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    The stereotypical decor of this French bistro (think Serge Gainsbourg photos) verges on parody, but the authentic food is no joke. “There’s no ketchup. There’s…Read More

  • $$ | El Raval |

    This spot just around the corner from the Liceu opera house is one of Barcelona’s best tapas restaurants, with a long bar overlooking the burners. ..Read More

  • $ | Born-Ribera |

    Specializing in Catalan bar food and local, organic, biodynamic, and natural wine, this sometimes-rowdy bar may not look like much from the outside but the…Read More

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    Just above Diagonal, this elegant retro space serves first-rate products ranging from wild sea bass to the best Ibérico hams. Crowded, noisy, chaotic, delicious—it’s everything…Read More

  • $$ | Sant Antoni |

    Named for the car-mechanic shop that once stood here, Benzina blends industrial-chic elements with splashes of color and excellent music (on vinyl, naturally) to create…Read More

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  • $$ | Eixample |

    The atmosphere is relaxed but sophisticated and the constantly changing menu is a melting pot of seasonal produce from the Spanish regions of Catalonia and. ..Read More

  • $$ | Eixample |

    Set In a charming Moderniste space dating back to 1892, this bar hits the perfect balance of quality, price, service, and ambiance. The menu mixes…Read More

  • $$ | Born-Ribera |

    Just down the road from the Picasso Museum, Bodega La Puntual might look like a tourist trap, but it’s a classic, specializing in hearty portions…Read More

  • $$$$ | Barri Gòtic |

    This restaurant takes contemporary decor and fine-dining style and adds the pizzazz of open-kitchen cooking. It’s known for its decadent tastings menus, and the star…Read More

  • $$ | Born-Ribera |

    It’s has been in a permanent feeding frenzy for more than 30 years, intensified by hordes of tourists, but this loud, hectic bar manages to…Read More

  • $$$ | Eixample |

    With an eight-course tasting menu priced at just €35, Cruix is the fine-dining restaurant for people who don’t want to spend 200 euros on a. ..Read More

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    For a cool pick-me-up on a hot Barcelona afternoon, you can’t beat the seasonal, locally sourced, Italian-style ice cream from DeLaCrem. Expect classics like vanilla,…Read More

  • $$$ | Eixample Esquerra |

    Elevated sharing plates made from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients are the bottom line at this trendy Eixample eatery. The menu features unlikely combos: artichoke salad…Read More

  • $$$$ | Eixample Esquerra |

    Three former head chefs from the now-closed “World’s Best Restaurant” El Bulli combined their considerable talents to create this roller-coaster ride of culinary fun (the…Read More

  • $$ | Poblenou |

    A long list of seasonal Mediterranean small plates, ranging from coal-grilled octopus to vegetarian risotto to traditional Catalan sausage stew, is chalked up on the. ..Read More

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    Diners who can plan far enough ahead to deal with the waiting list for tables at this multiple-time winner of Restaurant magazine’s World…Read More

  • $$ | Barceloneta |

    A favorite with visiting gourmands, this often overcrowded little counter serves some of the best beer and tapas in town. The house-brewed artisanal draft beer—named…Read More

  • $$$$ | Port Olímpic |

    The sleek white-on-white dining room sets the tone for chef Pérez’s contemporary take on Mediterranean cuisine. Tasting menus present around a dozen courses, most with…Read More

  • $$$ | El Raval |

    The sumptuous glory of this restored late-19th-century Art Nouveau dining room has food to match, courtesy of chef German Espinosa, who spent many years working. ..Read More

  • $ | Born-Ribera |

    If you’re looking to freshen up after a long, sweaty day of sightseeing, this artisanal Italian-owned gelateria is just the ticket. In addition to a…Read More

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Restaurants in Barcelona – the best restaurants in Barcelona, ​​recommendations, prices

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With over a thousand restaurants in Barcelona, ​​finding a place to eat is no problem. The problem of choice is sometimes also a problem! Our Barcelona Restaurant Guide will help you find the best restaurants in Barcelona for all tastes and budgets.

Opening hours for restaurants in Barcelona

Restaurants in tourist areas are often open without interruption, although a self-respecting restaurant is usually open at for lunch (approximately from 12:30 to 15 hours ) and for dinner . Moreover, dinner in Spain is late, so get ready to endure at least until 19:30 , and some restaurants in Barcelona may open at all at 20:30 .

The kitchen in the restaurant usually closes around 11 pm, sometimes before midnight, but it depends on the place and touristicity. The simpler and more touristy the place, the more they are focused on the visiting tourist. Most often, after the kitchen closes, you can eat, but only snacks. No one will cook a complicated dish anymore.

Outside of lunch and dinner time, you can have a great meal in tapas bars. Tapas is a small piece of food, an appetizer. It happens in the form of small sandwiches (very, sometimes, complex, sophisticated and tasty!) Or in the form of a small portion of any normal food (potatoes, fish, eggplant, sausages, meat in some kind of sauce). Tapas sandwiches are sold for about 1.5 – 3 euros per piece. Mini-portions can cost around 6 euros for 1 tapas.

