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RESTAURANT LIST A curated list of tapas bars, restaurants, cocktails bars
and delicatessens in Barcelona that we have visited
over the past 10 years and recommend to our guests.
BARRI GOTIC
Belmonte
Price: €€
Belmonte is a special place tucked down the winding roads of the Gothic Quarter. Run by two sisters, this place
serves simple, delicious Catalan food and all is casera (homemade). One is at the back cooking, whilst the other
serves - the dynamic duo will make sure you’re left well fed. Casual vibe.
Opening hours: Tuesday - Thursday 19:00 - 00:00 Friday 19:00 - 00:30, Saturday 13:00 - 15:30, 20:00 - 00:30 Carrer de la Merce 29 (Nearest metro: Jaume I / Barceloneta)
T: + 34 933107684 Federal
Price: €
This is a new addition to Gotico, after owning the brunch crowd in Barcelona’s Sant Antoni. They are known for
their chilled vibe, brunch weekends, chai lattes, and hearty salads. Equally great for tasty lunches and light
dinners. This new place is located towards the end of La Rambla, just tucked behind the Wax museum. Expect
burgers, eggs Florentine, pastrami sandwiches, Caesar salads and more in a nicely designed space minus the
crowds that the others attract.
Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 09.00 - 00.00, Friday & Saturday 09.00 - 01.00, Sunday 09.00 - 17.30
Passatge de la Pau 11 (Nearest Metro: Drassanes)
T: +34 932808171
W: www.federalcafe.es/barcelona
Bodega La Palma
Price: €
Former ice house where people would sit around as your block of ice was chiseled away for you. Barrels line up
the top entrance, which makes it look like a winery which is a great visual clue to the secret sommelier that's
local to the venue. Great variety of wines and they serve smoked duck, potato stuffed with black pudding and other local and
seasonal dishes ideal for sharing.
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 09.00 - 00.00, Saturday 12.00 - 00.00, Sunday closed
Carrer de la Palma de Sant Just 7 (Nearest metro: Jaume I)
T: +34 933150656
Koy Shunka
Price: €€€€
One of the best Japanese restaurants in the city. Managed by the same people of the famed restaurant
Shunka located around the corner. It is intended as a step up in entourage and culinary experience. Sitting at
the bar is a definite treat, watching the cooks perform their trade in harmony and dedication. A great
experience and also has a Michelin star. Reservations a must, Also open on Sunday evenings.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 13.00 – 15.30, 20.30 – 23.00, closed on Monday
C/Copons 7 (Barri Gotic, near the Cathedral)
T:+34 93 4127939
W: www.koyshunka.com
El Paraguayo
Price:
€
If you like meat this is a great little traditional place located in the Gothic area. No fuss, good hearty food
served by friendly staff. So if you are looking for a casual place with for nice fillet mignons and steaks, we
would definitely recommend this little place.
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 12.00 – 24.00, Sunday closed
Parque, 1 T: +34 93 3021441
W: www.e-paraguayo.com
EIXAMPLE
Tapa 24
Price: €€€
A great place to go any time of the day. We love the ‘Ous estrellats al gust’ with ‘bull negre’, the baby squid
sandwich, the ‘Mojama’ with almonds and the always-fresh ‘Boquerones al limón’ accompanied by very good
´pa amb tomaquet´. The atmosphere during the day is calm and relaxed with a definite busy peek during lunchtime. From 8 PM on,
the place can get very crowded. Tapa 24 is run by Carlos Abellan, the chef who created Restaurant Comerç 24 in the Born and supervised the
Bistro El Velódromo in Eixample.
Open daily from 08.00 - 24.00, Sundays closed
C/Diputación 269 with Paseo de Gràcia (Eixample)
T: +34 93 4880977
W: www.carlesabellan.com/tapac24
El Nacional
Price: €€
New mul0 gastronomic space on Passeig de Gracia, houses four bars and four restaurants in what was once a parking lot. You have the oyster bar, a tapas bar, a fish restaurant, a sweet place, a cocktail bar and more. The sheer design by interior designer Lázaro Rosa-­‐Violán, is incredible and has been featured in many publica0ons worldwide. Note that they don’t take reserva0ons and are open all year round. Opening hours: Monday -­‐ Sunday 12.00 -­‐ 02.00, Friday -­‐ Saturday 12:00 -­‐ 03.00 Passeig de Gracia 24 (Nearest metro: Passeig de Gracia) T: +34 935185053 W: www.elnacionalbcn.com Bar Mut
Price: €€€
This charming ‘black and copper’ place looks like it has been there forever. The quality of the ever changing dishes and the impeccable wine list surely suggest so, but in reality it has been a hit ever since it opened around 2004. A culinary gem. Make sure you make a reserva0on. Opening hours: Monday -­‐ Sunday 09.00 – 00.00 Carrer Pau Claris 192, on the corner with Diagonal (Nearest metro: Diagonal) T: +34 932174338 W: www.barmut.com Gresca
Price: €€
Inventive new restaurant. Very reasonably priced and a must if you are interested in new developments in
Catalan food.
