Barcelona is a foodie’s heaven. The cute, colorful tapas bars with their mouthwatering small eats on display are very hard to resist. Here we will talk about not just the Tapas Bars but also the delightful restaurants that dot Barcelona.
MERCAT DE LA BOQUERIA Located at La Ramblas 91, this food market, the largest in Barcelona definitely deserves a first mention. It is a foodie’s paradise. The rows of stalls stacked with the freshest and most colorful food items makes one drool. There are a number of stalls selling cooked food as well.
PINOTXO BAR Stall 66-67 of Mercat de la Boqueria houses the highly recommended Pinotxo Bar. The food here is to die for be it the fava beans, tortilla, seafood, beef stew, fish or pork. It also serves divine Paella.
EL XAMPANYET Located at Carrer de Montcada 22, this delightfully classic tapas bar has been with the same family for more than 30 years. The jostling crowd is the proof of its huge popularity.
LA CERVESERIA CATALANA Located at Carrer de Mallorca 236, this tapas restaurant is to visit if not for anything else, their Patata Bravas!
CAN MARGARITat Concordia 21, this typical Catalan tavern has a rustic charm,They serve traditional Catalan fare. Their rabbit is a must try.
CANTINA MACHITOthe best Mexican food in Barcelona is found at this quaint place located at Torrijos 47. It is a warm and inviting restaurant serving the most delicious enchiladas, burritos as well as nachos and guacamole that you just cannot stop eating.
GATAMALA Located at Rabassa 37, this is the place to head for if you are on the lookout for some creative tapas. It has a fantastic selection of gin and tonic and offers a free tapa with every drink.
BIG FISH This is a fancy place at Comercial 9 and serves the freshest seafood. A glass of wine and accompanying jazz music builds a great ambience.
SMS DELICACIES Located at Asturias 22, this is the perfect place for a casual meal. Don’t miss their menu del dia’ and the marinated mushrooms here are the best in town.
Apart from the tapas bars and restaurants, Barcelona has a few hidden secrets that would delight a foodie. Take for example
Caelum, at Barri Gotic which is a café cum shop selling products made by monks and nuns. They sell jars of tomato marmalade, varieties of biscuits and the most divine marzipan. One can sit in the café and have a cherry cake while sipping on a cup of hot chocolate or coffee.
Lukuvas, The Doughnut Shop in Gracias draws you with its design. The décor is truly unusual and attractive. They sell doughnuts of all kinds, simple plain, stuffed; pink with sprinkles and of course the ubiquitous chocolate!
If a foodie can a cookery workshop be far behind. There are plenty of opportunities of those interested in Barcelona.
Barcelona Cooking Classes at La Ramblas, 58 not only gives you the opportunity to learn how to make the most delicious Spanish food like gazpacho and paella but takes you on a guided tour of Mercat de la Boqueria giving you insights into the raw materials used. The gastronomic offerings of the wonderful city of Barcelona can be discovered if you have a UK driving licence which is valid in Spain too.