Barcelona is a continuous feast, not only for your eyes and soul but for your belly too.

Barcelona as any mediterranean city is a perfect place to enjoy fresh food and great drinks. People's culture here is very much  meeting up outdoors (and indoors too), but here socialising means sharing food and drinks with others and get together. Whether you are by the beach, in the storic centre or on the hills you will never be short of places where to eat or drink.

Here you will find from the most Catalan/Spanish typical food and drinks places and some of the continental food cuisine.

Let's start with the places I have been to and can highly recommend you.


L'Eixample left Sant Antoni neighbouhood


-BAR ALEGRIA, Carrer Comte de Borrell 133. Super busy tapas and good drink bar/restaurant. Booking is a must, even though you could try to pop up without if you are lucky, Great freindly service, The people who work there are super nice.


-ARROSSERIA XATIVA DE SANT ANTONI, Muntaner, 6. I' ve been here for paella. Amazing! Great service.


-RESTAURANT MACROBIOTIC ZEN, Carrer de Muntaner, 12. Fantastic Macrobiotic zen style restaurant, unpretentious, tasty delicious healthy fresh food,


- CAN RITO, Carrer de Tamarit 138. Lovely little place for tapas and drinks, Carrer de Tamarit,


-PASTISSERIA BONASTRE, Carrer de Tamarit, 136.

It is a classic patisserie in the Sant Antoni neighborhood. It’s decades old and their traditional pastries are just lovely.


-RESTAURANT IKEBANA, Carrer de Villadomat, 84 .

High standard quality Japanese fusion place. Beautiful interior and quite chic!


-BAR CHIQUI, Carrer de Vilamarí, 29.

Great little spot for drinks and tapas....and surprise... amazing Japanese food here! Which by the look of this place it's like a typical old fashion bar but the sushi here is excellent!


-CAFES ROURE, Carrer del Comte Borrell, 48.

This old fashion decades old cafe' was my regular place every morning to stop for a coffee. Best coffee ever, they sell their own fresh branded coffee too ( ground or in grains ) to take at home. Their Colombian coffee is incredible. The people who own this place and who work here are super nice.   Try their apple pastry or their bocadillos with jamon Iberico. So good.


-BAR CALDERS Carrer del Parlament 25,

Popular place for food and drinks great funky vibes here, 


LA BODEGA D'EN RAFEL Carrer de Manso 52

Convivial, colorful tile-lined tapas bar with a neighborhood vibe & housemade vermouth.


-BODEGA VINITO,  Carrer del Parlament, 27.

Lovely popular place for drinks and food,


-PARLAMENT-Cuina de Barri, Carrer del Parlament, 26.

I love this place for drinks and food very popular.


-BRASERO & ASOC, Carrer del Parlament, 34.

Great grilled meats here, good service.


-LA MARCANNA, Carrer del Parlament, 36.

You can eat here, but i ve only been for few drinks, very popular place  in Sant Antoni.


-SANTA GLORIA BAKERY CAFE', Carrer del Comte Borrell, 63.
Lovely small coffee shop bakery in front of Sant Antoni market.

-CAN CARGOLET, Carrer del Comte d'Urgell, 17,.

Very Catalan restaurant. Its specialiti are snails. A typical Spanish and Catalan delicacy ( Cargolet means snail)


-GELIDA ,Carrer de la Diputació, 133.

Super traditional simple Catalan food. Easy going atmosphere here. I love it!


-PASTISSERIA CALDERON, Carrer de Sepúlveda, 83.

Traditional Catalan patisseria which has been in this nighbourhood for decades, Excellent pastries.


-LA GELATERIA, Nice coffee shop and amazing Italian fresh gelati on the cone or cup, Carrer de Calàbria, 18, Sant Antoni


-FORN DE LA LOLA , delicios bakery, Carrer del Parlament, 33, Amazing Bread and my favourite apple pastry!