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 13.30 – 15.30, 20.30 – 22.30, closed on Sunday
C/ Provença 230 (Eixample near C/Enric Granados)
T: +34 93 4516193
W: www.gresca.net
Disfrutar
Price: €€
Headed by Oriol Castro, Eduard Xatruch and Mateu Casañas, head chefs of el Bulli for years, debut their
Barcelona restaurant with a double tasting menu format. The menus include Disfrutar, with 19 dishes, at a
price of 65 euros (excluding drinks) and Festival, with 25 ‘recipes’, for 95 euros. Both start with hot and cold
snacks before moving on to various types of starters, molluscs, fish, meats and desserts. Seafood and
avocado merengue sandwich, marinated mackerel with cauliflower taboulé and mushrooms and vegetable
sashimi are just some of the dishes you can try.
Opening hours: Monday closed, Tuesday . Saturday 13.00 - 15.00, 20.00 - 22.00, Sunday closed
Carrer Villaroel 163, (Nearest metro: Hospital Clinic)
T: +34 933486896 W: www.en.disfrutarbarcelona.com
Taktika Berri
Price: €
Very good, authentic Basc tapas (pintxos) bar and restaurant. The place looks like a local bar, no frills;
providing an authentic experience. We prefer the bar over the restaurant part as you can see how the new
platters of tapas are dished out. It is very popular, always fully booked, so reserve your table in advance. Open daily from 13.00 – 16.00, 20.00 – 23.30, closed on Sunday
C/Valencia 169 with C/Muntaner (Eixample)
T: +34 93 4534759
La Palmera
Price: €
Small, local place. Family run (mom supervising the kitchen, dad & son running the floor). Great for lunch (get
there before 2 PM)! When they have a tasting menu, consists of 3 starters and 3 main courses, all very small
and surprising dishes.
Please note that they don’t serve the tasting menu at night.
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 10.00 – 23.30, closed on Sunday
C/Enric Granados 57, corner with C/Mallorca (Eixample)
T: +34 93 4532338
W: www.lapalmera.cat/es
La Cuina D’en Garriga
Price: €€
A family deli that has recently opened up a kitchen and now serves delicious homemade dishes with produce
from their very own farm in Catalunya. There are only a few tables, and one large one at the back,suitable for a
group of around 10. The charming place has a bistro feel and is surrounded by conserves, bottles of vermouth
(that the family once produced) and local meats and cheeses in the large fridge on display. We recommend the
embutidos (selection of cold meats), huevos y patatas (egg and chips with a selection of toppings including
chistorra and black boudin) and the steak tartare is incredible! It has a cosy feel and you’ll find mostly locals
here. Tell Helena we said hi! Opening hours: Monday - Friday 09.30 - 23.00, Saturday 10.00 - 23.00, Sunday 10.00 - 17.00
Carrer Consell de Cent 308 (Nearest metro: Passeig de Gracia)
T: +34 932157215
W: www.lacuinadengarriga.com
Can Ravell
Price: €€€€
A delicatessen and former butter shop. Very charming to sit on the large marble table downstairs. Nice pastas,
good food. No menu, the waiter will tell you what the days' specials are. Although it has this typical local feel,
don’t expect it to be cheap.
Opening hours: 10.00 – 19.00
C/Aragón 313 with C/Girona (Eixample)
T: +34 93 4575116
W: www.ravell.com/en
Betlem
Price: €€
A former delicatessen store, this little place with a humble kitchen is where you can find high quality food in
the less touristy side of Eixample. Great spot for a bite and they also have a little terrace where you will find
people having lunch or a glass of wine on sunny days. We love the salmon tartare, escalivada, smoked
sardines and delicious salads.
