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Restaurants

One of the best ways to enjoy Barcelona is with your taste buds. You'll find an amazing gastronomic culture ranging from reasonably priced daily set menus to internationally renowned Michelin-starred restaurants, together with traditional and creative tapas and tasting platters, or a glass of vermouth and a snack on a terrace with views of the Mediterranean. Bon appétit!

Find the restaurants that offer take away or delivery services here.

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EL PRINCIPAL DE L'EIXAMPLE

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EL PRINCIPAL DE L'EIXAMPLE

Elegant restaurant inside a stately townhouse. Restaurant and private celebrations. Dining rooms, music room, courtyard and garden and library. Catalan and Mediterranean cuisine with a Mediterranean twist. Sharing platters and half portions. Tapas and appetizers at La Barra.
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    Christmas in Barcelona: spirit, culture and cooking

    Gastronomy , BCN Life

    Christmas is one of the most magical times of year, and Christmas in Barcelona is an unforgettable experience. Are your ready to discover all the traditions surrounding the festive season while you try Catalonia's most traditional dishes?

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    Delve into Barcelona's unknown architecture and the most authentic local flavours with a zero-carbon footprint

    Gastronomy , BCN Life

    Do you want to discover a different, unknown Barcelona while you take your palate on a journey of discovery to sample the finest flavours of the city's locally sourced food? Don't wait any longer and get ready to discover a Barcelona that goes beyond its must-see attractions.

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    The sacred principles of "pa amb tomàquet"

    Gastronomy

    If you ask any Barcelona local to name the best Catalan invention of all time, nine out of ten will probably reply "el pa amb tomàquet!" (bread rubbed with tomato). More than a simple recipe, culinary technique or custom, the gesture of rubbing tomato on a piece of bread is a sign of Catalan identity.

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    The district of Sant Andreu: Barcelona at its most authentic.

    BCN Life

    There are many Barcelonas, and the district of Sant Andreu is one of the clearest examples of this. Although outside the city centre, it is steeped in the essence of Catalonia: picturesque spots, history, centuries-old shops and futuristic amenities blend harmoniously. Come and visit and you'll feel like a genuine Barcelonian.

  • Granja Petitbo

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    Passeig de Sant Joan and its surrounding area: where the locals love to hang out

    BCN Life

    Passeig de Sant Joan doesn't just link two of the city's coolest neighbourhoods, it has recently become the go-to place for Barcelona locals. The stretch between Carrer València and Carrer Casp and the surrounding area has been newly laid out making it ideal for cyclists and pedestrians. It has become a hotspot with interesting bars and restaurants, delightful shops and places that will simply amaze you.

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    Bread: a staple food to tempt your palate

    Gastronomy

    As you may well know, in Barcelona, and throughout Catalonia, food is central to our lifestyle. And bread is certainly one of the most ubiquitous, and important, foods on our table. Come and discover why the smell of freshly baked bread is one of the Catalans' favourite aromas. We're sure you'll love it too!

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    Three city squares for a peaceful Sunday

    BCN Life

    City squares, particularly in Barcelona, are a meeting point, the focus of city life that gauge the mood of its residents. Spending a Sunday exploring the city's squares can be a great way to discover the city.

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    #ExperienceBarcelona, an alternative way of enjoying an intensive weekend in the city

    BCN Life

    Art, gastronomy, views, excursions by sea and historical secrets… you can do a lot in Barcelona in 48 hours, and we had the opportunity to take advantage of all of it on June 16th and 17th with #ExperienceBarcelona. How would you like to discover it too?

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    Plans for the summer in Barcelona: grab your diary

    BCN Life , Gastronomy

    Summer's here and the city is awash with things to do! Festivals, summer nights, tapas restaurants and terraces… Choose yours and enjoy!

  • Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

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    Culture and food in Barcelona to suit all tastes!

    Gastronomy , BCN Life

    If you can picture yourself enjoying the most iconic architecture and finest food, Barcelona is the place for you. You can dine at superb restaurants inside landmarks of historic and architectural interest. Have we whet your appetite?

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    Classical emotions, emotions on a plate

    Gastronomy , BCN Life

    Journeys are emotions. Sensations. Small but big experiences. Like the discovery of an innovative, surprising dish. Or the feeling of an aria, the magic of a musical score played by angels. In Barcelona, small but powerful emotions await. At the restaurant table, signature dishes. But in the concert hall too, in the darkness with your favourite composer.

  • Drinks Barcelona

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    Bars where you can travel back in time

    Barscelona

    As we have already mentioned in Historic restaurants and In the hidden jewels of the Raval, Barcelona is full of bars and restaurants that seem frozen in time. Here are some suggestions in case you feel like getting away from the present and landing in the past, even if it’s just for a short time.

