Local fare + TESTING WORD restaurants

Casa Lolea

The humble sangría finally gets some respect at this charming tapas bar in Barcelona’s Sant Pere district.

Ultramarinos Santa Mónica

Not just an escape from the tourist hell of Las Ramblas, an actual reason to dive head-first into it.

La Guingueta de la Barceloneta

The choice between eating well or eating by the beach is one you aren’t faced with at this chiringuito in Barceloneta.

Bar Brutal – Can Cisa

A tourist trap in the making, this tapas place slash wine bar in the Born is still a popular place for one boozy afternoon.

Poncelet Cheese Bar

A temple of quesos, fromages and formaggios that’s worthy of a minor pilgrimage for cheese lovers in Barcelona.

El Nacional

Feast both eyes and stomach at this seriously stylish and literally massive, culinary hotspot in Barcelona.

Bodega 1900 Vermutería

Culinary genius Albert Adrià wants you to ‘fer el vermut’ at this vermutería in Barcelona’s Sant Antoni district.

Bodega Granados

This slick Gayxample joint may look more like a wine bar than tapas joint but don't let that fool you.

Terraza Martínez

Tapas, paella and killer views. For some fun on Montjuïc that won't leave your knees bruised.


Beach-side paella? A pleasant vibe, good food and great views in Barceloneta from a Michelin-star chef.


Chic Spanish bistro-fare in Eixample. And unlike the seasonal Ferrero variety, this Chéri can be enjoyed all year round.

Mercat Princesa

A different kind of food court in this 14th century palace in Barcelona’s Born district.

Elsa y Fred Gastrobar

Cosy, affable and with small wonders coming from the kitchen, the perfect Barcelona Sunday hangout in Sant Pere.

Tannat Barcelona

In Vila Olímpica, finally a place that makes it worth arriving early to the movies or making a detour to or from the beach.

Fábrica Moritz

Get familiar with Moritz Barcelona. Its Jean Nouvel-designed multi-purpose space has much more on tap than you’d expect.

Chiringuito Pez Vela

Finding that not-quite-holy trinity of sun, beach and a good paella can be deceptively hard in Barcelona, but that’s just what’s offered here.

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