Carrer Girona 70 (Nearest metro: Girona)
Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday 09.00 - 24.00, Thursday - Saturday 09.00 - 01.00, Sunday 09.00 - 00.00 T: +34 932655105
W: www.betlem.es
Paco Meralgo
Price: €€
Fun urban tavern that serves tapas, small dishes, dishes of the day and a unique take on montaditos. A lively
eatery where you will mostly find locals. Expect courgette flowers with mozzarella cheese, bombas (big spicy
meatballs), local octopus with candied onions and rabbit cutlets with garlic and parsley.
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 13.00 - 16.00, 20.00 - 00.30, Sunday closed
Carrer de Muntaner 171 (Nearest metro: Hospital Clinic / Diagonal)
T: +34 934309027
W: www.restaurantpacomeralgo.com
Roig Robi
Price: €€€€
Fresh market produce, high quality ingredients, great interior patio, known to be one of the better Catalan
restaurants in the city. Very correct service, good wine list, not cheap.
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 13.30 – 16.00, 20.30 – 23.30, closed on Sunday
C/Sèneca 20 (Uptown Eixample)
T: +34 93 2189222 / 93 2179738
W: www.roigrobi.com
Cinc Sentits
Price: €€€€€
Self taught chef, runs the restaurant with his mother and sister. Frequent poster on egullet.org. Very inventive.
Tasting menu is very good. Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 13.30 – 15.00, 20.30 – 22.00, closed on Sunday
C/ Aribau, 58 (Eixample)
W: www.cincsentits.com/en
RAVAL
Bar Cañete
Price: €€
Exciting tapas in an authentic atmosphere in the heart of Raval, just off La Rambla. We love the honey glazed
shavings of aubergines and the stewed bull's tail is very tasty too! This place gets busy and is rather intimate,
so be prepared to get up and close to others at your table. Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 13.00 – 01.00
C/ de la Unió 17 (Raval) T: +34 93 2703458
W: www.barcanete.com/es
Dos Palillos
Price: €€€€
Tagged as an Asian snack bar this place has sure made an impression on the culinary scene in Barcelona. The entrance to the bar (designed by the same people that did the Camper hotel, located next door ) is a
curious homage to local bars from the 50’s with extensive use of formica, aluminium and leatherette stools.
The real 'bar' restaurant in the back is like a dim lit sushi bar where you'll witness the chefs Raurich, Takeshi
and the rest of the staff preparing your food. The tasting menu for dinner is about 60 euros without drinks and
you'll get about 10 dishes. Heavily inspired by Japanese and Asian cuisine. If you're with more than 2 persons
try to get one of the corners of the bar so you can have a conversation whilst enjoying the extravagant
delicacies. Good wine list.
Opening hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 19.30 – 23.30, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 13.30 – 15.30 and
19.30 – 23.30, closed on Sunday and Monday
C/Elisabets 9 (Raval, near the Macba)
T: +34 93 3040513
W: www.dospalillos.com
Bar Lobo
Price: €€€€
This spacious restaurant is part of Grupo Tragaluz, and is located just by Hotel 1989. It is well known for
serving high quality fast tapas and they have nice interior, with the floating lanterns. Shaved aubergines with
honey and the artichokes with ham are equally succulent, as is the butifarra and calamari fish balls. You also
have tasty burgers to choose from. They have a nice terrace, which is quite popular and a nice spot to eat or
have drinks.
Opening hours: Monday – Wednesday 09.00 – 24.00, Thursday – Saturday 09.00-02.30, Sunday 09.00 – 24.00
Carrer Pintor Fortuny 3 (Nearest metro: Catalunya or Liceu)
T: +34 934815346
W: www.grupotragaluz.com/restaurante/bar_lobo
POBLE SEC / SANT
ANTONI
Quimet & Quimet
Price: €€
This place has the most amazing tapas. Very traditional and not touristy at all. Family run. Mostly, which is
amazing, high quality canned seafood. Great cheeses and very good wines. Very small, just some high chairs
around big barrels. In the summer people sit on the sidewalk.
