The Ultimate Barcelona Restaurant Guide

THE ULTIMATE BARCELONA "WHERE TO EAT" GUIDE

Barcelona is a foodie destination. New bars and restaurants are constantly opening and… closing too. But those that are successful quickly become part of the city landscape and soul.

In this guide we’ve organized for you our favorites, so you can find the  best for your trip in a breeze.

EATING TAPAS LIKE A LOCAL

We love tapas because the concept of small dishes to share allow you to try many different specialties in a single meal. Is there a better way of approaching the local cuisine?

Often tapas bars specialize in a particular product or recipe that makes locals flock to devour them, sort of becoming a city icon by themselves. So let us start our guide with them!

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RESTAURANTS FOR TRADITIONAL COOKING

This is where to find traditional restaurants in Barcelona, either for generic local cuisine or more specific foods.

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Catalan Restaurants
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INTERNATIONAL CUISINE

Enough of being adventurous? I know that when you’ve been traveling for some time already, going back to food you can relate is certainly comforting. These are our recommendations:

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CONVENIENT FOOD

Need something easy, fun and informal? We get you covered!

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Burger Joints

HEALTHY EATING

Sometimes the problem is finding somewhere to eat that isn’t full of fat, or you might need a lighter meal, or you have particular diet requirements and finding the right place for you would mean a lot of time researching… Not anymore! We’ve made the work for you!

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Organic Restaurants
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Vegetarian Restaurants
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Vegan Restaurants

CAFÉS AND MORE

Because eating isn’t just about a full meal… Here are the best places to seat down and relax for a moment while eating a bite and sipping a coffee.

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HIGH END AND SPECIAL DINNING

Looking to celebrate a special evening in Barcelona? The city has a wonderful collection of luxurious restaurants, but you don’t need to pay hundreds of euros to enjoy a memorable meal. The following restaurants are always great hits. 

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Romantic Restaurants

EATING IN UNIQUE VENUES

Sometimes dinner can also be an activity by itself, not just a plan to eat. The city has hidden gems where access is limited, but sometimes they are open for visitors and… a gorgeous dinner! Surely a experience you’ll remember for years to come.

WHEN EATING IS TIME TO SOCIALISE

In Spain, food and enjoying being with people go together. Our meals are long because we love chatting and having fun while we eat. Maybe you are traveling with a big group of friends or relatives and want to share your meal with them, or you have little ones and hope that meal times will be pleasurable for them too. Here are some great ideas for you!

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WHEN MOST RESTAURANTS ARE CLOSED...

And sometimes eating is a necessity, not just a fun plan. What about when you need to eat when things are still closed? We get you covered, too!

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PLANNING A MEAL CLOSE TO THE TOP SITES

When time is tight, an sightseeing is a priority, it’s a good idea to plan your meals around the sites you’ll be visiting that day. The problem is… it’s so easy to fall into tourist traps! But don’t worry: we’ve selected for you local venues in the top tourist areas where even locals would want to eat.

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Passeig de Gracia Restaurants
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Barceloneta Restaurants
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El Raval Restaurants
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Restaurants Near The Magic Fountain
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Park Guell Restaurants
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Barri Gotic Restaurants
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Beach Restaurants
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Restaurants Near Camp Nou

RESTAURANTS AS AN EXCUSE TO GO OFF THE BEATEN PATH

Do you have enough days in Barcelona to go explore the less visited areas and see districts where locals live? or maybe you’ve been to Barcelona before and feel comfortable wandering away from the city center and top sites? If so, eating is a great excuse to plan your expeditions!

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GREAT PRIVATE TAPAS TOURS

Do you want to spare yourself the work of selecting where to eat? Our private tapas tours of Barcelona are a great way to try a variety of tapas bars selected specially for you (they aren’t cookie-cutter tours: we customize them to your taste). Plus your guide will give you plenty of ideas for the rest of your stay as well. 

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