The Best Food and Drink in Barcelona

The best food and drink in Barcelona

Eating and drinking was one of my favorite pastimes in Barcelona. The food is amazing and the wine and sangria are wonderful.

You could spend a lifetime trying every delicious restaurant in Barcelona, but my guess is that you don’t have quite that much vacation time. So to help you out I have a list of some of the best food Barcelona has to offer. Some of these places you’ll see on other lists or top restaurant articles but some are a little more local, but all are worth a taste.


tapas in Barcelona
Bar del Pla
tapas in Barcelona

Bar del Pla: Bar del Pla serves up a wonderful combination of traditional style tapas as well as what I’d called “new Spanish” style tapas. 

Sagardi: Try the Basque style tapas called Pintxos at Sagardi, these small bites come on a slice of bread and are topped with everything from cheese to vegetables to fish. 

Mosquito: Get something a little different than your regular Spanish tapas with Asian style tapas at Mosquito. Enjoy flavors from China, Vietnam, and Korea in small bitesized portions that mean you get to try a little bit of everything.


el Nacional - Barcelona
tapas in Barcelona

Leka: Leka is a restaurant you can feel good about both in their amazing food and how they source everything in the restaurant. The healthy and contemporary cuisine focuses on vegetables and sustainable and local meats.

El Nacional: If you are looking for variety go to El Nacional. This unique “gastronomic experience” includes four bar areas and four restaurant areas to sample the best food and drink from around the Iberian Peninsula. 

Udon Born: Sometimes you just want a good bowl of noodles and Udon Born is the place to get it. Using fresh, local, and organic ingredients Udon Noodle House has been making delicious noodles for 13 years.

Llritu: For some of the best seafood I’ve ever had you must try Llritu. Named after a fish native to the Balearic Islands this little hole in the wall serves up some of the best seafood around. 


brunch at federal cafe
alsur cafe

Federal Cafe: This uber hipster cafe is great for brunch or for having a cup of coffee while you work on your laptop. Federal Cafe’s healthy fare and excellent coffee are the perfect way to start the day whether you are working or brunching.

Alsur Cafe: Alsur Cafe is halfway between a lounge and a restaurant with couches and booths inside and umbrella-ed picnic tables outside. Their brunch menu has all the classics like waffles and eggs benedict, with some unique additions like oreo waffles and a donut waffle cheeseburger.

Picnic: You’ll feel right at home at Picnic in their cozy dining room. Brunch menu is simple classic and perfect with things like huevos rancheros and banana french toast.


Satan's coffee corner
coffee in Barcelona

Satan’s Coffee Corner: No frills just good coffee, Satan’s Coffee Corner serves up seasonal roasts and small bites with a punk rock vibe.

Nomad Coffee: This might be the epitome of hipster coffee, but that’s how you know it’s good. Nomad prides itself on single origin beans, excellent pour over and espresso, and two locations, you can’t go wrong.

Black Remedy: If you are looking for specialty coffees Black Remedy is your spot. From cold brew to single origin espresso their topnotch coffee will give you a good caffeine boost.


Bar El Born
Ale & Hop - Barcelona
cat bar

Bar El Born: Bar El Born sort of takes you back in time, it’s interior pays tribute to the fish shop that came before it with restored marble bar tops and an old school feel. Try vermuts from around Catalonia or any of the local beers and you’ll feel right at home.

Mr. Robinson: Their extensive cocktail menu is sure to intrigue and the travel themed decor will definitely inspire your wanderlust. Mr. Robinson’s drink menu takes inspiration from all around the world, sampling flavors from South America to Japan.

Cat Bar: No this isn’t a cat cafe, just a cat-themed bar with a divey kind of vibe. Cat Bar’s specialties are vegan beer and burgers with a friendly chill service.

Ale & Hop: Find beer from all around the world as well as vegetarian snacks and friendly knowledgeable service. Ale & Hop is perfect for any beer lover with ten beers on draft and a huge bottle selection.

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