Barcelona. Where to eat and drink?
Places to eat and drink for every craving, and for every budget. After visiting over 100 restaurants and bars in Barcelona, I've discovered the best options for every budget. I'll now share with you places to eat and drink within each budget category ($, $$, $$$). The majority of the them are located in the city centre. Lastly, I'll include the top three places I always take friends who visit me. For more recommendations, visit my Instagram @trvelansa.
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Breakfast: 

$ Casa Lolea. They serve breakfast until noon for an excellent price (5-8€ per dish). I recommend ordering Mexican scrambled eggs (5.6€).

Casa Lolea Barcelona
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This is a quaint tapas spot in El Born, renowned for its exceptional sangria. If you're craving sangria, this is the place to be. In addition to their menu, they offer some seasonal dishes. My personal favorite is the truffle risotto and patatas bravas. They operate without breaks, making a reservation is advisable.
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$$ Billy Brunch. A nice place for breakfast in the Eixample area. It's a bit more expensive (8-13 € per dish), but definitely worth it.

Billy Brunch Headquarters
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An amazing place for breakfast with a patio. Bonus: You can cuddle with their cat. Reservation is required.
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$$ CafePendiente. There isn't anything really expensive for breakfast in Barcelona, so I'll add one more in the same category.

CaféPendiente Brunch & Drinks
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The best brunch with generous portions. Whether you choose salmon Eggs Benedict with salmon or juicy pork, you won't be hungry until dinner.
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Lunch:

$ Bar Alegria. Their Spanish omelette with truffle is a must. 

Bar Alegria
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An authentic Spanish bar featuring an amazing Spanish omelette with truffle and other specialties.
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$$ Majide. Enjoy a weekday business lunch at a Michelin-recommended restaurant for just 17€. The meal comprises Miso soup, a fish salad, grilled sardines, prawns in tempura, sushi, and a drink (menu may vary). 

Majide
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Michelin-recommended Japanese restaurant near Plaza Catalunya, renowned for its 17€ business lunch.
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$$$ Clara. In addition to the à la carte menu featuring local specialties, they also offer a business lunch menu for 20€.

Clara Barcelona
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A stylish restaurant in Eixample. It's not in the touristy areas, so it's a favorite among locals.Clara has a diverse menu with small dishes. Everything is "para compartir" - to share, as in majority of restaurants in Barcelona.
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Dinner:

$ La Flauta/ Vinitus. You cannot visit Barcelona without trying these tapas restaurants. They have almost identical menus and are situated close to each other. They don't take reservations, so try to arrive before 18:00 or after 21:00 to secure a table.

Restaurant La Flauta
@travelansa
A must-visit tapas restaurant. They offer an extensive menu of tapas that changes daily. I highly recommend trying the Shrimp 'Al Ajillo' style, the tapa with foie gras, and the Crema Catalana. They don't accept reservations, so it's best to avoid peak hours. You can leave your name at the reception, and they will notify you when your table is ready.
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La Flauta
@travelansa
A must-visit tapas restaurant. They offer an extensive menu of tapas that changes daily. I highly recommend trying the Shrimp 'Al Ajillo' style, the tapa with foie gras, and the Crema Catalana. They don't accept reservations, so it's best to avoid peak hours. You can leave your name at the reception, and they will notify you when your table is ready.
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Vinitus
@travelansa
A must-visit tapas restaurant. They offer an extensive menu of tapas that changes daily. I highly recommend trying the Shrimp 'Al Ajillo' style, the tapa with foie gras, and the Crema Catalana. They don't accept reservations, so it's best to avoid peak hours. You can leave your name at the reception, and they will notify you when your table is ready.
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Vinitus
@travelansa
A must-visit tapas restaurant. They offer an extensive menu of tapas that changes daily. I highly recommend trying the Shrimp 'Al Ajillo' style, the tapa with foie gras, and the Crema Catalana. They don't accept reservations, so it's best to avoid peak hours. You can leave your name at the reception, and they will notify you when your table is ready.
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$$ Soma. I adore this place. In addition to the excellent food, the atmosphere truly captures the essence of modern Barcelona.