Prices in Barcelona restaurants

The most budget options offer a set menu of 2 – 3 courses literally from 9 euros . For 15 euros you can already eat in a lot of places and quite decently. Barcelona’s Michelin-starred restaurants – acclaimed as the best in the city – typically have prices higher, from 25 euros for a main course, and tasting menus cost about 75 to 200 euros . But even in them you can have a delicious lunch – a business lunch menu can cost from 35 euro . A business lunch is a good way to eat deliciously and exquisitely in many restaurants in Barcelona. But only at lunchtime and on weekdays.

As an option for an inexpensive and varied meal – tapas . Assortment of various delicious tapas in an inexpensive tapas bar will cost the same 10 euros ( 1.5 euros for a little thing ), will be more varied and more “traditional Spanish”.

Tipping in Barcelona is most often not included in the bill and is expected to be around 10% of the order.

What are the best restaurants to try in Barcelona?

If you come to Barcelona , the first thing you should try here is traditional Spanish dishes and products. Tapas (assorted appetizers or sandwiches), tortillas (tortilla) – potato casserole, the thinnest jamon , better with melon, refreshing sangria (wine with fruits and juice), delicious fresh olives , fried colmar rings or grilled colmar, Iberian pork , spicy sausages , various seafood and fish , which are excellently cooked by the Spaniards).

Traditional Spanish paella — a rice dish with seafood or chicken, with vegetables — is prepared, as a rule, for at least 2 people. In some restaurants, it can turn out to be monstrously salty (the Spaniards somehow gravitate towards oversalt), so it is not recommended to take paella anywhere.

Best Restaurants in Barcelona

The acclaimed Michelin Restaurant Guide has awarded the best restaurants in Barcelona with Stars, a hallmark of excellence and fine craftsmanship. Michelin stars are considered the highest culinary award. While there are no 3 Michelin star restaurants in Barcelona, ​​you can find a few 2 star restaurants and about 2 dozen restaurants with 1 Michelin star. Read more in our selection Michelin-starred restaurants in Barcelona .

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Food prices in Barcelona – 2023 (in cafes and groceries)

Are you planning a trip to the capital of Catalonia? We offer an overview of food prices in Barcelona in 2023. What to try from the local cuisine? Prices in stores and for Catalan fast food. What is important to know about cafes and restaurants. Tips for saving money on food.


  1. Prices in cafes and restaurants
  2. Prices for drinks
  3. Product prices
  4. Fast food
  5. What to try
  6. What is important to know
  7. How to save money

Prices for food in cafes and restaurants in Barcelona – 2023

The cost of meals depends on the location of the restaurant and cafe. If the establishment is located at a crossroads or near tourist attractions, prices are higher. Just a 5-10 minute walk will definitely find a place where you will be fed at 10-20% cheaper.

What are the prices for food in Barcelona? Breakfast is usually coffee with a croissant or a sandwich for 2€. A continental breakfast familiar to Europeans is more expensive – 5-8 €. Dine in a budget restaurant for one – 15-25 €. “Menu of the day” is cheaper – from 10-12 € per person.

Here are the prices for food in cafes and restaurants in Barcelona in 2023:

  • gazpacho – 2-4€
  • clam soup – 3-7€
  • paella – 7-10€
  • cheese plate – 13-14€
  • Catalan sausages – 9€
  • pasta – 8€
  • Catalan stew – 13€
  • mussels – 5-8€
  • grilled octopus – 14€
  • freshly squeezed juice – 3.2-3.5 €
  • sangria, 1 l – 11-12 €.

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Seafood paella (Photo: unsplash.com / @steven__chan)

Prices for alcohol and drinks

Spain has hot weather, so the national cuisine pays a lot of attention to drinks. Catalans drink a lot of coffee. The most popular espresso costs 1.5€, cappuccino 2€ and latte 1.2€. There are also varieties: café cortado – espresso with a drop of milk and café bombón – coffee with condensed milk at the bottom of the glass.

Barcelona loves sangria, Basque apple cider, cava, Txacoli light white wine and vermouth. On a hot day, a soft drink made from wine with ice Tinto de verano quenches thirst well – 1.5 € per glass. The bars serve beer – сerveza . A small glass with a capacity of 0.2 liters costs 1 €, a pint (570 ml) – from 3 €, and 1 liter – 8 €.

Prices for alcoholic drinks in Barcelona stores in 2023 are very attractive! A liter of sangria costs 2-3€, and sherry – from 8€. A bottle of beer 0.33 l – from 0.5 €. The range of prices for wine is large, from 1.5€ to 20€!

