Barcelona Restaurants

When it comes to the best restaurants in Barcelona, there's a reason it's fast emerging as a hot culinary destination. With restaurants on every corner ranging from typical Catalan tapas, to Asian cuisine, Italian pasta and Argentinean asado, its a city that caters to all tastes and backgrounds. Some of Barcelona's best restaurants are hidden amongst the cobble stone side streets in the old city and can be incredibly hard to find unless you know where you're going, so check the address before venturing out. For excellent tapas the Eixample district has some wonderful, slightly trendier and more upscale options.

Our first pick, is arguably the best restaurant in the city. Situated on a small side street in the Born, Montiel is a two storey, small, quaint and elegant restaurant. They have fresh fish daily, however their menu includes a variety of meats, salads and appetizers and desserts. The interior is lined with bricks, the decor subtle, yet warm and the staff are attentive.

If you're into meat, than our number four pick is for you. This Argentinean style restaurant knows how to cook a steak 'poco hecho' (bloody rare) and is one of Barcelona's best places to get the most 'bang for your buck' when it comes to asado (bbq). It lacks slightly in atmosphere and decor, but if it's meat you're after, it's the place to be.

On the other side of La Rambla, as you head into the Raval, our number six pick is a romantic, chiringuito style restaurant set in a beautiful garden. El Jardi's tapas are delicious, as is their cava sangria. We chose this place for both it's location as well as its vibe. Situated right beside the Baroness Carmen Thyssen Bornemisza medieval art private collection, it's tucked away in a small courtyard, away from the noise of the Raval and perfect for enjoying the sun on a Saturday afternoon, while enjoying tapas and a few copas de vino.

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Restaurant Montiel

Barcelona, Flassaders, 19

Barcelona's hidden gem. Delicious food, warm, romantic ambiance... read more


carrer del Rec 60

Contemporary Asian-influenced cuisine... read more

El Salón

carrer de l'Hostal d'en Sol 6-8

In an ancient neighborhood... read more

Foro (El)

Carrer de la Princesa 53
Esquina Comerç

Food and art... read more

Il Giardinetto

carrer de la Granada del Penedès 22

Classic Italy, all night long!... read more

El Jardi de l`Abadessa

carrer de l'Abadessa Olzet 26

Romantic garden dining... read more

Café de L'Academia

Carrer Lledó 1
Plaça Sant Just


carrer de la Palma de Sant Just 1

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Comerç 24

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Carrer Comerç 24

In Ciutat Vella... read more

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Kiosko Burger

Avenida Marqués de l´Argentera, 1 bis

Barcelona's best burgers. American Style burgers in Ciutat Vella... read more

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Teresa Carles

Jovellanos, 2

Vegetarian cuisine in a rustic and trendy locale on the edge of the Raval... read more

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Petit Comite

Placa Sant Pere

A slice of Paris in the heart of Barcelona. Cozy, spacious, reasonably priced with gourmet food... read more

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federal café

Carrer del Parlament de Catalunya, 39

Authentic American style brunch in an elegantly chic and spacious restaurant... read more

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On sushi restaurant

C/ Rosselló, 154

Upscale, elaborate sushi in an elegant Asian decor... read more

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Petie Jet Lag

Daguería, 12

Trendy international wine bar in the heart of the old city... read more

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El Atril

C/ Carders, 23 - 25

Delicious tapas in a relaxed, romantic atmosphere. Superb terrace during the summer... read more

Xampanyet (El)

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carrer de Montcada 22
Al lado del museu Picasso

Old drinking hole. Delicious Spanish cuisine. Lively yet rustic... read more

Els Quatre Gats

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carrer de Montsió 3

Authentic Modernist restaurant. Picasso's former watering hole. Live Music... read more

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carrer de Bellafila 5
Barri Gotic

Fresh and Declicious. Classy, intimate and Cozy. Heart of downtown... read more

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Vinya del Senyor (La)

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plaça de Santa Maria 5

Wine lovers haven. Great ambiance. City Centre...
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