Restaurants barcelona beach: Top 10 Restaurants Near the Beach in Barcelona in 2023

Top 10 Restaurants Near the Beach in Barcelona in 2023

If you think you head to any old restaurant near the beach in Barcelona, think again! Not all restaurants are created equal. But don’t worry, we know just the right places for you to enjoy great food and killer views. Our local expert shares the best restaurants near the beach in Barcelona.

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Top 10 Places To Eat Near the Beach in Barceloneta

The city of Barcelona hugs the coast for about 5 kilometers, giving visitors a long stretch of sandy beach all within easy access from the city.

Whether you choose to eat near the popular Barceloneta Beach or head further north to Platja del Bogatell or Olympic Beach, there are plenty of great options.

Here are the best restaurants near the beach in Barcelona. For foodies who love to travel, check out our Barcelona food tours. They’re a fun way to get to know the city, eat delicious authentic food, and meet new people. Buen Provecho!

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Can Fisher

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€€ | Seafood and Paella | Beachfront | Platja del Bogatell

If you’re soaking up the sun on Platja del Bogatell and get hungry or looking for somewhere to eat that’s practically on the beach, this is the spot. You can’t beat the crispy calamari or magnificent views of Can Fisher.

Located right next to the beach, it’s the perfect setting to enjoy well-prepared seafood dishes and paella in particular. With friendly staff, good food, and refreshing sangria, you’re in for a relaxing lunch or dinner.

Address: Av. del Litoral, 64


Photo courtesy of Gallito

€€ | Tapas | Beachfront Terrace | Platja de Sant Sebastià

Gallito restaurant is a great choice when you’re looking for tasty tapas served with a nice creative touch. They specialize in good vibes and you’ll definitely feel them as you enjoy a great selection of Spanish snacks.

Right next to the famous Hotel Vela and a short walk from the silky sand of Barceloneta Beach, you can easily find Gallito at the end of the promenade overlooking Platja de Sant Sebastià.

Try the lovely fresh fish ceviche served creatively with a lightly fried corn tortilla. Gallito serves amazing paellas in a simple space with beautiful sea views. Come and enjoy a bite to eat before or after the beach.

Address: Passeig del Mare Nostrum, 19, 21


Photo courtesy of Barraca

€€ | Seafood | Vegetarian Options | Beachfront | Platja de la Barceloneta

If you’re looking for somewhere to eat near Barceloneta Beach, this is a great option. It might take you a moment to find the stairs up to Barraca Restaurant as it’s located on the second floor above a great fresh food market. But it’s worth it.

You’ll find a casual eatery with colorful touches and a welcoming atmosphere. Beachside Barraca serves up some of the freshest seafood you can find in the Barceloneta area and has an ample selection of vegetarian options. Be sure to try the mussels in Romesco sauce, not to be missed!

Address: Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 1

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La Cova Fumada

€€ | Tapas Bar | Family Run | Locals’ Spot | Near Platja de la Barceloneta

Just a few streets away from Barceloneta Beach, the Cova Fumada serves up inexpensive and classic tapas and a nice cold beer. Tucked away in the Barceloneta neighborhood this is a well-known spot for locals who want good food at reasonable prices.

Ordering food may be a bit of a challenge as not everyone working here can speak English, but it’s a great opportunity to practice your Spanish. Try the freshly cooked octopus (pulpo), a fried Bomba, or a classic Catalan salad of salt cod (esquiexada).

Address: Carrer del Baluard, 56

Port Vela

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€€€ | Tapas | Spanish Cuisine | Terrace | Sea Views | Near the Port

A hidden gem of a restaurant, the Port Vela sits just behind the famous Hotel Vela and offers up excellent Spanish cuisine. It has a very nice view of the port of Barcelona to enjoy while you dine.

Set in a recently opened section of the port, this new restaurant is gaining popularity with people who don’t mind going just a few steps extra. The tapas they cook up will leave you wanting more for sure. The mouthwatering croquettes and lovingly fried patatas bravas are just a few highlights from their complete menu of classic Spanish cuisine.

Address: Passeig de Joan de Borbó, 103, Local 7/8

Peix Vela

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€€€ | Tapas | Terrace | Beach Views | Near Platja de Sant Sebastià

Peix Vela is the place to go if you want to impress your date or family with amazing views of Barcelona and the beach. It has a large terrace right next to the beach that can host intimate dinners or group meals.

Peix Vela is famous for making amazing paellas and great cuts of meat that they grill to perfection over hot coals. Try the rice with squid shrimp and clams for delightful and flavorful paella or the perfectly cooked steak.

Address: Passeig del Mare Nostrum, 19, 21

El Filferro

€€ | Tapas | Creative and Hip | Hidden Gem | Near Platja de la Barceloneta

Sometimes the crowds milling around in Barcelona can become overwhelming and you just need to find a minute to rest and take a deep breath. In my opinion, Filferro is the perfect place to do just that. when you are down by the beach in Barcelona.

