An award winning and Michelin star restaurant, Hoja Santa is nothing short of a gastronomical delight. Cooked with extreme perfection and flair, the food looks like it's photoshopped on your plate. The Mexican flavors on the palate and the lingering thought of tasting such phenomenally served food makes this place a must visit while in Barcelona.This restaurant has a very unconventional seating where the tables are facing the kitchen and has a very classy European ambience. The menu includes pickled vegetables, smoked ceviche of white asparagus, prawn pepitoria as well as pumpkin seed palanqueta. Using traditional methods to make food with a modern twist, this is your go-to place if you are looking for authentic Mexican cuisine in Barcelona.
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.
Run by José Monje, this immensely-popular restaurant serves a wonderful range of signature dishes that are carefully-crafted the real Catalan way. Its immaculate reputation has transformed it into a firm favorite among the city's rich and famous. Some of the restaurant's main features include an extensive wine list, a wood-fired oven, top-end service, and a special four-course menu that changes each and every day. Decorated in the modernist style, you'll feel cushioned from the hustle and bustle outside in this exclusive and elegant setting. Guests can also reserve a private dining area if they wish to experience an intimate dining experience.
Huge, with lots of natural light and located in a pretty locality, Windsor is an elegant option for a meal out. The intimate and classy ambience is perfect for a romantic date or even a private celebration. Contemporary Catalan cuisine is served up, and is a delicious synthesis of new flavours and seasonal ingredients. Look out onto the garden and enjoy your meal in tranquillity.
Over the last 30 years, this restaurant on La Barceloneta beach has transformed itself from a simple snack bar to a much more sophisticated venue. It's now considered one of the best restaurants in the area. The menu is clear and simple: fresh seafood of impeccable quality along with signature paellas and decadent home-made desserts. The wine list offers a wide range from bargain bottles to fine vintages from Rioja and Navarra. There's also a cigar and liqueur menu.
This restaurant, nestled atop the 75-meter-high (246 feet) Torre de Sant Sebastián cable-car tower, is more a spectacular vantage point than any eatery. A predominantly seafood menu is cooked in traditional Catalan style and the service is more than satisfactory. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the city and the sea as you munch on delicacies like the duck foie gras terrine or rigatoni with mushrooms and sip on exquisite wines. Being an upscale luxury joint, it mostly serves high-profile customers. But if you do manage to get a reservation, you are sure to have the time of your life!
Located in the very heart of the city, on Las Ramblas, Bacco enjoys an enviable situation in Placa Catalunya. The charming restaurant is a true microcosm for Barcelona, blending an old-world charm and a true modern outlook. Mediterranean dishes are served here, with a distinct nod towards regional recipes and ingredients. Seasonal fish and seafood preparations come highly recommended at Bacco, as does the extensive wine list.
La Lluna offers a mix of Spanish and Catalan cuisine to appease the hunger pangs. A warm and welcoming venue, the restaurant offers a pleasant time amid great food and drinks. Pre-set meals are offered to guests which feature many delightful dishes. The meat is succulent and well-cooked. Gluten-free options are also available. Private events can be organized here.
Brasserie Flo is a trendy fine-dine establishment located in downtown Barcelona. Established in 1982, this restaurant has captured one of the top spots when it comes to the best restaurants in the city, and features mainly French fare on its menu. They have several fixed menus that consist of French classics such as onion soup, scrambled shrimp, fideau, along with desserts such as Catalan creme brulee, lemon sorbet and rose wine. It is suggested that you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Betawi serves some amazing Indonesian influenced cuisine in a restaurant that spans two floors, making it ideal for larger groups. Inspite of its size, the restaurant has a cozy and intimate feel to it, making it ideal for couples as well. Sample dishes from their degustation menu if you're the kinds who would like to taste a bit of everything, or order a full plate if you're absolutely sure.
Located along the Rambla de Catalunya, Cachitos is a retro restaurant and bar with delicious tapas and sangria. Start on the bottom floor and enjoy a cocktail or two before heading upstairs for a meal you won't soon forget.
Keeping up with the lineage of the building it is set in and the theme of its hotel, Batuar is named after a pressing cotton machine. The colonial elegance with a hint of modernity is definitely in the league of Instagram and Pinterest. Besides its picture worthy decor, their Mediterranean cuisine with local flair is delightful to the palate. Fabulous cocktails await you at the gorgeous bar. They also have an exemplary selection of whiskey, gin, tequila, vodka and cognac, if you want something different.