There are literally thousands of restaurants in Barcelona ranging from tiny tapas bars to fine dining where you may have to book months in advance for a table. So how do you find the best restaurants in Barcelona Spain? Reading reviews from customers who have taken the time to comment on a restaurant can be very useful. Here’s a quick guide to ten restaurants that are highly recommended for their menus and customer service.
Note that each table must agree on a menu choice. Paired wine with each course is an additional option or the waiters are happy to recommend a wine to complement each menu.
The restaurant is very popular and it is advised to book in advance for busier evenings.
Bodega Biarritz 1881
You can queue and wait for a table and order drinks from the bar whilst you wait. The most popular tapas options are displayed on the bar so it easy to see what you are ordering.
There is an additional menu to try as well and prices are very reasonable. For great tapas, sangria, and mojitos in an authentic Spanish bar, you can’t go wrong!
Acces is located only a few streets away from las Ramblas. Great menu and wine choices
Not too expensive but great quality food prepared with care. A Restaurant is able to cater for food allergies and recommend safe options for coeliacs or other common allergens.
Options for a tasting menu or additional menu choices with wine recommendations from a knowledgeable sommelier (wine steward).
Choosing an experience option provides you with surprise dishes that you don’t know what you are getting.
Experience option may not be a good choice if you have food allergies or any specific food dislikes, though. Very friendly staff help create a great atmosphere for your fine dining experience. It’s popular so worth reserving a table in advance especially if you have a large group.
Easy to find in El Raval at Carrer de la Cera number 23 of course! Specialties include a wide
However, the paella and beef cheeks are highly recommended by customers many of whom return as the food and service are that fantastic.
Reservations are highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
Follow your main course with the violet ice-cream for dessert all washed down with the best blackberry mojitos.
Not so easy to find down a small residential street (Calle Botella) but well worth the effort. Great food at reasonable prices with friendly and helpful staff. Do you need another reason to visit?
Buenos Aires Grill Restaurant
The Buenos Aires Grill Restaurant can be found on Carrer de Valencia. It is a highly
The menu is varied though and has vegetarian options for non-steak eaters. A Wide range of starters and sauces for the steaks to personalize and compliment your meal choices.
Friendly staff, great menu, and welcoming atmosphere all contribute to a pleasant dining experience that won’t break the budget. It is recommended that you book in advance as the restaurant is a popular choice for large groups and those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries with their friends and families.
Creative, fun and unusual tapas options, not at all traditional, all paired with fabulous wine choices.
Not a budget option for the backpacker this establishment is more of a special occasion treat. The waiters are knowledgeable and can help with selecting from the menu to suit your tastes or you can just let the chefs surprise and delight you.
Tosca can be found on the border of the El Born and Le Ribera districts situated directly in
No set menus and they don’t take reservations so you can choose your favorites from the menu but will have to take a chance on availability.
They are open from 11am daily for brunch and you can choose from the tapas menu until the early hours of the morning.
Friendly and good value for money so Tosca is popular with locals and tourists.
Creative options, well prepared and served with a friendly smile all make this Italian restaurant a must do meal option when looking for a dining option in the Eixample (extension) district.
Barcelona offers diners a huge variety of restaurants to choose from. Cozy and traditional tapas bars to exclusive fine dining, something for everyone and every budget. Each district has a wide choice of restaurants and cafes so you will be able to find something within walking distance of your accommodation.
If you have a must-visit a restaurant that you must book into based on reviews you have read or a recommendation from a friend then jump in a taxi. Also, make sure you book a table well in advance as some places are very popular especially on the weekends.
Don’t panic though if you are not a big fan of traditional tapas you will be able to find a wide variety of food from other countries in amongst all the paella! Wash those menu choices down with local wines, sangria or a few blackberry mojitos and you will have fabulous culinary memories of your visit to Barcelona.
If you know other good restaurants in Barcelona, feel free to share them in the comment below, I’ll very happy to know about it:)