Hot list Barcelona´s best restaurants
Catalonia is a region with a great culinary tradition, and its capital, Barcelona, is a prime example. In typical Catalan cuisine, ingredients from both the mountainous interior and sea products from the coast are used, dishes called mar y muntanya, in which these ingredients are skilfully mixed to obtain very tasty dishes. Among the various Spanish regional cuisines, Catalan is the one with the greatest foreign influences, especially from neighboring France and Italy, so it is easy to find many similarities with our own cuisine.
Catalan cuisine has very complex roots, and has experienced the influence of various influences over the centuries: the passage of the Greeks, the Romans, and subsequent Italian and French influences. For this reason, elements common to other cuisines appear such as the Mediterranean, famous for its healthy characteristics.
Barcelona has many restaurants with traditional Catalan home cooking and quality products, perfect for all tastes. Some have qualwhat a Michelin star. In Barcelona there are places for all tastes and budgets, where you can enjoy typical dishes of Catalan cuisine.
Many of you may be wondering why we recommend an Italian restaurant in Barcelona… Maybe it will be homesickness or the thousands of comments from tourists asking us where to eat something Italian. Eating at the Spaccanapoli restaurant is like feeling at home, in a simple and welcoming environment. Here you can try different dishes of Mediterranean and Neapolitan cuisine: meatballs with sauce, pasta with potatoes, paccheri allo scoglio, fried zucchini flowers and the inevitable Pizza (in our opinion one of the best in Barcelona). What can I say, if you are nostalgic and you always miss Italian cuisine wherever you go, then think of us and go and eat at Spaccanapoli.
Location: Carrer del Rec Comtal 6, Barcelona
Salamanca restaurant is one of the most iconic in the city. It is located in the heart of Barceloneta, right on the beach, and is ‘famous for the quality’ of its fish dishes and for its famous paella. Here you can taste the specialties of Spanish cuisine just a stone’s throw from the sea. A destination for thousands of tourists every year, it often also hosts famous people, such as footballers or TV personalities.
Location: Carrer de pepe rubianes 34, Barcelona
It is one of the best Argentine meat restaurants in the whole city. In a welcoming and elegant setting you can enjoy different types of meat, paired with excellent wines. The average expense is around 30/40 euros per person. A must for all meat lovers.
Location: Gran Via de Les Corts Catalanes 660 esquina Roger de Lluria, Barcelona
Disco bar located next to the Barcelona casino, in the Olympic port, adjacent to the area with the best clubs and discos in the city. Here you can choose from a large variety of cocktails and drinks, prepared by expert bartenders. From 11.00 pm the bar converts to a disco bar, and you can dance and let loose to the rhythm of music until 3.00 am. The prices are quite modest and accessible to everyone, and the location is truly captivating. Perfect place for a pre-evening with friends!
Location: carrer de la marina 19
Opened in 1999, this Irish pub is undoubtedly one of the best in town. It is located in the heart of the Gothic quarter and is characterized by a friendly and carefree environment, where in addition to being able to drink and relax with friends, you can enjoy fun activities such as billiards and darts or watch football matches on a large screen. Always very popular, it is certainly a great place to meet new people and be in company.
Location: carrer de ferran 7, Barcelona
In 2020 it occupied the third place on the list of the best 50 bars in the world. Here you can enjoy cocktails of the highest level, in a pleasant and refined setting. Some of the best bartenders in the world have worked here, creating one-of-a-kind cocktail combinations that will amaze and blow your mind!
Location: carrer de rera palau 4, Barcelona