Where to eat in Barcelona?

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The best restaurants in Barcelona!

Where to eat in Barcelona? - Follow the guide, avoid mistakes!

Where to eat in Barcelona is a crucial issue. A question we ask ourselves every day. In this restaurant guide of Barcelona we include the work of our gastronomic discoveries, for weeks, filtered to speak only of restaurants that have true creativity, impeccable quality of the products, decoration, pleasant service and, finally, a checked value for money. The restaurants we list in this guide are only our favorites, not a list of all the restaurants in Barcelona.


Another great option to avoid mistakes when eating in Barcelona is booking a food tour. On our page Barcelona Food Tour or Cooking classes in Barcelona you can find everything you need to choose the best food tour or cooking class in Barcelona.

In this guide "Where to eat in Barcelona?" we inform you of our favorite restaurants and we do not make an exhaustive list of all the restaurants in town

Some vocabulary

Breweries (cervecerías), as the name implies, serve beer, but we can usually find craft or special beers, as well as all kinds of drinks, soft drinks, coffees, wines, etc., as well as bars. For a full meal, we will go to a restaurant and for a seafood meal to a marisquería. The inn or hostel offers family cuisine. The bodega is a wine bar, a chiringuito is a bar restaurant by the sea. The grangas are a kind of small cafes, where the Catalans come to enjoy breakfast, or tea or afternoon snack. Finally, the Paradores, considered as luxury hotels, are surprisingly affordable with respect to its restoration.

In Barcelona, ​​lunch is usually served from 2 pm to 4 pm and dinner from 9 pm to midnight. Restaurants in Barcelona often close on Sunday evenings and Mondays.

Trendy: The new restaurants of Barcelona

Our job is to discover for you the worthy just opened restaurants in Barcelona. Our mission is to find restaurants located in the center of Barcelona or in interesting neighborhoods, being demanding with the quality of the product, the creativity of the cooks, the variety of dishes and flavors, the respect to the clients and of course that they have a good quality relation / price . In 2024, the trend is towards organic, Km0, slow food, street food and the arrival of a cuisine of other worlds that is full of surprises. Here you will find the last restaurants discovered in Barcelona, ​​but only those that we know will surprise you.

  • Biocenter - Barcelona


    Vegetarian and vegan cuisine

    With its three spacious lounges and inviting terrace, Biocenter offers an ultra-tasty vegetarian and vegan culinary experience. 

    El Raval - Pintor Fortuny, 25
  • Lamalva - Barcelona


    Creative brunches and arroces

    Just a 10-minute walk from Casa Batlló, Lamalva is a new address for brunch and rice lovers. An ideal stopover from 10 a.m. to midnight on weekends.

    Eixample left - C/ de València, 199
  • Direkte - Barcelona


    9 seats to heaven

    Located in the heart of the lively Boqueria market, Direkte is a unique establishment. With only 9 seats around a counter, this restaurant offers an intimate, interactive experience where chefs Arnau Muñío and Shu Zhang prepare dishes in front of you that are a blend of Catalan fusion, Asian, slow food... Everything we love!

    El Raval - C/ de les Cabres, 13
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    Creative and authentic plant-based cuisine

    The Gatblau restaurant offers ultra-creative, slow-food vegetarian cuisine. Reasonable prices for a journey constantly renewed by chef Pere Carrió... Worth a visit. 

    Eixample left - carrer Comte Borrell, 122

The best restaurants by type of cuisine

When we talk about cuisine in Barcelona, ​​we speak of an extraordinary wealth of all types of cuisine, in addition to the native. A city known for its new cuisine, which for twenty years has greatly influenced the culinary leaders of today. The creativity that led to the revival of less conventional Mediterranean cuisine. A city that is finally open to many other important trends such as vegetarian cuisine, very well represented today. We can also talk about the great diversity of international cuisine, and fusion cuisine. Burgers, street food, gastro trucks, Asian, sushi, Bo bun, ramen, tacos, pizzas, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres ... All these trends do not escape the locals.

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Slow Food

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Nouvelle cuisine restaurants in Barcelona

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Mediterranean restaurants in Barcelona

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International restaurants in Barcelona


International restaurants in Barcelona

The best restaurants of traditional Catalan cuisine

Discover Barcelona through its cuisine. In Barcelona we must eat mainly traditional Catalan food whose basic ingredients are those of Mediterranean cuisine: vegetables, fruits, olive oil, fish and seafood, meats. Catalan restaurants usually offer a menu "mar i muntanya", that is a menu that includes dishes with seafood and others with mountain products. Another classic Catalan cuisine is the rice as paella, but here they take many forms, such as rice with seafood, fish, cod, meat... This is our selection:

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    Grills from another world!