Open daily from 12.00 – 16.00, 19.00 – 22.30, closed on Sunday
C/Poeta y Cabanyes 25 (Poble Sec)
T: +34 93 4423142
Bodega 1900
Price: €€€
Opened in 2013, the concept of this restaurant is inspired by traditional vermouth bars with the name playing
homage to the classic bars that people would go to for an aperitif. Set up by Albert Adrià - this Barcelona
establishment reflects the spirit of yesteryears with classic Spanish decor, excellent array of vermouth,
it's intimate space and fine legs of 'jamon' on display ready for a delicate slither. The food has that exciting
and inventive Adrià touch from their famed olives that look normal but are liquidized inside (they melt in your
mouth), to the homemade crisps with vermouth salsa and delicious tartine of 'jamón ibérico'.Expect a blend
of locals and tourists, excellent customer service and a trip back in time with a modern edge. Albert Adrià is
often found working his magic here, as this little gem is across the road from their other restaurant, Tickets.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 13.00 – 20.00, Sunday and Monday closed C/Tamarit, 91, 08015 Barcelona T: +34 933 25 26 59 W: www.ca.bodega1900.com
Rias de Galicia
Price: €€
Excellent seafood restaurant in the up and coming foodie district of Poble Sec. Here you can tuck in to
beautifully presented dishes such as the sashimi and navalles (razor clams) or opt for a traditional bogavante
dish that will leave a smile on your face for days. Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 13.00 – 16.00, 20.00 – 23.30
Carrer Lleida, 7 – 08004
T: +34 93 4248152
W: www.riasdegalicia.com
El Sortidors del Parlament
Price: €€€
If you get hungry and in the area of Sant Antoni - Poble Sec, head over to El Sortidors of Parlament This place
was previously a mechanic's workshop but has been transformed into a bodega that offers quality
food, including Catalan specialties and conserves. Here you will find a wide variety of beers from all over the
world, with the owners previously working in import and export of beer in the hospitality trade - they know
their stuff. We love the barrels that are plotted around the space acting as casual tables for you to have a bite
or casual drink, accompanied with homely rustic furniture and artwork. Spoil your palate with Galician
shellfish, cured meat, delicious cheeses and more. This little place is great for quality 'pica pica', Catalan and
international wines and a warm and welcoming atmosphere in a buzzing neighborhood. Rather busy on the
weekends but we like to think that's all a part of the fun.
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 11.00 – 16.00, 18.00 – 23.00, Friday and Saturday
11.00-13.00, Sunday C/Tamarit, 91, 08015 Barcelona T: +34 933 25 26 59 Niño Viejo
Price: €€
A Mexican taqueria style restaurant,that focuses on urban cuisine and encourages you to relax and tuck in!
The space is cosy and informal. You’ll find dishes like ceviche with cactus, palomitas de pollo con salsa
jalapeno and of course tacos that include pastor, tendor lion and carnitas.
Opening hours: Monday closed, Tuesday and Wednesday 19.00 - 22.30, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 13.00
- 15.30 and 20.00 - 22.30, Sunday closed.
Avenida de Mistral 54 (Nearest metro: Placa de Espanya or Poble Sec)
T: +34 933482194
W: www.ninoviejo.es/en
Hoja Santa
Price: €€€
Tradi0onal Mexican in a new and different way. Hoja Santa has Albert Adrià and Paco Méndez as it’s owners and is next door to Nino Viejo. If Bloody Maria celery oyster with hibiscus and quesadilla with truffle sounds like music to your ears, this place is for you. Note this is a more elaborate restaurant in comparison to it’s neighbor Niño Viejo. Opening hours: Monday closed, Tuesday and Wednesday 19.00 -­‐ 22.30, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 13.00 -­‐ 15.30 and 20.00 -­‐ 22.30, Sunday closed. Av. de Mistral, 54 (Nearest metro: Placa de Espanya or Poble Sec) T: +34 933482192 W: www.hojasanta.es/en Pakta
Price: €€€€
Another gastronomic spot set up by the Adrià brothers, this 0me offering Nikkei food (Peruvian and Japanese). The restaurant is an in0mate space that seats 32 people. It is furnished to reflect minimalist Japanese aesthe0cs and the bright coloured yarn incorporates Peru. They have two tas0ng menus, Fujiyami which is 90€, and Machu-­‐Picchu which is a complete menu of 20 dishes and 5 desserts for 120€. The food is very fusion and crea0ve with, avocado tofu with salmon roe and wasabi, ocopa of potato with olluco and mentaiko, mortared chalaca with mussels and yucca chips and kumquats with “leche de 0gre” jelly. Most definitely a treat and it is advised that you make a reserva0on to avoid disappointment. Opening hours: Tuesday -­‐ Friday 19.00 -­‐ 23.00, Saturday 13.00 -­‐ 15.00 and 19.30 -­‐ 23.00 Carrer Lleida 5 (Nearest metro: Placa de Espanya) W: www.en.pakta.es Xemei
Price: €€€
Very good Venetian home cooking. Small, charming, rustic spot run by twin brothers.