CASA BLANCA: Sant Antoni Market ( parada 78 ) Carrer del Comte d'Urgell, 1

It is a must go when you are inside the Sant Antoni Market. The best croquetas with sea food. Sant Antoni Market ( parada 78 )


Bar La Principal: Carerr de Sepulveda, 186

I love this place truly does have a local feel to it. The food is very tasty and there is a fair variety of things they offer! Sitting inside is great but even better outsite.


-FABRICA MORITZ BARCELONA, Ronda de Sant Antoni, 41

An amazing brewery place Moritz's. Wonderful beers, ( MORITZ OWN ) and lovely restaurant too.


-ELS SORTIDORS DEL PARLAMENT. Carrer del Parlament, 53,

Great place for food tapas and drinks.


-MALEDUCAT, Carrer de Manso, 54.

Another  well presented good tapas  and drinks place, 


-FORN DE PA BELMONTE, Carrer de Manso, 50.

Great bakery italian owner i believe because they also have great Pastiera Napoletana cake, Casatiello savoury bready filled cake, and rhum Babba' too.  ,


-CASA DORITA, Carrer de Tamarit, 142.

Another good spanish/ catalan place restauramt and for just drinks,


-EL REBOST DE SANT ANTONI, Carrer del Comte d'Urgell, 19.

Super Catalan delicuos home made food!


- CELLER FLORIDA- Botiga i degustaciò, Carrer de Floridablanca, 112.

Fabulous wine place with finger food.


-BAR ESTERRI, Carrer de Villarroel 19. Typical Catalan tapas old fashion bar with simple unexpensive cafes, food, beers and wines.

L'Eixample left neighbouhood


- PANARRAS,Carrer del Consell de Cent 185.

Another of my fav great bakeries and great coffee. The staff here is so lovely that makes you come every day.


-RESTAURANT GALICIA, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 421.

Great unexpensive Galician food.


-SANTA ANITA, Carrer. del Consell de Cent, 102, Local 2.

Amazing burgers, tapas, beers and coffee shop.


-VERMUTERIA LA LOLA, Carrer. del Consell de Cent, 82 I love this tapas , vermut tiny typical friendly place.

-COLMADO BARCELONA, Carrer de Provença, 236.

Restaurant Gastronòmic, Tapes Vermuts i Vins, Enric Granados 


-SAFFRON, Carrer d'Enric Granados, 24,

Lovely chilled place restaurant, tapas , drinks and coffee shop


-L'ENRIC, Carrer d'Enric Granados, 41, Easy going and stylish restaurant, tapas and drinks,


-BODEGA PICAROL, Carrer d'Enric Granados, 41.

Typical Spanish  Catalan vibes, great for tapas and drinks,


- FORN GINEBRA, Carrer de València, 226,

Delicious fresh bakery and pastry,


-LA MODERNA, Carrer d'Enric Granados, 110.

This authentic place as it keeps the essence of the old local bars. The service is  very good and attentive. Food is limited to tapas and some more elaborated dishes but all very good. Good wine and beers selections.


-PASTISSERIA LIS RIERA ALTA , Carrer de Calàbria, 137,

One of my top favourite pastisseries. Try their Xuixo pastry ! Divine!

They have another branch in el Raval neighbourhood in  Carrer de la Riera Alta, 19




In L'Eixample right side neighbourhood


-FORN SARRET, Carrer de Girona, 73. The most beautiful and great bakery in Barcelona, dated back to beginning of 20th century with his Modernist ( Art Noveau ) facade,


-CASA ALFONSO,   Carrer de Roger de Llúria, 6,

Great Spanish food and typical atmosphere of Barcelona.


-MAURI PASTISSERIA from 1929, Carrer de Provença 241

Old fashion patisserie and coffee shop which has been there for decades with amazing selection of pastries sweets and savouries.  


-TURRIS VALENCIA Carrer de València, 303,

Great chain high standard bakery shop and pastries.


-EL NACIONAL, Passeig de Gràcia, 24 Bis,

It is a must go place, You ll be amazed by its beauty. an experience!


