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Restaurants in Barcelona

Flanked by the Pyrenees and bathed by the Mediterranean, Barcelona has an unbeatable bounty that makes it one of the prime culinary destinations in the world. Feast on high-end tapas by superstar brothers Ferran and Albert Adrià at Tickets, or seasonal fare at Carles Abellán's Michelin-starred Comerç24. Restaurants in Barcelona also boast touches of Moorish cuisine and, of course, Catalan specialties like mar i muntanya (surf 'n' turf) and crema catalana. In true Spanish style, bares de tapas are also a Barcelona staple, and one of the best ways to explore the city.

You'll want to check out a variety of Barcelona restaurants to fully experience its rich gastronomic landscape; try the legendary wood-oven lechazo asado at El Asador de Aranda, a juicy suckling lamb with a crispy outside. The restaurant has three locations (in Tibidabo, Londres, and Pau Claris) and focuses on specialties from the Castilla region. When strolling around La Barceloneta, stop for lunch at La Gavina, inside the Palau del Mar building. The menu is built around seafood, and their arroz negro (squid ink rice with seafood and vegetables) is one of the best in town.

  • Alkimia

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Chef and alchemist Jordi Vilà runs the kitchen at this Michelin one-starred restaurant in the Sagrada Familia district of Barcelona. At Alkimia, wh... More
  • Alta Taberna Paco Meralgo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Most Barcelona bars shut down on Sunday nights—which is why Alta Taberna Paco Meralgo is so indispensable. Plus, Paco serves Barcelona’s greatest t... More
  • Arola

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Catalan chef Sergi Arola—from Michelin two-starred Sergi Arola Gastro in Madrid—opened this tapas restaurant at the Hotel Arts in Olympic Village, ... More
  • Avalon Restaurant & Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Chef Ramón Freixa serves Catalan dishes with a fresh twist like black sesame-crusted langoustines served with corn. More
  • Bar Central

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Deeper into the market, Ana Gambeta, of the tourist-friendly Bar Central, hawks her baked dorada (bream), her butifarra sausage with white beans, a... More
  • Bar Mut

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This L'Eixample tavern is known for its Gallic seafood tapas. Situated on the crossroads of Paseo de Gracia and Diagonal, the restaurant packs in c... More
  • Bar Velódromo

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Don’t bother braving the white-hot dinner scene at this 1933 landmark reopened in 2009 with local superstar Carles Abellán. Instead, come in the mo... More
  • Bohèmic

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Chef Francesc Gimeno Manduley’s low-cost, high-concept miniatures are a marvel of ingenuity. Imagine, for instance, a composition of pink slices of... More
  • Bomba Bar Cova Fumada

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The past lives on at this historic haunt where actual fishermen order up salt-cod croquettes at a tatty old marble counter. Twenty dollars buys gri... More
  • Bravo 24

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    At Carles Abellán's new-wave asador inside the Ricardo Bofill–designed W, steaks from 10 kinds of pedigreed cows (we loved the domestic Rubia Galle... More
  • Cacao Sampaka, Barcelona

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Hot cocoa goes haute at this sleek shop and café part-owned by Ferran Adrià’s pastry-chef brother, Albert. Dark and dense, the liquid easily qualif... More
  • Caelis

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located in El Palace Hotel, this Michelin one-starred restaurant serves French and Catalan fare from acclaimed chef Romain Fornell. A high ceiling ... More
  • Cal Pep

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Pied piper Pep Manubens has been pulling off culinary magic in this slender slot of a restaurant for the last quarter century. The formula is simpl... More
  • Camper FoodBALL

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Created by the Camper shoe company which also opened the Casa Camper hotel next door on Elisabets Street in north El Raval, FoodBALL is a unique tw... More
  • Can Majó

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    With tables at the edge of the beach and views out into the Mediterranean, this popular, family-run seafood and rice specialist dating from the lat... More

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