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.
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.
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.
Set along the intersection of Pau Claris and Gran Via de Les Catalanes, Elephant Restaurant & Lounge is probably the only dining establishment in the heart of Barcelona to infuse Mediterranean and Asian cuisine with one another. The restaurant's ambiance is unlike any other in both look and feel, with its elaborate antique wooden furnishings, opulent fabrics, plush sofas, sleek hardwood floors, and shimmering bronze embellishments. The food only elevates your dining experience with its novel flavors, and contemporary presentations, and pleasing textures. Make sure to order the Shrimps Pink Ceviche with Pineapple and Tiger's milk as it is one of their stand-out dishes.
L'Ovella Negra is a well-known beer hall that attracts a young crowd of international students and travelers. Its name translates to "Black Sheep", and the original and more noteworthy of its two locations is on a small side-street off Las Ramblas. With darts, pool and long wooden tables that can accommodate up to a dozen people, it is no wonder why this joint is always packed. The cheap pitchers of beer, delicious pints of sangria, and rustic atmosphere keep the nights going late. This is a great place to go with a large group of friends or to meet new one.
Located just steps away from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Kasparo Restaurant is a great place to find yourself on a sunny day in Barcelona. The much-coveted terrace is a favorite among locals and tourists for its perfect people-watching perch and airy atmosphere. The menu is written on a blackboard outside and changes daily depending on the season and popularity of the dishes. The beer and wine list gives guests a great opportunity to try out local breweries and wineries while basking in the sun.
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.
Dos Palillos, which means "two chopsticks" in Spanish, is a trendy Asian fusion, Tapas bar. The sleek design with its open kitchen makes for a fun and different tapas experience including watching the skilled chef's work their magic tableside. Menu items include tapas like char siew bao, chicken yakitori, meat gyoza and Vietnamese summer rolls. If you love dining in the tapeo style but with a twist, Dos Palillos is a must visit in Barcelona.
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.