Restaurants

Top Choice Modern European in La Sagrada Família & L'Eixample

Disfrutar

In its first few months of life, Disfrutar rose stratospherically to become the city's finest restaurant – book now while it's still possible to get a table. Run by alumni of Ferran Adrià's game-changing El Bulli re…
Top Choice Modern Spanish in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Tickets

This is one of the sizzling tickets in the restaurant world, a tapas bar opened by Ferran Adrià, of the legendary El Bulli, and his brother Albert. And unlike El Bulli, it's an affordable venture – if you can book a…
Top Choice Catalan in La Ribera

Casa Delfín

One of Barcelona's culinary delights, Casa Delfín is everything you dream of when you think of Catalan (and Mediterranean) cooking. Start with the tangy and sweet calçots (a cross between a leek and an onion; Februa…
Top Choice Tapas in La Sagrada Família & L'Eixample

Tapas 24

Carles Abellan, master of the now-defunct Comerç 24 in La Ribera, runs this basement tapas haven known for its gourmet versions of old faves. Specials include the bikini (toasted ham and cheese sandwich – here the h…
Top Choice Tapas in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Palo Cortao

Palo Cortao has a solid reputation for its beautifully executed seafood and meat dishes, served at fair prices. Highlights include octopus with white bean hummus, skirt steak with foie armagnac, and tuna tataki temp…
Top Choice Tapas in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Quimet i Quimet

Quimet i Quimet is a family-run business that has been passed down from generation to generation. There’s barely space to swing a calamar in this bottle-lined, standing-room-only place, but it is a treat for the pal…
Top Choice International in La Sagrada Família & L'Eixample

Cinc Sentits

Enter the realm of the ‘Five Senses’ to indulge in a jaw-dropping tasting menu consisting of a series of small, experimental dishes (there is no à la carte, although dishes can be tweaked to suit diners' requests). …
Top Choice Tapas in Barceloneta & the Waterfront

La Cova Fumada

There's no sign and the setting is decidedly downmarket, but this tiny, buzzing family-run tapas spot always packs in a crowd. The secret? Mouthwatering pulpo (octopus), calamar, sardines and 15 or so other small pl…
Top Choice International in La Ribera

El Atril

Aussie owner Brenden is influenced by culinary flavours from all over the globe, so while you'll see plenty of tapas (the patatas bravas are recommended for their homemade sauce), you'll also find kangaroo fillet, s…
Top Choice Catalan in Barceloneta & the Waterfront

Can Recasens

One of 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 salads, …