LOOKING FOR A BORN RESTAURANT?
Born is one of those places in the world where time flies. A little quarter from Barcelona with narrow alleys and short streets where you can get lost admiring its authentic shops and eating at el Born restaurants. And you only realize how late it is when you start feeling hungry!
These are our favorite restaurants in El Born:
This nice and well decorated restaurant in El Born near the Picasso Museum was awarded on 2014 as the “Travellers’ Favourite Fine Dining Restaurants” on Tripadvisor. Its chef defines its restaurant as a “gastronomic space” with slow food philosophy: it means good, fairtrade and quality products. They offer a menu with a supplement for wine pairing if you wish. Or “à la carte” where there’s always some improvised dish depending on what’s fresh from the market and the cook’s inspiration that day.
150 years ago this building was a lodge for travelers near the pier and the train station “Estació de França”. It maintains the same colonial style renovated to offer both travelers and locals Catalan cuisine in all its expression. Meatballs with cuttlefish, Catalan soup “escudella i carn d’olla” stew, snails, fish omelet or an Anís del Mono sorbet for dessert are some of their famous dishes.
The Rovira’s family is from Sagàs, a little town north of Catalunya where, as the majority of the local population, they work as farmers. They cultivate the land and grow their animals, and finally they decided to cook their food and use all their products at their family restaurant: from land to the plate. Now in their Born restaurant they offer sandwiches and salads, but also some main Catalan dishes as well. Their hamburgers are worth trying, as well as their patatas bravas and their desserts.
The only 20 stools in Cal Pep are some of the most coveted el Born Barcelona restaurants: people starts lining up by the bar door way before it opens. But if you are 4 people or more, you might be lucky enough to get a reservation to one of the very few tables in their backroom (shhhh! it’s a secret!). Fresh, delicious and local products make for a traditional cuisine conceived to be served as tapas.
After its successful restaurant in Avilés (Asturias), Fran Heras and Eva Arbonés decided to open LLamber Barcelona in an old fruit warehouse. They kept the original characteristics of the warehouse and preserved its charm by mixing rustic and industrial decoration.
Their aim is creating minimalist creative tapas dishes to share. And in order to approach its cuisine to the general public, they offer a free tapa with every glass of wine ordered at the the bar (they offer 30 different wines by the glass).
AND FINALLY! What El Born restaurant is our favorite to go for tapas after visiting the Picasso Museum?
Bar del Pla
Located near the Picasso Museum, you’ll be surprised that the crowds of tourists haven’t discovered it yet: instead it’s mostly frequented by local foodies… and our guides with their guests! Make sure to order their amazing croquettes and their fried eggplant. It’s always a good idea to order a bunch of dishes to share.
Do you know any other awesome restaurants in el Born?
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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