    Just a stone's throw from Casa Milà, Brabo is a celebration of wood-fired cooking, where creativity, technique and terroir merge under the guidance of chefs Rafa Panatieri and Jorge Sastre. The menu is an ode to simplicity and pure flavour, with dishes that celebrate traditional wood-fired cooking methods.

    Gracia - Carrer de Sèneca 28
  • Teòric Taverna Gastronòmica - Barcelona

    Teòric Taverna Gastronòmica

    A culinary journey between land and sea

    Just a ten-minute walk from the Sagrada Família, Teòric Taverna Gastronòmica stands out for its deep commitment to the slow food philosophy. Far from being defined by its simple, uncluttered interior, this restaurant is a veritable ode to local produce, showcasing colourful dishes full of flavour, where each creation is like a work of art.

    Eixample right - C/ de Bailèn, 117
  • Gelida - Barcelona


    Catalan cuisine at low prices since 1946

    Just a 15-minute walk from Plaça de Catalunya, restaurant Gelida is famous for its authentic Catalan cuisine and affordable prices..

    Eixample left - C/ de la Diputació, 133

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Barcelona is also a great city when we talk about restaurants. The offer is huge. Each neighborhood has restaurants, cafes, tapas bars, grocery stores. In a word, each district has "its" good directions. There is such an offer, that Catalans in general, prefer to invite their friends to a restaurant rather than to invite at home. Another simple reason to go out to eat at the restaurant in Barcelona is undoubtedly its more moderate prices than in many European capitals.

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    1. Casa Martial Barcelona - visitor (9 Dec 2022 - 09:04)

      Casa Martial in Barcelona is an amazing restaurant offering delicious traditional Spanish dishes. The menu has a wide array of tapas and main dishes that are cooked to perfection. The staff is very friendly and attentive and the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. Prices are more than reasonable and the portions are generous.
      The quality of the food and the experience overall make it a must-visit restaurant for any gourmet travelling to Barcelona.

    2. Peruvian food - Anders (26 Aug 2022 - 09:20)

      for ceviche lovers the best one is in "barrio santo restaurante peruano" (@barriosantobcn) http://barriosantobcn.com/ there is nothing better than that one

    3. bets burger in BCN - marthe (26 Apr 2018 - 09:32)

      hi there, just had a massive burger, excellent taste, @bacoa. There's one in plaza cataluna. This is the place: https://www.bacoaburger.com/en best burger in BCN?

    4. missi - laacinb (21 Sep 2017 - 07:58)

      ilove you miss send me some money paelse

    5. Dal Moro's - Fresh Pasta To Go BARCELONA! - Dal Moro's (10 Mar 2017 - 09:02)

      ❕‼️We’re Growin‼️❕
      Please be our guest at the Grand Opening of our new store Dal Moro's - Fresh Pasta To Go on Saturday, 1st april 2017 at

    6. eat in barcelona - m (13 Oct 2016 - 12:28)

      Do you want to eat well & healthy on your holidays in Barcelona?
      The best option on your way to Parc Güell... Els "Pollos" (c/Secretari Coloma 123)
      The tastiest roasted chicken and lots of different meals to take away!! Come and try!!
      #sócmoltdelspollos #parcgüell #barcelona

    7. food was waffleso - #badgrandpa (18 May 2016 - 08:02)

      tasted better coming out of the other end

    8. Roca Bar. Paseo de Gracia - Mykel (20 Nov 2015 - 09:50)

      In my visits to Barcelona, I always must go to Roca Bar. Amazing food, service and lovely staff. I love the Mediterranean food and more in that restaurant. The best quality and the best presentations. Also the location of the restaurant, Paseo de Gracia, is amazing

    9. Eating at Santa Eulalia Champagne Bar - Anthony (17 Nov 2015 - 09:22)

      The best Iberian ham I have tasted in my life! In Champagne Bar located in Paseo de Gracia, I 100% recommend it and sure I come back.

    10. Barcelona - Wiremu (5 Mar 2014 - 09:45)

      I just returned from Barcelona last week. It is an amazing city with many places to eat. You should definitely go to Cafe Catalunya in the city centre. Their set menu changes each day and the food is great and affordable. You should also visit Tarragona, it is only an hour train ride away!

