THE BEST CATALAN RESTAURANTS IN BARCELONA
Catalan food has inherited flavors from a rich variety of landscapes and the cultures that we’ve been in contact with during our history. A taste range of vegetables, meats, fish and seafood, eggs, pasta, rice… with a Mediterranean flavor but a local touch.
But how can you tell where you are served real local food? Would any Spanish restaurant serve Catalan recipes? Not really, as every region in Spain has developed a different way of understanding food.
Here are our favorite Catalonia restaurants in Barcelona:
Top of the tops, probably the best Catalan restaurant in Barcelona, even the former King of Spain has been here (the only time that he officially announced his visit to a restaurant!).
The venue is beautiful, and the menu features some of the most representative Catalan dishes: roasted veggies, codfish specialties, sweet&sour’s such as the Empordà duck with pears, sea&mountain’s such as our Chicken with scampi…
If you like old-fashioned venues, then make sure to check out this one: it’s the 2nd oldest restaurant in Spain, and they specialize in old-school traditional Catalan food. I love it’s authenticity, however it is true that sometimes when they are full, they get overwhelmed and you might need to wait more than expected to be served. So just relax, and enjoy the conversation with your travel mates in the meantime: as locals would do!
Pa i Trago
Probably one of the most traditional Catalan restaurants in town, Tue to Sun here you can enjoy their “esmorzars de forquilla”, the Catalan version of brunch way before brunch was invented. Earthy recipes such as tripe or snails, but also less adventurous options such as codfish, sausages or veal with mushrooms. The best way to get to try the real Catalan cuisine.
Come discovering the secrets of Catalan food in our Barcelona food tour.
What’s your favorite Catalan restaurant in Barcelona?
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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