Where to Eat

Here’s all the info you’ll need on typical Barcelona dishes and our personal restaurant recommendations whether they’re traditional, modern, vegetarian, gluten free, or whatever else… que aprovechen!

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  • a table set with a salmon salad and glass of white wine in a barcelona restaurant
    Ash | February 10, 2023 | 121 comments
    52 Best Restaurants in Barcelona: Where to Eat in BCN

    Here’s my guide on the best restaurants in Barcelona. Whether you’re looking for value tapas bars, local Catalan cuisine, or tasting menus at Michelin star stunners I’ll have it listed here – I might even throw in the odd street food joint. Let’s take a deeper look at the Barcelona restaurants dominating the local food […]

  • a breakfast in barcelona with coffee, fruit, and a croissant
    Ash | January 28, 2023 | 24 comments
    17 Best Breakfast Restaurants in Barcelona

    The best breakfast in Barcelona can set you up for a hell of a day – or get things off on the wrong foot. In fact, with so many wannabe Barcelona breakfast places ripping off tourists it’s no wonder they haven’t outlawed the meal altogether. That’s why I’m rounding up the top breakfast spots in […]

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    Ash | January 5, 2023 | 74 comments
    The 15 Best Paella Restaurants in Barcelona

    Navigate the maze of impostors with local advice on where to eat a mouthwatering paella while on holiday in Barcelona – without getting ripped off.

  • gluten free restaurants barcelona
    Ash | July 24, 2022 | 8 comments
    Gluten Free in Barcelona: 16 Restaurants and Local Tips

    The doorman at the office I work usually doesn’t get much past the weather as a topic of conversation until one day he gave me a menacing look and said… “You’ve got nothing for celiacs on your blog!” What surprised me though is when I came back down later in the day: he’d had a little note […]

  • a lamb doner kebab at one of the best kebab restaurants in barcelona
    Ash | February 27, 2019 | 0 comments
    Get the Best Kebab in Barcelona at 7 Legit Restaurants

    It’s 3 am at the kebab roulette wheel. Armed with only a crumpled up fiver, an iron stomach, and a hope for a better tomorrow, you begin the sacred inebriated plea to Saint Shawarma… Oh ye doner kebab, greasy companion of the night, do me no harm for I come in peace. My faithful readers […]

  • vegetables at a top vegetarian restaurant in barcelona
    Ash | July 1, 2018 | 8 comments
    The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Barcelona

    Call it a trend, a greater awareness about meat, or just plain love of tasty food. Vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona have really taken off recently, and I must confess they’ve even roped in stubborn meat-eaters like myself. Guilty. So since I’ve already given you cracking culinary council listing Barcelona’s best restaurants, I think it’s time we […]

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    Ash | March 14, 2021 | 10 comments
    The 11 Best Cafes in Barcelona for Coffee Lovers & Work

    Coffee is nature’s drinkable on-switch, so getting to the best cafes in Barcelona is essential for keeping holiday mode on full blast. Unfortunately, the Barcelona café scene is famous for two things: poor roasts and too much milk. Given that, does our city actually have an answer to Rome, Melbourne, or Vienna? Let’s go through […]

  • el nacional multi restaurant culinary space barcelona
    Ash | March 1, 2016 | 0 comments
    El Nacional – Barcelona’s Gastronomic Graceland

    With four restaurants and four bars under one roof El Nacional is the hottest thing to hit Barcelona since the Mediterranean sun.