  • Quimet Quimet Barcelona

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    Poble-sec, from bodega to bodega

    Gastronomy

    It's no coincidence that Poble-sec has been given different names and nicknames in recent years. It could be said that it is one of Barcelona's most laid-back neighbourhoods so it's no surprise that the city's hipster set are making a beeline to live here. This authentic Barcelona neighbourhood was known as "little Paris" in the 1940s when it was a hotbed of fun and its cabarets, theatres, concert halls and bars were at the height of their popularity.

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    Historic restaurants

    Gastronomy

    Barcelona offers a wide range of gastronomic delights to suit all tastes and pockets. Places where you can travel back in time and discover some of the kitchens where people first began to cook what we know today as Catalan cuisine.

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    Barcelona's gin and tonic temples

    Barscelona

    In five short years, this curious invention, known as gin and tonic has conquered Barcelona's bars; so much so that bottles of gin fill their display cabinets and shelves. Their origins and blends are as varied as the combinations you'll find at the thousands of bars that specialise in serving them.

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    Barcelona cocktail bars with pedigree

    Barscelona

    Making cocktails can be compared to symphony music because you have to be very precise if you want the mixture to attain the perfect harmony. You can't just mix for the sake of mixing; you have to mix with mathematical rigour and in-depth knowledge. If you want to visit some of the city's shrines to cocktails, keep on reading, sit at the bar and watch how the cocktail waiters in their uniforms perform magic in their laboratories.

  • The olives at Bodega 1900 are the famous spherified versions developed at el Bulli.

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    On the vermouth trail: discover some of the best places to have an aperitif

    BCN Life , Gastronomy

    Do you want to feel like a true Barcelonian? Well, if you do, you can't miss out on going for a vermut. For years this aromatic, herby wine has been the favourite Sunday pre-lunch tipple with local families.

  • Els Oblidats. Museu Marítim de Barcelona

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    Gastronomy in cultural centres

    Gastronomy , Barscelona

    Gastronomy and culture go hand in hand so much so that Barcelona combines culture with fine dining. You can eat in a Museum or in a unique builing here... the choice is yours!

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    Family-friendly Barcelona: Things to do and places to eat with kids

    For family , Gastronomy

    Barcelona is bursting with things to do for all the family. You'll find a whole host of fun activities all over the city to make sure you never get bored. And you can do all this without having to pack a lunch box in your rucksack, as most of Barcelona's restaurants are considered family friendly.

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    Barcelona among the vines

    Gastronomy

    Near Barcelona, you'll find a whole host of wine-tourism activities and ideas you can enjoy on your own, with your husband, wife, partner or friends including wine trails that will give you an insight into the tradition of wine and cava that is deeply rooted in extremely beautiful and diverse landscapes. The five Designations of Origin in the counties of Barcelona have a great deal to offer, from traditional wineries located inland to vineyards by the sea, paired with traditional cuisine and cutting-edge architecture.

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    Seasonal produce: mushrooms

    Seasonal , Gastronomy

    If you're someone who enjoys savouring every trip to the full, this is unquestionably your time of year to visit Barcelona. Every year, with the first autumn rains, Catalonia undergoes a cultural and culinary transformation focusing on a food that is an intrinsic part of its identity: mushrooms.

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    Autumn's here to bring you a new # ExperienceBarcelona

    BCN Life

    Autumn brought us a new #BarcelonaExperience… and we enjoyed it to the full! A wine and food tour, a visit to Europe's biggest art nouveau complex, a helicopter ride… Could you ask for anything more?

  • Barcelona restaurant app

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    Barcelona restaurant app

    Download the free Barcelona Restaurants app where you'll find a selection of more than 120 restaurants in the city. You can search for them according to your preference, by location, type of cuisine, price… and contact them to make your booking.

  • Take Away and Delivery restaurants

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    Take Away and Delivery restaurants

    With the arrival of COVID-19 we have had to adapt to a totally new situation. During the restrictions, you don't have to do without your favourite menu or dish. Find out about all the restaurants that offer a take away or delivery service and enjoy your restaurant at home.

  • Restaurants with terraces

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    Restaurants with terraces

    There’s no need to compromise when it comes to enjoying the fine weather while you eat. Choose a restaurant with a terrace and enjoy the sunshine and the bustle of the city with this selection of restaurants.

  • Restaurants serving Catalan cuisine

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    Restaurants serving Catalan cuisine

    In 2016 Catalonia was awarded the distinction “European Region of Gastronomy”, which gives you an idea that its cuisine is a mouthwatering combination of heritage, produce, terroir, tradition, creativity and innovation. Discover the restaurants where you’ll be able to sample some of our most traditional dishes.

  • Barcelona's Michelin-starred restaurants

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    Barcelona's Michelin-starred restaurants

    Barcelona is a city that has set the culinary benchmark and has a great many Michelin-starred restaurants. Choose yours!

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    "Tapas" restaurants

    Going for tapas is a great way to combine food with a leisurely stroll around Barcelona. Here is a selection of restaurants that offer these delicious mouthfuls so you can enjoy this gastronomic experience.

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