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Tinto de Verano is a light alcoholic drink that cools well in hot weather. He’s in the middle. (Photo: unsplash.com / @jonathanborba)

Food prices in Barcelona 2023

In the Catalan capital, three popular Spanish chains — Mercadona, Dia and Carrefour — hold the lead in terms of prices, range and quality of products. There are more than 180 Mercadona stores in the city.

Tourists like to buy fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and seafood from local markets. The most famous markets are Boqueria, Santa Caterina, Honey Market, Barceloneta and San Antoni.

Here are the prices for food in Barcelona stores in 2023:

  • baguette – from 0.5€
  • milk, 1 l – 0.8€
  • cheese, 200 g – from 1€
  • Serrano jamon, 125 g — 1.5-2€
  • dessert flan – 1-3€
  • jar of olives – 0.75€
  • fruit juice, 1 l – from 1€
  • drinking water, 5 l – 0.46 €.

In Barcelona, ​​it’s a good idea to buy fresh seafood from the supermarket and cook it yourself if you have a kitchen. They cost less than in Russia: 1 kg of shrimp – only 9-12 €, 0.5 kg of squid – 3.7 €, and mussels – generally from 2 €!

Some fruits are inexpensive: bananas €0.8, oranges €1, grapefruits €1.25. Vegetables: cucumbers – 0.9 €, tomatoes – from 1.4 €.

Serrano Jamon (Photo: silentlinestudio / pixabay. com)

Catalan fast food

Barcelona has many McDonald’s, KFC, Subway, Burger King restaurants. A set of a sandwich with chicken and vegetables, French fries and a soft drink costs 5-8€.

However, Barcelona residents and tourists prefer traditional Catalan fast food – you can find it at Pans and Company . They look like McDonald’s, but they bake their own bread and cook from natural products. A set with a drink costs 3.9€.

So, prices for street food in Barcelona in 2023. Many Catalans eat breakfast churros coffee . So called fried sticks of choux pastry, which are eaten dipped in sugar or chocolate. Churros with chocolate cost from 3.5 €.

Also popular in Barcelona are pintxos — small sandwiches with skewers and various fillings. They cost 2-3€.

There are tapas bars in town that offer hearty snacks tapas . Menus often list two prices. Small tapas cost 2-7€, and raciones – large portions of tapas – from 10€. Perfect for when you’re really hungry! Tapas plate Platos Combinados – 8-18€. Such plates are good for a group of friends, because everyone can try different snacks. Some establishments do not have a menu, but all tapas options are displayed under glass at the bar. Point to the dish you like and it will be served to you.

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Churros are fried custard pastries (Photo: unsplash.com / @huibscholten)

What to try in Barcelona

Catalan cuisine is Mediterranean, but has its own traditions. Here they use a lot of sea fish, seafood, they like to cook meatballs and sausages.

What to eat in Barcelona? Here are the most popular dishes:

  • paella – a dish of saffron-tinted rice with fish fillet and a seafood cocktail
  • Escudella Hearty soup with meat and vegetables
  • aioli – gentle sauce of garlic, lemon juice and olive oil
  • kalçot – green onion cooked over charcoal
  • Catalan rabbit in sauce with snails
  • baked cod
  • Pa amb Tomaquèt Catalan bread with tomatoes
  • beans with sausage butifarra
  • escalivada – baked eggplant with tomatoes, sweet peppers and onions
  • Crema Catalana is a dessert similar to French creme brulee.

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Shellfish (Photo: unsplash.com / @adriensala)

Things to know

Spain is hot in summer. Siesta starts at 2:00 pm and lasts about three hours. At this time, most shops, shops and cafes are closed. If you are hungry, grab some fast food or buy something at the supermarket.

When choosing a table in a restaurant, keep in mind that a place on the terrace costs more than a half-empty hall. For the opportunity to eat outdoors, you will have to pay an additional 10% to the bill.

Food in Catalonia is usually ordered gradually. Appetizers first, then main course, then desserts. If you order everything at once, be prepared that some dish will not be brought on time. Service in Barcelona is slow. Be patient and wait while the chefs prepare the dishes.

Do not try to pay immediately after ordering. According to the Catalans, food is not in a hurry. Relax, chat with friends, enjoy the meal and only then ask for a bill of la cuenta .

Food prices in Barcelona

The tip is 10% of the order. They are usually included in the bill. If you did not see accruals on the check, but want to thank the staff, leave cash.

Almost all supermarkets and markets are closed on Sundays. To buy groceries, head to small shops, Caprabo chain stores or OpenCor supermarkets.

During religious holidays, some shops work according to a different schedule, and sometimes they are completely closed.

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Tapas in the form of sandwiches (Photo: Pix3853 / pixabay.com)

How to save money on food in Barcelona

There are boards with menus and prices in front of any cafes and restaurants. Choose an institution that is suitable for the money without going inside.

We recommend inexpensive restaurants : Xeroga at Carrer Parc, 1; the bistro bar The Benedict on Carrer den Gignas; buffet restaurant Wokto Walk on La Rambla, 95.