Smack bang in the middle of the bustling Boqueria market lies this small tapas bar. A favorite among the locals, El Quim de la Boqueria is known for its fabulous Catalonian breakfast offerings. Mouth-watering fare like Tortillas, Sautéed Squid (with garlic, olive oil and eggs), Lamb Strips (in dark beer) and lots more are available at reasonable prices. So grab one of the available seats and enjoy your drink with Chef Joaquin Márquez Durán's delicious offerings.
A revered culinary establishment of the city, Senyor Parellada celebrates Catalan cuisine. Gracefully decorated, the restaurant's interior is a tribute to the place's colonial roots. Furnished to entertain larger parties, the hotel's courtyard is filled with an amber hue emanating from august chandeliers that accentuate the exquisite art adorning every wall. The menu replicates the grace of the decor through quintessential dishes served with thoughtfulness. Fresh from the ocean, the seafood-laden paella is a must try here closely followed by the meaty duck breast or pork cheek.
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.
Built in the early 1900s, Quimet & Quimet is still the star of the Poble Sec district. This restaurant has preserved its traditional and welcoming atmosphere. They serve delicious freshly made tapas, like razor clams, prawn with caviar and foie gras on crackers. Grab a spot at one of the tall tables and order a taste of everything, including the wine. There's a fantastic wine cellar with both international and local vintages.
When in Barcelona, tapas are a culinary ritual. Head to La Pepita for some of the best kind in the city. Owners Sergio and Sofia are the hosts with the most at this lovely tapas bar. Engage in conversation while availing top recommendations from the affordable menu. On offer are delicious contemporary renditions of the Spanish staple; grilled artichokes, chicken croquettes, lamb with hummus, foie gras dishes and salted cod. Enhance your experience with regional wine and homemade digestif shots. The laid-back vibe and lively energy of the place is quintessential of the city's infectious buzz.
Located right next to the luxurious and grand Hotel Arts Barcelona and overlooking the spectacular Barceloneta beach, lies the wonderful Opium Barcelona. This is a restaurant, bar, lounge and nightclub, all rolled into one. While the restaurant boasts of a unique Euro-Asian cuisine, the bar offers a delightful range of Spanish wines and other spirits. Come here for a distinctly elegant dining experience with your loved ones or to dance the night away to some of the best tracks spun by leading DJs.
As it's next door to Teatre Tívoli a lot of theater-goers drop in for a drink before or after the show. In winter, the glass-covered terrace attracts the crowds as well. It's a busy old-fashioned traditional café with a faintly literary atmosphere as people sit and talk and read while they drink and snack. Another famous landmark nearby is the Radio Barcelona building where Spain's first commercial radio transmissions started more than 75 years ago.
Located at the intersection of Passeig de Gràcia and Carrer de Casp, this little restaurant has a very touristy ambiance. Prices on the higher side, the food served here mostly consists of Spanish preparations and tapas. The staff is polite, and attentive at all times. Since it is located in one of the famous neighborhoods of the city, it tends to see huge crowds during service timings. The food served is of decent quality and taste.
Specializing in Mediterranean cuisine, Trobador Braseria Mediterránea brings alive the rich flavors of traditional Spanish recipes. If visiting in a group, choose from their special pre-fixed menus, that will take your palate on a Mediterranean journey, from appetizers to desserts. The ambience of the restaurant is simple, yet vibrant; tables, chairs and lounges are neatly set on Tudor-patterned floor, surrounded by blue walls embellished with colorful paintings. Located near the Plaza Catalunya, Trobador Braseria Mediterránea Rambla boasts a prime location in the tourist hub of the city.
Located on Passeig de Gràcia, they offer Basque pinchos (tapas) and montaditos (like canapés) for a small amount. You can get an idea of the fare on offer by having a look at the big informative boards with pictures on both sides at the entrance. Decorated in wood, there is a big central bar where the products are displayed. It is full of tourists, locals and workers from the nearby offices. Try the first floor, where it is a bit quieter. They also have an outdoor terrace on the pavement, where you can watch all the people go by.
Konig offers a variety of options such as sandwiches, burgers, salads and tapas. Everything on the menu is made from ingredients brought from the city of Banyoles. The restaurant is most famous for their delectable burgers and German sausages. They also offer a selection of domestic and international beers.
This restaurant is a branch of a chain specialized in grilled dishes. They serve traditional Catalan Pà Amb Tomàquet (big slices of bread rubbed with tomatoes and seasoned with garlic, salt and olive oil), with all sorts of Iberian sausages. With rustic decor, the place has all sorts of customers who come to enjoy scrambled egg and mushrooms, meat and roast eggplant with cheese, among other appetizing dishes. The service is friendly and efficient, even when the place is packed. All the branches are well known and very popular.