Where to eat in Barcelona: The best restaurants to enjoy paella and seafood
Are you worried or looking for the best restaurants in Barcelona to serve you Seafood and Paella. In this article, you will learn about those restaurants providing you this serves.
Where to eat in Barcelona: The Best Restaurants to enjoy paella and seafood
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A trip to Barcelona would not be successful without tasting the most famous Spanish dish: paella. This delicious mix of rice, fish, meat and vegetables, one of the most popular dishes, both for locals and tourists visiting the Catalan capital, is on the menu of many restaurants in the city, especially in which are located near the beaches of Barcelona. Thanks to its geographical location on the Mediterranean Coast, Barcelona enjoys a wide variety of seafood, giving authentic flavour to paella dishes!
Seafood is very popular in Barcelona and there is an impressive selection of restaurants, where you can enjoy tasty “mariscos”, delicious paellas or fish. Also, staying in an apartment in Barcelona with a fully equipped kitchen will allow you to do your shopping and cook your own fish and seafood. We recommend for example to go to the Boqueria Market on the Ramblas, which counts in its central part of magnificent stalls fishmongers. Also, to get an idea of how the Catalans prepare all these excellent Mediterranean products, check out our list of our favourite restaurants specializing in seafood and paellas in Barcelona below … you will have to try at least once when you visit Barcelona.
Els Pescadors is one of the Barcelona restaurants elected winners by “TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards 2012”. Specializing in Catalan cuisine and seafood, all dishes served are delicious, you will also find a menu with more than 150 wines and Cavas. We suggest you taste the fisherman’s rice (paella) or take the menu of the day, which varies according to the products bought the same morning at the market. To top it off, the setting for your meal will be a beautiful terrace, on a picturesque square, an authentically Mediterranean dining experience.
7 Portes was established in 1836, it is one of the oldest restaurants in the city. Famous people, like Picasso while living in Barcelona, were served there! Today the “7 Portes” continues the tradition of serving one of the best paella and seafood platters in Barcelona. The whole map can indeed satisfy your desire for seafood but the rumour says that his paella is the tastiest of the city. Its kitchen is open from 13h to 1h without interruption, this restaurant is a classic if you want to know an example of the rich history of Barcelona and its delicious cuisine.
Rías de Galicia
The incredible restaurant Rías de Galicia in Poble Sec, at the foot of Montjuïc, will be an ideal starting point for a sophisticated evening. Since 1986, this unique Galician restaurant has relied on traditional Spanish cuisine … and everything is absolutely delicious. We recommend its crab risotto, sea cucumber with its candied potatoes and also try sashimi scallops and sea urchins.
La Paradeta is a chain of restaurants with several establishments in the city, each of them offering delicious seafood in a unique setting and an informal dining room. It is a self-service specialized in fish, where you choose yourself what you want to eat, directly at the stall and, as at the market, the products are weighed and then wrapped, then you will also have to load of their cooking! This restaurant is ideal for groups and families visiting Barcelona. We recommend the Sants neighbourhood restaurant, and the first one opened in 1994 under the name “Shellfish”.
Restaurante Pez Vela
This “Chiringuito” of Barcelona (bar/beach restaurant) is a recently opened place whose name is already famous in the city. Serving delicious food with spectacular views of the Mediterranean, Restaurante Pez Vela is ideal for those looking for a simple but excellent menu. With a large selection of different types of paellas, this restaurant is a nice place to share a meal and discover the flavours of Spanish cuisine. We advise you to arrive early for dinner, around 20h / 21h, to have a table and enjoy the sunset.
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