Barcelona Restaurant Choices
Buen provecho! There are more than 3,200 restaurants in the city where dinning is often part of the art. We at Short-stay Apartment Barcelona have provided a short list of our favorites for your perusal and encourage you to let us know when you discover a favorite spot. Some of the best tapas spots may be found on our list as well as places for exceptional Catalan cuisine only available in Catalonia. At some places English menu versions may be available but in most cases the entrees speak for themselves. This is a city where the eating out experience can be edgy, quirky, authentic, traditional or fashionable.
Taller de Tapas - Tapas, just tapas. Find typical tapas – comfort food for the vacationing spirit. This location as a reference but this small restaurant chain also has restaurants in Ramblas and Placa St. Joesph. (Carrer de L'Argenteria 51 Barcelona Tel: +34 93 268 85 59)
Comerç 24 - Creative, globally inspired tapas. Located in one of the most beautiful parts of the city, Comerç 24 oozes culinary creativity making each dining experience unique. An unusual element – a hot bowl of herb infused water not meant for drinking but for inhaling to cleanse the palate. Reservations suggested and plan to take your time. (Carrer Comerç 24 Barcelona Tel: +34 93 319 21 02)
Catalan & Spanish Cuisine
Onofre - Bohemian chic, vinos y viandas. This cozy neighborhood restaurant provides familial ambiance, quality dining, and reasonable prices, offering authentic Spanish cuisine and delicacies including cheeses, pates, and wines. (Magdalenes 19 Barcelona 08002 Tel: +34 93 3 17 6 9 37).
Agut – A secret dining spot. Not so easy to find makes this a pleasant, non touristy spot. Located in an historic building not far from the harbor, Agut’s Bohemian 1950s atmosphere envelops the inventive dining experience. Reservations required. (Carrer d'En Gignàs 16 Barcelona 08002 Tel: +933 15 17 09)
Can Culleretes - Authentic and traditional. In 1786 Can Culleretes opened its doors in the Gothic District next to Les Rambles and according to The Guinness Book of Records remains the oldest operating restaurant in Barcelona. The restaurant serves hearty, traditional Catalan food served in authentic surroundings. (Quintana, 5, Barcelona 08002 Tel: +34 933 173 022)
Carrer doctor Dou 14
Cirkus Experience - Sushi and fashion. Located within the Gothic District, Cirkus serves gastronomic works of art in a chic Japanese infused atmosphere. (Carrer d'Avinyó, 24, Barcelona 08002 Tel: 34 933 183 855)
Doble Zeroo - Creative sushi & Thai dishes. Doble Zeroo offers friendly service and a wide selection of appetizers including gyozas (fried dumplings) and hearty entrées with Thai risotto as well as artfully created sushi and well-conceived wine list. (Calle de Jaume Giralt, 53, Barcelona 08003 Tel: +34 933 151 744).
Passeig de Gràcia 65
Agua - Dine by the sea. Located in Port Olympic, stylish and popular, Agua offers predictable Mediterranean faire with terraced seating and panoramic sea views. (Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta 30, Barcelona 08003 Tel: +34 932 251 272)
Margarita Blue - Best bar off Les Rambles. Centrally located in the Gothic area, this is the place for drinks, lively entertainment, people watching, and affordable Mediterranean-Mexican eats. (Calle de José Anselmo Clavé, 6, Barcelona 08002 Tel: +34 934 12 54 89)
Porquesi - New in town. Located in the Gothic District, tastefully envisioned and created, Porquesi is a fashionable restaurant/bar catering to gay clientele. The restaurant serves tapas, and a fusion of flavors from Latin American and Caribbean in an atmosphere that includes Latin chill-out music. (Comte Borrel 122 Tel: +34 934 548 245).
Note: This information was accurate at time of posting but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.