MOST TRADITIONAL SPANISH RESTAURANTS IN BARCELONA FOR YOUR TRIP
These are the top Barcelona Spanish Restaurants:
Asador de Aranda
Very often, when people thinks about eating an authentic Spanish menu, they are really thinking about Castilian cooking. The region of Castile, in the center of Spain surrounding Madrid, is famous for their meat dishes, specially their roasted lamb. You can try it in Barcelona in this chain of Spanish restaurants: it’s in our list of top Barcelona Spanish restaurants for meat. Their most central venue is on Pau Claris very close to Urquinaona square, but the longish taxi ride to their venue in Avinguda Tibidabo is totally worth it: the venue is gorgeous!
De Tapa Madre
Some of the most authentic restaurants in Spain are tapas bars. However, Even tapas can change a lot from region to region. In Madrid they go for earthier dishes such as their (not for every palate) callos – pork tripe, and morcilla – blood pudding.
But don’t worry if you are not that adventurous: they also have other more likeable tapas too. Trust me: it’s said to be the former King of Spain Juan Carlos’ favorite from all the Barcelona Spanish restaurants for tapas.
It’s the place to try their famous octopus (not chewy but tender instead), their peppers from Padrón that “sometimes are hot and sometimes are not”, and the empanada gallega (a tuna cake), and pair it to a nice Ribera del Duero or Albariño white wine. We love going there on our Spanish Tapas Tours!
The list of Spanish restaurants in Barcelona wouldn’t be complete without a good Basque restaurant, as the Basque Country is one of the most appreciate Spanish cuisines worldwide.
Aside from the popular pintxos (tapas served on a slice of bread) that you can find in many Basque tapas bars, you need to try the real Basque recipes at this restaurant. Fish is the king here, specially cod and hake.
AND BONUS! Where can you try the real Valencian Paella:
Did you know paella is original from the region of Valencia? And that purists consider that seafood paella is just a touristy version of the real thing? According to them, the real paella includes rabbit and beans.
Any other Barcelona Spanish restaurants you’d like to recommend?
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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