Restaurants

Top Choice Spanish in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

La Vinateria del Call

In a magical setting in the former Jewish quarter, this tiny jewel-box of a restaurant serves up tasty Iberian dishes including Galician octopus, cider-cooked chorizo and the Catalan escalivada (roasted peppers, aub…
Top Choice Catalan in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Cafè de l’Acadèmia

Expect a mix of traditional Catalan dishes with the occasional creative twist. At lunchtime, local city hall workers pounce on the menú del día (€15.75). In the evening it is rather more romantic, as low lighting em…
Japanese in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Koy Shunka

Down a narrow lane north of the cathedral, Koy Shunka opens a portal to exquisite dishes from the East – mouth-watering sushi, sashimi, seared Wagyu beef and flavour-rich seaweed salads are served alongside inventiv…
International in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Ocaña

A flamboyant but elegantly designed space of high ceilings, chandeliers and plush furnishings, Ocaña blends late-night carousing with serious eating. The Spanish and Catalan dishes are given a creative and successfu…
International in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Milk

Also known to many as an enticing cocktail spot, Irish-run Milk’s key role for Barcelona night owls is providing morning-after brunches (served till 4.30pm). Avoid direct sunlight and tuck into pancakes, eggs Benedi…
Tapas in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Belmonte

This tiny tapas joint in the southern reaches of Barri Gòtic whips up beautifully prepared small plates – including an excellent truita (tortilla), rich patatons a la sal (salted new potatoes with romesco sauce) and…
Cafe in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Federal

Don't be intimidated by the industrial chic, the sea of open MacBooks or the stack of design mags – this branch of the Poble Sec Federal mothership is incredibly welcoming, with healthy, hearty and good-value food. …
Tapas in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

La Plata

Tucked away on a narrow lane near the waterfront, La Plata is a humble but well-loved bodega that serves just three plates: pescadito frito (small fried fish), butifarra (sausage) and tomato salad. Add in the drinka…
Catalan in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Can Culleretes

Founded in 1786, Barcelona's oldest restaurant is still going strong, with tourists and locals flocking here to enjoy its rambling interior, old-fashioned tile-filled decor and enormous helpings of traditional Catal…
Catalan in La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

Opera Samfaina

A surreal sensory experience deep in the bowels of the Liceu opera house. Enter through the Vermuteria, a tenebrous tapas bar, and then either head to the Odissea – a shared table, surrounded by audiovisuals – for a…