Wondering where to eat in Barcelona? Well, you’re in for a treat–literally! The city has so many good food options. My biggest pet peeve when traveling is eating bad food. So here is a shortlist of my favourite Barcelona restaurants and eateries, so you know exactly where to eat in Barcelona and can make sure you get to try some of the city’s best food!
La Boqueria Market
Always my first stop in Barcelona, La Boqueria market is easily one of the most recognized markets in Europe if not the world. Its stalls are known for their variety of gastronomic products, including fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds, and sweets as well as meat, fish, cheese and dairy.
La Boqueria is also home to several bar restaurants and is a must-visit tourist attraction in the city.
El Quim de la Boqueria
A gem of La Boqueria, El Quim is a can’t miss tapas spot. The limited seating around the bar is almost always full-generally a good sign-but with a little patience you can normally grab a seat without too long of a wait. El Quim is best known for its speciality, fried eggs with baby squid, but has plenty of delicious options.
Famous for its Spanish croissants (once rated the best in Barcelona), this cute bakery in El Born is a go-to for all things sweet. Their mascarpone croissants are a must-try! Check them out at @pasteleriahofmann
If you go to only one tapas bar in Barcelona, make it Bar Cañete in El Raval. Recognized as one of the best eateries in the city, it’s known for its traditional Spanish tapas. You can reserve a table or walk-in for a seat at the bar. I highly recommend sitting at the bar because you get to see the chefs, who take great pride in what they do, at work. Every drink and dish is beautifully executed and, most importantly, delicious!
Other additions for your food list:
- Granja La Nena & Xurrería Manuel San Román for hot chocolate and churros
- McDonalds–yes, McDonalds–for the McPops, McDots, cakes, & macarons.
Like I said, I always head to La Boqueria first; let me know where you’d go first in the comments!