-CHOCOLATE BRESCÒ, Carrer de Casp, 48,

Great coffee shop patisserie with their own production of chocolates and biscuits. good pastries too.



This is another one many they have in Barcelona, but still offer amazing service , bread, pastries and coffee.  Carrer del Bruc, 8


Gracia district


-VERMUTERIA DEL TANO, Carrer de Joan Blanques, 17.

One of my favourite palces for verumt drink and tapas , traditional Catalan low key, nice atmosphere.


-TAVERNA EL GLOP, Carrer de Sant Lluís, 24

Typical Catan traditional food, very rustic atmosphere, great friendly service, ,


-JABATO TAPERIA, Carrer de Ramón y Cajal, 122

Excellent tasty food, modern funky atmosphere.


-PASTISSERIA CASTELL DE SANT MEDIR, Travessera de Gràcia, 271,

Nice little pastisserie and coffee shop with delicious cakes, pastries,  sweet and savory.


-FORN DE PA' ARTESA' MIRALLES, Carrer de l'Escorial, 36,

Modern atmosphere, Delicous variety of bread and pastries plus good coffee,


-BODEGA CAL PEP, Carrer de Verdi, 141,

Rustic old fashion traditional Catalan tapas food and vermut,  wines and beers,


-PASTISSERIA IDEAL, Carrer Gran de Gràcia, 207,

This patisserie coffe shoph as more than 100years old, delicious pastries and coffee. 


-VERMUTERIA LOU, Carrer de l'Escorial, 3

Traditional easy going vibes , delicious taps and vermut drink aaand beers and wines,


-LA ROVIRA, Carrer de Rabassa, 23,

Cozy atmospher tapas bar with a great selections of crafted beers.


Sant Pere neighbourhood


-FLAXS AND KALE PASSAGE, Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt, 31, 33,

 Vegetarian vegan but also sell fish dishes restaurant , great healthy menus !


-BAR ANDORRA, Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt, 74,

Coffee, Tapas, craft beers, vermut, populal great vibe place.


-LA CANDELA Plaça de Sant Pere, 12.

I love this pLace amazing taps beers, and wines in the beautiful relaxing Sant Pere square. 


-CASA LOLEA BARCELONA, Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt, 49,

Contemporary Spanish cusine, industrial chic decor.


- PASTISSERIA LOPEZ, Carrer de Sant Pere Més Baix, 78

Decades old Artisanal bakery patissery selling typical Catalan sweet and savoury product to take away. a Must try. the lady/owner who works in there is very sweet.    


-COULEUR CAFE'. Sant Pere Més Baix 82 , Coffee shop serving great healthy savoury vegetarian vegan sandwiches, pastries, homemade energy bars, Basque cheese cake is divine also fresh vegetable/fruity juices and coffee is excellent too.

El Born neighbourhood


-LA XAMPANYERIA Carrer de la Reina Cristina, 7,

 Busy traditional bar serving tapas & sandwiches washed down with sparkling wine. so busy and popular that most of the time you eat and drink standing, but is a must go place.


-7 PORTES, Passeig d'Isabel II, 14,

Old-world space with checkered floors & wood beams, offering seafood dishes & classic paella.


-PARADISO, Carrer de Rera Palau, 4,

Dramatic, dimly lit haunt offering imaginative cocktails & classic bar bites, plus mixology classes.


-El COPETIN, , Passeig del Born, 19,

Great cute cocktail bar


-BAR MUDANZAS, Carrer de la Vidrieria, 15,

Fabulous cocktail bar, always busy but great vibes.


-PASTISSERIA HOFMANN, Carrer dels Flassaders, 44,

Great selection of top quality pastries and cakes and a variety of other creations. Coffee is excellent.


-KÖNIG B ARCELONA BORN, Carrer de la Fusina, 3,

A really nice place in Barcelona with great atmosphere and nice food and drink, morning breakfasts are good too and served eithr indoor or seatd outsite overlooking the fabulous square Plaça Comercial.


-RESTAURANT  CASA DELFIN, Passeig del Born, 36.

