Barcelona restaurants

Top Choice Gastronomy in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Enigma

Resembling a 3D art installation, this conceptual offering from the famed Adrià brothers is a 40-course tour de force of cutting-edge gastronomy across six dining spaces. A meal takes 3½ hours and includes customise…
Top Choice Modern European in L'Eixample

Lasarte

One of the preeminent restaurants in Barcelona – and the city's first to gain three Michelin stars – Lasarte is overseen by lauded chef Martín Berasategui. From Duroc pig's trotters with quince to squid tartare with…
Top Choice Modern European in L'Eixample

Disfrutar

Disfrutar ('Enjoy' in Catalan) is among the city's finest restaurants, with two Michelin stars. Run by alumni of Ferran Adrià's game-changing (now closed) El Bulli restaurant, nothing is as it seems, such as black a…
Top Choice Mexican in Barceloneta, the Waterfront & El Poblenou

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 chargrilled octopus and cochinita pibil (slow-…
Top Choice Tapas in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Tickets

A flamboyant affair playing with circus images and theatre lights, this is one of the sizzling tickets in the restaurant world: a Michelin-starred tapas bar opened by Ferran Adrià, of the legendary (since closed) El…
Top Choice Seafood in Barceloneta, the Waterfront & El Poblenou

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 Tapas in L'Eixample

Tapas 24

Hotshot chef Carles Abellán runs this basement tapas haven known for its gourmet versions of old faves. Highlights include the bikini (toasted ham and cheese sandwich – here the ham is cured and the truffle makes al…
Top Choice Bistro in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

Agust Gastrobar

Set up by two French chefs (one of whom trained under Gordon Ramsay), Agust occupies a fabulous mezzanine space with timber beams, exposed brick and textured metro tiles. Baby scallops with seaweed butter and prawn-…
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 (squid) in this bottle-lined, standing-room-only place, but it is a treat for…
Top Choice Seafood in Barceloneta, the Waterfront & El Poblenou

La Barra de Carles Abellan

Catalan chef Carles Abellán's stunning glass-encased, glossy-tiled restaurant celebrates seafood in tapas such as pickled octopus and fried oyster with salmon roe. Even more show-stopping are the mains: grilled razo…