    11. ETAPES - Kimberly Taylor (27 Feb 2014 - 11:45)

      If you like to savor high quality Mediterranean dishes I strongly recommend ETAPES. With a privet salon and tables on the terrace, it’s perfect for both business dinners or families, couples and friend reunions

    12. Really cheap!!! - Elena (3 Oct 2013 - 09:00)

      Mi name is Elena, I'm Spanish and I've been cooking for years now!
      If you want to taste the real Spanish food, the real Paella, the "black rice"/Fideuá, the tapas without paying a fortune for something that is not worth it, please contact me.
      For only 12 €/pax I prepare a nice Spanish meal at home every weekend (all inclusive: starters, main course, bread, wine or sangría, desert and coffee!). I live in the Eixample district, close to Paseo de Gracia
      I also speak French.
      Do not hesitate to contact me!!
      [email protected]



    13. Amazing meat - Erik (8 Jul 2013 - 14:00)

      What a good place to travel, Barcelona is an amazing city with all you need to have a perfect trip, party, restaurants, and in my opinion the best one is La Tramoia restaurant!

    14. Great restaurant Gran Cafè! - Mike J. (8 May 2013 - 08:30)

      Hi, I'm Mike from Sweden, I was last week in Barcelona for holidays.

      What a great weather in Barcelona! It's amazing!

      I went with my family to Gran Cafè, a really good restaurant, the food and service was so good... 3 days in this city have been too short!

    15. le bar à tapas incontournable , Bodega Biarritz 1881 - stéphanie (30 Mar 2013 - 05:30)

      sans doute le meilleur bar à tapas ,des tapas chaudes et servis à la seconde , tout est fait maison et devant vous , , le defaut c'est que c'est petit , mais justement c'est tout le charme du lieu ,
      à ne pas manquer :
      calle vidre numéro 8.à coté de la plaça Real .

    16. Cera 23, best dinner I had on my holidays - Simon Dell (19 Mar 2013 - 08:45)

      It is called Cera 23, you'll find it in the Raval neighbourhood, 10 min from Las Ramblas.

      Two tips: try the volcano of black rice, enjoy their blackberry mojito.

      Amazingly friendly staff who speaks fluent English. Couldn't really ask for more.

      Take my advice... just go there

    17. Places to absolutely AVOID - Food served = poison - Michael Constable (5 Mar 2013 - 07:45)

      If you visit Barcelona and get around the famous Gaudi's church called Sagrada Familia, it is recommended for your health and safety to avoid eating or drinking at the nearby restaurants called Picasso, Trabucaire and Baviera all owned by the same owner. The food served is not fresh and comes from frozen packages, cooked and left in a fridge for days until someone orders and simply get placed in a micro wave. Tapas are made of left overs from other customers plates and all this at a very high price aimed to rip off tourists.
      It is highly recommended to avoid those places.

    18. Eating out - times - Stephy (28 Feb 2013 - 09:30)

      In Barcelona lunch is served from 1:30pm until 4pm and dinner from 9pm to 11pm.

      Is this true of all places? We are planning on coming for a long weekend - will we struggle to find places to eat on a Sunday/Monday?
      Very worried

    19. Calçotada!! - Joel (27 Feb 2013 - 08:30)

      Why are people in Barcelona so crazy about getting together and eating calçots, which are really nothing more than scorched green onions? Discover it at www.canmanel.es

    20. bar à tapas bodega biarritz a barcelona - stef (27 Feb 2013 - 08:30)

      je suis retourné une fois de plus à ce petit bar , sympa et chaleurex , et j'ai toujours aussi bien mangé .
      calle vidre numéro 8 , à coté de plaça Reial .

    21. Restaurante Bernie’s Diner Grill & Bar - Martín Bcn (9 Feb 2013 - 08:30)

      Hay un restaurante nuevo, que no esta en vuestras listas. Muy chulo esta en el borne y es muy recomendable, es de comida casera americana, hamburguesas, costillas y muy logrados batidos. pruebenlo, a mi me sorprendió mucho fui por que me lo recomendaron tambien, esta a dos pasos del metro jaume I. su web www.berniesdiner.com

    22. love this page - frank (30 Jan 2013 - 01:00)

      love to see how people like food.. great enjoy

    23. restaurants Barcelone - [email protected] (20 Jan 2013 - 01:15)

      Exist-il des restaurants ou on peut bien manger sans gluten et sans lactos.

