In Barcelona, the Spanish and in particular the Catalan cuisine at home. In Barcelona, people from many countries find here their home, so you can also find an exquisite international cuisine.
For fish or seafood the former fishing area near the Barcelona’s beach is Barcelona's first address. In the Gothic quarter (Barrí Gotic) in the centre of Barcelona you will find a rather wide variety of restaurants from around the world. In the district of Eixample, outside the mass tourism of the old city, a traditional Spanish cuisine dominates.
From Thursday to Saturday, you should reserve a table.
Spaniards eat compared to the Middle-Europeans rather late. Lunch is served between 14:00 and 16:00 in the afternoon and evening you don’t eat before 21:00. Some restaurant’s kitchens open because of that reason often only from 21:00 to about 24:00. Around the Rambla in the Gothic quarter, many restaurants have adapted to the tourists and open the kitchen earlier.
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Many restaurants offer a cheap lunch menu (menú del día), salad, main dish, dessert and a drink. Prices range from 6 -15 €.
At night you should calculate with slightly higher prices. Of course every price class restaurants can be found in Barcelona - from fast-food restaurant to gourmet temple. Often the prices are indicated on the menu cards without the 7% value added tax (IVA).
Only one person pais at a table. The breakdown of the invoiced amount you do then among yourselves.
Local people in Spain get only a little tip. In restaurants it is about 5 percent, or you complete the invoice amount to a "just" sum. Leave the tip on the table when leaving the restaurant.
Since 2006, in Spain and Catalonia a far-reaching smoking ban exists: smoking in the workplace, office buildings, cultural facilities, shopping centres and public transport is generally not allowed. Bars and restaurants with more than 100 m2 must have separate areas for smokers and non-smokers. Smaller restaurants or bars can even decide whether smoking is allowed or not. This must be clearly identified at the entrance. In some public houses like discos or nightclubs which do not serve or prepare food, smoking is possible, if the owner allowes this.
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The Old Town, with its neighborhoods Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter), Raval, Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera and Barceloneta are the center of Barcelona city.
The Barri Gotic and El Born, the southern part of La Ribera is called, you will find especially traditional Catalan and Mediterranean cuisine and tapas bars. In the Raval, a classic immigrant neighborhoods, many restaurants and bars offers African, Asian and Middle East cuisine.
Between the Port Vell and the sea the old town district of Barceloneta is located, where particular kinds of fish and seafood restaurant are. In the Old Town in most restaurants, the food is cooked fresh from the market, prices are comparatively low.
In terms of gastronomy the Eixample district is the most creative part of Barcelona’s culinary landscape. You’ll discover a colorful mix of traditional, modern, or even experimental cuisine. In addition to the well represented Mediterranean cuisine, there are also cooks from all over the world creating magic in Eixample. They come from Asia, the Middle East, European countries or Spanish regions such as Andalusia and the Basque country.
In Eixample you’ll find predominantly moderate to fine dining, you can also visit a number of Michelin-starred restaurants here.
Up until 1898 Gràcia was an independent city, which was connected to Barcelona by the Passeig de Gràcia at the borders of today's Old Town.
In Gràcia you can find small, narrow streets, alleys and charming squares, which are seemingly chaotically arranged. Everything here is a little more relaxed than in the rest of the city, which is what helps give this artistic hot spot such charm.
Several star-rated restaurants and other establishments of high-class gastronomy have settled here. But there are also very many traditional restaurants with reasonable prices here.
Sant Martí is the city district that borders the east of the old city and Eixample. The former industrial area is now an area with many new homes, shopping centres and malls, as well as a lot of restaurants, bars and pubs. This is a good place to go out, especially in the districts Vila Olimpíca, Poblenou and Clot.
One special attraction is undoubtedly the town beach, a large extent of which is assigned to the district of Sant Martí. Behind the beach there is a wide green strip, covering long distances on the coast road.
In culinary terms, you will mainly find Mediterranean cuisine here, including a wide range of fish and seafood. However, international restaurants can also be found here.
A picturesque mountain, at whose feet is the fair. While there are many places around and on a 250-metre-high "mountain", but there are only a few restaurants here.
Barcelona has transformed itself into a real gourmet destination. Its location between the Mediterranean and the mountains, its proximity to France, the influence of other Spanish regions and the world cuisine of the multicultural population inspire the most creative chefs. In Barcelona these chefs have created one of the most diverse and globally prestigious gastronomy scenes.
In Barcelona over 20 Restaurants have been awarded with one or more of the Stars. There are also numerous restaurants that the Michelin Guide has recommended.
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