella and other rice dishes, this group features now 3 venues in town that will allow you to explore areas off the beaten path.

Their original one is located in the district of Les Corts (combine it with a visit to  Camp Nou by taking the tram from Palau Reial to L’Illa). The second one is a great place to end a stroll around the Gracia Plazas, and their newest restaurant adds up to the formidable food scene of the Sant Antoni District.

Will you try paella when you come to Spain?​

Marta

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1 thought on “Where To Get The Best Paella In Barcelona?”

  1. Experienced 7 Portes last night – was off the chart! Thoroughly enjoy the "Rich Man's" Paella, preceded by the spinach/raisins/pine nuts.Outstanding evening celebrating with family!

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