Are you travelling around Barcelona and want to eat something besides the usual hamburgers? That’ s very good. The gastronomy in Barcelona and you deserve better.
And it won’t be difficult for you to find it, whether you want to splash out the cash or if you’re looking for something more affordable but just as good.
We’ve decided to present you with five very different restaurants, but all of them are award winners, so you can have five good options to choose from; this way you’ll be able to know what to expect and decide if you want to opt for something traditional or avant-garde, go for a regular shot or let them surprise you… You know, everyone has their own preferences.
In addition, we have selected other venues that offer different alternatives and have good ratings from their clients at TripAdvisor. From the information we have provided you with, we will always give you the address; it may be practical for you to look for restaurants in Barcelona by area… Good profit!
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From the hand of the popular chef Jordi Cruz you will be able to discover a new gastronomic universe. Creativity, passion, common sense and good product are the indisputable bases of its success. The space, with large windows open to a calm garden, is the perfect complement. Three Michelin stars; that’s all there is to it. A day is a day!
Address: Av. Del Tibidabo, 1 (Sarrià – Sant Gervasi)
The “heirs” of El Bulli (Oriol Castro, Mateu Casañas and Eduard Xatruch) started this new project in 2014. The roots are easily recognisable, and they are turning the idea of achieving excitement through technique into true art. If you’re going to enjoy it, expect the unexpected. They have already added two Michelin stars.
Address: Villarroel, 163 (Eixample Esquerre)
Moments is the latest project of the Ruscalleda clan (Carme and especially her son Raül) so that you can savour typical food from Barcelona or typical dishes from Catalonia that have passed through the filter of innovation. Local product and tradition as a starting point: maybe you’ll see pa amb tomàquet, the question is whether you’ll be able to recognise it. Two stars guarantee them.
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 38 (Eixample Esquerre)
Of much more a classic style, the refined French cuisine with a Michelin star always has an excellent exponent in Caelis (and in the hands of Romain Fornell, former French chef of the Palace, often they are for this). The atmosphere ( within the framework of the Ohla hotel) is distinguished and elegant. The right touch of innovation and at a very affordable price.
Address: Via Laietana, 49 (Eixample Dret)
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It is a dramatic turn to go to the other extreme: to the avant-garde cuisine that Albert Adrià offers in Enigma. Never has a name been more appropriate, since the creator makes us have an unusual experience, full of mystery (the menu, to begin with) and unexpected moments, from its architectural design to the risky cocktails. He has earned his Michelin star through the hard work.
Address: Sepúlveda, 38-40 (Sant Antoni)
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But man does not live by creative cuisine at exorbitant prices alone. Even modest restaurants have a lot to offer. As you can imagine, Barcelona’s culinary offer tends to be endless, so it’s not easy to choose… Well, the customers themselves have done it for us:
- If we are talking about economic spots, Teddy’s Barcelona (Carme 70, El Raval) takes the prize. Uncomplicated quality at an uncompetitive price and impeccable service, what more could you ask for? The starting point is a kebab, and the limit is the sky. Vegetarian, halal and gluten-free options.
- In terms of value for money, Teòric (Bailén 117, Eixample) is an option that cannot fail if you want good price and high quality all in one. Self-proclaimed as a “gastronomic tavern”, they combine good ideas and elaborate dishes, exquisite service in a beautiful environment, and a price that is difficult to match. Oriol and Teo know what they are doing.
- Perhaps you are looking for a good place to enjoy a local experience: typical food, local atmosphere, local products and a good gastronomic level (which is always appreciated by certain people) is what Bar Xapacó has to offer (Consell de Cent 411, Eixample). You will go the again, for sure.
- Viana (Vidre 7, Barri Gòtic) would be a great option for those who do not know the city or its culture. Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine of contemporary trends, with high quality standards and affordable prices. You think this is not enough? The surroundings are not bad at all. Find out for yourself on your next visit to the city.
Other great options to eat in Barcelona.
- We can not forget a classic that never fails: Italian food. The Pizzeria Da Nanni (Llibreteria 10, Barri Gòtic) is one of those surprising places where they know how to make good pizza, the real one, the usual one, but they also venture with innovative combinations that will leave you breathless.
- Today it is not uncommon to find vegan options in many restaurants, but it seems that Teresa Carles (Jovellanos 2, El Raval) is one of everyone’s favourites because of its varied offer, the quality of its products (many of them organic) and the professionalism of its personnel. Customised salads, light soups, juices, and house specialties.
- And gluten-free? Once again, more and more restaurants are getting ready to serve their coeliac customers. Not that they are exclusively gluten-free, but their good service to the public and their good cooking have made them one of the best-kept secrets of the Catalan capital. We are referring to Xiloka (Cabanes 22, Poble Sec).
- Speaking of things that never fail … Whether national or foreign, blond or brown, big or small, it will be unusual that you do not like Iberian ham. At Jamonarium (Passeig Sant Joan 181, Eixample) you will find the best from the peninsula and other gourmet products to make your stomach drop. This isn’t a restaurant, but no one is stopping you from arming yourself with a loaf of bread and becoming strong on the nearest bench.
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