    24. pour les tapas - gvictoruio (13 Nov 2012 - 09:15)

      même si les tapas ne sont pas d'origines catalanes, Barcelone est une bonne ville pour les découvrir. plein de bonnes petites adresses!!

    25. bar a tapas en barrio gotico "Bodega Biarritz 1881" - emmanuel (8 Sep 2012 - 14:15)

      c'est un petit bar à taps avec des tapas de reves , vraiment si vous venez à barcelone ne manquez pas le rendez vous de ce bar , ça se trouve , metro LICEU , aller à la plaça Reial , (tout le monde connait , c'est un place touristique et très cher ) mais juste à coté une rue qui s'appelle "Vidre" , numéro 8 , vraiment passez , si pas de place , c'est normal , on boit un verre dehors en toute convivialité , puis dès qu'il y a de la place on y entre , et là on comprend que ça valais le cout d'attendre .à ne pas manquer .

    26. Papa Serra cooking classes and clandestine dining - Erwin (5 Sep 2012 - 09:30)

      Simply memorable experience. I found Papa Serra after looking for a cooking class in Barcelona - the class was amazing and we learnt to cook some amazing food with the chef.

      Then he told us about a restaurant he had started and after tasting the food during the class, my wife and I said yes immediately and reserved a seat for the following night.

      We were not disappointed. The atmosphere, food, wine and service was just outstanding. We tried about 10 dishes as part of a fixed menu matched with wine for a very reasonable €70.

      There were at least 10 dishes - each as delicious as the last and flavours that were just so fresh and balanced. I remember the dessert expecially - a chocolate and smoked paprika tart - wow. And then an almond soup with shaved frozen grapes. And something with bee pollen and wild thyme. Still thinking about it : )

      This is Spanish food but so different from what you will find on Las Ramblas! A brilliant experience and one we will be back for next time we are in Barcelona!

    27. bodega biarritz 1881 - emmanuel (28 Aug 2012 - 09:00)

      bonjour ,
      un bar à tapas à couper le souffle , calle vidre /numéro 8 , Bodega 1881 , c'est du top , c'est bon , c'est chaleureux , c'est vraiment gouteux et l'ambiance géniale , juste un défaut , c'est fermé le jour , ouvert juste le soir . mais vraimnt à ne pas manquer , si ça manque de place , ne pas hésiter à boire un verre en attendant , ceux qui partent ont tort .

    28. on se régale partout - btat (15 Jul 2012 - 11:00)

      Une superbe ville pour ses restaurants: la cuisine catalane est de grande qualité! Cherchez les bonnes adresses car cela vaut vraiment la peine.

    29. Las mejores hamburguesas! - Janina (4 Jul 2012 - 09:00)

      Una de las mejores experiencias de hamburguesa que he tenido ha sido en el 7Sins Bar de cale Muntaner.
      Hacen unas hamburguesas excepcionales y saburosas... El pan esta buenísimo y son muy grandes!!!
      Muy Muy buenas!!

    30. ristorante con buon rapporto qualitàprezzo - giuseppe mancini (11 Jun 2012 - 09:45)

      un'ottima paella e un buon rapporto qualità-prezzo si trova nella "taverna più antica del porto (dal 1753)" CAN RAMONET", proprio sulla piazza del mercato di Barceloneta
      (Maquinista 17; Tel. 933193064).

    31. Restaurant - Mireille de la région provence - côte d'azur (28 Mar 2012 - 09:45)

      Restaurant le Casanova au n° 46 de la rue du même nom : situé à proximité de l'auberge de jeunesse. Accueil très chaleureux avec le patron qui parle français, la cuisine est faite par Madame avec les produits frais du marché : un menu à 9,50 €, une carte avec par exemple assiette de poissons grillés à 12 €, prix imbattables avec qualité et quantité, sans parler de la sangria..... hummmm

    32. restaurant Casanova 46 (46 rue casanova) - Jean Michel pascale/ région parisienne (12 Mar 2012 - 09:30)

      Je conseille le restaurant au 46 rue de casanova, le patron parle très bien le français et est fort sympathique . Le menu à 9,50 euros tout compris est bon et varié (entrée+ plat +dessert+boisson+café+ pain). Tout est maison et est bien cuisiné, il n'y a pas de surprise.
      Nous avons pris plaisir à y venir manger tous les soirs après notre journée de visite .

