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Part French, part Spanish and part Mediterranean it's no wonder Catalan cuisine is so lip-smackingly good - and no wonder too that the city's residents dedicate so much time and money on eating out. It's not just the locals who are keen though, Barcelona is a global magnet for foodies thanks to the amazing quality of restaurants plying their trade in the city, from passionately run neighbourhood joints to a profusion of Michelin-starred establishments offering extravagant tasting menus to well-heeled diners. For a low cost, high reward gastronomic experience visitors can opt for traditional local dishes like escudella and ollada (two tasty stews) as well as Catalan-style cod, best enjoyed with a sea breeze at the high-end joints around Port Olimpic. Just be sure to order some of the famous pan amb tomaquet (tomato bread) on the side. More southern Spanish-style tapas bars are also in abundance, and the cosmopolitan nature of the city means you can also find fantastic Galician, Basque and Castilian cuisine on offer. Otherwise Barcelona has plenty of international restaurants to try out, from upmarket haunts dotted around the Eixample district, to the multitude of ethnic options in Raval and Gracia. For legendary hang outs, Els Quatre Gats is the locale where Picasso first exhibited his artwork, and whilst the renowned El Bulli (voted the best restaurant in the world a zillion years running) is now a food foundation, epicureans can dine instead at Adria brothers' new venture Tickets Bar. Meanwhile the Catalan culinary revolution they started can still be evidenced in eateries around the city...

Directory of places to eat in Barcelona

There are 57 Barcelona restaurants on our website at present, and we update our listings frequently. When looking for a place to eat in the city, either use our search facility provided above, where you can search via type of cuisine or zone, or browse through our restaurants directory (listed A-Z). Alternatively, if location is a deciding factor for you, then the best place to search is via our online map. The Catalan capital has a huge range of eateries to choose from and whether you're a refined gourmand, a devout vegetarian or a street food connoisseur, you're sure to find something to suit your tastes and dining budget on our website. If you think we should have a review of a restaurant which is not on our site, please do write to us and let us know! We encourage your feedback to help make Barcelona Life the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the city!


Food Tours Barcelona
reviewed by Sascha
from Germany
on Jan.30.2018

"I absolutely love this tour! We did quite a few food tours before, but this one was absolutely exceptional. Extraordinary quality of food, fun guide and we learned a lot about the Spanish food culture we had not been aware of before!"

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