Where to eat in Barcelona
Barcelona features an unbeatable gastronomic offer thanks to the wide variety of restaurants found across the entire city. Aside from having a long list of exclusive restaurants, Barcelona also counts with many other excellent options where the quality of the dishes and tapas served does not preclude affordable prices. The large diversity in establishments will allow each visitor to find a restaurant tailored to his or her particular tastes and budget. Among the many highlights, you will find a long list of establishments full of tradition and modern sensibilities, offering fresh and high-quality products. Clear stand-outs include:
This restaurant is located in broad Eixample, in an historic building dating back to the 19th Century. Its cuisine features elaborate traditional dishes such as bull tail stew, paella or the traditional “escudella i carn d’olla”. One of its best characteristics are the high-quality ingredients, many of them grown in the restaurant’s own kitchen garden. Ponsa is a pleasant family restaurant where you will be able to taste the traditional cuisine in copious amounts.
Inside Hotel Me Barcelona, located in the Sant Martí area, you will find the prestigious Dos Cielos restaurant. Here, you can taste an elaborate, modern and creative cuisine with intense flavors, as cooked by the Torres brothers. In this restaurant you will be able to get a taste of high cuisine, with elaborate and delicious dishes such as pigeon and rice with black olives or a pot of home-grown vegetables.
Lo de Flor
Located in the Raval district, Lo de Flor is a young restaurant featuring warm decorations of a vintage vein and which offers a menu full of varied Mediterranean dishes prepared with fresh seasonal products. The homemade Lo de Flor cuisine mixes different Mediterranean gastronomies in a single menu offering Spanish, Greek, French and Italian dishes. Its atmosphere and cuisine make Lo de Flor an ideal place for sharing a relaxed dinner with friends.
The old Cova Fumada winery first opened its doors in 1945 and it still preserves the informal and homey looks that its traditional decorations bestow. As the years have gone by, it has become a highly-regarded restaurant where, in addition to finding exquisite Spanish appetizers, you will be able to taste great homemade dishes. Among its specialties, you will find fish, shellfish and vegetable mishmash, and its famous “potato bomb”.
To the south of the Raval area, next to Paral-lel Avenue, you will find Ca L’Isidre. This restaurant has achieved classic status with the years, all thanks to its fresh market cuisine inspired on the most traditional Catalonian recipes. The ingredients found in its dishes are bought each day at the market, meaning that the menu changes with the quality of the ingredients. Its tasty recipes, though changing with the seasons, are always inspired by the Mediterranean cuisine of the most traditional vein.
Close to Tetuan Plaza you will find Can Ravell, a fresh market cuisine restaurant with a particular creative bent. Its dishes, served with a well cared-for presentation, fuse avant-garde cuisine with the market cuisine based on the quality of the available products. The establishment features a warm and cozy decoration style, and also offers top-rate gourmet delicatessen products.