- Home to tapas bars and top-notch restaurants aplenty, Barcelona offers a delicious selection of cuisine to suit the budgets of all diners. To find out more about some of Barcelona’s best restaurants, we asked for your help over on our Hostelworld.com Facebook page and here’s what you told us...
La Paradeta is recommended by: Ferran Salcedo Sicilia and Stefania Rebora.
At this chain of self-service shellfish restaurants you can pick out your own shellfish and seafood including oysters, crab, lobster and calamari. Prices depend on the weight of the fish you pick out.
Location: Various locations.
Tapaç 24 is recommended by: Sarah Sioli.
This modern-looking restaurant pays homage to old-school tapas bars by offering a selection of traditional tapas dishes. It also serves up breakfasts, appetisers and plenty more. Seating is provided in the bar area and also out on the terrace.
Location: C/ Diputació, 269.
Opening hours: Mon-St 9am-12am, closed Sundays.
Juan Manuel Cortés Navarro says:
Ra, just behind the Boquería Market
Located behind Barcelona’s famous La Boqueria market, Ra offers a great selection of affordable dishes. These include salads, lasagne and plenty more. Seating fills up quickly as it’s a pretty popular spot.
Location: Plaça de la Gardunya, 3.
Opening hours: Daily 1.30pm-4pm & 9pm-12am.
Les Quinze Nits
Paulo Tito Silva says:
Les Quinze Nits at Placa Reial
Les Quinze Nits is also recommended by: Clémence Jouy and Andreu Mas.
Specialising in Mediterranean cuisine, Les Quinze Nits serves up a great selection of dishes including pasta favourites like cannelloni. A mouth-watering array of desserts are also available.
Location: Placa Real, 6.
Opening hours: 1pm-3.45pm & 8.30pm-11.30pm.
Rosa del Raval
Rafael Andrade da Cruz says:
rosa del raval... mexican food in raval, very close to the macba
Dine in the funky Rosa del Raval restaurant and you’ll be surrounded by bright colours, Mexican kitsch and Latin American music. The food here, which is prepared by native Mexican chefs, includes nachos, tacos, quesadillas, fresh guacamole and plenty more. Traditional cocktails and Mexican beers also appear on the menu.
Location: Carrer dels Àngels, 6.
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 1pm-1am, Fri-Sat 1pm-2am.
La Fonda is recommended by: Su Chew Lee, Dulce Maria Tapia and Daniel Ayala.
On the menu here you’ll find a varied selection of dishes including Spanish favourites like paella. English menus are available and a set menu of the day is also provided.
Location: Passatge Escudellers, 1.
El Rey de la Gamba
Elena Boschetti says:
el rey de la gamba 1 circa el mar a la barceloneta!! paella & sangria!!
El Ray de la Gamba specialises in Mediterranean cuisine and seafood. On the menu you’ll find crab, lobster, shrimp, clams, octopus and lots more. Outdoor seating is available.
Location: Pº de Joan de Borbó, 46.
Carla Sadofsky says:
Salamanca..they have 3 little adorable restaurants one close to the other..great food. really cheap..last time i was there a whole menu was 10 EUR. But it is also really crowded, and you have to pay attention not to be taken to the "tourist" part of the restaurant, that is a bit more expensive and doesn't include the menu of the day.
Salamanca is also recommended by: David Pando and Roch Christopher.
The Salamanca restaurants offer a great selection of fresh fish and seafood, while also allowing diners to try top Iberian meats like jamón plus plenty of cheeses and more.
Dana Kuan says:
La Bombeta - get the Chipirones!
Located in the Barceloneta area of the city, La Bombeta is a popular tapas bar. The speciality here is ‘bombas’, which are deep fried balls of mashed potatoes. Here you’ll also be able to sample a succulent selection of seafood including mussels and calamari.
Location: Maquinista 3.
Opening hours: Thurs-Tues 10am-12am.
