In Barcelona, the Spanish and in particular the Catalan cuisine is at home. However you can also find an exquisite international cuisine, since people from many countries live in Barcelona.
If you would like to eat 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 you don’t eat dinner before 21:00. Some restaurant’s kitchens often open only from 21:00 to about 24:00 due to that. Around the Rambla in the Gothic quarter, many restaurants have adapted to the tourists and open the kitchen earlier.
Pricing and Payment
Bring a little flair of the Catalonian home with our delicious recipes. From the classic paella to tapas.
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 restaurant 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 pays at a table. The breakdown of the invoiced amount you have to do among yourselves.
Restaurants in Barcelona's districts