The Best Restaurants in Barcelona

Barcelona has one of the largest arrays of eateries per capita in the world. With so many amazing options to choose from it can be a difficult task to decide where to eat. Especially, if your travelling group loves sitting on the fence when it comes to choosing dinner. No one wants to be responsible for selecting an option that does not tickle the taste buds of their travelling companions.

To help you decide where to eat and experience the best local food and drink in Catalonia, we have compiled a list of the best restaurants in Barcelona, Spain. Enjoy!

Tast-Ller

Tast-Ller - Carrer d'Obradors, 15, Gothic Quarter

Tast-Ller offers a truly different dining experience. The restaurant is extremely intimate. What makes it extra special is each dish is a work of art. From the way the décor of the place works to the presentation and balance of flavors of the dishes, Tast-Ller has everything you could ask for. There is no better way to enjoy up to 8 courses of fine Spanish cuisine than at this slice of heaven. This truly is one of the best restaurants in Barcelona. Period.

Viana Barcelona - Carrer del Vidre, 7, Gothic Quarter

Viana Barcelona, also located in the Gothic Quarter, similarly offers a quaint, intricate dining experience. However, do not be fooled by the small nature of the restaurant, because the atmosphere is electric. It is one of the best places to experience authentic Catalonian dishes, like the esquiexada (salted cod). On top of this, what makes Viana Barcelona one of the best places to eat in Barcelona is the fact that you can get several tapas, mains and drinks of unprecedented quality at an affordable price.

Acces - Carrer D'Aribau, 55, Eixample

Located just along from the University of Barcelona, Acces Restaurant is an attractive, classy establishment with a relaxed vibe. Your attention is immediately drawn to the food as you can observe with wonderment the chefs at work in the kitchen through the transparent glass divide.

Acces provides a contemporary take on traditional Catalonian cuisine and offers an array of fine dining that is exceedingly authentic. The beef carpaccio is a must try, as it contains an astonishing arrangement of flavors and textures that will stimulate the palette. Acces is one of the best restaurants in Barcelona you can turn to, close to the central city for fine dining.

Uma - Carrer de Rossend Arús, 12 Bis, Hostafrancs

Uma is the pinnacle of Mediterranean fusion dining. If you are lucky enough to book a reservation, you are in for an extraordinary time. Uma is a charming restaurant with a homely feel that puts you at ease from the outset.

Be prepared to sit through twelve delectable courses of Spanish, Catalonian and Mediterranean food of amazing taste and presentation over at least a few hours. Uma provides a trip through the Mediterranean in an intimate dining experience that simply cannot be replicated. It is one of the best places to eat in Barcelona and is a meal you will remember forever.

Foc I Oli - Carrer d'Aribau, 91, Eixample

If you are after a dining experience that is a little more casual Foc I Oli is the place for you. Hands down, they have the best burgers in Barcelona and possibly in the whole of Spain. The restaurant only has room for a dozen people so you must be prepared to be a little enclosed.

However, when the food comes out all your worries will disappear. The blue cheese burger and patatas bravas are simply divine. The staff are friendly and professional and add to the casual feel of Foc I Oli.

Napa - Carrer Aribau, 151, Eixample

It would not be a complete trip to Spain without visiting one of the best tapas restaurants in Barcelona. Napa is located just out of the central tourist district and is a local favorite.

The discreet décor, observant staff and wide assortment of tapas, pintxos and raciones make Napa a must do to indulge in the finest Spanish cuisine. Also make sure to try the sangria, it provides a great match with all of the food options.

La Cholita - Carrer de Felip II, 244, Sant Andreu

La Cholita is found away from the touristy destinations of Barcelona but can be reached with ease on the metro line and is only a few hundred metres away from Virrei Amat. With fantastic Spanish and International cuisine, it is no surprise this Fusion restaurant is a favorite with the locals. Be prepared for a hustling scene, as no bookings are taken which add to the atmosphere and quality of the experience.

They serve an array of Spanish tapas that match well with a variety of wines on offer. Make sure to try the grilled beef and the octopus for melt in your mouth flavors. If you are looking to eat like a local, try no further. La Cholita is one of the best local restaurants in Barcelona.

Tosca Tapas y Vino - Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt, 8, Urquinaona

What can be better than tapas and wine in the heart of Barcelona? Only a couple of blocks over from La Rambla, Tosca provides a great place to wine and dine with friends or loved ones in a spot bustling with energy. Tosca is a hip restaurant with an eclectic vibe and is the perfect spot to try some empanadas or Pa amb tomaquet (bread with tomato and oil).

If you are looking for a place with atmosphere Tosca is one of the best restaurants in Barcelona to become swept up in the vibrancy and energy of the city.

Arcano - Carrer dels Mercaders, 10, Gothic Quarter

Arcano is located in the Gothic Quarter in the heart of Barcelona and offers a wide range of Spanish, Mediterranean and South American dining. The atmosphere and décor of Arcano is a stand out, eating in a wine cellar that has the feeling of dining in a cave.

If you are into soup the gazpacho at Arcano is simply amazing. The food here in general is incredibly fresh and everything tried from the grill was cooked to perfection.

Also, eating in a wine cellar has its advantages and the wine options are sensational. For a unique Mediterranean experience Arcano is one of the best restaurants in Barcelona.

So, there you have it – Barcelona, Spain’s best restaurants. What are the best restaurants you have been to in Barcelona? And what ones would you add to the list?

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