Eating out in Barcelona can be difficult if you don’t have the energy to go from place to place before you decide which restaurants to eat at. There is so many choises and you really want to avoid the tourist traps where you pay too much for food that really isn’t “that great”.
Here is a list of different kinds of awesome restaurants in Barcelona, all depending on what you feel like having for dinner today.
These restaurants in Barcelona are sorted in three different price categories.
€€€ = 30+ euros / €€ = 10 – 30 euros / € = Below 10 euros
A place with an amazing view of the best city in the world. Have a seat on the terrace and enjoy. Highly recommended!
Must try: The croquetas!
Private terrace shielded from all the city noise. Relaxed atmosphere, excellent service and good food. More an experience than a restaurant visit.
Must try: Wine and iberian ham!
This places have such a fantastic atmosphere. Most of time it is busy and crowded with people so if you like more calm restaurants this may not be for you. A genuine restaurant and homemade cava. A bit pricey.
Must try: The cava!
Elsa y Fred, Carrer del Rec Comtal, 11
Friendly staff, cozy and fresh restaurant. Always crowded so you may want to book a table or prepare to wait. Elsa y Fred have some of the most creative tapas that you will not be able to find anywhere else in Barcelona.
Must try: The patatas bravas!
Small restaurant and always busy. In other words, not the place for a calm and peaceful dinner, but that’s just part of the charm! Highly recommended!
Must try: If possible, all of the tapas. If not, anything you want to! You will not be dissapointed.
La Esquinita de Blai, Carrer de Blai, 17
Fantastic tapas, good service. Crowded and great atmosphere. get there early, at least around 7 PM, have a seat on the terrace and enjoy!
Must try: The mojitos!
El tomas de Sarria, Carrer Major de Sarrià, 49
The place doesn’t look like much, but their patatas bravas is the best in Barcelona!
Must try: The patatas bravas!
Small sandwitches with a side of chips, some days for only 1 euro each. Busy with a lot of noise and not really impressive food, but to come here with a bunch of friends is always a hit!
Must try: The beer with a sandwich. Or 2-3-4-5-how many you want. You choose from 100 different ones.
Relaxed environment and good tapas. The dishes of the day are written on a board instead of getting a menu. A very friendly and nice place!
Must try: The berenjena con miel!
Alkimia, Ronda de Sant Antoni, 41
Luxurious interior, impressive food, good service.
Badalona Rustic and traditional Catalan decor with lots of art to rest your eyes on. Excellent service, impressive food. Calm and relaxed atmosphere.
Must try: The pan con tomate and the conejo!
Badalona Cosy and uniquely decorated with wild patterns and neon lights. Feels like a club instead of a restaurant, which of course can be both good and bad. Amazing food and okay service.
Must try: The meat plate! Share with a friend or partner.
El Nou de Granados, Carrer d’Enric Granados, 9
Oh, the decor! It is such a nice place! Interesting dishes,
unique flavors and nice set up. Slow service but so worth it!
Must try: The tuna and the shrimp!
Buenos Aires, Carrer de València, 189
One of the best restaurants in Barcelona!
Excellent service and high standard food.
If you like meat, this is the place to go!
Must try: The meat! Everything is amazing!
Cosy place. Slow service but really good food. Cheap drinks.
Must try: The burrito de cochinita!
Not very pricy but good service. Always busy so prepare to wait to get seated.
Must try: The nachos!
Busy with high volume. Not the best place to bring the entire family maybe. Order mojitos, tequila and rounds and rounds of tacos!
Must try: The mojitos and all the tacos!
Absolute favorite! It’s a challenge to get seated on the terrace, but worth the wait. BEST OF THE BEST empanadas in this amazing city and their sallads are impressive! Highly recommended!
Must try: Order a few empanadas, find your favorite. The berenjena picante and carne picante always works! And Mortiz beer!
Tasty traditional indian food, welcoming staff
Must try: The chicken tikka masala!
Here the decor is really nice, the service is good and the food is amazing! Really high standard.
Must try: The murgh tikka makhani!
Om India, Carrer de Floridablanca, 130
Really good food! A bit boring and cold decor but friendly service.
Must try: The cheese naan!
Spacious restaurant with a cafeteria feeling over it. Buffet in the middle. Good service and truly amazing food!
Must try: Since it’s an buffet, I say TRY IT ALL!
Not a very cozy restaurant and you always get less food if you order food to take away, but oh heavens the food is so delicious!
Must try: The dumplings! And oh, the currys! And the wine!
Chen Ji, Carrer d’Alí Bei, 65
Bad service but fantastic food! If you think the food is
more important than the service you have to come here!
Must try: Fried rice noodles and the pato!
Maur, Carrer del Comte d’Urgell, 9
Really good, fancy, pizza! With toppings like mozzarella, rocket, walnuts
and honey instead of, for example, cheese, ham and mushrooms.
Must try: The conejo! Or any pizza with pollo!
Such tasty pizza! You can eat there, take away or order home. You can choose from a lot of different pizzas and buy either whole ones or slices.
Must try: Any pizza!
Such a small and busy place. Always a long line of people before you. You go in, buy one or a couple of slices, depending on how hungry you are. You get to choose from five-six different pizzas and then you eat it either outside or on the go.
Must try: Any pizza!
Amazing healthy food, incredible smoothies and good service! A lot of space but always full of people.
Must try: The smoothies!
Creative vegetarian food, friendly service and lots of seats outside.
Must try: The green salad with watermelon!
You dont go here to eat at the restaurant, but instead to take away. Buffet with a lot of options and really tasty food!
Must try: The falafel!
Very cheap vegetarian and vegan food. And the juices are really something extra!
Must try: The juices!
New York style with a dark wooden bar and big solid furniture. It’s always full of people and you fill out a form with exactly what you want that you leave at the check out. Feels like a more luxurious Burger King.
Must try: Black truffle mayo!
Never disappoints! Best hamburger place in Barcelona! You choose which bread you want and how your meat should be cooked and the fries are to die for!
Must try: Mexicana burger!
Makamaka, Passeig de Joan de Borbó, 76
Busy restaurant with a simple meny, delicious burgers and good service.
Must try: Maradona burger and coctails!
Really good rice and chicken kebab. You get a lot of food for your money here!
Must try: The chicken kebab!
So many different dishes, it’s always hard to choose. So tasty!
Must try: The mixed plate with kebab and chicken!
Dionisos, Carrer dels Escudellers, 40
If you don’t care about excellent service or decor, but
rather about the tasty fast food – this is the place for you!
Must try: The gyros!
New York inspired, quaint and fresh brunch place with the best bagels!
Must try: The amazing juice and cafe con leche!
Petit Pot, Plaza de Urquinaona, 4
Also New York inspired with a retro touch. Worn down couches, brick walls and solid wood tables, and at the same time cosy acoustic music and amazing sangria de cava!
Must try: Sangria de cava and the carrot cake!
Cosy atmosphere with fantastic drinks, especially Bling bling. Really good food, especially the pulled pork sandwitch and the chicken wings.
Must try: Bling bling and the chicken wings!
Brunch & Cake, Carrer Enric Granados, 19
Unique food. Super fresh decor and a welcoming atmosphere. Friendly staff. Really good juices and smoothies.
Must try: The smoothies!
Mamy Ildy (Hamburgers)
Rekons (South American)