During the summer the terrace up front is great. Very good risotto, antipasti and home made pastas. Menu
changes regularly and the informal setting adds to the authenticity of the place. Reservation is a must. Opening hours: Monday . Friday 13.30 - 00.00, Saturday and Sunday 14.00 - 00.00
Passeig de l´Exposició, 85 (Nearest metro: Poble Sec)
T: +34 935535140
BORN
Bar Mundial Price: €€
With a photographic homage to the boxers of the neighborhood this venerable family establishment has been dishing up no-­‐frills plarers of seafood, cheeses and the odd slice of cured meat, amid rather basic decor since 1925. People come for the steaming piles of fresh razor clams, shrimp, oysters, fiddler crabs and the like, but there s also plenty of 0nned produce, so check on the bar displays to see exactly which is which. Opening hours: closed Monday, Tuesday – Thursday 13.00 – 16.30, 21.00 – 23.30, Wednesday 13.00 – 16.30, Friday and Saturday 13.00 – 16.30, 21.00 – 24.00, Sunday 13.00 – 16.30, 21.00 – 23.00 Plaça Sant Agustí Vell 1 (near Arco de Triunfo in el Borne)
T: +34 93 3199056 La Paradeta
Price: €
A popular semi ‘self service’ seafood restaurant. Fresh seafood is ordered from the counter as if you were on
the market. They prepare it however you want and you can pick it up from the counter afterwards. A unique,
no frills, great price/quality offer.
Opening hours: Monday closed, Tuesday – Saturday 13.00 – 16.00, 20.00 - 23.00
Sundays: 13.00-16.00
C/Comercial 7 (El Born, right behind the -never finished- Born Market)
T: +34 93 2681939
W: www.laparadeta.com
Llamber Taberna
Price: €€
This newly established restaurant in the ever so popular Born neighbourhood is simply a delight. The owners
Fran Heras (chef and gastronomical director who previously worked with Ferrán Adrià “El Bulli") and and Eva
Arbonés (head chief and interior designer) actually have a restaurant in Asturias and decided to share their
culinary cuisine with Catalunya. In this former bodega with lots of up-cycled elements, you can expect tasty
dishes such as the tuna terayaki, langostinos de trigueros, arroz negro and plenty more. Great for pica pica
and main dishes.
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 13.00 – 23.30 Carrer de la Fusina 5
T: +34 93 3196250
W: www.llamberbarcelona.com
Passadis del Pep
Price: €€€€
A very good seafood restaurant. You don't order, they keep bringing you dishes and cava (about 8 courses).
It is a spacious restaurant, very authentic and in a nice area (El Born). From the street you can't see the
restaurant. There is a bank on the corner of the same building called 'La Caixa' with a yellow logo. You enter
through a narrow hallway, the restaurant is in the back.
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 13.15 – 15.45, 20.30 – 23.30, closed on Sunday
Pla de Palau 2 (El Born)
T: +34 93 3101021 / 93 3152495
W: www.passadis.com
Café Kafka
Price: €€€
This cosmopolitan and bohemian styled bistro is reminiscent of an upscale literary café in Paris. It is well known for it’s fish, so much so that they refuse to serve it on a Sunday because they can’t get it fresh. Galician oysters, razor clams and hake are just some of what you’ll find on the menu. It is also conveniently located by recently renovated modernist Mercat del Born, a historical gem in the area. Meat eaters can look forward to crispy duck wontons and beef tenderloin and more! Opening hours: Monday -­‐ Sunday 13.30 -­‐ 00.30 Carrer de la Fusina, 7 (Nearest metro – Jaume I / Arc de Triomf) T: +34 933151776 W: www.cafeka8a.es Cal Pep
Price: €€€
You quite oten find queues out into the square with people trying to get in, so be prepared to elbow your way to the bar. You can find some Catalan classics at this tapas bar, among the 70+ dishes available. Omelere with crumbled sausage, trifàsic (combina0on of calamares, whitebait and prawns) and baked ar0chokes stuffed with onions and black olives are examples of what you can order. Pep plays host, mingling with diners and making giving recommenda0ons on what to eat. Opening hours: Monday 19.30 – 23.30, Tuesday – Friday 13.00 – 15.45 and 19.30 -­‐23.30, Saturday 13.00 – 15.45, Sunday closed. Plaça de les olles, 8 (Nearest metro – Jaume) T: +34 933107961 W: www.calpep.com GRACIA
Kuai Momos
Price: €
Commonly referred to as Momo's, this place came in to fruition from Jordi's (the chef and owner) passion of
Asia. At this restaurant nestled in Gracia by the infamous Placa del Sol, you can expect to tuck into an Eastern
menu with specialities from the Southeast, central and north of Asia. Korean salad (raw beef marinated in
lime, spices, Chinese turnip and chili). Edamame, nem (Vietnamese roll), miso soup and green curry with
chicken are just some of the dishes you can eat. As a great option for casual dining, this place is known as
tapas with chopsticks! Opening hours: Mon - Wed 20.00 - 23.30, Thursday - Saturday 20.00h - 24.00h, Sunday closed
C/Martínez de la Rosa 71, (cerca de la Plaza del Sol en Gracia).
