Restaurants in Spain
Among the old fishermen’s houses of Barceloneta, this sepia-toned cervecería is full of local sea dogs and other salty types who come for house-brewed lager and a dizzying array of tapas (boat-fresh squid and shrimp; flash-fried padrón peppers).
Sherries drawn straight from barrels are accompanied by Andalusian olives and nuts roasted in a wood-burning oven.
Housed in the renovated Santa Caterina Market, this casual eatery serves four types of cuisine: Asian, Mediterranean, Italian, and vegetarian.
Owned by self-taught chef and film historian Abraham García, this small Mediterranean restaurant is named after a 1961 Luis Buñuel movie.
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 two-room eatery that serves rice balls. Seating is on three tiers of broad steps with woven cushions and small lamps along a green wall.
Order the almond gazpacho and fabulous minted lamb meatballs at Enrique Becerra, whose owner researches old Moorish recipes.
This smart urban grill house flanks the Santiago Bernabéu stadium with a sweeping view of the pitch.
The lunch spot has a real Valencian making the paella.
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 late 1960s ranks high on any short list of Barceloneta dining spots.
A block away from Parque Retiro in the upscale Chamberí neighborhood, this corner Italian restaurant is decorated in soft off-whites, Tuscan yellows, and photos of its celebrity diners. Bottles of dried, multicolored pastas hang on the walls.