Top Restaurants in Barcelona
Restaurants Barcelona – What’s a vacation without excellent food, delicious cocktails or fine wine in a good restaurant? Such evenings create memories. WorldTop7 offers a selection of the best restaurants in Barcelona. And because we know how different tastes are we cover all of the different restaurant styles!
Whether a sushi restaurant in Barcelona, an American steakhouse, an Italian restaurant, a Thai eatery or exotic Cajun cuisine – the lovers of culinary delights come fully at their expense and find lots of insider tips. Our restaurant tips in Barcelona are by locals (which should know where it tastes best!), celebrities, globetrotter and business people. And if you’ve eaten in one of these restaurants in Barcelona where cuisine, service and atmosphere was unbeatable and you want to tell everybody – that’s what WorldTop7 stands for! Restaurants in Barcelona with the x-factor!
The demands in terms of restaurant style are naturally very varied and WorldTop7 is happy to assist. Whether it is a small, cozy bistro in Barcelona with delicious and authentic food for surprisingly little money or a completely styled Michelin-star restaurant in Barcelona where movie stars and models have diner – here you find everything from inexpensive to expensive, from grunge to classy, from traditional to macro kitchen!
But not only for your vacation, also for your business lunch or business dinner in Barcelona you can find exactly the right place to eat. Thus, business become pleasure in no time!
Style: Gourmet Catalan
Abac is an uptown boutique hotel and a gourmet temple in one; the only choice you have is the tasting menu – although some changes and switches are allowed; for more gourmet try the small luxury restaurant Moments at the newly opened Mandarin Oriental Hotel (Passeig de Gràcia, 38-40, +34 931 518 888) where chef Raul Balam – son of Michelin starred Carme Ruscelleda – puts you into a foodie heaven.
Address: Carretera de Vallvidrera al Tibidabo 1, 08017 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 93 319 6600
Price: Menu of the day EUR 125.- to EUR 145.-
Style: Great Tapas Hangout Of The Locals
“Same same but different” – like the ueber famous but too touristy tapas bar Cal Pep (Placa Olles 8, +34 93 310 7961, www.calpep.com); if you like to try something new head to cozy Bar Mut located close to the Avinguda Diagonal; a great tavern with antique decor and a cool crowd offering great aperitifs, plates of seafood and an excellent seasonal menu as well a wide selection of over 200 wines; hangout of the young and beautiful Barcelona in-crowd.
Address: C/ Pau Claris, 192, 08037 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 217 4338
Price: Tapas starting at €5.-
Style: Seafood Restaurant in the Heart of Barcelona
The trendy Boca Grande restaurant sits right in the heart of Barcelona. Cocktails and seafood are available at this wonderfully hip spot, where tourists and locals alike congregate for the tasty seafood offered from Juan Sole’s kitchen; already well known in Barcelona for his Asian seafood restaurant Big Fish in Barcelona’s Born area. On the first floor of Boca Grande, guests will enjoy cocktails. At the oyster bar on the terrace and penthouse, guests can indulge in delectable seafood delicacies in a lovely garden setting. The Boca Grande restaurant is open from 23:00 to 24:00 daily.
Address: Passatge de la Consepcio, 12, Eixample, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 93 467 5149
Price: EUR 41 to EUR 50 per person
Price: Mains: starting at THB 260.-
Style: Bustling Tapas
Very popular bar near La Rambla; decorated with racks of full beer bottles; great selection of tapas; turns into a madhouse later.
Address: Calle Mallorca 236, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 93 216 0368
Price: Mains €12.-
Style: Paella Paradise in Barcelona
For Barcelona’s paella paradise, one has to visit El Cheriff. Locals and tourists alike are drawn to this place for the delicious servings. The dishes are prepared fresh, from local produce. It is important to book well in advance, as the restaurant is fully booked fairly quickly.
The restaurant is open for lunch from Monday to Saturday from 13:00 to 16:15, and from 20:00 to 23:00 for supper.
It is closed on Sundays.
Address: Carrer de Ginebra, 15, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Area: La Barceloneta
Phone: +34 933 196 984
Price: around €40
El Xiringuito Escriba
Style: Paella & Patisserie lunch on the Beach
El Xiringuito Escriba is known for its paella & delicious patisserie; relaxed beachside restaurant let you feel being in St.Tropez; cool people, good music, wonderful sight over the Mediterranean sea and great food! Perfect for a lunch, an aperitifo or a dinner (until late); please check the opening hours during the winter season! Sunday only open for lunch.
