Restaurant 7 Portes

Seafood in Barceloneta, the Waterfront & El Poblenou

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