T: +34 93 2185327
W: www.momosbcn.com
La Xula Taperia
Price: €€
Tapas bar with a Madrileño flair, yet a nod to Catalan and Mediterranean cuisine. Dishes include coca bluefin
tuna tataki, the sausage and mushroom cannelloni or its delicious and creative bikinis mozzarella, Iberian and
truffle or parmesan, pesto and asparagus). Their bravas are equally delicious as are their croquettes, cod
fritters and assorted sausages. Oh, and you can not miss their toasted bread with chocolate cream flavoured
with a touch of olive oil and salt, high quality tapas that you won’t forget!
Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday 17.00 - 02.00, Saturday - Sunday
00:00 – 02:00
Carrer de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats, 18 (Nearest metro – Fontana)
T: +34 931650101
La Pubilla
Price: €
Located opposite the Mercat de la Llibertat in Gràcia, La Pubilla serves honest, market cooking with a creative
touch. They have been applauded for their use of ingredients and very reasonable priced menu del día, during
the week. Note that it is only open for breakfast and lunch and is very informal, more like a bistro. It might
begin with plump anchovies on pa amb tomàquet (bread with tomato rubbed over it), followed by skate wing
drizzled with blackened butter and capers, or Catalan sausage and beans, and end with a tarte tatin. Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 08.30 - 17.00, Sunday closed
Plaça de la Llibertat, 23 (Nearest metro – Diagonal / Fontana)
T: +34 932182994
La Pepita
Price: €
La Pepita is run by owners Sova and Sergio, who opened the restaurant in 2010 ater returning from Paris. Their flair for food is evident with dishes such as the gilt head sea bream, that is marinated with citrus flavours and served with spinach, strawberries, pine nuts, red pepper sauce and a balsamic vinegar reduc0on. They also do elegant sandwiches that they call Pepitas and include a number of varia0ons that include, salmon Pepita and the Pepita with foie and fried eggs. It is great all day and at night the bar serves killer gin and tonics and house vermouth. Great atmosphere, very friendly. They don’t take reserva0ons, so we recommend that you go early at around 19.30 when the kitchen opens. La Cava next door is run by the same owners and you can go there for a drink while wai0ng for your table in La Pepita Opening hours: Monday 20.00 – 01.30, Tuesday – Saturday 09.00 – 01.30, Sunday closed. Kitchen opening hours 13.00 – 16.30, 19.30 – 00.00 C/Corsega 343 (Nearest metro – Diagonal / Verdaguer) T: +34 932384893 W: www.lapepitabcn.com BARCELONETA
El Refugi del Port
Price: €
One of the best seafood restaurants in Barceloneta. No frills, local setting with a very welcoming staff. The
atmosphere is buzzing and the food matches that in every way. Let the waiters recommend you what to eat.
Expect all kinds of ‘stews’ and also non-typical rice/pasta dishes (Paella of course but also arroz caldoso,
suquet, fideua, pasta with crayfish cooked as if it’s a paella, etc). It’s usually packed, so make reservations.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 12.00 – 17.00, 21.00 – 24.00
C/Judici, 4 (Barceloneta)
T: +34 93 2254469
Bestial
Price: €€
Eat on Barcelona’s seafront, with chilled music and a nice ambience. Italian and Mediterranean food is
whipped here in the pretty corner by the big fish. Our favourite dishes include mushroom coca bread with pine
nuts and parmesan cheese, flatbread with seared tuna and then as your by the sea, why not try the spaghetti
alle vongole. There are nice tables outside on the terrace or you can eat inside. The restaurant is part of Group
Tragaluz.
