Ca La Merçe
While this Catalan restaurant’s menu is full of seasonal ingredients, my favorite dish is the rice. Best for lunch—since it can be heavy for dinner—it is simple, yet cooked to perfection. Ask for some tapas to start (the seasoned raw cod, the vegetables, and the squid are all superb) and enjoy a very generous list of wines, cavas, and beers. It’s a bit off the typical traveler’s circuits, but totally worth the visit.