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.
Founded by Tomàs Sirvent Pla and now managed by his son, this Horchatería is considered one of the best in Barcelona. Their Horchata de Chufa (tiger nut milk) is made the traditional Valencian way, a time-consuming process. The result is a unique and deliciously refreshing drink. Horchatería Sirvent also serves ice cream, sherbets and ice-drinks. You can sit down in the simple and modest interior or order a take away.
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.
The brainchild of chef Jordi Cruz, ABaC Restaurant boasts stunning interiors with large windows overlooking a beautiful garden, ebony and oak furnishings, gold and silver décor, and oval tables with satin and lace textiles that give it a rustic yet elegant finish. The menu is an eclectic blend of traditional and creative Spanish cuisine made with freshly sourced ingredients. Specialties on the tasting menu include Oyster marinated in Apple Kombucha, Fried Squid, and decadent homemade desserts. An elaborate wine cellar at the restaurant features flavorful wines from all around the world that can be paired with the dishes.
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.
This eatery has been in business since 1836 and has built up a loyal clientele that always packs the place. It serves traditional Catalan cuisine, with a few good ideas from Cantabria and Galicia thrown in. Try the Mixed Steamed Vegetables or Butifarra Amb Mongetes (sausage with beans). Follow that with one of their famous rice dishes, such as Arròs A Banda (like a two-course paella) or Arròs Negre (rice cooked in squid's ink).
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.
Picadero-5 is a family-friendly restaurant serving delicious Mediterranean specials. They serve savory tapas as well as breakfast and lunch specials. Everything on the menu is created using only fresh ingredients, which are locally sourced. The ambiance at Picadero-5 is very friendly and lively and suitable for hosting various private events.