In the mood for a more sophisticated dinner with view? Then head to “Dos cielos” (“two heavens”) (http://www.doscielos.com, +34 93 367 20 70) and its beautiful and stylish terrace on the 24th floor of Me Hotel let you really feel like in heaven; don’t be shocked about the location of the hotel;
the new, upcoming “Poblenou” neighborhood (about 10 minutes walk from Bogatell beach) is now the height of fashion and equivalent to London ’s Eastend – Shoreditch – targeting the thirties to forties; chefs (and twin brothers) Javier and Sergio Torres invite you to delightful and exquisite compositions like “raviolo of foie gras with black olives” or “grouper cooked with salt and rosemary”; go for the eight-course tasting menu
Address: Ronda Litoral 42, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
Area: Bogatell Beach
Phone: +34 93 221 07 29
Price: Mains €18.-
Style: Albert and Ferran Adrià’s Mini El Bulli
Pakta is a Peruvian and Japanese fusion restaurant that has opened this March 2013 in the bustling theatre district of Barcelona in Spain. Three Michelin Star clad chef Ferran Adria and his brother Albert launched with an estimated 35 dish Nikkei menu with ingeniously crafted plates of Japanese and Peruvian lip smacking flavours and techniques.
A team of international chefs from Japan (Kyoko Li), Argentina (Sebastian Mazzola) and Peru/Spain (Jorge Munoz Castro) are surely capable of making this happen.
Can you imagine how ceviche, tiraditos, ngiri, sashimi, and sushi mixed in with molecular gastronomy will taste when mixed together? Let’s taste ourselves at Pakta right next to Albert Adria’s other celebrated restaurants – 41 Degrees and Tickets.
Address: C/lerida no 5, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
Area: Montjuic & Poble Sec
Style: Trendy Sushi
Great fashionable sushi place!
For an Asian/Spanish fusion experience try the Asian tapas bar with chef Albert Raurich, former chef de cuisine at the world famous “El Bulli”, “Dos Palillios” (Carrer d’Elisabets, 11, www.dospalillos.com) at the “Hotel Casa Camper”; closed on Sunday and Monday.
Address: Passeig Gracia 119, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 93 238 7822
Price: Mains €10.- to €22.-
Patagonia Beef & Wine
Style: Argentinean Beef & Wine
Great Argentinean steak for all meat lovers within walking distance of the Placa de Catalunya; from the outside the restaurant looks nothing special but ones entering you find yourself in a relaxing and warm atmosphere.
The food is top quality and very flavorsome
Address: Gran Vía de les Corts Catalanes 660, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 93 304 37 35
Price: Mains €25.- to €50.-
Quimet & Quimet
A secret gem…best tapas in Barcelona; known for their montaditos composted of “conservas” (canned and preserved food).
Address: Calle Poeta Cabanyes 25, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
Area: Montjuic & Poble Sec
Phone: +34 93 442 3142
Price: Tapas starting at €4.-
Style: Fine Dining With Carme Ruscalleda
The energetic and loving Carme Ruscalleda with her awarde restaurant “Sant Pau” which is located around one hour drive from Barcelona is the only woman in Spain who received three Michelin stars; she only uses the highest quality from fresh seasonal products of he region; the atmopshere of an old Maresme villa, which looks out onto the garden over the blue sea.
The restaurant is open for lunch from 13:30pm – 15:30pm and for dinner from 9pm – 11pm. Sunday and Monday, all day. Thursday: closed at midday. The restaurant is closed the first three weeks of May & November
Address: Carrer de Ignasi Mas Morell, 9, 08395 San Pol de Mar, Spain
Area: San Pol de Mar
Phone: +34 93 760 06 62
Style: Avant-garde Delightful Tapas by Fernan Adria
Famous Catalan chef and restaurateur Fernan Adria presents Tickets Restaurant where diners can enjoy a great culinary experience sampling flavourful tapas style Catalan fare and Nikkei Cuisine.
The ambiance here is quite lively; diners may feel like they’re at an outdoor market that has several food stalls. There’s even an outdoor dining area. Chef Adria will unfortunately not be cooking but he will be on the pass to make sure that everything coming out of the kitchen will be exquisite. Jamon de toro, spiced tomato tartare, liquid payoyo cheese ravioli, bonito with jelly garlic sauce – these are just some of the must try playful dishes on the menu. The Camarote de los Marx bar offers contemporary delish cocktails and also leads to other tapas stalls. There’s another stall dedicated to locally brewed beers.
Tickets is open for lunch from 1 – 3:30 pm and dinner from 7- 11:30 pm (closed Sun/Mon) Book weeks in advance via their only booking option via their website.