Barcelona Food and Drink

There’s a number of delicious options when deciding where to eat in Barcelona. For cool cosmopolitan restaurants and bars head to Eixample or El Born. Here you’ll find upmarket Michelin-starred restaurants alongside pop-up eateries. Don’t miss out on trying authentic Spanish dishes and tapas. The best are in the quieter Poble Sec area.

During the day, grab a bite to eat at one of the many food markets. La Boqueria is the most famous, but stop by Mercat de Santa Caterina too for quick food on the go. After a tough day of sightseeing, enjoy a sundowner in bars around the trendy Gracia or El Raval neighbourhoods.  

Barcelona Restaurant Precincts

Kick off or round up your holiday with an extra special meal in upmarket Eixample. For more relaxed tapas dining, veer towards Poble Sec, Blai Street and the Gothic Quarter. El Born also offers exciting foodie opportunities. Pop-up eateries and cool restaurants ranging from Michelin-starred fare to fusion dining can be found here. Love fresh seafood? Look no further than the Barceloneta neighbourhood.

Barcelona Bars and Nightlife

Unwind with a quiet drink in Poble Sec. Still largely undiscovered, it’s a great place to enjoy a sundowner before dinner. El Raval also has many hidden gems. Bars here often have a more local vibe – the perfect place to test out your Spanish! Explore the arty Gracia neighbourhood for vibrant wine bars, while El Born and Eixample are the places for cocktails and rooftop bars.

Barcelona Cafes and Coffee

Recharge your batteries with a caffeine hit by heading into one of Barcelona’s cafes. Some of the best artisan cafes can be found in the Gothic Quarter and Eixample. If you’ve got time, pull up a seat to fully appreciate your surrounds. Alternatively, small coffee trucks can be found close to popular destinations like La Rambla. These are perfect for grabbing a coffee between sightseeing.

Barcelona Food Markets

The most famous Barcelona food market is La Boqueria. Stalls stocked to the brim with brightly coloured fresh produce sit next to cool counters filled with cured Spanish meats. Located on La Rambla, avoid the crowds by getting to La Boqueria early. Equally mouthwatering markets can be found in Gracia and El Born. For a modern food market experience, head to Mercat del Ninot.