Opening hours: Lunch Monday – Friday 13.00 – 16.00, Saturday and Sunday 13.00 – 16.30, Dinner Thursday –
Saturday 20.00 – 00.00, 21.00 – 23.00, Sunday – Wednesday closed
Ramon Trias Fargas, 2-4 (Nearest metro - Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica)
T: +34 932240407
W: www.grupotragaluz.com/en/restaurante/bestial-2
El Gallito
Price: €€
Enjoy delicious Mediterranean food with a relaxing sea view, part of the Tagarluz Group. Gallito is just by the
impressive Hotel W, and has a leafy terrace. Go ahead with the grilled octopus with “patchoy” and vegetable
cous cous, Opening hours: Lunch Monday – Friday 13.00 – 16.00, Saturday and Sunday 13.00 – 16.30, Dinner Thursday –
Saturday 20.00 – 24.00, 21.00 – 23.00, Sunday – Wednesday closed
Paseo Mare Nostrum, 19-21 (Nearest metro - Barceloneta)
T: +34 933123585
W: www.encompaniadelobos.com/gallitoBar.html La Cove Fumada
Price: €
An authentic no frills bar that has been in business more than 60 years located a short distance from the
beach! The family serve fresh fish in addition to simple tapas, and were known for feeding the workers of
Barceloneta. You’ll find a mix of tourists and locals here and it often gets quite busy, so be prepared to queue.
Quite often you’ll be plotted next to strangers, whilst the waiters rush in and out serving food. Their bombas
(potato croquettes) are amazing, and we also love their sardines and artichokes. Oh and then there’s the
grilled squid, mussels served in a light broth and the hearty morcilla (black pudding) It’s a small but great little
place, ideal pre or post beach.
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 09.00 – 15.20, Thursday – Friday 18.00 – 20.20 Sunday closed
C/Baluard, 56 (Nearest metro - Barceloneta)
T: +34 932214061
El Vaso de Oro
Price: €
If you love beer, you’ll be glad to hear that this place brews their very own. It is another authentic bar, loud,
busy but entertaining, a good place to start your evening. You can find the usual tapas but they also do
solomillo con foie (beef filet with duck liver pate), which is delicious. Dishes are prepared with locally sourced
ingredients, chosen daily and personally. Close to Barceloneta station and approximately 10 minutes walk
from the beach.
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 12.00 – 00.00
C/Balboa, 6 (Nearest metro - Barceloneta)
T: +34 933193098
W: www.vasodeoro.com
COCKTAILS
Xix Bar / Gin Corner
Cocktail bar specialised in gins.
Located around the corner of Bar 41º (Ferran Adrià’s cocktail bar), Lolita and Tickets.
With all these new places opening up, the neighborhood has received a big boost.
The bar itself is simple, serving great gins and not a bad idea after a bite.
Opening hours: Monday 18.30 – 24.00, Tuesday 12.00 – 14.30 and 18.30 – 02.00, Wednesday 18.30 – 14.00,
Thursday 6.30 – 02.30, Friday 18.30 – 03.00, Sunday closed
C/Rocafort 19 (Poble Sec/Eixample, on the corner with Tamarit)
T: +34 93 4234314
W: www.xixbar.com
Bobby Gin
The best gin & tonics in Barcelona. Impressive selection of gins accompanied by some truly exciting tapas. Well worth the trip!.
Opening hours: Sunday to Wednesday 19.00 – 02.00, Thursday – Saturday 19.00 – 03.00
C/Franisco Giner, 47 (Gràcia, a couple of blocks from Diagonal)
T: +34 93 3681892
W: www.bobbygin.com
Gimlet
Fifties style cocktail bar, very small & intimate. Wooden panelling and simplicity at its best. Can get a little crowded.
Opening hours: Daily 10.00 – 03.00
C/ Rec 24 (Nearest metro – Jaume I / Arc de Triomf) T: +34 933101027
Dry Martini
A classic. Low leather seating, great hangout. Professional bow tied waiters. Great place for drinks after dining
in the Eixample. Not a lot of people know this but the bar has a fabulous but expensive “illegal” restaurant in
the back!
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 13.00 – 16.00, 20.00 – 24.00, Saturday 13.00 – 16.00, Sunday closed
C/ Aribau 162-166 (Eixample)
T :+34 932175072
Campari Milano Cocktail Bar
A relatively new bar with a touch of old school class. Red velours, comfortable nooks and bow tied waiters.
