Catalan food in Barcelona

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Best catalan restaurants in barcelona!

Pan Amb tomate, calçots, bombas, escalivada and much more. Barcelona local gastronomy is rich and tasty. It is however sometimes neglected by tourists that rush to visit the top attractions and “get trapped” by the nearest options on their daily busy schedules. In this post we share our top picks for catalan restaurants in the city of Barcelona. 

Catalan cuisine has many famous dishes and is one of the most valued cousines in Spanish gastronomy. Mediterranean in its nature and ingredientes, has some typical dishes that make it stand out. Dishes like Escalivada or the Exqueisada de Bacalao make extensive use of vegetables (and cod in the second case). Other tradicional dishes include black rice, Esudella i carn d`olla (a stew served in winter time), botifarra sausage, anec amb perez (duck with pears) or cargols. Catalan wines have evolved enormously in recent years and from traditional cava many more wine regions have appeared. Priorat is best for red wines.

Map with catalan gastronmy restaurants in Barcelona

Catalan food at local restaurants in Barcelona

El Kiosko - Barcelona

El Kiosko restaurant- great tapas near Plaça Francesc Macia

El Kiosko – Barcelona El Kiosko is a small Bistrot-style restaurant right off Diagonal avenue in Barcelona. They offer a series of home-style, mostly Mediterranean-style, dishes. The restaurant is minimalist and cozy and the food is definitely worth a taste. The restaurant is popular for locals due to the quality of its tapas and the value the restaurant offers. Book a table at El Kiosko – Barcelona Average customer review


Robadora restaurant- high quality tapas in El Raval, Barcelona

Robadora Barcelona – Review Located in the old portion of the Raval neighborhood, near central Barcelona you will find Robadora. The restaurant is inviting with minimalist decoration. They serve a variety of homemade dishes meant to be shared with friends or family. Totally recommendable little bistro in the Raval neighborhood. Book a table at Robadora Average customer review Score for Robadora 8,8 Location of Robadora The restaurant is located in

B Lounge - Hotel Barceló Raval

B Lounge restaurant at Hotel Barceló Raval- Barcelona

B Lounge – Hotel Barceló Raval – Review Situated inside the Barceló Hotel – Raval B, the B Lounge is a modern, fusion-style restaurant in the center of Barcelona. The dishes have clear Asian, Arab and Mediterranean influences and the restaurant itself is sleek, modern, and elegant. Book a table at B Lounge – Hotel Barceló Raval Average customer review Score for B Lounge – Hotel Barceló Raval 8,8 Location

3 Focs

3 Focs restaurant – Excellent Catalan food near Casa Batlo and Casa Mila in Barcelona

3 Focs – Review 3 Focs or 3 Fires is an elegant, dimly lit traditional Spanish restaurant that specializes in Catalonian-style dishes. The recipes are simple and straight forward allowing the ingredients to shine on their own. Et 3 Focs they like to say that they serve the best steaks in Barcelona, if you want to taste for yourself, you know where to go. A great option to eat near

Arrosseria Xàtiva Les Corts

Arrosseria Xàtiva Les Corts- One of the best paellas in Barcelona

Arrosseria Xàtiva Les Corts in Barcelona Do you fancy tasting one of Barcelona’s best rice dishes? At L’Arrossería Xàtiva, specializing in Valencian paellas and rice, you’ll discover more than 25 delicious treats made with ecological ingredients, seawater, and artisanal Riuet ‘bomba’ rice (D.O. Valencia, Pego Oliva). This is one of the best options in Barcelona to enjoy paella. Located in the district of Les Corts, this restaurant is a perfect

SAGÀS Pagesos i Cuiners

SAGÀS Pagesos i Cuiners- Great Catalan restaurant near the Picasso Museum

SAGÀS Pagesos i Cuiners restaurant in El Born – Review Chef Oriol Rovira defines the cuisine of both his Michelin Star restaurant Els Casals and at Sagás Pagesos I Cuiners, as “from your window” cuisine. By this, he means that he only cooks things he can see right outside his window. The Rovira family owns a farm from which almost all of the produce, meat, eggs, charcuterie, etc. are sourced.

Plata Bistró

Plata Bistró – quality Catalan tapas near Plaça de España in Barcelona

Plata Bistró in Barcelona Plata Bistró is an excellent little eatery in the San Antoni neighborhood, in the center of Barcelona. Plata specializes in seasonal and creative Spanish cuisine. The menu is ever-changing, including the freshest and highest quality ingredients available. Perfect for a romantic meal for two. Book a table at Plata Bistró Average customer review Score for Plata Bistró 8,9 Location of Plata Bistro  Plata Bistro is located


Versalles restaurant in Barcelona

Versalles restaurant in Barcelona Versalles is a very traditional Spanish restaurant that serves straightforward, classics at a very reasonable price. Versalles has a terrace as well, so if the weather permits, you can enjoy your meal “al fresco”. It is located in an area far from the main tourist attractions, perfect if you want to feel like a local Book a table at Versalles Average customer review Score for Versalles

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Truly romantic restaurants in Barcelona

Cozy up with that special one to enjoy one of Barcelona´s most romantic dinners. Though we all should agree that the term “romantic” can be very subjective and that the most special dinner can take place enjoying tapas, there are certain restaurants that are nearly always sure bets.


Best tapas in Barcelona

A selection of tapas bars and restaurants where you will be able to enjoy really high-quality tapas in Barcelona. our team of local experts in Barcelona has selected bars in different districts in the city and also near some of the main tourist attractions to ensure you find a good option that suits your itinerary

Suare in the Gothic district

5 Restaurants in the Gothic quarter you do not want to miss

The Gothic district is a must-visit area of Barcelona. The area can get crowded with tourists and this implies there are also many options to enjoy your meal. Our local Barcelona team has put together this list with the best recommendations to enjoy in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona

Plaza Catalonia

Best restaurants near Plaçca Catalonia in Barcelona

Plaça Catalonia is at the heart of Barcelona. A favorite shopping destination with some of city´s department stores, Plaçc Catalonia is also the point of departure of many of the daily excursions and day tours from Barcelona. Make sure you have a good restaurant option here to ease logistics during your stay in Barcelona

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Best catalonian restaurants in Barcelona

Food in Catalonia is rich and full of traditional dishes. A short visit to Barcelona is a good opportunity to enjoy local dishes and ingredients. Find some fantastic options to ensure you find good examples of traditional Catalan gastronomy

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