The Most Complete Food Guide of Where to Eat in Barcelona
Are you looking for places to eat local food in Barcelona because you want to avoid ending up in a tourist trap? Well done to you! You just found my Travel Guide! Here you do not only find Where to eat in Barcelona but also What to eat in Barcelona.
Make sure to try all the local delicacies this fantastic city has to offer, they are all delicious.
In this Ultimate Barcelona Food Guide, I listed all the best local places and best restaurants where to eat in Barcelona (40 places to be exact). I divided this article into:
By reading this fantastic article, you will know all the best places to eat in Barcelona, so you will try everything you fancy.
I also added some Barcelona Food shops to buy local Spanish delicatessens to take home with you for your family and friends (or just for you, your choice. just don't eat the all while on your way back home).
If you don't know what locals eat in Barcelona, check out my article "16 Delicious Breakfast Food You Have to Eat in Barcelona" so you will know what to look for in the earliest part of the day.
If your target is to become an expert in Tapas, you should also read "21 Extremely Tasty Tapas You Have to Try in Barcelona", where I listed all the local tapas, so you will know what to order without ending up ordering always the same thing because you don't know the meanings of the other words or recipes.
And because I am always a superorganized traveller that looks to know everything about the place I am about to visit, I also wrote: "28 Delicious Food and Drinks You Have to Eat in Barcelona" for all the other daily meals.
As you can see, in my Travel Guide, I always write everything you need to know about food and much more to make your travel to Barcelona the very best!
Which is the most famous dish in Barcelona?
The most famous dish in Barcelona is the "Paella de Pescado". Paella with fish. If you like t eat fish, you will surely love the Paella de Pescado. Is made with fish stock, prawns, crayfish, mussels, clams and whatever is available at the fish market. A delicacy you cannot miss to try when in Barcelona.
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Where to have Breakfast in Barcelona?
1. Granja Dulcinea:
Granja Dulcinea is an old-style coffee shop famous for its creamy and thick hot chocolate topped with whipped cream to enjoy while dipping inside some churros or melindro.
Address: Carrer de Petritxol 2. Barrio Gotico quarter.
2. Turris Panem:
Turris Panem is a bakery where you can find different bread and the most typical Catalan and Spanish sweets. I discovered my favourite Spanish breakfast, Ensaimadas (the typical Mallorca sweets). If you pass by, stop and try them, you will love them.
Address: There are many in Barcelona, so it is better to check on Google Maps, the branch closest to your accommodation.
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3. Hofmann Pastisseria:
Hofmann Pastisseria is a delicious pastry shop founded in 1983 by a woman who opened this shop and her famous patisserie school. Here is where you can find every kind of sweet pastry for your breakfast, from croissants to muffins.
The most famous is the croissant filled with delicious mascarpone cream, but they are honestly all delicious, filled with chocolate cream, strawberries and mango. Absolutely to try it.
Address: Carrer dels Flassaders 44. El Born quarter.
4. Santa Caterina Market:
Santa Caterina Market is a traditional food market where locals go shopping (La Boqueria, unfortunately, is mainly for tourists nowadays, and it is overpriced).
Here you can have a delicious breakfast with pastries and coffee or a savoury one with egg, ham and Spanish freshly squeezed orange juice.
My favourite place inside Santa Caterina Market is Barestaurant l'Univers, where many delicious local dishes can be found.
Address: Avinguda de Francesc Cambo' 16. La Ribera quarter.
5. Dolceria De La Colmena:
Dolceria De La Colmena is a Bakery where you will find a bit of everything, from sandwiches, cakes, pastries (also Ensaimadas from Mallorca), Xuixo, Coca, Chocolate and cookies. It is a very known bakery. They have made their candy since 1849.
Their most famous sweet is the Torron of toasted cream, an unmissable delight.
Address: Placa de L'Angel 12. Barrio Gotico.
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Where to have Lunch in Barcelona?
6. Xarcuteria La Pineda:
Xarcuteria La Pineda is a local shop where locals usually stop to eat at any time of the day. It is the perfect place to enjoy a plate with a mix of queso and cured meat, some sardines, Spanish olives and much more with a glass of vermouth.
Address: Carrer del Pi 16. Barrio Gotico quarter.
7. Can Cargolet:
At Can Cargolet, they serve snails made in different ways. It is a pretty known place for snails, so if you are curious to try them, this is the place.
Address: Carrer del Comte d'Urgell 17. El Raval quarter.
8. Can Paixano (La Xampanyeria):
Can Paixano is a famous, very cheap and crowded place where you can have cheap but tasty wine, many kinds of cheese, cured meat, croquettes, sandwiches and much more.
The perfect place to have something local and fast at lunch while exploring the city.
Address: Carrer de la Reina Cristina 7. La Barceloneta.
9. La Cova Fumada:
La Cova Fumada is famous for inventing "La Bomba", one of the favourite local dishes of Barcelona. La Bomba is breaded and then fried potatoes balls filled with meat. They are typical of the la Barceloneta area in Barcelona and also unmissable tapas to try while in town.
At la Cova Fumada, you can find most of the typical food you cannot miss to try in Barcelona. They serve fresh fish, like grilled sardines, squids, prawns, octopus or artichokes (when in season), mussels, and much more.
Address: Carrer del Baluard 56. La Barceloneta. It is open only for lunch.
10. Santa Caterina Market:
In this traditional food market, you can buy anything to cook at home or eat on the spot. At Santa Caterina Market, they sell the best Jamon Iberico (it melts in your mouth like butter) that can cost up to 200 euros per piece (I am talking about the whole ham).
You can opt to buy a mixed plate made at one of the stalls for you with the best variety of cheese and cured meat and go somewhere to eat it, or you can eat in one of their food stalls that sell typical delicious food like Esqueixada, Pa amb tomquet, Escalivada and much more.
Address: Avinguda de Francesc Cambo' 16.
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11. Bodega la Palma:
Bodega la Palma is a very old style bodega (a bar with a wine cellar) with more than 80 years of history, where many famous Bohemians and artists used to go to eat. It is an excellent place where to have a light lunch paying the right price.
My advice is to try their patatas bravas with bravas and aioli sauces, homemade croquettes, blood sausage with apple compote and obviously this delicious sandwich in the picture up here.
Address: Carrer de la Palma de Sant Just 7. Barrio Gotico quarter. Also, open for dinner.
Where to have the best Paella in Barcelona?
12. Can Ramonet:
This restaurant is in its 4th generation, and it is the perfect place to enjoy delicious and fresh fish. Here they make a super Paella and the Fideua, so don't miss it.
Address: Carrer de la Maquinista 17. La Barceloneta quarter.