7 Best Places to Eat in Barcelona (tapas, ice cream, breakfast and more)

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Ok, I apologise in advance, but you will need to eat after reading this post. Maybe even while you’re reading.

If you saw my Barcelona travel post, you might be wondering why there were no photos of food I obviously consumed in copious amounts. Well, that is because I have been saving all of my food porn for a massive roundup. Barcelona is a very special city for me, I’ve been there many times and plan to go many times more. Naturally, there are some places I need to return to every time. Here are my top 7 places to eat in Barcelona.

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Внимание: запаситесь едой перед тем, как читать этот пост. Впереди много фотографий, вызывающих обильное слюноотделение и зверский аппетит.

Если вы читали мой пост о Барселоне и подписаны на меня в инстаграме, то могли заметить обилие фото еды во втором и явный недостаток в первом. Это все потому что я отобрала самые аппетитные кадры для отдельного поста о еде в Барселоне. Барселона – особенный город. Я была здесь много раз и планирую еще не раз вернуться. Естественно, после множества тапас, паэлий (паэль?..) и пр, у меня появились любимые места, куда я возвращаюсь каждый раз. Вот семь из них.

Breakfast food

The best breakfast in Barcelona at "Brunch & Cake". Visit the blog to see 6 more must-try places in Barcelona.

Brunch & Cake

Carrer Enric Granados, 19

Look no further for breakfast/comfort food in Barcelona. This very hipster place serves dreams. I have breakfast here every day when I’m in Barcelona. There may be a line outside, but it is well worth the wait. I’m yet to find waffles, egg benedict and bagels this good anywhere else, including Moscow (and I’ve searched high and low; a little help would be appreciated fam).

The best breakfast in Barcelona at "Brunch & Cake". Visit the blog to see 6 more must-try places in Barcelona.

Другие завтраки в Барселоне можно даже не искать. Здесь официанты в хипстерский подтяжках разносят лучшие вафли, бэйгелы и омлеты, что я пробовала в этой жизни. В Brunch & Cake часто стоит внушительная очередь, но этот завтрак стоит ожидания. Я обыскала пол Москвы в поисках таких же божественных блюд, но пока безуспешно. Есть советы?

The best breakfast in Barcelona at "Brunch & Cake". Visit the blog to see 6 more must-try places in Barcelona.The best breakfast in Barcelona at "Brunch & Cake". Visit the blog to see 6 more must-try places in Barcelona.

Tapas

The best tapas in Barcelona at "Cerveceria Catalana". Visit the blog to see 7 more must-try places in Barcelona.

Cerveceria Catalana

Carrer de Mallorca, 236

Ok, I know “the best tapas in Barcelona” is a little ambitious but this is coming from several native Barcelonians (Barcelonites?..). If you want to have a quick bite, don’t go here. You will try every position on the menu, and you will eat too much, and you will probably hate yourself afterwards. But let me tell you this – it will be worth it. Don’t take the desserts though. Just please don’t.

The best tapas in Barcelona at "Brunch & Cake". Visit the blog to see 6 more must-try places in Barcelona.

“Лучшие тапас в Барселоне” – это, конечно, амбициозное заявление. Но я лично слышала подобный отзыв от двух Барселонцев. Если хотите просто слегка перекусить, лучше не в Cerveceria Catalana. Потому что отсюда вы не уйдете, не попробовав каждую позицию в меню. Предупреждаю, будет трудно дышать. Но обещаю, это того стоит. Десерты тут, правда, так себе.

The best tapas in Barcelona at "Cerveseria Catalana". Visit the blog to see 7 more must-try places in Barcelona.

Mexican

Modern mexican restaurant "Hoja Santa" in Barcelona. Visit the blog to see 6 more must-try places in Barcelona.

Hoja santa

Av. de Mistral, 54

Have you ever tried corn-shaped ice cream? Or high cuisine tacos? Here they take traditional Mexican food and turn it into works of art. The portions are small, so you can try as many as possible!

Modern mexican restaurant "Hoja Santa" in Barcelona. Visit the blog to see 6 more must-try places in Barcelona.

Вы когда-нибудь пробовали мороженое в форме кукурузного початка? А тако в стиле высокой кухни? В Hoja Santa берут традиционные мексиканские рецепты и превращают их в произведения искусства. Порциями, как и полагается серьезному ресторану, не накормишь котенка, так что набирайте по максимуму.

