There are so many great reasons to visit Barcelona, including the city’s modern architecture, sandy beaches and amazing selection of high quality museums but one of the best ways to see the city is by eating your way around the city. With many summer days seeing over 12 hours of sunshine, this makes it easy to enjoy sitting outside basking in the sun with some tapas. This bustling metropolis seems to never sleep with fun activities going late into the night with some Barcelona restaurants and bars opening when many people are normally going to bed. One of the very best reasons to visit Barcelona is the amazing quality of food served in innovative ways at Barcelona restaurants located throughout the city. The next time you travel to Barcelona, here are seven restaurants that we think you must try!
#1 Santa Marta Restaurant
Location: Carrer de Grau i Torras, 59, Barcelona.
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri; 10AM-6PM ; Sat-Sun; 10AM-8PM
Sip on a glass of sparkling Cava wine of Denominación de Origen origin while enjoying beautiful views of the Mediterranean sea before dining on wood-fired pizzas or a delicious summer salad. This restaurant in the Barceloneta neighborhood is located close to the city’s beach which is a particularly popular hangout when the sun is shining, and of course in Barcelona that is nearly every day!
#2 Firebug Restaurant
Location: Passeig de Sant Joan, 23, Barcelona
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri; 10AM-2AM ; Sat-Sun; 9AM-2:30AM
If you’re looking for International cuisine including hamburgers, tacos, mezza while sipping on an innovative cocktail, then the Firebug Restaurant is perfect for you. This rustic-brick wall establishment brings a modern twist on traditional dishes. Although brunch may not be traditionally common in Spain, enjoying a classic eggs benedict after an early morning of exploring the city is exactly what we need!
#3 Pla Restaurant
Location: Bellafila, 5, Barcelona
Opening Hours: Sun-Thu; 1:30PM-5:30PM ; 7PM-11:30PM ; Fri-Sat; 1:30PM-5:30PM ; 7PM-12PM
Special occasions become even more delightful when you celebrate them at Pla in the heart of the Barri Gòtic neighborhood. You will fall in love with the artistic decor that surrounds you while you dine on a constantly revolving menu of Spanish foods with some Eastern influences mixed in.
#4 Pim Pam Burgers
Location: Carrer del Sabateret, 4, Barcelona.
Opening Hours: Every day; 12PM-12AM
Located in the heart of El Borne district and in Bonanova, PimPam Burger is one of the best places to get an American-style hamburger in Barcelona. Matador Network has named this burger one of the top 50 burgers in the world. This diner also features frankfurts and artisan fries.
#5 Cuines Santa Caterina Restaurant
Location: Mercado de Santa Caterina, Avinguda de Francesc Cambó, 16, Barcelona.
Opening Hours: Sun-Thu; 9AM-11PM; Fri-Sat; 9AM-11:30PM
Everyone is sure to find a dish served from the open kitchen at Cuines de Santa Caterina, which is located inside the iconic market of Santa Caterina delighting them whether they are hungry for sushi, classic rice dishes or looking for vegetarian fare. This cafe boasts its tapas bar full of authentic Spanish tapas for you to try and a huge bonus is that it’s open nearly all day so you can pick something up whenever you get hungry!
#6 Access Restaurant
Location:Carrer d’Aribau, 55, Barcelona
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat; 8PM-2:30AM ; Closed Sunday
Delicious plates are featured on the tasting menu or dinner menu that are served from the glass-open-demonstration kitchen at Access Restaurant & Lounge. Accompanying each course is a perfectly paired wine. This top-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor also offers innovative gin-based drinks in the lounge.
#7 Agust Gastrobar Restaurant
Location: Carrer del Parlament, 54, Barcelona
Opening Hours: Mon-Thur; 7PM-12AM ; Fri-Sun; 2PM-4PM; 7PM-12AM
Innovative chefs from around the world bring their own unique specialties to Agust. Minimum preparation, collaboration with local producers and a seasonally changing menu are hallmarks of this restaurant that you will not want to miss. The finesse at which dishes are presented is simply amazing.