    33. ristorante " la Paradita" - passatge simon 18 Barcellona - enzo (22 Feb 2012 - 09:00)

      si possono gustare frutti di mare freschissimi ed altro pesce esposto. si sceglie quello che vuoi mangiare, lo pesano e lo cucinano sia fritto che alla piastra.
      eccellente. buon rapporto qualità prezzo. da consigliare. vivinissimo alla Sagrada Familia

    34. Restaurant Etapes - Marloes (28 Jan 2012 - 09:30)

      We had à diner at restaurant Etapes, Enrico Granados 10. It was great, the food was delicieus, the people friendly, good wine, nice atmosfeer...

    35. Good wall - Germany (12 Dec 2011 - 15:45)

      Thanks for all the tips! When Iam in Barcelona, I`ll try them out!

    36. donde cenar/comer en barcelona. Where to eat/ have dinner in Barcelona - dAvid (10 Dec 2011 - 07:45)

      últimamente he estado buscando algún sitio donde poder comer comida sana a buen precio, no es que me haya hecho vegetariano pero me intereso un poco mas por lo que como y además estaba buscando un lugar con sabores exóticos.
      En el barrio de Gracia, en Torrent de L'olla encontré el otro dia un sitio así:
      El concepto me gusta, mesas compartidas, autoservicio y precios asequibles. Todo esto claro para lo mas importante, comida saludable y sabrosa. Eso si...no hay una gran carta donde elegir, pero lo que probé me gustó mucho...así que no dudo en recomendarlo. un saludo y bon profit,
      Lately I've been searching for a place to eat healthy food at a good price, is not that I've become vegetarian but as I'm getting older I pay more attention to what I eat. I was also looking for a place with exotic flavours and at the neightbourhood of Gracia I found the other day a place like this:
      I like the concept, sharing the table, selfservice, good prices. And the most important thing healthy and tasteful food. I have to say that they don't have a big menu, not many things to choose but what I tried was delightful. So I recommend it with no doubt. Bon profit ¡¡

    37. Good restaurant - Alisha (31 Aug 2011 - 09:45)

      Vintage Restaurant in Barcelona has an exquisite and elaborate menu of original dishes and desserts complete with an excellent range of wines.
      Nice place, good service and good prices.

    38. mangiare a barcellona - yuri (18 Aug 2011 - 00:45)

      consiglio vivamente la fonda, un ristorante su una traversa delle ramblas, il prezzo e' onestissimo e si mangia da dio.. ottima la paella, le sangria e anche il vino della casa.la fila e' lunga specialmente dopo le 21, ma scorre bene, e ne vale la pena..

    39. nouvelle cuisine - fred (13 Jul 2011 - 23:15)

      d'abord la nouvelle cuisine puis la cuisine catalane qui offre plein de petits plats de derrière les fagots.. je me souviens par exemple des calcots: super...

    40. Go to Gresca - May be the best non Michellin Restaurant in the world! - Morten (22 Jun 2011 - 10:15)

      One of the best restaurants in spain... no doubt!!! I am very kean on high level "Michellin"-food. Gresca has no star... yet. But flavour and technic is amazing, service is great and the prizes unbelievable. I've done two tasting menus and a lot of other orders and nothing is questionable - everything is spot on. Check out Raphaels amazing cooking skills for yourselfs...


      The restaurant is on Provenca 230.

    41. nouvelle cuisine - miam (3 Jun 2011 - 16:09)

      impatient de découvrir cette fameuse nouvelle cuisine espagnole et surtout Catalane.. à très bientôt

    42. WARRNING - DANIEL (26 May 2011 - 15:15)

      Beware all arriving to Barcelona,
      A new method to steal your money.something that happened to me and another couple last week after we finnish to eat in restaurant neer the marina in marina ave This is the method:
      a young man looks like a student ask you where is the way to some famous place
      ,and suddenly two mens appears well dress with costume
      and says that they are a secret police and showwing you a badge of policeman during saying that they looking for buyying hashis and kokain and want to check US IF WE BUY and while they smelling wallet and asking if the is not fake the money sayying that they are sorry but this job to check us after they release us ,after they go I check my
      wallet and found that the big money of 50 and 100 disappear and only the 5,10,20 left

    43. ahhh manger à Barcelone.. super - thibault (18 Apr 2011 - 15:15)

      Que l'embarras du choix. Des restaurants superbes ma playlist: Ca L'isidre, Alkimia, les restos tragaluz quand même sympas.. et sur les marchés

    44. cuisine catalane en priorité - yves (10 Apr 2011 - 15:45)

      Toujours goûter la cuisine locale et les produits du coin. La cuisine catalane est très riche et délicieuse. En priorité donc!

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