Bar Cañete offers delicious and elegant tapas, some of the very best in Barcelona. The scallops served with Iberian ham and tenderloin and their steak tartar are absolute must-tries. Have your pick from a selection of fine wines to accompany your meal - including, but not limited to red and sparkling wines directly from Spain - and immerse yourself in the sophisticated setting.
Located within the Hotel Arts Barcelona, Enoteca is a top class restaurant featuring a rich, Mediterranean menu. A lavish meal awaits you at this well decked eatery. Spacious interiors ornamented with an inviting decor create a 'one of its kind' ambiance at this place. The food served is exquisite, but the range of wines served here steals the show. At Enoteca, you will find an impeccable selection of more than five hundred international wines. What more can you expect? The well trained staff at the restaurant ensures you spend an unforgettable time at the Enoteca. Check website for details.
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.
Coure, located in the hip district of Gracia, is a must-see for any foodie looking to explore traditional Catalan cuisine with a masterful twist. The chef and owner Albert Ventura has created a menu consisting of small, elegant dishes with a flair for the unique. Many Catalan staples like sardines, tuna and fresh vegetables are used in the menu but in unpredictable ways to please the diner's palette. The restaurant also offers a great wine menu to pair with the delicious tasting menu. The decor is light, minimalist and airy.
Well known for his take on Catalan cuisine, Chef Jordi Vilà showcases his skills at Alkimia. A regular stop for food connoisseurs, it bears his trademark style with innovative ingredients and methods that compile a unique Catalan meal. Start with peas with cuttlefish and move on to the Ñoras rice with saffron and fresh langoustine. Then, indulge in the Artichoke salad with Iberian ham. A Prix-fixe menu is also provided to diners in a dilemma. Experience the distinct texture and flavor of each ingredient in the dishes that lend their magic to make the meal memorable.
When in Barcelona, tapas is a must-do on itineraries. Located in Eixample, Ciudad Condal is a popular choice among locals and patrons for its tapas variety and laid-back vibe. Share a small plate of grilled prawns, fried squid rings or patatas bravas. Their Montaditos, Spanish toasted bread with toppings, deserves a special mention. The outdoor patio at this tapas bar is a great dining spot during summer.
Serving as a reflection of Barcelona's cultural and social life, El Nacional Barcelona is must-visit restaurant. Housed in a historic building, the eatery is divided into four separate restaurants. Each section is unique and different, highlighting Barcelona's culinary scene with La Taperia which serves traditional tapas, La Llotja offers fish specialties, La Braseria which specializes in meat dishes and La Paradeta, a wine bar. The vintage touches throughout the space add to the charm.
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.
Els Quatre Gats is a historic restaurant known for its exquisite atmosphere and appetizing meals. It was the favorite diner of avant-garde artists and intellectuals in the early 20th Century. It is famous for having been frequented by Picasso, Gaudí, Issac Albeniz and other popular figures. The menu ranges from tapas and sandwiches at the bar and elaborate and expensive meals available in the restaurant. The establishment has its own newspaper with articles about the art of cooking as well as the plastic arts. The authentic interiors create a vibrant atmosphere.
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.
Chef Ruscadella has been awarded a total of five Michelin stars for her exquisite cuisine in previous restaurants, more than any other female chef. She takes her unique take on Spanish cuisine to this beautiful restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental. Diners can enjoy the beautifully lit space inside, or if the weather is good, enjoy their meal on the terrace. The food is a mix of unexpected flavor combinations that manages to be restrained and allow the flavors to speak for themselves. Desserts are an event on their own - in order to enjoy them best, diner should order them at the beginning of the meal and save plenty of room for them.