Be ready for a long wait if you intend to dine at Tickets in Barcelona as this is one of the most popular resto-bars in the city. This trendy restaurant owes its popularity in part to the Michelin star chef Ferran Adrià and to the globally influenced menu that comprises tapas and other Spanish delicacies. Whether it's the savory rabbit ribs or the tasty oysters and slices of tuna belly, Tickets will leave you satiated with the variety of treats offered. Finish your meal with a glass of wine or cava. This acclaimed restaurant is an ultimate dining experience you should not miss out on. Reservations are highly recommended.
Abac Restaurant is located in the Abac Hotel and shouldn't be missed. While each table is covered with a white cloth and a single flower of the same color, this restaurant is bustling with conversation and outgoing service. Chef Jordi Cruz cooks up bold creative cuisine, with dishes ranging from Artichokes and Foie Gras to Baby Goat Roasted with Kalamata Olives. The avant-garde menu is known to change often, providing its regulars with variety and always maintaining its delicious flavor.
This established seafood restaurant in the El Poblenou district has preserved much of its old-fashioned charm. Els Pescadors upholds a very high reputation in Barcelona, and has received many culinary awards. It serves market-fresh cuisine with flair and creativity. As its name, Els Pescadors ('The Fishermen') suggests, you should stick with the delicious fish and shellfish dishes, which range from simple steamed mussels to an elaborate cod salad with puff pastry. Seat yourself on an old marble-topped table surrounded by antiques and a few timely reminders that you're next to a modern Olympic Village.
Shoko offers guests the best of both worlds: restaurant and a nightclub. In the restaurant, you will be spoiled with the freshest ingredients, artfully prepared and served in this elegant lounge setting. An delectable amalgamation of Mediterranean and Asian culinary traditions will delight your taste buds without breaking the bank. After your decadent dinner, you can enjoy drinks, dance and party till the wee hours of dawn at the Shoko club.
Run by José Monje, this highly popular restaurant offers carefully prepared Catalan cuisine from a menu that changes according to the season. It's popular among the city's powerful politicians and financiers and makes a great venue for doing business. Some of the attractions include an extensive wine list, a wood-fired oven, excellent service, and a special, daily changing four-course menu and dessert. Decorated in the best modernist style, you'll feel cushioned from the world outside in this exclusive and elegant setting. You can even reserve a private dining area for extra privacy.
Just down the street from the Condes de Barcelona Hotel is its famous restaurant, Lasarte. Reserve a table here and see why it is arguably the most sought-after eatery in town. Taste the delicacies that the chefs skilfully put together, usually consisting of Catalan specialties that the country is known for. The interesting list of deserts also needs a special mention. Located in the heart of the city, opposite the Gaudi Pedrera, this 18th-century structure is worth a visit, both for its food and ambience.