Restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Barceloneta & the Waterfront

Oaxaca

Chef Joan Bagur trained in Mexico for a decade under traditional cooks, and has his own garden of Mexican plants, which supplies ingredients for culinary creations like coyoacán (roast corn with chilli ash) and coch…
Top Choice Seafood in Barceloneta & the Waterfront

La Barra de Carles Abellán

Catalan chef Carles Abellán's stunning glass-encased, glossy-tiled restaurant celebrates seafood in tapas such as pickled octopus, mini anchovy omelettes and fried oyster with salmon roe. Even more show-stopping are…
Top Choice Seafood in Barceloneta & the Waterfront

Can Solé

Behind imposing wooden doors, this elegant restaurant with white-clothed tables and white-jacketed waiters has been serving seafood since 1903, and is now run by the fourth generation of owners. Freshly landed seafo…
Top Choice Catalan in Barceloneta & the Waterfront

Can Recasens

One of El Poblenou's most romantic settings, Can Recasens hides a warren of warmly lit rooms full of oil paintings, flickering candles, fairy lights and baskets of fruit. The food is outstanding, with a mix of salad…
Top Choice Seafood in Barceloneta & the Waterfront

Minyam

Billowing with smoke beneath a tajine-like metal lid, smouldering herbs infuse the rice of Minyam's signature Vulcanus (smoked seafood paella with squid ink). Tapas dishes at this stylish, contemporary El Poblenou r…
Tapas in Barceloneta & the Waterfront

El 58

This French-Catalan place serves imaginative, beautifully prepared tapas dishes: codfish balls with romesco sauce, scallop ceviche, tartiflette (cheese, ham and potato casserole), salmon tartare. Solo diners can tak…
Mediterranean in Barceloneta & the Waterfront

Torre d'Alta Mar

Head 75m skyward to the top of the 1929-built Teleférico del Puerto cable-car tower Torre de Sant Sebastià, and take a ringside seat for 360-degree views of the harbour, beaches, city and mountains. Menu highlights …
Ice Cream in Barceloneta & the Waterfront

Eyescream & Friends

This contemporary white space is the flagship store of Barcelona's hip ice-treat innovator Eyescream & Friends, whose name reflects the cute, creature-like candy 'eyes' that adorn its swirls of shaved ice cream.…
Seafood in Barceloneta & the Waterfront

Barraca

Opening to an elevated terrace, this buzzing space has mesmerising views over the Mediterranean – a key reference point in the all-organic dishes served here. Start off with a cauldron of chilli-infused clams, cockl…
Seafood in Barceloneta & the Waterfront

Can Ros

The fifth generation is now at the controls of this immutable seafood favourite, which first opened in 1908. In a restaurant where the decor is a reminder of simpler times, there’s a straightforward guiding principl…