PASSADIS DEL PEP
Difficult to find due to its unpretentious entrance but one of the best fish and seafood restaurants in the city, although it doesn’t come cheap.
Price: Very expensive
Address: Pla de Palau, 2 (Metro L4, Barceloneta)
Telephone: +34 93 310 10 21
Web site: Passadis del Pep
Creative and original dishes prepared from a healthy base of fresh market produce with the emphasis placed on “Glocal”: cooking which fuses local and Global elements. Comerç 24 has a reputation for being one of the best place for contemporary food in Barcelona and it is correspondingly expensive.
Address: Carrer Comerç 24 (Metro L4, Barceloneta / Jaume I)
Telephone: +34 93 319 21 02
Web site: Comerç 24
Trendy restaurant/bar with minimalist decoration offering a cosmopolitan menu with good seasonal specialities.
Price: Low / Medium
Address: Calle Rec 60 (Metro L4, Barceloneta/Jaume I)
Telephone: + 34 93 319 80 22
With more than 150 years of history 7 Portes (“seven doors”) is a mainstay of the restaurant scene in Barcelona. Particularly famous for its Paella dishes. Even so you may find you have to queue for a table on a Friday or Saturday night.
Address: Pg. Isabel II 14 (Metro L4, Barceloneta)
Telephone: +34 93 319 30 33; +34 93 319 29 50
Web site: 7 Portes
Traditional Basque restaurant housed in an historic building next to the Santa Maria del Mar church. The Sagardi Group currently comprises tree restaurants in the city (Gothic Quarter, Eixample, Diagonal Mar). Great meat, fish dishes and a good offering of flavourful “Pintxos” (a type of tapa traditional in the Basque country). Good wine list. Booking is recommended as the restaurant is popular.
Price: The restaurant could be expensive but the tapas are reasonably priced
Address: Calle Argenteria 62 (Metro L4, Jaume I)
Telephone: +34 93 319 99 93
Web site: Sagardi
CAFÉ DE LA PRINCESA
Café de la Princesa is a multi-purpose space where gastronomy, fashion and culture converge. Located at the ground floor of the Princesa apartments building, offers a Mediterranean cousine. For the clients of habitat apartments is applied a discount of 10%.
Address: Calle Sabateret 1-3 / Calle Flassaderes 21 (Metro L4, Jaume I)
Telephone: + 34 93 268 15 18
Web site: Café de la Princesa
Housed in beautifully renovated eighteenth-century building and offering traditional, and not-so, traditional Catalonian gastronomy.
Address: Calle Argenteria 37 (Metro L4, Jaume I)
Telephone: +34 93 310 50 94
Web site: Senyor Parellada
One of the best places to enjoy quality Basque gastronomy. The speciality is the traditional Basque “Pintxo”, a delicious tapa served on a slice of bread.
Address: Placeta Montcada 1-3 (Metro L4, Jaume I)
Telephone: +34 93 310 22 00
Web site: Euskal Etxea
ELS QUATRE GATS
Famous for being one of Picasso’s old watering holes, Els Quatre Gats is a classic that still enjoys the patronage of upper class Barcelona society. Good quality food served by very formal waiting staff in a charming venue, but the history of the place is what sets it apart.
Address: Calle Montsió 3 bis (Metro L1- L3, Cataluña)
Telephone: +34 93 302 41 40
Web site: Els Quatre Gats
VILDSVIN L’ANTIGA TAVERNA
Elegant restaurant with a marble and polished wood interior. A good option for those who prefer international food. Oysters are the house speciality.
Price: Medium / Expensive
Address: Calle Ferran 38 (Metro L3, Liceu)
Telephone: +34 93 317 94 07
LES QUINZE NITS
Large restaurant, with terrace, serving good quality modern mediterranean food at reasonable prices in the centre of the Barrio Gótico. It is not possible to book a table and, in the evening, long queues often form up outside the restaurant.
Address: Plaça Reial 6 (Metro L3, Liceu)
Telephone: +34 93 317 30 75
Web site: Les Quinze Nits
Voluminous restaurant whose name means “snails” in Spanish. Unsurprisingly, snails are a speciality, but so also is spit-roasted chicken, slowly turning on the grills in front of you. There is also a full menu of Catalan and Spanish dishes.
Address: Calle Escudellers 14 (Metro L3, Liceu)
Telephone: 93 302 31 85
Web site: Los Caracoles
TORRE D'ALTA MAR
At the height of 75 metre above the sea level, at this watch tower converted into a restaurant, you can taste the traditional mediterranean cousine and enjoy an espectacular view of Barcelona.
Address: Passeig Joan de Borbó 88, (Metro L3, Drassanes)
Telephone: +34 93 221 44 60
Web site: Torre d'alta mar
Restaurant a Michelin star guided above all by his cook's creativity and special attention to detail, from the preparation of dishes, ingredients that come directly from the market in Barceloneta.
Address: Plaça de la Font s/n (Metro L4, Barceloneta)
Telephone: +34 93 224 25 25; +34 93 218 30 00
Web site: Restaurant Lluçanés
LA PUDA DE CAN MANEL
Opened in 1870 and still offering good quality and reasonably priced food. Has a terrace in front of the old Port (Port Vell). Fish dishes and tapas.
Price: Low / Medium
Address: Pg Joan de Borbó 60 baixos, (Metro L4, Barceloneta)
Telephone: +34 93 221 50 13
Famous for paella and fish dishes, is the perfect option for whom wants to enjoy a delicious meal in front of the sea. El Xiringuito Restaurant belongs to the famous Escribà patissier family. Eating the dessert is a must!
Address: Ronda Litoral 42 (Metro L4, Poblenou)
Telephone: +34 93 221 07 29
REY DE LA GAMBA
Famous for its paella and fish dishes, this is the perfect option to enjoy a delicious seafood meal. There is a terrace where you can enjoy your meal & watch people amble by.
Price: Low / Medium
Address: Pg Joan de Borbo, 46-49 (Metro L4, Barceloneta)
Telephone: +34 93 225 64 00 / +34 93 225 64 02
Web site: Rey de la Gamba