Soma restaurant
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A trendy restaurant offering Spanish classics with a modern twist. The atmosphere is amazing and the service is top-notch. They boast an extensive vermouth list. Reservations are required.
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$$ Bar del Pla. For an authentic taste of Catalan home-style cuisine, this is the place to visit.

Bar del Pla
@travelansa
Located in the heart of El Born district, this restaurant offers a transparent, seasonal cuisine, serving all day without a break. The team of sommeliers is passionate about natural, organic, and sulfite-free wines. They also offer a range of conventional wines from family-owned and local wineries, including exclusive small-batch French wines.
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$$$ Boraz. This restaurant reimagines Spanish cuisine. I recommend visiting after trying the local food to compare the traditional and innovative cooking styles.

Boraz
@travelansa
In a modern setting, Boraz offers a dining experience that blends tradition and innovation, creating dishes with care and using top-quality ingredients.
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Work without any breaks:

In Barcelona, most eateries operate from 13:00 until 16:00 and then reopen at 20:00. If you wish to dine between 16:00 and 20:00, here is a list of great places to consider.

$ Honest Greens. A chain of health-conscious restaurants that also serve breakfast and offer excellent coffee. You can order salmon with salad and bread for just 9.90€. 

Honest Greens Rambla Catalunya
@travelansa
They serve real, made in-house food with organic, responsibly sourced ingredients. There are a couple of them in Barcelona. To skip the line, download their app for easy ordering and convenient delivery options.
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$ Empanar. Perfect place to try empanadas, stuffed pastries popular in Spanish and Latin American cuisine, filled with various ingredients and baked or fried until golden. They're a popular snack or appetizer.

Empanar Eixample
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Experience the renowned empanadas in a Mallorca-style setting.
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$$$ Robata. Undoubtedly the best sushi in Barcelona, offering fresh fish, intriguing combinations, and an upscale ambiance.

Robata
@travelansa
Japanese cuisine with an urban soul, perfectionist in its apparent simplicity, and with a subtle Western touch. My favourites are Negrito Mix (17€.) and Crispy Duck (21€.).
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Special occasion:

$$$ Palo Verde. I like this restaurant in Eixample for its cozy atmosphere and intriguing dishes.

Palo Verde
@travelansa
Restaurant with small plates around charcoal fire. Thet use local, seasonal and eco products. ⠀
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$$$ Capet.  For the complete experience, select a seat facing the open kitchen and opt for a set menu (75€ per person for 5 plates or 90€ for 8 plates). Book 2-3 days in advance. 

Capet Restaurant
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Capet Restaurant in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter offers a genuine and creative approach to traditional foods, emphasizing quality and emotional connection. Each dish is a carefully crafted work of art, narrating stories through its flavors, ingredients, and presentation.
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$$$$ Disfrutar. The pinnacle of Barcelona's culinary scene, this two-Michelin star restaurant requires reservations three months in advance. For groups of 5-6, consider booking the exclusive "Living" Table experience. Set menu is 275€ per person. 

Disfrutar
@travelansa
If you're looking for a unique and unforgettable dining experience in Barcelona, look no further than @disfrutarben Located in the heart of the city, this modernist restaurant offers a creative and innovative take on traditional Spanish cuisine. Chefs Mateu Casañas, Oriol Castro and Eduard Xatruch try different flavour combinations and textures that few others would dare. Their culinary imagination knows no bounds, and these ideas manifest themselves in every single dish at Disfrutar. This experience is more than just a dinner at a restaurant; it is akin to a visit to a theater or museum. It is not just about satisfying one's primary needs with food, but rather about nourishing one's soul with unique flavors.
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Bar:

$$ Dr Stravinsky. I enjoy both the cocktails and the atmosphere here. It tends to get busy on Friday and Saturday nights.

Dr Stravinsky
@travelansa
This popular bar in Barrio Gótico employs an innovative "planet system" concept that effectively guides you to choose beverages tailored to your personal taste. Additionally, they craft their own distilled spirits.
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$$ Galileo. This is hands down my favorite cocktail bar. It surpasses even those in the Top 50 Best Bars list and it's not overly crowded. Pull up a seat at the bar and have a chat with their incredible bartenders.

