Restaurants

Top Choice Catalan in Girona

El Celler de Can Roca

Ever-changing avant-garde takes on Catalan dishes have catapulted El Celler to global fame. Named the best restaurant in the world in 2015 by The World's 50 Best, each year brings new innovations from molecular gast…
Top Choice Catalan in Vilafranca del Penedès

Cal Ton

An evening of gastronomic wonder awaits at Cal Ton. From feather-light potato and prawn ravioli to spider crab rice, meals at this crisp, modern restaurant exhaust superlatives. Meanwhile the unpretentious yet knowl…
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 Catalan in Llívia

Can Ventura

Beautifully prepared Catalan food with a whisper of French flair. Aptly for a restaurant within a 1791 building, traditional Catalan flavours have pride of place, like grilled octopus, slow-cooked lamb and smoky tri…
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 Catalan in Puigcerdà

TapaNyam

Pair crisp sauvignon blanc with equally invigorating views at TapaNyam. Outdoor diners at this friendly restaurant can enjoy a panorama of Puigcerdà's slate rooftops and green meadows that stretch right to the Pyren…
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 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 Catalan in Vic

El Jardinet

This warm-hearted restaurant has been perfecting Catalan cuisine since 1980, making it one of the best choices in town. There's an exceedingly good choice of mains, including a tower of trinxat (potato and cabbage w…