Restaurants for every taste in Barcelona
Catalan cuisine is definitely one of the highlights of Barcelona and Catalonia. It offers endless delights to discover, making it easy to do a gastronomic tour of Barcelona. However, finding a good authentic Catalan restaurant may be more complicated. So here's a Top 5 of the best Catalan restaurants in Barcelona, away from tourist areas. Oh and to all the vegeterians, shhhh, it's okay... There's a place for you too ;).
1. Orígens, Gràcia
The atmosphere is more relaxed. The Catalan Cava is the main drink here and the tapas are fresh, made the same day and in abundance. Apart from the delicious squid and cuttlefish, you should definitely sample the Catalan spinach and cheese cake. Orígens is undoubtedly the perfect restaurant for a dinner of native proportions.
Orígens Barcelona Information
- Address: Carrer de Ramon i Cajal, 12, Barcelona, Barcelona 08012
- Website: http://www.lallavordelsorigens.com
- Opening Hours: 12:30 - 00:00
2. El Cafetí, El Raval
The well known and at times discredited area of El Raval offers a whole load of gastronomic points of interest to discover. Very near the famous promenade of Las Ramblas is the Catalan restaurant El Cafetí. This place brings you the traditional Catalan cuisine right in the heart of Barcelona, yet off the tourist track.
El Cafetí Information
- Address: Sant Rafael street 18, 08001 Barcelona
- Website: http://www.elcafeti.com/
- Opening Hours: 13:30 - 15:30 and 20:30 - 23:30
3. Bodega Vasconia Casa Miguel, El Born
This pure and authentic restaurant founded in 1905 has marveled the city for more than 100 years with its delicious tapas. You can try all kinds of tapas here, so eat until you drop for a more than fair price. Tip: Try to call ahead to reserve a table!
Bodega Vasconia Casa Miguel Information
- Address: Carrer d'en Gignàs13, 08002 Barcelona
- Telephone: 0034 933 152 156
- Website: http://www.bodegavasconia.com/
- Opening Hours: 12:00 - 16:00 (except Monday) and 18:00 – 00:00
4. Nou Candanchú, Gràcia
Far away from the overcrowded Ciutat Vella, you'll find a wonderful restaurant in the pleasant district of Gràcia, at the Plaza de la Vila de Gràcia. Nou Candanchú specializes in local dishes, but you'll also find beautifully prepared foods from the whole of Spain, like Paella (to decide which Paella dish to order, take a look at this article about the types of Paella.)
Nou Candanchú Information
- Address: Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia 9, 08012 Barcelona
- Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday from 12:00 - 01:30; Friday - Sunday from 12:00 - 02:00
5. Aguaribay, Poble Nou
Last but not least, is a recommendation for vegans and vegetarians in one of the least tourist areas of the city. Catalan cuisine is traditionally based on meat and fish, but that's no reason for vegetarians and vegans to give up trying to enjoy the local cuisine. Whether you're vegan or not, Aguaribay prepares tasty dishes! This restaurant prepares wonders from Catalan and Mediterranean cuisine, all with vegan ingredients. Bon Profit!
- Address: Ramon Turró 181, 08005 Barcelona
- Website: http://www.aguaribay-bcn.com/
- Opening Hours: 10:00 - 23:00
If you're still hungry for more after that, then take a look at the 10 dishes you must sample when in Barcelona, our guide on which bars and restaurants give free tapas with the drinks, or find them using one of the apps in this article. Yum!