The Spaniards take their food seriously, and when it comes to Catalonians, food is a passion. Barcelona's flavors are bold and dishes are hearty, embracing a variety of influences from the New World to the Eastern Mediterranean.
Some dishes match their venue perfectly and the Foie Gras Sausage at Cal Pep is one of these. Pep’s bar has only 20 highly-coveted seats, so arrive before it opens to avoid having to wait over an ... Read more
Fried eggplant with honey is very popular in the South and Center of Spain, and it became popular in Barcelona fairly recently. I’d dare to say Bar Cañete was probably the first local bar to ... Read more
Galicia is an area in the North of Spain touching Portugal. They have a strong fishing tradition, and are famous for their seafood. One of their most famous tapas is octopus. It comes boiled and ... Read more
Patatas bravas are definitely one of the top tapas in Spain. I haven’t seen locals fighting over what bar makes the best (name any other tapa here) the way they do with patatas bravas. Most will ... Read more
Fideuà is a traditional dish quite similar to paella but made with noodles instead of rice. It is served with a small portion of aioli garlic sauce aside, which you mix up with the pasta for a ... Read more
Around the corner from the luxury shops on Passeig de Gracia, Cerveceria Catalana is a well-oiled machine turning out perfectly executed ... Read more
Spaniards grow up devouring deep fried calamari rings in their childhood, and it keeps being a favorite for grown ups. Unfortunately in many bars they use as much flour as actual calamari… But the ... Read more
In this tiny bar in the Old Town, they handmake their own meat products. For a rich Catalan experience, go for this combination of the best local sausages and the best of our groceries: pork sausage ... Read more
Fàbrica Moritz Barcelona
This historic brewery began was launched by Louis Moritz over 150 years ago and is known as “the beer of Barcelona”. Order a cold Moritz with this mini-fondue served with crunchy croutons. It is ... Read more
For more than 30 years, this classic family bodega has awed customers with its unique preparation of boquerones, a classic tapa in southern Spain. A plate of six beautiful raw anchovies is rolled ... Read more
You'll be surprised by the taste of these long-shaped razorclams that come grilled and sprinkled with garlic, parsley and olive oil.
Be ready to lick your fingers with this awesome burger that combines the best of the local produce to create a hamburger that could compete against the best American burgers. Organic veal, roasted ... Read more
Another classic tapa in Spain, Spanish omelet is made with fried potatoes, caramelized onion and eggs. The trick is to make it crispy on the outside but as tender and creamy as possible inside. The ... Read more
Never thought barnacles where edible? Yes, they are and Spaniards consider them a delicacy! At La Gardunya they'll get them fresh from the market for you, and serve them boiled. Ask them to show you ... Read more
Monday is a bad day to order fish, because fishermen don’t work on Sunday and therefore there is no fresh fish the next day. However, at La Plata they are the first to get the best sardines as soon ... Read more
Amazing combination of delicate baby beans sprinkled with truffle oil and served room temperature with avocado and quail egg. Surprising combinations that will make you want to order a second round.
You would never think that these three ingredients combined that well! Beautiful pizza with thin crust smoothly sprinkled caramelized leek. The egg adds up creaminess, and the truffle oil brings the ... Read more
From their several restaurants in town, choose the one in Banys Nous St. where Josep, the manager, runs it with his personal and welcoming touch. Ask him to prepare the Explosive Enchilada for a ... Read more
The traditional Catalan recipes are revisited by chef Nandu Jubany in this restaurant around the corner from Passeig de Gràcia. The best Spanish products (some of them so local that you'll have to ... Read more
Red Ant Noodle Bar
Great organic wheat noodles at an affordable price. Although most people go for the chicken or the vegetarian options, our favorite is the pork one: delicious! Nicely spiced sauce, and fresh veggies ... Read more
A bite of the local counstryside: Tasty but not too pungent local goat cheese, the best Aragon olives, fresh watercress and juicy tomato lovingly arranged between two slices of countryside oil bread.
Croquettes are one of those tapas locals always order; we’ve eaten them at home since we were little! A light, crunchy crust of breadcrumbs on the outside, and a creamy inside of thick béchamel ... Read more
I love innovations, that's why this place was become my mecca for gelato when I'm walking around the water front. From all their sophisticated flavors, my favorite is grapefruit-jasmine for its ... Read more
No one should leave Spain without trying Jabugo ham. Yes, there are other types of ham (país; serrano) but the bellota ham from the Jabugo area is the best of the best. And what better place to ... Read more
Set on one of their marble tables, order some "xampanyet" sparkling wine and enjoy some delicious sweet baby peppers stuffed with goat cheese. They almost melt in your mouth. This is an authentic old ... Read more
La Cova Fumada
Bomba is a popular tapas tourists don’t usually order because they have never heard of it, but which the locals love. Said to have been invented in the Barceloneta district, this tapa is usually ... Read more
White beans with baby calamares, the dish par excellence at Pinotxo, only rivalled by Juanito's (the bar owner) chickpeas with blood sausage. A glass of Catalan cava is the best way to accompany this ... Read more