Barcelona offers its visitors a dinning experience that is somewhat different from what can be found on the rest of the country. On one hand, Barcelona being perhaps the most cosmopolitan city of Spain, its citizens are used to eat later than usual. Also, even more than on the rest of Spain, Barcelona sports an extremely rich wine culture, with pubs and restaurants offering world-class wines.
The most popular food in Barcelona is fish, which can be found in a countless variety of dishes that usually use olive oil and garlic as their main ingredients. Pasta is also very popular in this European metropolis.
Let’s take a look at a few of the most emblematic restaurants of Barcelona.
Address: Pl. Pau Vila 1
La Gavina is without a doubt the top destination for couples who want to spend a romantic dinner together. The restaurant boasts some of the best panoramas in the city, with views of the sea and its crossing boats, which perfectly match the restaurant’s top offerings. La Gavina is the place to be in order to fully enjoy the Mediterranean Sea without leaving Barcelona at all.
Address: Gignas 16
This 75 year old restaurant located in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter is renowned among locals and savvy tourists for its varied offerings of both Catalan and International food. The Agut restaurant also offers a great variety of wines of the most popular label in the world.
El Raco de Can Fabes
Address: Sant Joan, 6 Sant Celoni
This restaurant is considered by most of Spain’s culinary experts as one of the top 3 in the country. And deservedly so, since it keeps enticing both experts and first-time comers with some of the best local and international dishes in the country. This restaurant might be a bit far from the city (around 30 minutes drive) but it is definitely worth it for those who appreciate a good culinary experience.
Address: Passeig Joan de Borbo 88. Torre Sant Sebastia
The Torre d’Altamar restaurant is the place to go in Barcelona for anyone even barely interested in seafood, since this restaurant abound with variety of both traditional and exotic dishes as well. But the restaurant is quite good also for those who would prefer dishes like beef steak or filet mignon, making this locale attractive for almost every customer. Another great characteristic of this restaurant is that it is located inside a cable car tower, which provides its visitors with some of the most amazing sceneries in Barcelona.
Address: Behind Hotel Colon at Sagristans 5, Barri Gotic.
Phone: 93 412-49-91
For those who want to try something different than what the local cuisine has to offer, Shunka is definitely the place to go. This Japanese restaurant, considered one of the best in its class in Spain, sports an incredibly varied Japanese and Mediterranean menu, which some considered to be far healthier than what more traditional restaurants have to offer.