If you are in Barcelona, and want to experience the pleasure of savoring an incredible rice or paella, and you see a restaurant menu with 10 types of paella, with accompanying photos, don’t even think on eating the paella at this place!!!
We want you to have a unique experience with rice and seafood, showing you the best restaurants in Barcelona preparing special rice as only you will find in Barcelona.
Different, unique, special, delicious rice….
This is our selection of top rice restaurants, to discover while you stay in Barcelona!
The Temple of the rice.
La Mifanera is an extraordinary restaurant that specializes in delightful and design tapas and most important : rice.
Roger Martínez, the owner and chef of the restaurant has been at Comerç24, and this can be seen on certain influenced tapas.
We do not mean paella rice, but rice of all types from paella rice, risottos, sautéed and stews...rices of the world.
Among the rices of the world we can find Mediterranean specialties (black rice with 'sepietes', with rabbit and snails ...), some excellent Italian risottos (attention to truffles and foie pumpkin or sweet), and a good selection of Asian rice (Thai fruit and mint, Pakistani mango, lamb and spices ...).
Degustation menu includes, for just over 30 Euros, 4 tapas and 3 half servings of rice, which allows you to realize not only the wisdom of the combinations of flavors, but also the huge hoards Roger has in treating any type of rice, which has made La Mifanera one of the best rice restaurants of Barcelona.
If you like rice, don not miss La Mifanera
Opening hours : Wednesday to Saturday from 13:30 to 16 and 20:30 to 23 Sunday and Tuesday from 13:30 to 16 Closed Mondays and Tuesday night
Phone : 93 240 59 12
After nearly 40 years, the well known seafood restaurant La Xarxa, has now become Casa Varela, with updated recipes and much.
Popular recipes, controlled prices and excellent service, plus a good wine, are the guidelines imposed by Jose Varela.
Some boards strategically placed advertise daily specials, which always must be taken into account.
In Casa Varela the rice is an institution under a chef who has spent 40 years devoted to the cuisine of this grass. The black rice with fish and seafood, or cuttlefish, vegetables or creamy mushroom risotto, are a classic.
The do not miss rice “sense feina” (magnificent, the best of the menu), named after the popular nomenclature attributed to a “no work” paella is based on mussels, squid, prawns and clams. Rice is always better the bigger the paella, so it is worth to ask for several people.
Opening hours : Tuesday-Sunday 13.00 - 16.00 Tuesday-Saturday 20.30 - 23.30
Phone : 934154168
Beautiful house situated in the quiet upper part of Sarria, divided into two floors and decorated in traditional style with rustic touches.
El Vell Sarriá menu: no frills, with a large role for the rice, almost all well treated (cod with vegetables, mushroom mountain, rib and sepia ...).
Enjoy the rice 'Pelat' with prawns and clams in their quiet summer terrace…
To complete the menu, a number of starters that will help us snack while waiting for the rice, highlighting a good plancha (knives, clams, crayfish) and a few tapas typical from El Vell Sarriá, such as the sepietas with onions or the grilled vegetables with anchovies .
Alternatively and not negligible, its grilled fish (hake, cod, sea bass).
In desserts, our recommendation for a "drunk" sweet pie.
Correct wine, but it can be improved with a new references.
Opening hours : Tuesday to Saturday from 13:30 to 15:30h and 20:45 till 23:00 Sundays from 13:30 till 15:30h. Closed on Mondays
Phone : 932 045 710
The Mirror is managed by Montse Serra, co-owner of the Miramar Restaurant in Llançà (2* Michelin) and the wife of the award-winning Chef Paco Perez. Together with her daughter Zaira and their young team, they offer a truly exquisite service.
Located in the hotel that has the same name, The Mirror has a bright and elegant space, and a superb menu that brings together some of the classics of Paco in the Miramar with many examples of exceptional products, mainly fish and seafood of the Costa Brava.
With mostly contemporary seafood cuisine, we recommend the anchovies, with a fun textured touch of pepper, the oyster tartar and caviar with apple air, or the spectacular grilled shrimp. They also offer some more elaborate options like the great pil-pil of sea cucumber, guts cod and chickpeas, or creamy sea urchin risotto and truffle.
And the specialty: rice “socarrat”.
Typically grilled rice with prawns and sea cucumbers. With its charred base and an incredible background flavor that denotes there is a base made with top quality products from the sea and the garden. Each scoop is an explosion of flavor in your mouth. (35€)
Directing the restaurant, Montse Serra -owner of the Miramar- works next to a young team, that in the absence of certain adjustments, shows good manners.
Interesting wine list, well represented by national and international designations.
Opening hours : From 13h30 a 15h30 y 20h30 a 23h30 . Closed on Sunday night and Mondays
Phone : 93 202 86 85
Metro/Bus : Diagonal
Jordi Vilà the Chef of Alkimia (alchemy in English) is part of the young guard of the New Catalan cuisine along with Chefs from Comerç 24 and Santa Maria. A new wave initiated several years ago by Ferran Adrià with the success which one knows.
Hidden behind the Sagrada Familia, this restaurant with minimalist decoration offers imaginative and very colored food, in only one word: astonishing!
To discover the creativity of Jordi Vilà, who takes traditional dishes from the region keeping the soul of the classics but giving them a modern edge, we can only advise you to choose one of the two tasting menus (65 and 84€).
This will be the best way to enjoy this dish called “Dentro de Mar” or “the ocean and its shells”, a very iodized composition bathing in an amazing blue bubble or the very graphic “seabass with ink of cuttlefish and coconut milk”. Unforgettable desserts and very beautiful chart of the wines.
A major Chef… We like very, very much Alkimia. Do not forget to book!!
Opening hours : 1.30pm-3.30pm Mon-Sat, 9pm-11pm Mon-Fri, Closed Saturday lunchtime, Sundays and public holidays
Phone : +(34) 93 207 6115
Metro/Bus : Metro: Sagrada Família / Bus: 15, 20, 45, 47
A new terrace in Barcelona is always an event. With Terraza Martinez, directed by famous Jose María Parrado, one passes to the higher degree of hedonism.
Uninterrupted view of Barcelona, simple and chic design, only one menu all inclusive (40€): a bottle of vermut, a salad , remarkable rices and paellas.
With a nightclub we would be in heaven.
Opening hours : From monday to thursday 10am to 2:30am / From friday to sunday 10am to 3:30am
Phone : +34 931 06 60 52