Galileo
@travelansa
A top-tier cocktail bar that also offers a substantial food menu.
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$$ Mon Vinic. A chic and cozy wine bar.

Món Vínic
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A wine store where you can enjoy wine with some light bites.
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$$ Viblioteca. For all cheese and wine lovers.

Viblioteca - Restaurant Gràcia Barcelona
@travelansa
A Gracia-based wine bar featuring a dedicated cheese corner and a wide array of tartars.
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I hope you find this guide enjoyable. Keep in mind, it covers just a fraction of the wonderful places in Barcelona that I could recommend. There is plenty more to discover. If you'd like, I'd be delighted to curate a personalized list of dining and drinking spots in Barcelona tailored to your preferences and budget.

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I'm here to guide you in experiencing travel with a blend of refined luxury and authentic local charm. My area of expertise is Spain, especially Barcelona and Costa Brava. From uncovering hidden gems to immersing in unique cultural experiences, every itinerary is designed to leave an indelible mark on your travel memoirs. I specialize in curating experiences that allow you to not only see a place but feel its heartbeat. Whether it's savoring culinary delights that define a region, unearthing the soul of a location through its traditions, or engaging intimately with locals, every aspect of your journey is meticulously tailored for an unforgettable adventure. Beyond personalised travel, I specialize in curating group trips like the Yoga, Art, and Wine Retreat in Costa Brava, uniting like-minded travelers in a transformative experience. Discover my curated travel guides or opt for personalized travel planning services to elevate your experience and ease the planning process. Let's start designing your perfect trip! 📱 Instagram: @travelansa 💻 Website: www.travelansa.net 💌 Email: trvlansa@gmail.com
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Barcelona. Where to eat and drink?
Places to eat and drink for every craving, and for every budget. After visiting over 100 restaurants and bars in Barcelona, I've discovered the best options for every budget. I'll now share with you places to eat and drink within each budget category ($, $$, $$$). The majority of the them are located in the city centre. Lastly, I'll include the top three places I always take friends who visit me. For more recommendations, visit my Instagram @trvelansa.
23 Places • 2 Saves • ago
Free

Breakfast: 

$ Casa Lolea. They serve breakfast until noon for an excellent price (5-8€ per dish). I recommend ordering Mexican scrambled eggs (5.6€).

Casa Lolea Barcelona
@travelansa
This is a quaint tapas spot in El Born, renowned for its exceptional sangria. If you're craving sangria, this is the place to be. In addition to their menu, they offer some seasonal dishes. My personal favorite is the truffle risotto and patatas bravas. They operate without breaks, making a reservation is advisable.
Add to
Details

$$ Billy Brunch. A nice place for breakfast in the Eixample area. It's a bit more expensive (8-13 € per dish), but definitely worth it.

Billy Brunch Headquarters
@travelansa
An amazing place for breakfast with a patio. Bonus: You can cuddle with their cat. Reservation is required.
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$$ CafePendiente. There isn't anything really expensive for breakfast in Barcelona, so I'll add one more in the same category.

CaféPendiente Brunch & Drinks
@travelansa
The best brunch with generous portions. Whether you choose salmon Eggs Benedict with salmon or juicy pork, you won't be hungry until dinner.
Add to
Details

Lunch:

$ Bar Alegria. Their Spanish omelette with truffle is a must. 

Bar Alegria
@travelansa
An authentic Spanish bar featuring an amazing Spanish omelette with truffle and other specialties.
Add to
Details

$$ Majide. Enjoy a weekday business lunch at a Michelin-recommended restaurant for just 17€. The meal comprises Miso soup, a fish salad, grilled sardines, prawns in tempura, sushi, and a drink (menu may vary). 

Majide
@travelansa
Michelin-recommended Japanese restaurant near Plaza Catalunya, renowned for its 17€ business lunch.
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$$$ Clara. In addition to the à la carte menu featuring local specialties, they also offer a business lunch menu for 20€.

