One of the most beautiful cities you can visit in Europe, Barcelona is like a breath of fresh air. Rich in culture and colors it is simply welcoming to anyone who finds themselves there. Of course any true food aficionado will not be left disappointed as there is a whole variety of fantastic choices from the great domestic products sold all along the La Rambla to the more elevated experiences at some of the renowned traditional restaurants. It would be a shame to visit Barcelona and not have a taste of the fantastic and unique traditional cuisine of Catalonia.Here is where to have the most traditional food in Barcelona. 

Mercado de La Boqueria

One of the most beautiful indoor markets in Barcelona, this is one of the must see spots in most gourmet Barcelona holiday packages. Here you can taste some fantastic domestic meat products like ham or bacon along with a whole variety of sausages. Next is the fresh squeezed juice and smoothies from a different locally grown fruits and vegetables. Finally, you don’t want to miss Bar Pinotxo. This little bar became famous when Woody Allen paid it a visit and was amazed with fantastic Catalan tastes. And personally I would recommend chickpeas and morcilla (blood sausage) it truly a specialty.

Quimet & Quimet

Tapas anyone? It would be a shame to visit Barcelona and skip a meal in one of the most famous tapas restaurants. It will take you a bit to find as it is a bit further from the walking zone in a small street, Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes, but it is definitely worth exploring. Most visitors consider it to be to best tapas bar in Barcelona. Get ready for a small busy place, with mostly standing room. But their wide range of freshly made cold tapas will definitely make your pallet explode with joy. Pair it with a nice cold local beer and you will have the full Barcelona experience.

Montolio Can Maño

With Barcelona’s seaside location it would be a sin not have a taste of the local seafood cuisine. Now you have a lot of restaurants serving a whole variety of seafood, but Montolio Can Maño is proclaimed as one of the best by locals and tourist alike. It is a small local seafood restaurant located near Ronda Litoral. What you can expect here is fresh seafood paired with fantastic domestic wine at great prices. And the best thing is that it’s mostly locals here with a few tourist so you will really get to experience the true Barcelona energy and culture.

Restaurante Arrosseria Gaudi

This cute restaurant is located right on the Av. de Gaudí and you can visit it as you walk down from the park. Now the best dish to try there is, of course, paella. As you probably know there are different kinds of this dish and you can choose your favorite. The waiter will bring out a separate table with the hot pan of freshly made paella and pate you right there. You can pair it up with a cold glass of San Miguel or opt for a glass of local wine. Finally, end your meal with fine coconut ice cream served in a coconut shell with some exquisite chocolate. You will experience food hedonism at its finest.


We will end this gastronomy tour of Barcelona with a visit to a local beer bar. With over 30 taps pouring both local and international craft beer, Ølgod is the perfect option tasting artisan brews in Barcelona. You can even try their famous beer cocktails. Don’t worry you’ll still get to eat some great bar food like tapas and patatas bravas that go great with a pint or two of quality domestic beer.

You are now ready to go exploring Barcelona, stopping at some of the fantastic local bars and restaurants and trying all the tasty food. Catalans are famous for their hospitality and varied cuisine and you are bound to experience just that in the streets and cafes of Barcelona. But don’t forget to keep your eyes open as you will be blown away by art and architecture around every corner of this magical city. Que vagi de gust!

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Roxana is a Sydney based travel enthusiast with a passion for writing. She loves fashion and has an eye for anything visually appealing and aesthetical. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. You can find her articles on HighStyleLife.



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