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:
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.
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.
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!
Back to the Barceloneta district, if you are looking for a great location outdoors you’ll love Can Majó.
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 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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