Barcelona restaurants and bars
The price, including bread, wine and dessert or coffee is often as low as €6. Recommended are botifarras, a Catalan sausage, and pa amb tomaquet - quite simply bread rubbed with overripe tomato, olive oil and salt; it is much nicer than it sounds.
Also be sure to sample Cava, Catalunya's answer to Champagne. Cava is available by the glass in many establishments and at a much more reasonable price than its French cousin.
If you are remotely interested in seafood, head for the district of La Barceloneta - fish restaurants stand side by side, and are a good place to sample Paella on a Sunday lunchtime, although you may have to wait for a table.
|For an authoritative guide to Barcelona restaurants see Craig Allen's while if you want to create some of Catalunya's recipes for yourself when back home you cannot go wrong with Colman Andrews' Both are available from|
In addition to the more traditional Barcelona restaurants serving Catalan cuisine there are now many types of regional and international cuisine available.
Basque cooking is highly regarded throughout Spain, as is Galician cooking, which often features octopus. Other restaurant types include Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Greek, middle eastern and Indian in addition to the ubiquitous burger bars.
Below are some recommended Barcelona restaurants:
Carrer Valladolid 44, Tel: 93 330 36 88
Carrer de l'Argenteria 27, Tel: 93 319 34 23
El Gallo Kiriko
Carrer d'Avinyó 19, Tel: 93 412 48 38
Carrer de la Plata 3, Tel: 93 319 9298
Rambla de Catalunya 15, Tel: 93 412 36 34
Jerusalem 3, Tel: 933 17 10 52
Terminal A, Barcelona Airport
Hotel Restaurant Ingles
Carrer de la Boqueria
Nou American Soda
Marques de l'Argentera 19, Tel: 93 268 17 81
Argenteria 37, Tel: 93 310 50 94