Where to eat in Barcelona

BT’s favourite places to eat in Barcelona

La Boqueria

Where: Rambla, 91 08001 Barcelona

Phone: 93 318 25 84

Hours: Mondays to Saturdays: 8am-8:30pm

This world-famous market is brimming with meat, seafood, fresh produce, spices, cheese, and sweets. It also has several cafes and restaurants. Explore the different vendors and their specialties. The colors all around are magnificent, and so are the smells.


Where: Barri Gòtic  Llibreteria 1(Plaça Sant Jaume) 08002 Barcelona

Phone: 93- 310- 1394

Hours: Mondays to Saturdays: 8am -10pm

Bocadillos are sandwiches made with a baguette — Booker’s favorite lunch to go. Conesa has some of the best in the city. Their press is over 50 years old.  Its special treatment gives the bocadillos their unique flavor.   Don’t miss it!


Where: Diputació Street number 269, walk down the steps to TapaÇ24, also known as Tapas 24.

Phone: 93-488-09 77

Hours: Mondays to Saturdays: 8am-12am

This is one of Chef Carles Abellan’s four restaurants. Booker’s favorite dish: squid with ink.

Granja Viader

Where: Xuclà, 4-6, 08001 Barcelona

Phone: 93- 318-3486

Hours: Farms opens Tuesdays till Saturdays: 9am-1:30 pm/ 5pm-8:30pm

Granja is what Spaniards call a milk bar. Granja Viader was founded in 1870, in the same place it still occupies. The first manufacturers of Cacaolat, a local chocolate drink, Granja Viader is run by the family’s fifth generation. Must orders: ensaimada (a roll with powder sugar on top), creme Catalán, melindros, and… Cacaolat with real whipped cream.

Bar Celta Pulperia

Where: Marcé, 16 Barrio Gótico

Phone: 93- 315- 0006

Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays: 12am-1pm

Bar Celta Pulperia is a local tapas bar on Mercé 16, Barrio Gótico. Dishes are available on their counter, making it easy to make your choice. Booker tried batatas bravas, tortilla de batatas, pan con tomate and pulpo galego. Always pulpo…

Other places to look for:

Reserva Ibérica

La Cuina D’en Garriga

Bar Mut

Many of the places to eat in Barcelona were recommendations that came from our friends Sari and Pol in NYC.  Check out their amazing work with food at Polaris Bites.

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