The 9 Best Restaurants in Barcelona

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Barcelona is full of very good restaurants. But to find them, in the middle of restaurants that catch tourists, it can be complicated. That’s why we have selected just for you the best restaurants in Barcelona where you can enjoy your weekend in Barcelona.

#1 Restaurant in Barcelona: Moo

Address: Hotel Omm C/ Rosselló, 265 Barcelona, Spain

Telephone: +34 93 445 4000

Metro: Diagonal L3 L5

Cooking: Mediterranean

Barcelona’s Moo Restaurant is one of the most prominent places in the world today. This is the restaurant of the famous and luxurious OMM hotel. Located in the Eixample district, near Passeig de Gracia, you will discover a stylish and refined place, ideal for romantic dinners. The cuisine is Mediterranean in style but revisited by its chef. This results in unique blends of flavours and surprising compositions. As for the price, you have to suspect that it is not cheap… You have to count about 80 euros for the tasting menu. But the sumptuous setting and the avant-garde cuisine will make your evening a unique experience. The restaurant also has a very beautiful cellar. It’s probably not a restaurant you go to every weekend, but for a special event, why not? Notice to the epicureans!

#2 Restaurant in Barcelona: La paradeta

Address: C/ Comercial 7 Barcelona, Spain

Telephone: +34 932 681 939

Metro: Arc de Triomf L1

Cooking: Mediterranean, market cuisine

La Paradeta is one of those good deals you want to keep to yourself. It is a fish restaurant in Barcelona. No menu, no menu and an original concept. When you enter, you discover a huge display of fish and seafood, as if you were in the fish shop of the local market. Now it is up to you to choose between gambas, squid, monkfish, crab, cuttlefish, whelks… and to ask for them fried or “a la plancha”. Barcelona has 4 La Paradeta restaurants, spread over several districts of the city.

– C/ Riego, 27 Metro: L1 Plaça de Sants

– C/ Comercial, 7 Metro: L1 Arc de Triomf

– Passatge Simó, 18 Metro L2-L5 Sagrada Família

– C/ Pacific 74 Metro L1 Fabra i Puig

La Paradeta is a popular restaurant with an excellent price/quality ratio. Like any good restaurant in Barcelona, it is not uncommon to have to wait in line to get back home. The restaurant does not take reservations.

#3 Restaurant in Barcelona: 7 Doors

Address: Passeig d’Isabel II, 14, Barcelona, Spain

Telephone: +34 933 193 033

Subway: Barceloneta L4

Cooking: Spanish

The restaurant Les 7 Portes Barcelona is the oldest in the city and was inaugurated in 1836. A stone’s throw from the Parc de la Ciutadella, it is located under the arcades of a building classified as a Historic Monument. Barcelona’s 7 Gates was the favourite refuge of some artists such as the poet Garcia Lorca. Push the door and you will discover a decor full of history, quality cuisine and attentive service. On the menu side, paella and fideua are the two big stars. The prices are certainly a little higher than elsewhere, but the atmosphere is worth a visit.

#4 Restaurant in Barcelona: AGUA

Address: Pg. Marítim de la Barceloneta, 30 Barcelona, Spain

Telephone: +34 93 225 12 72

Metro: Ciutadella Vila Olímpica L4

Cooking: Mediterranean

Looking for a fish restaurant in Barcelona? Don’t hesitate any longer and run to the Agua Barcelona restaurant. Close to the famous Hotel Arts, in the Villa Olímpica district, Agua has a shaded terrace with a magnificent view of the sea. It is the ideal setting for a romantic dinner. This specialist in Barceloneta’s Mediterranean cuisine is very popular, so don’t forget to book!

#5 Restaurant in Barcelona: Attic

Address: C/ Rambla 120, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Telephone: +34 933 024 866

Metro: Placa Catalunya L1 or L3, Liceu L3

Cooking: Mediterranean, international

The ATTIC restaurant is a unique place in the heart of Barcelona. This modernist style restaurant has a spectacular view of the Ramblas and a terrace that opens onto the restaurant’s roof during the summer. The cuisine is essentially made up of Mediterranean dishes. Dishes made with products from La Boqueria (Barcelona market) offer a varied cuisine for a cosmopolitan audience. It is the ideal place to start an evening with friends in the Gothic Quarter.

#6 Restaurants in Barcelona: Biblioteca

Address: C/ Junta De Comerç, 28 Barcelona, Spain

Telephone: +34 93 412 62 21

Metro: License L3

Cooking: Catalan

The Biblioteca restaurant is located in the Raval district, a popular and historic district of Barcelona, not far from the Ramblas and the Liceu Theatre. Inside, the atmosphere is warm with its old books and library. The cuisine offered here is influenced by the specialities of Navarre, the chef’s region of origin, Catalonia and England. The menu is made from fresh and high-quality products. The dishes are inventive and evolve regularly. This restaurant has a good reputation in Barcelona, helped by the publications it has received in the national and international press (The New York Times).

#7 Restaurant in Barcelona: La Fonda

Address: Escudellers, 10 Barcelona, Spain

Telephone: +34 93 301 75 15

Metro: Drassanes L3

Cooking: Catalan

Are you looking for a cheap restaurant in the centre of Barcelona? The Fonda is an address to note! A few meters from the Ramblas, this restaurant offers very good Catalan cuisine in a cosy and pleasant atmosphere. Whether at noon with its 10-euro formula or in the evening à la carte, you will find very reasonable prices. On the map, the escalivada, the Catalan crema, the bacalao are a must. The Fonda de Barcelona restaurant also offers a beautiful wine list.

#8 Restaurant in Barcelona: Los Caracoles

Address: C/ Escudellers 14 Barcelona, Spain

Telephone: +34 933 023 185

Metro: Drassanes L3

Cooking: Catalan

The restaurant “Los Caracoles” (or snails in French) is a flagship address of Barrio Gotico just a stone’s throw from Plaça Real. Founded in 1835 by the Bofarull family, this establishment is a popular place for personalities from the worlds of art, entertainment and politics. Its decoration is rustic and very traditional with these hams hanging from the ceiling. Its menu offers you, of course the house’s speciality, snails, but also rice, paella, meat, fish and its famous roasted chicken. You see… It’s not only the French who love snails!!!

#9 Restaurant in Barcelona: Abac

Address: Av. Tibidabo, 1 Barcelona, Spain

Telephone: +34 93 319 66 00

Subway: Vallcarca i els penitents L3

Cooking: Gastronomic

Abac Hotel and Restaurant is certainly the rising value of gastronomy in Barcelona. After moving into these new premises at No. 1 avenue du Tibidabo, chef Xavier Pellicer saw these efforts crowned in 2008 by a 2nd Michelin star. The cuisine offered is modern, refined and creative. The restaurant offers excellent quality seasonal products cooked with subtlety, such as eel tart tatin with apples and foie gras, tuna with Marrakech cumin or even vanilla milk lamb with endives. We recommend the tasting menu at around 100 euros. Reservation is mandatory.

It should be noted that in addition to the restaurant, Abac is also a hotel with 15 rooms (high standard), a lounge bar and a mini spa.