We all have to eat three meals a day, so what’s better than experiencing culture through food while you travel? Because Barcelona has a rich history, is a popular tourist hotspot, and is one of the largest ports in northern Europe, it’s also a mecca for Spanish cuisine. From paella to seafood to multicultural cuisine, you won’t be disappointed! Our Barcelona Locals have recommended what they think are the best restaurants in Barcelona.
Fish and Sea Food
- Restaurante Salamanca
Restaurante Salamanca is located in the Barceloneta neighborhood. Our Locals swear that it’s the best place to eat Fideua’ (a traditional Spanish seafood dish that’s similar to paella) and one of the best restaurants in Barcelona.
Carrer de Pepe Rubianes, 34, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
- La Paradeta El Born
La Paradeta El Born offers a unique dining experience. It has a self-serve kitchen, so you choose your own seafood, grab a refreshing drink while you wait, and the kitchen will call you when it’s ready. Want your seafood to go? No problem! They’ll package it for you and you’re ready to go. You don’t experience that every day!
Carrer Comercial, 7, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
- Bar Bodegua Quimet
Though Bar Bodegua Quimet looks small on the outside, once you’re inside you will discover a whole world! If you’re vegetarian, you will be able to find something to eat here.
Carrer de Vic, 23, 08006 Barcelona, Spain
- La vinoteca torres
La vinoteca torres is an amazing place for a glass of wine and a variety of tapas! It’s located on the most iconic street of Barcelona, Paseo de Gracia.
Passeig de Gràcia, 78, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
- Carrer Blai
Carrer Blai is located in the Poble Sec quarter and is the most well-known among locals street for tapas. Try out special pinxos (a piece of bread with delicious food on top) at La Esquina del Blai and on the near bar Tasqueta del Blai.
Carrer de Blai, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
- Carrer de Verdi
This restaurant is located in the Gracia neighborhood, and it’s the perfect place to go if you’re in mood to taste some ethnic food from all over the world.