Traditional Catalan tapas & mains in an ornate, century-old restaurant, with an al fresco terrace.


-CALABRASA, PPasseig del Born, 27,

Relaxed restaurant featuring creative tapas, seafood & meat dishes, plus paella, desserts & wine.


-BRUNELLS, Carrer de la Princesa, 22,

Traditional pastries, desserts & coffees are served in this old-fashioned, long-standing bakery. 


-MARLOWE BAR; Carrer del Rec 24

Atmospheric little cocktail bar. Needless to say cocktail are delicious here,


Santa Caterina i la Ribera neighbourhood


-BAR JOAN (in the market) Avenida de Francesc Cambó, 16,

Staff is great, food delicious, lots of locals eating tapas or coffee and pastries. Could not ask for better tasting food at such a good price with good service. Mercado de Santa Caterina,


-BAR RESTAURANT L'UNIVERS(outside market)  Mercat de, Av. de Francesc Cambó,

Popular for its seafood dishes, this tapas stop at Santa Caterina Market features ample bar seating. 


-KITCHEN OF SAIN CATHERINE ( outside market), Avinguda de Francesc Cambó, 16,

Tapas, Mediterranean & global dishes at a hip venue with an open kitchen in Santa Caterina market. Mercado de Santa Caterina,


-TANTARANTANA, Carrer d'en Tantarantana, 24, Spanish lovely cute  restaurant,


-SABOR DE BARRI, Carrer dels Assaonadors, 25

Cute little Tapas bar restaurant. A friend took me here and OMG the cannelloni here are out of this world! 



Barrio Gotico neighbourhood


- Ocaña,  Plaça Reial, 13-15,

Vibrant, sprawling space with decadent decor, offering a cafe, cocktails & live performances

Ocaña is a versatile space that changes from day to night: between Café illuminated by candlelight, Restaurant, a new gastronomic proposal based on Catalan cuisine, and the cocktail bar Apotheke. And if you sit outside overlooking Plaça Real is a bonus!


-PASTISSERIA LA COLMENA, Plaça de l'Àngel, 12,

Longstanding, decades old traditional patisserie, counter-serving,  for elaborate cakes, chocolates & cookies, plus savory snacks.


-CALEUM,Carrer de la Palla, 8,

Cakes & pastries, plus specialty coffees, in a bright space with exposed stone walls, plus a deli.


-BRUSI, Carrer de la Llibreteria, 23,

typical Catalan Bar unpretencious, amazing tapas, especially, tortilla homemade, beers, , great for morning coffee,


-PASTISSERIA SANTA CLARA Carrer de la Llibreteria, 21,

Pastries, breads & cakes are offered in this compact, enduring patisserie with an informal vibe.


-ELS 4GATS, Carrer de Montsió, 3,

Art nouveau-style (Modernist style in Catalan) cafe opened in 1896, hub for the Modernisme movement, now serving Catalan cuisine.


-XARCUTERIA LA PINEDA, Carrer del Pi, 16

Great cute little old fashion bodega, amazing tapas, wine and bocadillos ( typical Spanish sandwiches)


-FARGAS ( next to Xarcuteria la Pineda ) Carrer del Pi, 16,

Dates back from 1827. From then until today, Fargas continues with its own production of chocolates and a wide range of chocolate products in an artisanal way, Carrer del Pi,


-BAR DEL PI, Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol, 1

Traditional tapas, wine & cocktails presented in a picturesque environment with nostalgic decor.



El Raval neighbourhood


-FORN BOIX, Carrer de l'Hospital, 20,

This bakery has got it s own production behind the shop, bread, pastries, savoury staff, all deliciuos,


-LA PORTORRIQUEÑA,  Carrer d'en Xuclà, 25,

Decades old fashion historic shop, they sell chocolates and they ground fresh coffee to go, Carrer d'en Xuclà, 25,


-FORN BOIX, Carrer d'en Xuclà, 23,

This bakery has got it s own production behindthe shop, bread, pastries, savoury staff, all deliciuos,


-PASTISSERIA LIS RIERA ALTA , Carrer de la Riera Alta, 19,

One of my top favourite pastisseries in el Raval , Try their Xuixo pastry ! Divine!

