Shaun spent the summer months soaking up the sun in Barcelona. Throughout his stay, he fully immersed himself in the culture, language, and of course, the food. After three months of eating his way through the Mediterranean seaside city, Shaun has compiled a comprehensive list of his favourite places to eat in Barcelona.
Whether you’re looking for some traditional Spanish food, perfect Paella, or some international cuisine, you’ll be able to find a place to eat on this list.
In the heart of El Born, this bar offers a fantastic and constant menu of tapas dishes native to Spain alongside some others that are inspired by other countries. The Prawn Uramaki and Tuna Tartar is a must try.
If you are on the hunt for Patatas Bravas, Bodega La Puntual was the undisputed winner. A fantastic hole in the wall spot with a courtyard does incredible tapas. The pan con tomate and white anchovies are a must orders as well.
Up in the Eixapla area this bar has some fantastic food as well as a wide range of both white and black Vermuts.
El Chigre without a doubt has the best Octopus (Pulpo) in the whole of Barcelona. The bar has been around since 1769!!!!! To be safe, I recommend booking. For me, this 5 star spot is a restaurant you can’t miss in BCN.
You won’t find a bad dish at this spot down by the water. Blue Spot draws in more of a tourist vibe with its unforgettable view and the W hotel just nearby.
Obviously when you get to BCN paella is on everyones to do eat list and Salamanca has around 7 types of Paella that will leave you over feed. The restaurant is one of the oldest in Barcelona and serves them up with the traditional way with very Spanish waiters.
Based on the beach with an awesome open kitchen, this place will most likely have a wait time out the front. The seafood and views here make it one of the most popular places for Paella in Barcelona.
Great healthy options even for those who are vegan and vegetarian. The salads were a perfect combo for summer snacking.
In a huge open warehouse, this place served up some of Barcelona’s best woodfire pizza I had. Huge open communal sitting arrangements, great house wines and fast pizza. Quality ingredients and basic menu makes it an easy order. The parmesan, mushroom and truffle pizza is a must have.
This fusion of Japanese and Peruvian is becoming more and more common and it has become one of my favourite combinations, and this locations menu doesn’t disappoint.
I always have a Mediterranean craving in this falafel place makes them fresh and on the spot with an all you can add salad bar. This place is 100% vegan spot with great café’s and bars surrounding.
Located in a beautiful small plaza, you can sit down under the trees in the heart of El Born. I fantatic range of traditional Mexican tacos as well as a variety of Ceviches.