Honestly, writing this post is painful, because my mouth is literally watering just thinking about all of this food. The flavor was beyond. I can easily say that the food we ate in Barcelona was my favorite food from our entire Spain, Gibraltar, Tangier trip.
What made the food so delicious and memorable? These four places I’m going to tell you about. And I’m sure there are many more places that are delicious in Barcelona, these are just the ones that I went to that stand out far above the rest. When I go back to Barcelona, I will go back to all of these places, no question.
If you know any amazing restaurants in Barcelona, please share them in the comments!
Caravelle // Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 31, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
One morning we had breakfast at a little place we found called Caravelle. It’s right off the main tourist drag La Rambla, but it doesn’t feel touristy at all. It’s small, super local, and delicious.
Breakfast is the one meal that I like almost everything on the menu and it’s hard for me to decide what I want. Usually at almost every restaurant there’s only a few things I’m picking from off a menu. At Caravelle I went with Eggs Benedict. Honestly, it was probably the best Eggs Benedict I’ve ever had, and it kept me full all day.
Casa Lolea // Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt, 49, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Casa Lolea came recommended by my friend who lives in Barcelona and I am so glad she recommended it because it was FANTASTIC. So good that we seriously considered going back again. All I have to say is black truffle risotto (above). That’s all you need to know.
7 Portes // Passeig d’Isabel II, 14, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Somehow I took a photo of my salad, but completely forgot to take one of the two giant paella dishes we ordered. Probably because we were so starving by the time we got the paella that we inhaled as much as humanly possible.
7 Portes is known for being one of the best paella restaurants in Barcelona. If you read the reviews online one of the only/main negative comments is that it’s too salty. I thought it was PERFECTLY SALTY. And literally I’m still dreaming of how delicious their paella was. The paella at El Choto in Cordoba didn’t even hold a candle to the paella at 7 Portes.
We got there around 9 pm and weren’t sat until 10 pm (there is almost always a wait). We left at 11 pm and there were still people waiting to be sat for dinner! It’s just that good. The paella is ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT!
Do not hesitate, get the seafood paella. I repeat, get the seafood paella. It’s the absolute best.
El Nacional // Passeig de Gràcia, 24 Bis, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
El Nacional is pure eye candy. It boasts four restaurants and four bars — so basically anything you are in the mood for you can find at El Nacional. I should have taken the time to take more photos inside, but the lighting was dim and I’m afraid my camera skills just aren’t that good.
We ate at The Braseria, which is basically the meat restaurant. I wasn’t a huge fan of my meal just because of my own personal texture issues with meat, but my husband loved his and I definitely recommend going. Besides the beauty of the place, there is so much to choose from as far as the menu goes!
Here are a few photos from inside and a quick video tour!
This is La Taperia — offering all sorts of tapas.
Right by the bathrooms is this place to freshen up. Um can I have that wallpaper and those mirrors! Gorgeous.
Take a quick tour of El Nacional.
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Photos by Meg Biram