Barcelona Food

A Guide to Barcelona Food & Drinks | The Ultimate Barcelona City Guide

From Tapas Bars to Michelin Star restaurants, Barcelona food has literally every craving for the palate covered. With authentic Catalan dishes at every corner and barbeque parties in the summer with the side of some of the most refreshing drinks, Barcelona is every foodie’s dream come true. Every person who comes to Barcelona should indulge themselves in a Barcelona food tour for the best way to explore the city’s culture. Every dish that you get in Barcelona has a story and exploring the food market is the only way to get around in the city.

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Paella

Paella

Paella is one of the best-known dishes in Spanish cuisine. It contains rice, saffron, chicken, seafood, etc., cooked and served in a large shallow pan.

Where to eat it?
Barceloneta restaurant, Arume Restaurant, Vigo Restaurant Tapes, Xiringuito Escribà.

Bombas

Bombas

Inspired by a grenade or ‘la bomba’, the Bombas is a potato-filled croquette served with a garlic white sauce and a spicy red sauce. 

Where to eat it? 
La Cova Fumada, La Bombeta, Bar jai-ca, Cañete

Calcots

Calcots and Romesco Sauce

Calcots are a type of onion paired with the Catalan salsa sauce called Romesco. They bring life to roadside barbeque parties in the city.

Where to eat it?
El Glop, L'Antic Forn, Can Martí Restaurant, 7 Portes

Pa amb Tomaquet

Pa amb Tomaquet

The Pa amb Tomaquet is a simple slice of bread with a fresh tomato sauce seasoned with olive oil, salt, and pepper. 

Where to eat it?

Paco Meralgo, Palosanto, Elisabets Restaurant, Tickets

Escalivada

Escalivada is a traditional Catalonian dish that typically consists of roasted eggplant and bell peppers with olive oil, onion, tomato, minced garlic, and salt.

Where to eat it?

Taverna El Glop, Cervecería Catalana, Teresa Carles, Sesamo

Arròs negre

Arròs negre is a Valencian and Catalan dish made with cuttlefish (or squid) and rice, somewhat similar to seafood paella.

Where to eat it?

L'Arrosseria Xàtiva, Barraca, Kaiku, Elche

Fideua

Another local version of the classic paella, Fideua is made with noodles instead of rice. It is a blend of seafood and meat and is found in smaller eateries.

Where to Eat it?

Can Majo, Garlana, El Merendero de la Mari, Tapeo del Born

Fricando

Made with a silverside cut of beef, Fricando features small mushrooms in a traditional sauce.

Where to Eat it?

Restaurant Can Fuste, Can Paneda, Bodega Montferry

Botifarra

The Botifarra is a Catalan sausage believed to have its origins in Ancient Rome. It is made using a combination of raw pork and spices.

Where to Eat it?

Canete, La Botifarreria de Santa Maria, PORK… boig per tu, Debutis

Patatas Bravas

Patatas Bravas

An authentically Spanish dish, the Patatas Bravas is a pile of unevenly cut potatoes with cheese and a spicy sauce.

Where to Eat it?

Rekons, Pulperia Patatas Bravas, Bar El Tomas de Sarria, Palosanto

Entrepa

Entrepa

Catalans can make the experience of a plain sandwich extraordinary by pairing the most delicious ingredients.

Where to Eat it?

Bo De B , La Pineda, Ikastola, Can Ros

Croquetas

Croquetas

Crunchy-on-the-outside and creamy-on-the-inside delicacy is a perfect snack that goes with an ice-cold can.

Where to Eat it?

Croq and Roll, Cañete, La Pepita, Palosanto

pincho de tortilla

Tortilla

A simple, flavourful, and sustaining snack, a pincho de tortilla is a staple of Spain.

Where to Eat it?

El Xampanyet, Flash Flash, Taktika Berri, La Esquinica

Top Restaurants in Barcelona

Barcelona is a city with a culinary mix. Many Michelin star-studded restaurants dot the city and you could find yourself fine dining at any one of these if you fancy that. If not, there are other mid-level and economic restaurants that promise you a hearty meal, if you are not a gourmet food enthusiast. If you are up for a food tour of the city you have got to try all the famous restaurants though. There are places where fusion foods take the center stage and there are some restaurants that bring the Catalan delicacies to gourmet perfection.

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