Clara Barcelona
@travelansa
A stylish restaurant in Eixample. It's not in the touristy areas, so it's a favorite among locals.Clara has a diverse menu with small dishes. Everything is "para compartir" - to share, as in majority of restaurants in Barcelona.
Add to
Details

Dinner:

$ La Flauta/ Vinitus. You cannot visit Barcelona without trying these tapas restaurants. They have almost identical menus and are situated close to each other. They don't take reservations, so try to arrive before 18:00 or after 21:00 to secure a table.

Restaurant La Flauta
@travelansa
A must-visit tapas restaurant. They offer an extensive menu of tapas that changes daily. I highly recommend trying the Shrimp 'Al Ajillo' style, the tapa with foie gras, and the Crema Catalana. They don't accept reservations, so it's best to avoid peak hours. You can leave your name at the reception, and they will notify you when your table is ready.
Add to
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La Flauta
@travelansa
A must-visit tapas restaurant. They offer an extensive menu of tapas that changes daily. I highly recommend trying the Shrimp 'Al Ajillo' style, the tapa with foie gras, and the Crema Catalana. They don't accept reservations, so it's best to avoid peak hours. You can leave your name at the reception, and they will notify you when your table is ready.
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Vinitus
@travelansa
A must-visit tapas restaurant. They offer an extensive menu of tapas that changes daily. I highly recommend trying the Shrimp 'Al Ajillo' style, the tapa with foie gras, and the Crema Catalana. They don't accept reservations, so it's best to avoid peak hours. You can leave your name at the reception, and they will notify you when your table is ready.
Add to
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Vinitus
@travelansa
A must-visit tapas restaurant. They offer an extensive menu of tapas that changes daily. I highly recommend trying the Shrimp 'Al Ajillo' style, the tapa with foie gras, and the Crema Catalana. They don't accept reservations, so it's best to avoid peak hours. You can leave your name at the reception, and they will notify you when your table is ready.
Add to
Details

$$ Soma. I adore this place. In addition to the excellent food, the atmosphere truly captures the essence of modern Barcelona.

Soma restaurant
@travelansa
A trendy restaurant offering Spanish classics with a modern twist. The atmosphere is amazing and the service is top-notch. They boast an extensive vermouth list. Reservations are required.
Add to
Details

$$ Bar del Pla. For an authentic taste of Catalan home-style cuisine, this is the place to visit.

Bar del Pla
@travelansa
Located in the heart of El Born district, this restaurant offers a transparent, seasonal cuisine, serving all day without a break. The team of sommeliers is passionate about natural, organic, and sulfite-free wines. They also offer a range of conventional wines from family-owned and local wineries, including exclusive small-batch French wines.
Add to
Details

$$$ Boraz. This restaurant reimagines Spanish cuisine. I recommend visiting after trying the local food to compare the traditional and innovative cooking styles.

Boraz
@travelansa
In a modern setting, Boraz offers a dining experience that blends tradition and innovation, creating dishes with care and using top-quality ingredients.
Add to
Details

Work without any breaks:

In Barcelona, most eateries operate from 13:00 until 16:00 and then reopen at 20:00. If you wish to dine between 16:00 and 20:00, here is a list of great places to consider.

$ Honest Greens. A chain of health-conscious restaurants that also serve breakfast and offer excellent coffee. You can order salmon with salad and bread for just 9.90€. 

Honest Greens Rambla Catalunya
@travelansa
They serve real, made in-house food with organic, responsibly sourced ingredients. There are a couple of them in Barcelona. To skip the line, download their app for easy ordering and convenient delivery options.
Add to
Details

$ Empanar. Perfect place to try empanadas, stuffed pastries popular in Spanish and Latin American cuisine, filled with various ingredients and baked or fried until golden. They're a popular snack or appetizer.

Empanar Eixample
@travelansa
Experience the renowned empanadas in a Mallorca-style setting.
Add to
Details

$$$ Robata. Undoubtedly the best sushi in Barcelona, offering fresh fish, intriguing combinations, and an upscale ambiance.

