The following restaurants in Barcelona are divided into three categories:
Expensive (over € 100)
Moderate ( € 50 to € 100)
Inexpensive (up to € 50)
It is the average price for a three-course meal for one person and half a bottle of the cheapest wine or a comparable drink, with VAT (IVA) of 10%, but without tip.
A tip of around 5% is common.
The Alkimia is one of the best restaurants of Barcelona thanks to the creative cuisine of the bold chef Jordi Vilà. His interpretation of traditional Catalan classics is avant-garde art that earned him a Michelin star. The dishes on the menu are assigned to the four elements fire, water, earth and air. His trademarks include grilled pigeon with cherries and nuts (fire) and giant crabs and squid (water). The restaurant offers space for 18 people at six tables. Reservations are essential.
Address: Ronda de Sant Antoni 41, 08025 Barcelona
Telephone: +34 (0) 93 207 61 15.
Opened in 1975 by Gallician José Ramon Neira in the unconventional Barrio Gràcia , Botafumeiro has established itself as Barcelona’s leading fish and seafood restaurant. Mariscos are a specialty : lobsters, lobsters, oysters, but also fish and meat stews. The baroque style dining room is spacious and comfortable; in pleasant peach tones with glittering chandeliers and oil paintings. Singers and guitarists are ready for a little serenade for the romantic guests.
Address: Carrer de Gran de Gràcia 81, 08012 Barcelona
Telephone: +34 (0) 93 218 42 30.
Even though the décor with its bright colors and tons of Mexican kitsch threatens to drift towards tastelessness, the dishes here are authentic and surprisingly good. Many of the ingredients are imported directly from Mexico and lovingly prepared by the chef, a native Mexican. Old favorites such as margaritas, tacos and guacamole can be found on the menu here as well as unusual desserts. B. the lime and tequila mousse.
Address: Carrer de Torrijos 47, Gracia, 08012 Barcelona
Telephone: + 34 (0) 93 217 34 14.
The La Fonda restaurant is the oldest part of a successful chain dedicated to the classics of Catalan cuisine. Butifarra sausages with haricot beans or the typical Crema Catalana dessert are served in an appealing, tastefully furnished ambience. Numerous plants, lots of wood and a gallery create a bright, spacious atmosphere. As the restaurant is always well attended, especially at lunchtime, a reservation is recommended.
Address: Carrer dels Escudellers 10, 08002 Barcelona
Telephone: +34 (0) 933 01 75 15.
The building in which the Set Portes is housed is a listed building and can boast of having provided the background for the first photograph taken in Spain in 1840. The guests so far included kings, politicians and a number of famous people from Alexander Fleming to Ava Gardner.
The large dining room is decorated in a classic Catalan style as well as individually furnished private rooms with a capacity for two to 80 guests.
With old world charm and legendary paella, zarzuela (fish stew) and fidueà (seafood with spaghettini), it’s no wonder this place is one of the most popular in Barcelona.
Address: Passeig Isabel II, 14, 08003 Barcelona
Telephone: + 34 (0) 93 319 30 33.
The Basque Cultural Center’s restaurant offers some of the best tapas in town. The Euskal Etxea is a bar with atmosphere and is located in an idyllic, small square not far from the Picasso Museum and the impressive church of Santa Maria del Mar. The menu includes a large selection of tapas, from very simple to extremely filigree compositions are enough. The tapas are offered at noon and in the evening from 7 p.m .; you have the best selection right from the start.
Address: Carrer de l’Arc de Sant Vicenç, 08003 Barcelona
Telephone: +34 (0) 93 310 22 00.
The Elisabets is full of life, loud and loved. This gastronomic evergreen in Barcelona is popular with students and local workers alike. In addition to tapas and pizza, there are plenty of homemade Catalan dishes on the table. Delicacies such as patatas rabiatas, deep-fried potatoes with a spicy Bolognese sauce with pimientos de padrón (peppers in olive oil with sea salt) can be washed down with a mug of beer in this cheerful, centrally located and inexpensive restaurant.
Address: Carrer d’Elisabets, 2, 08001 Barcelona
Telephone: +34 (0) 933 157 826.