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Barcelona City - Local Travel information and City Guide » Entertainment » Restaurants

Being a city of mixed cultures and traditions, Barcelona is a blend of several culinary experiences. Traditional Catalan cuisine, vegetarian delicacies, food from places as far as India and Japan or as close by as Italy and France are available here.

Some of the most visited restaurants in Barcelona are as under:

1)Abac:

The cuisine offered here is international. Dishes offered here are too experimental where flavors are balanced.

Address: Avda. Tibidabo, 1
Sarria-Sant Gervasi quarter,
In the upper zone of Barcelona, Around Town
Tel: +34 93-319-66-00
Open: Tues-Sat 1:30-3:30pm; Mon-Sat 8:30-10:30pm

2)7 Portes:

The kind of cuisine that is offered here is Catalan. 7 Portes had been around since 1836, making it one of the oldest restaurants in Barcelona. There is still enough authentic charm to make it well worth the visit. The white-aproned staffs are constantly on the go, which in some ways makes it feel like an upmarket canteen.

Regional dishes include fresh herring with onions and potatoes, different paella and a wide array of fresh fish. The restaurant's name means ‘Seven Doors’ where its charming portico is a well-known thing.

Address: Passeig d’Isabel II 14
Barceloneta
Tel: +34 93-319-30-33
Open: Daily 1:00pm-1:00am

3)Bar Daguiri:

Bar Daguiri is basically a bar-cafe with a bohemian vibe. It serves up light meals such as salads, dips, and sandwiches, as well as coffee and drinks.

There is free music mainly jazz and Latin on Thursday evenings where daily foreign newspapers serves as a welcome touch.

Address: Grau i Torras 59
Barceloneta
Tel: +34 93-221-51-09
Open: Daily, 10:00am-12:00pm

4)Can Costa:

Can Costa is known for its sea-food which is one of the oldest seafood restaurants in Barcelona. The restaurant comprise of two busy dining rooms, a practiced staff, and an outdoor terrace.

Fresh seafood prepared according to traditional recipes rules the menu, which includes the best baby squid in town sauteed in a flash so that it has a nearly grilled flavor.

Address: Passeig Don Joan de Borbò 70
Barceloneta
Tel: +34 93-221-59-03
Open: Thurs-Tues 12:30noon-4:00pm and 8:00pm-11:30pm; Wed 12:30pm-4:00pm

5)Drolma:

Drolma is known for its Mediterranean food where a mix of tradition and novelty creates classical Mediterranean excellence based on peerless products with meticulous perfection.

Address: Majestic Hotel, Passeig de Gràcia 70,
Eixample, Barcelona,
Catalonia, 08007
Tel: +34 93-496-77-10

6)El Raco d'En Freixa:

El Raco d'En Freixa run by the Freixa family is a respected restaurant that is known for European, Mediterranean, Spanish, Contemporary cuisine. The classic Catalan cuisine with new inventiveness and excitement is the specialty of this place.

The furnishings of the restaurant are quite traditional, perfect for romantic trysts or business meals that offer menus like potato and olive millefeuille with crayfish crumble, fennel ice cream and roman lettuce hearts, roasted lobster with rabbit ribs, sweets and chocolate dream dishes.

Address: Sant Elies 22,
Barcelona 08006, Spain
Tel: +34 93-209-75-59

7)Ramonet:

Ramonet is a good but pricey restaurant that serves a large variety of fresh seafood in a Catalan-style. A variety of marine dishes such as shrimp, hake, and monkfish alongwith seafood tapas, beer, and regional wine is offered at the hotel. Besides these, other delights like grilled mushrooms, black rice, braised artichokes, tortilla with spinach and beans are also offered.

Address: Carrer Maquinista 17
Barceloneta
Tel: +34 93-319-30-64
Open: Daily, 12:00noon-12:00pm