Nothing too fancy, frequented by young and old, very centrally located. A daytime visit might surprise you with
a live jazz combo slowing down the daily bustle of traffic and commuters in one of the busiest parts of town. Opening hours: Daily 12.00 – 03.00
Ronda Universidad, 35 (Near Plaza Catalunya)
T: +34 625 549 477 W: www.camparimilano.com
Bodega Vinito
Little tavern on C/Parlament in the Sant Antoni neighbourhood. It gets rather busy on the weekend with the
reemergence of drinking a vermouth now in full swing. Their house vermouth is great and you can eat a little
selection of tapas and pinchos at very good prices at the bar. Their buñuelos de bacalao (cod fish balls) are
delicious and you can also get a mixed tapa of fish, olives and croquettes. Definitely a nice spot for mixing
with the locals.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 13.00 – 16.00, 20.00 – 00.00, Saturday 13.00 – 16.00, Sunday closed
C/Parlament 27 (Sant Antoni)
T :+34 934429657 – W: www.vinitobcn.com/inicio.php?lang=en DELICATESSEN
& WINE
Monvínic If you love wine, Monvinic will be your Eden. This macro-universe dedicated to the fruit of the vine opened in
July 2008, following 5 years in the making and is in the words of its founders "an international benchmark as a
centre for the dissemination of wine."
The attention to detail and novelty is evident: creative, contemporary Catalan cuisine is spearheaded by chef
Sergi de Meià, and complemented by bilingual menus projected on the wall, a digital wine-list and to top it all
off in style, the waiters memorize orders rather than taking notes. Monvinic is amply stacked library is
dedicated to worldwide wine history and cultivation, and includes computers for research. (Yes, you can take
your glass in with you!) Open: from Monday to Friday from 13.00 to 23.00.
The kitchen is open from 13.30 to 15.30 and from 20.30 to 22.30. Saturday and Sunday closed.
C/ Diputación 249, between Psg. de Gracia and Rambla Catalunya (Eixample)
T: +34 932726187
W: www.monvinic.com
Vila Viniteca
Wine and delicatessen shop
Great selection of Catalan, Spanish, French and German wines.
Impressive whisky collection. Knowledgeable and friendly staff, 1 or 2 speak English.
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 08.30 – 20.30, Sunday closed
C/Agullers 7 (El Born)
T +34 932683227
W: www.vilaviniteca.es
Formatgeria de la Seu
Small cheese shop specializing in Spanish farmhouse and olives. Run by a friendly Scottish lady Katherine
McLaughlin who's been pioneering in Barcelona since January 2000. Get the local olive oil if she has it.
Opening hours: Monday closed, Tuesday – Thursday 10.00 – 16.00, 17.00 – 20.00, Friday - Saturday 10.00 –
15.30, 17.00 – 20.00, Sunday closed
C/Dagueria 16 (Barri Gotic)
T: +34 93 4126548 W: www.formatgerialaseu.com
Reserva Iberica
Your trip will not be final without at least some jamon and we can recommend this little place centrally located
between Balmes and Rambla Catalunya. Here you will find a good assortment of ham to take back to family
and friends. Note that the website is in Spanish, so if you need a hand with anything, just contact us.
C/Aragó, 242 W: www.reservaiberica.com
DeLaCrem
Massimo the owner serves up one of the best ice creams in town. The pistachio ice cream (made without
eggs) or the cava ice cream are favorites. They’re also serve their delicious treats on a sunny terrace on the
ever popular street of Enric Granados.
Opening hours: Monday – Wednesday 09.30 – 21.30, 1Thursday – Saturday 09.30 – 24.00, Sunday 09.30 –
21.30 C/Enric Granados 15-17, corner with c/Consell de Cent (Eixample)
T: 0034-931246651
W: www.delacrem.wordpress.com
Escriba
Very good pastry shop with a long standing history.
They also have a show case Modernista tearoom (Casa Figueras) on the Ramblas near the Boqueria (same
side of the street). But the place for bread and pastry is on Gran Via.
Opening hours: Daily 08.30 – 15.00, 17.00 – 20.30
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 546 (Eixample)
T:+34 934547535
W: www.escriba.es
Chök
This little place known as the chocolate kitchen is a must for those with a sweet tooth and the fact that it is
just off La Rambla makes it super handy. You can choose between khrönuts, chocolate gourmet
products, chöks - lighter doughnuts, and other pastries packed with surprising flavours.They even have
chocolate beer!
C/del Carme, 3 (Eixample)
T: +34 933042360
W: www.chokbarcelona.com
LaFuente
It’s a great place to buy local cheese, cold meats, dulce de membrillo or cordonyat (quince “cheese”). They
also have a great selection of wines, conservas and more. A little gem that is a huge asset on Rambla
Catalunya. Note, that they have several stores in the city.
C/Ferran 20
T: +34 934122949
W: www.lafuente.es

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