Els quatre gats
David Pando says:
great place "els quatre gats"
Els quatre gats is also recommended by: Carla Mota, Allison Newton and Enid Echeverria.
Traditional Catalan cuisine is served at this restaurant which dates back as far as 1897. In either of the two dining areas, customers can sample dishes like grilled prawns, onion soup, veal, stewed rabbit and plenty more.
Location: C/ De Montsió, 3.
Taverna El Glop
Kevin Antunes says:
Taverna El Glop in the Grácia neighbourhood. There are several nice restaurants around.
Styled after a traditional Catalan tavern, it’s no surprise that this restaurant offers a selection of Catalan dishes. On the menu here you’ll find dishes like fish soup, Iberian sausages, veal, rabbit and lots more. A selection of wines are also available.
Location: Sant Lluís, 24.
Opening hours: Daily from 1pm-4pm & 8pm-1am.
Maja Loncar says:
Sinatra..just around the corner from Plaza Reial...superb tapas and great house wine at normal prices...great music to go with it, nice place
Spread out over two floors, this restaurant offers a selection of tapas dishes plus Mediterranean fusion cooking. Tapas dishes include squid rings and prawn risotto, while other dishes available include a selection of salads, crayfish, stuffed chicken breast, steak and plenty more.
Location: Carrer Heures 4-10.
Opening hours: Daily 6.35pm-12am.
Yann Capanni says:
Cada vez que voy a Barcelona approvecho el ristorante "los caracoles"
Los Caracoles is also recommended by: Nuno Pinto.
Family run for four generations, this restaurant has a number of different dining areas plus its own grill room. The menu features a large variety of meat and fish dishes including jamón and paella.
Location: C/ Escudellers 14.
7 Portes is recommended by: Monica Milanese.
7 Portes has existed on the Barcelona restaurant scene for over 170 years. This restaurant is made up of a number of different rooms and offers quite a varied menu. A selection of paella dishes, different types of cannelloni, oysters, salt cod, lamb chops and much more can be enjoyed here. Those with a sweet tooth will also enjoy the wide variety of desserts featured on the menu.
Location: Pg. Isabel II, 14.
Opening hours: Daily 1pm-1am.
Erasmus Lista Ruso says:
Shoko Restaurant and Lounge. I have travelled to many countries and I never knew where is the party. I'm Argentine and I now live in Barcelona going to party with Erasmus people. Free Pass to Shoko Discoteque & Hyde Club where you can have dinner or take the coffee or drink and later dance. These are the better places to meet and make foreign friends enjoying the Barcelona night.
Both chic restaurant and happening club, Shoko is a very popular spot. The restaurant serves up a mixture of Asian and Mediterranean dishes including sushi, curries, steak, noodle dishes and more.
Location: Paseo Maritimo de la Barceloneta 36.
Carissa Choh says:
Bubo in Barri Gothic! Great food complimented with great service - the staff opened up the other store just for us to buy some goodies back home!
While it also serves up sandwiches and other savoury fare, Bubo is most well-known for its award winning desserts. These include everything from petit fours to pastries plus cakes and individual desserts. All the offerings here are beautifully colourful and intricately crafted.
Location: C/ Caputxes, 10.
Martin Viñes says:
GAUCHOS... the best by far!
Gauchos is an Argentinean steakhouse style restaurant so meat is pretty prominent on the menu. A comprehensive wine list is also offered.
Location: C/ Aragó, 235.
El Cafe d’en Victor
Leslie Van Der Hoek says:
EL CAFE D'EN VICTOR Took me some time to find it again, but google maps is always there, walked in the streets again ;)
Here you’ll find a great variety of dishes including seafood, chicken or vegetable paellas, veal, steak, monkfish and tuna. A full selection of red and white wines is also available. The restaurant offers a set price daily menu where you get three courses for €16.
Location: C/ Tapinería, 12.
Opening hours: Daily from 12pm-12am.