A few streets away from Barceloneta beach, Filferro has a quiet terrace and a small interior dining room. They have a simple and fun menu featuring local and international cuisine served with a nice touch of style. And yes, this place is a secret, so don’t tell everyone!

Address: Carrer de Sant Carles, 29

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Els Pescadors

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€€€€ | Catalan Cuisine | Seafood | Hidden Gem | Near Platja de la Mar Bella

Els Pescadors is not located right next to the beach—it’s hidden away in a beautiful little plaza located in the Poble Nou district of Barcelona. Once you arrive, you’ll see that you have happened upon a cozy spot that never fails to satisfy.

Els Pescadors (“the fishermen”) of course specializes in amazing seafood and I think you would be hard-pressed to find a place that has fresher seafood than what they bring to the table. It is not a place to go to if you’re on a budget, but your taste buds will thank you if you do!

Address: Plaça de Prim, 1

Bar Jai-Ca

€-€€ | Spanish Cuisine | Classic Tapas | Locals’ Favorite

Locals in Barcelona flock to Jai Ca for many reasons, so you may have to wait for a table. Due to the popularity of their great food and reasonable prices, they have even opened a second location just a few doors down from the original restaurant.

Don’t miss out on their fried artichoke chips—they’re to die for! Of course, they have amazing Spanish jamon, which you simply must eat with some local bread with tomato. Their list of tapas is long, so if you’re looking for a place to try different things, you’ve found it.

Address: Carrer de Ginebra, 13

BlackLab Brewhouse & Kitchen

€€ | Burgers | Microbrewery | Terrace | Near Platja de la Barceloneta

In Barcelona, there will be times when you need a break from tapas. That’s when a good burger and beer combo is needed. When you’re down by the beach and fancy something a bit different, head to the terrace at Black Lab Brewery.

The staff know their stuff and they’ll help you choose the perfect craft beer. The kitchen specializes in tantalizing burgers, but they have much more than that to offer including live music. It’s a cool place to hang out.

Address: Palau del Mar, Plaça de Pau Vila, 1

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This time of the year, many clients ask me to recommend them good Barcelona beach restaurants. After all, they are a perfect choice for a summer meal. However, there are so many, and so many of them are no more than tourist traps, that visitors need some orientation to choose where to go.

This is why, when today Sally M. wrote me to reconfirm her Gaudi tour and asked me about Barcelona beach restaurants to go with her husband, I thought that it was a great post idea. And no sooner said than done! Good appetite!


These are our favorite beach restaurants in Barcelona:​​

Located in the Olympic Village,  I love dining at their  outdoor terrace, with the quiet sound of the ways in my ears, to view of the palm trees and the moon,  and a candle on my table  to make the evening even more romantic. And after  dinner, if I feel like dancing, some of my favorite nightclubs  are just next door. This is I chose Agua from all the offer in the area: it’s just next door to the best ones.


Pez Vela

Looking for an informal but cool place to eat? Our Barcelona beach restaurants list has another great choice for you! Pez Vela is located at the foot of the W hotel (a top Barcelona beach hotel, by the way), and I always choose a table  outdoors  when it’s sunny.


Nothing beats the astounding views over the water, while I savor a gourmet rice with my friends. And I can’t resist their lemon pie for dessert either!


La Deliciosa

Hungry at the beach? A “chiringuito” is an informal beach bar serving comfort food and drinks, and there are a few located along the Barcelona beaches.  And most of them, though, the food isn’t great… But this is not the case of this one, where their goal is to serve gourmet beach food.

Either you need breakfast after a night partying, or you want a light meal like a sandwich and a salad, or if you want to seat down and have some tapas… They get you covered! And of course they have an enticing drinks menu with cocktails, gin and tonics, vermouth and more!


Xiringuito Escribà​​

Larger and with more facilities than the average “xiringuito”, in this one you will be able to enjoy a more elaborated meal. paella is their specialty: they have up to 6 different  dry dishes! And their tapas are also great (try their ham “airbags”).


But leave some room for dessert: this venue is run by Christian Escribà, one of the best cake makers in town.


Cal Pinxo Platja​​

This restaurant is run by the 5th generation of the same family devoted for decades to seafood cooking in the Barceloneta (BTW, more Barceloneta restaurants here). Well known by the locals, it features an outdoor terrace overlooking the beach. Head here for great lobster, prawns, shrimp or any kind of shellfish.


AND BONUS! Here is where else locals go:​​

Ca la Nuri Platja

Ms. Nuri and her husband started out with a small neighborhood bar in 1962, and little by little, encouraged also by their kids who now run the family business, started growing. It was one of their sons that found the venue during one of his bike strolls along the sea.


And this is how Ca la Nuri Platja has become a local favorite for tapas, fish and rices by the sea. There’s always at least one vegetarian rice available in their menu.


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Marta is the founder of ForeverBarcelona. She is a passionate tour guide that loves Barcelona and loves writing too. She is the main author of our Blog, and is committed to sharing her knowledge about Barcelona and her best tips with our readers.

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