They have another patisserie in Carrer Calabria 137 in 'Eixample left neighbourhood


-FORN MISTRAL, Carrer de Torres i Amat, 7,
This coffee shop pastisserie has an amazing huge selecting of breads, sweet and savoury pasrties and cake. Very popular.


-PANADERIA ELS ÀNGELS, Carrer dels Àngels, 4,

Lovely coffee shop, nice breads, cakes and savoury products. Old fashioned interior, Nice service,


-FLAX AND KALE, Carrer dels Tallers, 74b,

Creative salads & gluten-free desserts at a trendy vegan vegetarian and fish restaurant with a roof terrace & spice garden.


-L'HAVANA CUINA CATALANA I MERCAT, Carrer dels Tallers, 74b,

Traditional Catalan dishes like stews & meatballs, with seasonal produce, in a snug space.


-ELS TRES TOMBS, Nice staff, honest prices and mostly good food, with large selection of tapas. Really homely and welcoming, nice cocktails too. Ronda de Sant Antoni 2


-LA CONFITERIA, Carrer de Sant Pau 128

Warm watering hole with a bygone vibe serving up inventive cocktails & sophisticated classics.


EL CANGREJO Carrer Montserrat 9

Quite cozy, simple bar with old school drag fun performances. Definitely not a spot to go if you're looking for a high energy music and dancing sort of night, but good for a casual drink.


LA CONCHA Carrer de Guardia 14

Shisha, cocktails & beer in a colorful Moroccan-themed bar renowned for its nighttime parties.


BAR PASTIS Carrer de Santa Monica 4

Good cocktails, friendly staff, an historic place in Barcelona.



Poble Sec  neighbourhood

-DENASSUSS Carrer de Blai, 53

Intimate eatery with sidewalk tables presenting reimagined tapas & mains, plus a robust wine list.


-PASTISSERIA CASAS, Creu dels Molers, 24,

Neighborhood bakery at affordable prices. Quality and very good products, with their chocolates presented in elegant cases and their exquisite birthday cakes.


-QUIMET & QUIMET, Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes, 25,

Sandwiches & tapas served in a boisterous, snug, historic bar boasting over 500 bottles of wine.


Barceloneta neighbourhood


-LA COVA FUMADA, Carrer del Baluard, 56,

Family-run eatery dating from 1944, offering traditional tapas in a former winery.


-LA VIOLETA BAR DE VINOS NATURALES , Carrer del Baluard, 58,

Great selection of local natural wines and tapas,



Shrimp, lobster, paella & fish, plus tapas & regional wines, at a veteran locale with a large patio. very affordable for the great quality served.


-CAN RAMONET, Carrer de la Maquinista, 17,

Tapas, seafood dishes & Mediterranean home cooking in a former 18th-century winery with a terrace.


-RESTAURANT CHERIFF,Carrer de Ginebra 15

Best pallea in Barcelona! A bit more expensive than many other restaurants but worth it!


-BAR JAI-CA, Carrer de Ginebra, 13, Carrer de Ginebra, 7-9,

Great place for tapas. Local people This place is a great non-touristic tapas bar in the heart of Barcelona,

Poble Nou Neighbourhood


-BAR OLIMIADA 92, Carrer dels Pellaires, 1,

Typical traditional cusine, simple but delicious, mainly locals who come here and cheap but huge portions.


-LA CUINETA D'EN PEP, Passeig de Garcia Fària, 33, 35,

If ever want to have a coffee, or a drink or a meal near the beach this is a great place,


-CASA CABO. Carrer de Ramon Turró, 19

Cute little tapas bar with outside table. Lovely service and good food. Carrer de Ramon Turró, 19


-EL SANTET;   Avenida d'Icària, 215

Great tapas bar cool staff and friendly atmophere. I love the outdoors space where you can chill having tapas and a cooling beer.