Whether you’re basking in the Spanish sun down at Barceloneta Beach or perusing La Rambla picking up a few trinkets and treasures, you are sure to work up an appetite. Though La Boqueria would be a plentiful option, isn’t it all the more holiday-like to sit down and enjoy a dining experience? With this element, Barcelona will never disappoint; the city’s bountiful array of Tapas and fresh vittles from the Mediterranean pop up in the most unique of establishments. Whether it’s cheap eats you’re looking for or a high-class four-course meal, there is an out-of-this-world meal available for everyone, so long as you follow the rules.

The Box

If you’re looking for a few cocktails before dinner or a small meal while you reminisce on your sight-seeing you will love The Box. Organically-infused rum, street food offerings and the lively vibe will be enough to get your evening started.

  • Wed-Sun 6pm-2 am
  • Barri Gotic District
  • Casual Attire
  • $ (Inexpensive)

Bo d B

You may have to battle the tourists AND the locals to snag a bite at this hole-in-the wall cheap eatery. It’s the most popular place to get large, quality, delicious portions for a killer price. Whether you fancy a salad or a sandwich, you won’t be disappointed. One of the most raved about places especially for those with cost to consider.

  • Mon-Thurs 1pm-12am
  • Fri-Sat 1pm-1am
  • Barri Gotic District
  • Casual Attire
  • $ (Inexpensive)

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Renowned Restaurateur Albert Adria wanted a restaurant that brought forth exactly what gastronomy should be: A fun way of eating, because gastronomy helps us understand life. Life was not meant to be filled with sadness, boredom, and loneliness, but for laughter, joy and good company. He has done that, eliciting his “life is a stage” motto into this whimsical, yet chic place of dining. Though the chairs may be mismatching, it is far from dishevelled.

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In fact, every detail is considered down to the appearance of the courses on their plates. In a more moderate price range, this is the top place to go for the foodie traveller. It stands as one of the “must-visit” places in Barcelona, easily seen from their 2-month waitlist. If you have the time, try to book a reservation 2-months to the date of your trip, otherwise you likely won’t be able to dine here.

  • Book in Advance
  • L’Eixample District
  • Dressy Casual Attire
  • $$ (Moderate/Expensive)


Creative Tapas in a Stylish atmosphere sound appealing? That is exactly what you can expect in this hotel restaurant from Chef Sergi Arola. Take in breathtaking views of the sea from the terrace seating or cosy up by the bar and enjoy a few signature cocktails.

  • Wed-Sun 1:30-3:30pm and 8-11pm
  • La Vila Olímpica
  • Semiformal Attire
  • $$ (Moderate/Expensive)

Cinc Sentis

This chic setting will certainly get your tastebuds buzzing, especially as you see the intricate, interesting and artistic plates of food carried by the waiters. It’s favoured by all, and is an ideal location for honeymooners, anniversary meals, or just a way to celebrate a special occasion among friends. Choose from the gastronomic menu and add the optional wine pairings if you so desire and you will be treated to a balanced, creative and sensational meal. It’ll be hard to leave without feeling a little sad that the experience is over.

  • Book in advance (make reservation online)
  • Dressy, formal attire
  • $$$ (Expensive)

The best part about dining in Barcelona is that it’s hard to find a place that isn’t delicious. There are a number of restaurants and cafes in every part of the city and if you are hungry, you will find a place and a meal that satisfies your hunger. Try dishes of every kind, like traditional Catalan dishes, tapas, Mediterranean inspired dishes and the freshest seafood you’ve ever tasted.

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