Top Traditional Catalan Restaurants

Top Traditional Catalan Restaurants

The contemporary traditional Catalan cuisine scene in Barcelona makes the city one of the best food destinations in the world.


The plates elaborated in these Barcelona’s kitchens are creative, but utilise locally sourced ingredients based on dishes of the past, reinterpreted with great attention to detail, creativity, presentation, and contemporary cooking techniques. Surprisingly the cuisine is often very affordable – even in those restaurants that have Michelin stars chefs, and especially if you go for lunch.


 This is our selection of top Traditional Catalan restaurants, to discover while you stay in Barcelona!

Ferrum - Restaurant

Follow the B: We recommend this place

Ferrum - Barcelona

Ferrum - Barcelona

Ferrum - Barcelona

In a warm and refine place not far from city center, Ferrum could be defined as a modern Catalan gastronomic restaurant. 


We appreciate very much the way the chef transforms fresh market products and traditional recipes into something new, sophisticated and amusing.


We tasted: Foie gras with vanilla infused pears and muscatel gelee (14€) - Cod carpaccio with crispy onion, dried tomato and olives (12€) - Eggs “Ferrum” with porcini mushrooms, foie gras and truffle essence (11€) - Baked turbot San Sebastian style (17.5€) - Caramelized Iberian pork with green peppers, cherry tomatoes and Manchego cheese (18€)..


A perfect mix of savors and ideas..  

Not too sophisticated but enough to amaze! Imagination we wish to see more often.

Great chart of local wine.. 


Address : C/ Còrsega, 400
Opening hours : Monday to Friday from 13-15:30 hr and from 21-23:30 hr. Saturday from 21-23:30 hr. // Closed on Sunday and Saturday lunch time.
Phone : 934 577 610
Metro/Bus : Verdaguer

Can Vallès - Restaurant

Follow the B: We recommend this place

Can Vallès - Barcelona

Can Vallès - Barcelona

Can Vallès - Barcelona

As you are walking down Aragó street, next to Rocafort, suddenly you find a restaurant called Can Vallès.


One might think that he has bumped into another Barcelona's bar, and here comes the big mistake. This restaurant with, at first gland, simple appearance, has a lot to show us.


The quality, detail and care of the dishes is equivalent to the outstanding restaurants in the city. Recipes made with the best products on the market.


Some dishes: chickpeas with lobster, pork feet cannelloni, fresh seafood, meat served on a hot stone, fresh salads and some very nice tapas!


The desserts...? Try the cheesecake or chocolate cake with cinnamon ice cream.


And.. the best wines selection!


Do not forget to book in advance as this is a small but very popular place .

Address : Aragó, 95
Opening hours : From 1pm to 4pm and from 9pm to 12pm / Closed on Sundays and holidays
Phone : 932 260 667
Metro/Bus : Bus: 27, 41, 43, 44

Can Pineda - Restaurant

Classic amongst classics..

Follow the B: We recommend this place

Can Pineda - Barcelona

Can Pineda exists since 1904. If you want to discover the Catalan traditional cuisine in all its perfection, it will be necessary to leave a little the downtown area. But this will quickly be forgotten! 


Attended by regulars and by the finest gourmets of the city, Can Pineda has only one rule: to offer best products of the season, if possible from proximity with however few exemptions which you will understand easily: the foie gras come from France, the white truffle from Alba, the pata negra from Jabugo
Once this said, what's left  is a festival of typical receipts to feel giddy: "huevos poché con foie y trufa, arroz con sepia, setas y bogavante, anchoas de Getaria, albóndigas con sepia, gambas, chuletón o entrecot de buey, estofado de rabo de buey con cigalas…". 


An extraordinary high level restaurant which proposes also a tasting menu at 35€ (without the wine).. 
It is expensive but the pleasure inevitably up to the mark!

Address : Carrer de Sant Joan de Malta, 55
Opening hours : Tuesday to saturday from 1pm to 4 pm and from 9pm to 11pm // Closed on sunday and monday.
Phone : +34 933 08 30 81
Metro/Bus : Clot, Glories,

Bar Angel - Restaurant

A gastro Bodega

Bar Angel - Barcelona

Bar Angel - Barcelona

Bar Angel - Barcelona

Fresh produce of the market or directly from producers for delicious Catalan receipts, the Bar Angel is a restaurant/bodega apart from the beaten track where reasonable prices are the rule.


The pig there is king, in all its forms, in dishes as in tapas. But one eats there also hamburgers, fish, salads and a lot of different desserts.

Keep this address for you!

Address : Ocata, 2 bis
Opening hours : From monday night to saturday night
Phone : +34 932 69 04 93
Metro/Bus : Barceloneta

Can Ravell - Restaurant

Can Ravell - Barcelona


Can Ravell - Barcelona

Can Ravell - Barcelona

Can Ravell, founded in 1929 by Ignasi Ravell this dairy, delicatessen – one of the best of Barcelona for Jabugo and spanish hams - and restaurant is one of the reference marks of the authentic inhabitants of Barcelona.

They appreciate there to do some shopping, then to eat some tapas while waiting for their tables and… To have lunch or dinner of course, knowing that chef Jesús Benavente never never miss imagination .

We enjoyed: Arroz del día (the rice of the day) at 18€, Tripa amb xoriço picant (tripe with the hot chorizo) at 9€, Peix del dia (the fish of the day) at 18€, Pluma amb bolets i patata al gratén (poultry with boletus and potatoes gratin)at 18€.
Marvellous desserts.
Very beautiful wine chart!

Address : Aragó, 313
Opening hours : Tuesday to Saturday from 10h to 21h / Sundays from 10h to 15h
Phone : 00 34 93 457 51 14 - 00 93 457 51 16
Metro/Bus : Metro: L4 Girona / Bus: 47

Vinya-Roel - Restaurant

Vinya Roel - Barcelona


Vinya Roel - Barcelona

Vinya Roel - Barcelona

Vinya Roel is a restaurant enoteca (wine culture) in Barcelona where you can enjoy traditional Catalan recipes in combination with a full wide-ranging list of wines.

This restaurant not only stands out for its gastronomy level and particular setting, wine is in the limelight throughout.

For its cannellonis (stuffed with pig and with chicken livers), his fideus (like a risotto but made with pastes) and its black rice (with the ink of cuttlefish). One tastes at the restaurant the wines of the store at cost price!!

It has also two private dinning rooms for your special dinners and lunches, with a capacity of 30 and 40 people.

It is a very distinguished restaurant of Barcelona with an accurated environnement.

Address : Villaroel, 190-192
Opening hours : Every day from 1pm to 4pm and from 8:30pm to 0am.
Phone : +34 93 430 72 79
Metro/Bus : Metro: Hospital Clínic L5 / Bus: 14, 50, 54, 63, 66, 67, 68

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  1. Can vallès ! - oui (10 Jan 2012 - 12:08)

    Can vallès sans aucune hésitation. Une des valeurs sûres de Barcelone. Normalement on garde entre amateurs cette adresse pour qu'elle reste fréquentable ;-)

  2. catalans in catalonia - hector (15 Dec 2011 - 09:00)

    in Catalonia you have to drink local wine - very good- and eat in traditional Catalan restaurants.. I will do that ilke in france or italy:I prefer french and italian foods.
    Good listing.

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