Robata
@travelansa
Japanese cuisine with an urban soul, perfectionist in its apparent simplicity, and with a subtle Western touch. My favourites are Negrito Mix (17€.) and Crispy Duck (21€.).
Add to
Details

Special occasion:

$$$ Palo Verde. I like this restaurant in Eixample for its cozy atmosphere and intriguing dishes.

Palo Verde
@travelansa
Restaurant with small plates around charcoal fire. Thet use local, seasonal and eco products. ⠀
Add to
Details

$$$ Capet.  For the complete experience, select a seat facing the open kitchen and opt for a set menu (75€ per person for 5 plates or 90€ for 8 plates). Book 2-3 days in advance. 

Capet Restaurant
@travelansa
Capet Restaurant in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter offers a genuine and creative approach to traditional foods, emphasizing quality and emotional connection. Each dish is a carefully crafted work of art, narrating stories through its flavors, ingredients, and presentation.
Add to
Details

$$$$ Disfrutar. The pinnacle of Barcelona's culinary scene, this two-Michelin star restaurant requires reservations three months in advance. For groups of 5-6, consider booking the exclusive "Living" Table experience. Set menu is 275€ per person. 

Disfrutar
@travelansa
If you're looking for a unique and unforgettable dining experience in Barcelona, look no further than @disfrutarben Located in the heart of the city, this modernist restaurant offers a creative and innovative take on traditional Spanish cuisine. Chefs Mateu Casañas, Oriol Castro and Eduard Xatruch try different flavour combinations and textures that few others would dare. Their culinary imagination knows no bounds, and these ideas manifest themselves in every single dish at Disfrutar. This experience is more than just a dinner at a restaurant; it is akin to a visit to a theater or museum. It is not just about satisfying one's primary needs with food, but rather about nourishing one's soul with unique flavors.
Add to
Details

Bar:

$$ Dr Stravinsky. I enjoy both the cocktails and the atmosphere here. It tends to get busy on Friday and Saturday nights.

Dr Stravinsky
@travelansa
This popular bar in Barrio Gótico employs an innovative "planet system" concept that effectively guides you to choose beverages tailored to your personal taste. Additionally, they craft their own distilled spirits.
Add to
Details

$$ Galileo. This is hands down my favorite cocktail bar. It surpasses even those in the Top 50 Best Bars list and it's not overly crowded. Pull up a seat at the bar and have a chat with their incredible bartenders.

Galileo
@travelansa
A top-tier cocktail bar that also offers a substantial food menu.
Add to
Details

$$ Mon Vinic. A chic and cozy wine bar.

Món Vínic
@travelansa
A wine store where you can enjoy wine with some light bites.
Add to
Details

$$ Viblioteca. For all cheese and wine lovers.

Viblioteca - Restaurant Gràcia Barcelona
@travelansa
A Gracia-based wine bar featuring a dedicated cheese corner and a wide array of tartars.
Add to
Details

I hope you find this guide enjoyable. Keep in mind, it covers just a fraction of the wonderful places in Barcelona that I could recommend. There is plenty more to discover. If you'd like, I'd be delighted to curate a personalized list of dining and drinking spots in Barcelona tailored to your preferences and budget.

* * *
CURATED BY
I'm here to guide you in experiencing travel with a blend of refined luxury and authentic local charm. My area of expertise is Spain, especially Barcelona and Costa Brava. From uncovering hidden gems to immersing in unique cultural experiences, every itinerary is designed to leave an indelible mark on your travel memoirs. I specialize in curating experiences that allow you to not only see a place but feel its heartbeat. Whether it's savoring culinary delights that define a region, unearthing the soul of a location through its traditions, or engaging intimately with locals, every aspect of your journey is meticulously tailored for an unforgettable adventure. Beyond personalised travel, I specialize in curating group trips like the Yoga, Art, and Wine Retreat in Costa Brava, uniting like-minded travelers in a transformative experience. Discover my curated travel guides or opt for personalized travel planning services to elevate your experience and ease the planning process. Let's start designing your perfect trip! 📱 Instagram: @travelansa 💻 Website: www.travelansa.net 💌 Email: trvlansa@gmail.com
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