Mapplr’s favorite restaurants in Barcelona

peppers in a Basque pintxo bar in Barcelona

You can stay in Barcelona for months and never run out of places to eat. The city has such a variety of restaurants, cafes, tapas bars, Basque pincho bars (where I took the photo above) and food stands (in local markets like the Boqueria) that you’ll wonder if the residents ever cook their own meals. Here are my favorites in the city.

Kaiku
Plaça del Mar 1- 4
Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 219 082
Seafood

Dos Palillos
Elisabets 9
Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 040 513
www.dospalillos.com
Asian

Noti
Roger de Lluria, 35-37
Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 426 673
www.noti-universal.com

Gresca
Provença 230
Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 516 193
www.gresca.net
Modern bistro

Restaurant Embat
Mallorca 304
Barcelona, Spain
+34 93 458 0855
www.restaurantembat.es
Bistro

Cuines De Santa Caterina
Avinguda Francesc Cambó 16
Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 689 918‎
www.cuinessantacaterina.com

Quimet y Quimet
Poeta Cabanyes, 25
Barcelona, Spain
+34 93 442 3142

Inopia
Tamarit 104
Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 245 231
www.barinopia.com
Bar-restaurant

Fonda Gaig
Còrsega 200
Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 532 020
www.fondagaig.com
New Catalan cuisine: affordable brasserie in the Eixample district

El Quim de la Boqueria
586-606 Mercat de la Boqueria
La Rambla 101
Barcelona, Spain
+34 93 301 98 10
Tapas bar inside the Boqueria market off La Rambla

El Vaso de Oro
Balboa 6
Barcelona, Spain
+34 93 319 3098
Tapas bar at Barceloneta

La Cova Fumada
Baluard 56
Barcelona, Spain
+34 93 221 40 61
Lunch-only tavern whose specialities are grilled squid and sardines

Tapaç 24
Diputacio 269
Barcelona, Spain
+34 93 488 0977
www.comerc.com
Eixample neighborhood off Passeig de Gracia; owned by Carles Abellan (formerly of El Bulli)  who started Comerç 24

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