Restaurant 7 Portes

Seafood in Barceloneta, the Waterfront & El Poblenou

Founded in 1836 as a cafe, then converted into a restaurant in 1929, 7 Portes has a grand setting beneath arches, and exudes an old-world atmosphere with its tiles, mirrors, beams and plaques naming luminaries – such as Orson Welles – who have passed through. Paella is the speciality (including one-person options), or try the gran plat de marisc (‘big seafood plate’).