Favorite Restaurants & Bars In Barcelona

Now that you’ve read my Ultimate Barcelona City Guide and you’ve made it to this page, you’re wondering where to eat? Well, I wrote this blog about my Favorite Restaurants & Bars in Barcelona to help you decide. Of course there are a million restaurants I haven’t explored yet but you can follow the inspirational food instagram accounts:
 @barcelonafoodguide & @barcelonafoodexperience

Also, during lunch time many restaurant have “Menu del día” which usually includes an appetizer, entree and dessert & drink/coffee for typically around 10€ – 15€. You can find a list of the popular ones here.

Favorite Restaurants

Cerveceria Catalana
Carrer de Mallorca, 236, 08008 Barcelona
Mon – Sun 9am – 1:30am
This is one of my favorite places to go to and is a must. Keep in mind, it gets busy around 2-3:30ish and 8-11pm so avoid going around those hours. Make sure to order the huevos cabreados,  jamon croquettes, steak with foie and sangria.

Can Paixano – Cash Only
Carrer de la Reina Cristina, 7, 08003 Barcelona
Mon – Sat 9am – 10:30 pm
People say you haven’t experienced Barcelona until you’ve been here. Fair warning – it’s a tiny hole in the wall. It will be crowded so don’t be intimidated. You have to squeeze your way to the front. Order their chorizo mixed plate, and the Rosé Cava. I recommend you take some bottles back home to the states. There’s a separate kiosk for bottles to go and it costs less than 3€.

can paisano standing bar in barcelona

El Nacional – Used to be a parking lot and they turned it into this! It’s a great place to have drinks and there are plenty of restaurants to choose from
Passeig De Gracià, 24, Barcelona, 08007
Open 12pm – 2am, Weekends 12pm – 3am

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La Fonda
Carrer dels Escudellers, 10, Barcelona, 08002
+34 933 01 75 15
Open 12:30 pm – 11:30 pm
There are 2 locations. I went to the one in Gotic. La Fonda is a great tapas restaurant with good quality ingredients and NOT OVERPRICED. Did I mention you can make reservations here as well??

La Paradeta – Fresh seafood – just tell the chef how you want it cooked. There are several locations. Best time to go is during lunch.

Teresa Carles – Vegetarian and vegan friendly
Carrer de Jovellanos, 2, 08001 Barcelona
Mon – Sun 9:30am – 11:30pm
Amazing weekly vegetarian choices and cold pressed juice.

Hawker 45 – Asian fusion restaurant
Carrer de Casp, 45, 08010 Barcelona
Mon – Sat 1 pm – 4pm, 8pm – 11pm

best asian fusion restaurant in barcelona hawker 45

La Pizza Del Sortidor – best pizza from Naples, Italy – CASH ONLY
Carrer Blasco de Garay, 46, 08004 Barcelona
Sun – Sat 8pm – 12am, Thurs – Sunday 1 pm – 4 pm
On Tuesdays & Wednesday all pizzas are 8€

PIzza Del Sortidor barcelona napoli style pizza

Asador De Aranda – There are a couple locations. This particular one is super nice!
Carrer de Londres, 94, 08036 Barcelona
Mon – Saturday 1pm – 4:30pm, 8pm – 12am
Sunday 1pm – 4:30pm
Go here if you want to eat traditional Spanish “Cochinillo” which is baby suckling pig. Don’t let the pics fool you. The skin is so crispy and the meat so tender. Lamb is also excellent!

Bo de B
Carrer de la Fusteria, 14, 08002 Barcelona
Mon – Thurs – 12pm – 12am, Fri – Sat 12pm – 1am
Cheap eats – great huge sandwiches for really cheap.

Carrer Mercaders, 10, 08003 Barcelona – (near Las Ramblas)
Mon – Sun 12pm – 12am
Great lunch menu – 3 course meal – 14.90€, 9 course meal for 29.90€ (2 people min)

Makamaka Beach Burger Cafe – feeling like a burger? This is the spot to be.
Passeig de Joan de Borbó, 76
Mon – Thu, Sun 11am – 1:30 am, Fri – Sat 11am – 2:30am
Beautiful outdoor eating area and great for people watching

Brunch & Cake – there are many locations
Carer Enric Granados, 19, 08007 Barcelona
Mon – Sun 9am – 9:30 pm
From Sweet to Savory – huge portions!

Chok – for dessert!!
Carrer de Carme, 3, Barcelona
Mon – Sun 8am – 9pm
Cronuts, donuts, you name it.

Favorite Bars

Carrer De Rera Palau, 4
Opens everyday from 7pm – 2:30am
Top rated speakeasy in Barcelona. I’ve taken all my friends here and they love it. My favorite drink: Great Gatsby

interior of paradiso barcelona speakeasy

Collage Arts & Cocktails Social Club
Carrer dels Consellers, 4
Opens everyday from 7pm – 2:30am

collage bar speakeasy barcelona

Dr. Stravinsky
Carrer dels Mirallers, 5
Opens every day from 7pm – 2:30am

dr stravinsky barcelona speakeasy

Other Restaurants/Nightlife

Interested in higher end restaurants and nightclubs? Check it out here!

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