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Best Barcelona Restaurants that we tried in 2016 and 2017

There are many reasons we like to visit Spain. Spanish food and restaurants rank high on the list.  There are attractive places to eat at different levels of budgets. It is not just the food. Nice people and affordable prices (especially for the Spanish wines served in restaurants) all contribute to the dining experience. Here is a list of the best Barcelona restaurants that we tried in 2016 and 2017.

Best Barcelona Restaurants
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Best Barcelona Restaurants that we tried in 2016 and 2017
Roca Moo Barcelona

Roca Moo Barcelona is a modern restaurant with a Michelin Star.  Creatively designed dishes (such as the Golden Egg), good service and reasonably priced wine combine to produce a great dining experience in Barcelona. Read about our dinner here.

Roca Moo

Hotel Omm, Rosselló 265, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Phone +34 9344 54000

Osmosis Barcelona

Osmosis Restaurant serves the same style of modern Spanish cuisine like Roca Moo. But their premises are not as swanky and the prices are more friendly. Service and food is top-notch.  It does not have any M star but has a good Tripadvisor ranking –#112 of 8,314 Restaurants in Barcelona.  Read Osmosis Barcelona – Understated restaurant in Eixample.

Osmosis Restaurant
Aribau 100, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
Tel: +34 934 54 52 01
Bodegas 1900 Barcelona

Bodegas 1900 Barcelona

Bodegas 1900 Barcelona was set up by Albert Adrià, the younger brother of Ferran who was behind the iconic restaurant El Bulli which was shut down at the height of its glory in 2011.  Expect good food in a casual tavern setting.   Read A delightful lunch at Bodegas 1900 Barcelona in 2017.

Bodegas 1900 Barcelona

Address Tamarit 91, 08015

Tel +34 933252659

Casa Calvet restaurant

casa calvet restaurant Gaudi Barcelona

casa calvet restaurant Gaudi Barcelona
Casa Calvet estaurant Barcelona

Our main motivation to eat at Casa Calvert was to see the building. Built in 1899, it is one of Antoni Gaudí’s earliest buildings. It does not look as quirky as some of his later ones. Given that entering the other Gaudi buildings involve paying an admission fee and sometimes long queues, it was an experience just to enter and eat in one of these historic buildings. The 38 euro three course lunch (inclusive of mineral water, bread, wine, coffee and VAT) turned out to be very good and one of the best lunch deals in Barcelona.  Read about our lunch here.

Casa Calvert Restaurant
Carrer de Casp 48 | Barcelona, 08010 Barcelona, Spain

Tel : +34 934 12 40 12

La Plassohla


La Plassohla is a restaurant in the Ohla hotel right in the heart of Barcelona.  We were drawn to it by the quirky name of the restaurant and illustrations. It turned out to be a very friendly restaurant serving high quality tapas at reasonable prices.  We think it was the best Barcelona restaurant for tapas that we encountered. Read about our lunch  here.

La Plassohla, Ohla Barcelona
Via Laietana, 49
08003 Barcelona – Spain

Telephone: (+34) 933 41 50 50


La Vinoteca Torres Barcelona

La Vinoteca Torres is a wine bar and restaurant by Bodegas Torres, is a major Spanish wine producer.   Many of the best Barcelona restaurants have impressive wines lists. What makes La Vinoteca Torres stand out is its the long list of  the wines produced by Bodegas Torres and almost all of them were available by the glass.   A good place to sample many types of Spanish wines.  The traditional Spanish food was pretty good as well. Read La Vinoteca Torres Barcelona – restaurant and Spanish wine paradise.

La Vinoteca Torres

Passeig de Gràcia, 78
08008 Barcelona.

Opening hours

Open:Monday to Sunday, 12 noon to 1 am.

Cinco Jotas Restaurant Barcelona

Cinco Jotas (5J) produces some of the finest Iberia ham. They have restaurants in a few cities in Spain.  Cinco Jotas Restaurant along Rambla de Catalunya, Barcelona is one such place. It is a good place to spend the afternoon with a platter of their famous ham and some red Spanish wine. Read Cinco Jotas Restaurant Barcelona, a Jamón Ibérico paradise.

Cinco Jotas

Rambla de Catalunya 91-93, 08008 Barcelona

+34 93 487 942
Mon-Sun 12.00 pm to 00.00 pm
A good meal in Barcelona need not be an elaborate affair. In fact, we balance out the more serious restaurants with some simple cafes to make our eating more interesting and less taxing (both on the scales and the wallet). The next two entries in the list of Best Barcelona Restaurants are places we go to for a simple meal, a snack or just coffee.
El Sifo d’en Garriga

El Sifo d’en Garriga is a small new cafe that opened in early 2017. They refer to themselves as a snack bar.  The menu is very limited and the decor is simple. Which are reasons why we like this place. A straightforward place with good simple food and the friendliest people in attendance.   Read El Sifo d’en Garriga – cosy new snack bar in Eixample, Barcelona.

El Sifo d’en Garriga

C/ Consell de Cent 308 , 08007 Barcelona, Spain

Tel : +34 932 15 72 15

Cosmo La Central Bookshop Cafe 

La Central is a medium-sized bookshop along Calle Mallorca. Tucked away in a corner upstairs us the bookshop cafe.  It is a pretty place that serves great coffee and simple food. It is a nice quiet place to take a break from the busy part of Barcelona outside. Read  Avocado Generation or not, you will like Cosmo La Central Bookshop Cafe.

Central Bookshop Cafe Barcelona
C / Mallorca, 237. 08008
Barcelona, Spain

Bookstore and Cafe
Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

We hope you find out list of the best Barcelona restaurants that we tried in 2016 and 2017 useful. If you have time, here are two great restaurants to try in Girona which is a 45 minute train ride out of Barcelona City.


El Celler de Can Roca


The Mimolet Restaurant


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