Modern mexican restaurant "Hoja Santa" in Barcelona. Visit the blog to see 6 more must-try places in Barcelona.Modern mexican restaurant "Hoja Santa" in Barcelona. Visit the blog to see 6 more must-try places in Barcelona.

Fine dining

The best fine dining in Barcelona at "Casa Calvet". Visit the blog to see 7 more must-try places in Barcelona.

Casa Calvet

Carrer de Casp, 48

I can not say I’ve thoroughly explored the fine dining scene in Barcelona. I’ve had inexplicable amounts of street food, but high cuisine restaurants have to be taken slowly, one at a time. This one has all sorts of fancy words in the menu, and the food is good, but that’s not why you should visit.

This restaurant is located in Casa Calvet, a building by Antony Gaudi (if you don’t know who that is, just go google him right now, please and thank you). They preserved the early 20th century interiors as well.

The best fine dining in Barcelona at "Casa Calvet". Visit the blog to see 7 more must-try places in Barcelona.

Не могу сказать, что досконально исследовала рестораны высокой кухни в Барселоне, но этот пропустить нельзя ни за что. В его меню много непонятных слов, а ужин состоит из десятка мини порций – все атрибуты дорогого ресторана. Но пойти сюда нужно по другой причине.

Этот ресторан расположен в здании Casa Calvet – одной из работ великого Гауди. Внутри постарались сохранить интерьер начала 20 века.

The best fine dining in Barcelona at "Casa Calvet". Visit the blog to see 7 more must-try places in Barcelona.

The best fine dining in Barcelona at "Casa Calvet". Visit the blog to see 7 more must-try places in Barcelona.

The best fine dining in Barcelona at "Casa Calvet". Visit the blog to see 7 more must-try places in Barcelona.

Ice cream

The best ice cream in Barcelona at "Brunch & Cake". Visit the blog to see 6 more must-try places in Barcelona.

Vioko

Passeig de Joan de Borbó Comte de Barcelona, 55; Carrer dels Sombrerers, 3

I pride myself on being an ice cream connoisseur, none the less. If you’re following me on Instagram, you might’ve noticed a gelato or two from every city I visit. In Barcelona, I always head to Vioko. They serve dozens of smooth, creamy, full-flavoured ice creams, and they also have a shop selling fancy sweets and chocolate.

The best ice cream in Barcelona at "Brunch & Cake". Visit the blog to see 6 more must-try places in Barcelona.

В каждом городе я всегда пытаюсь найти лучшее мороженое. В Барселоне лучшим для меня всегда остается мороженое из Vioko. Здесь оно самое нежное, вкусное и разнообразное. А еще здесь есть магазин необычного шоколада и конфет.

The best ice cream in Barcelona at "Brunch & Cake". Visit the blog to see 6 more must-try places in Barcelona.The best ice cream in Barcelona at "Brunch & Cake". Visit the blog to see 6 more must-try places in Barcelona.

Fresh produce

La Boqueria Barcelona

La Boqueria

Rambla, 91 

If you’re visiting Barcelona, la Boqueria is a must-see market. But you probably know that. What you might not know, is it is also a great place to have lunch. Just chose any counter that has a free chair – every dish here is prepared with the freshest ingredients from the market. And don’t forget to grab some fruits or bread on your way out.

The best fresh produce in Barcelona at "Casa Calvet". Visit the blog to see 7 more must-try places in Barcelona.

Если вы едете в Барселону, посещение Бокерии наверняка уже входит в ваши планы. А вы знали, что там можно не только покупать свежие продукты, пить свежевыжатый сок и разглядывать идеально оформленные прилавки? Бокерия – отличное место для обеда. Просто садитесь за любую барную стойку, у который есть свободное место и заказывайте любое блюдо – здесь все готовится из свежевших ингредиентов, продающихся поблизости. Овощи, мясо, морепродукты, сыры – этот обед несомненно будет претендентом на звание лучшего в поездке.

The best fresh produce in Barcelona at "Casa Calvet". Visit the blog to see 7 more must-try places in Barcelona.The best fresh produce in Barcelona at "Casa Calvet". Visit the blog to see 7 more must-try places in Barcelona.

Historical place

7 portes Barcelona

Les 7 Portes

Passeig Isabel II, 14

This is the second place with history on the list, but this one existed as a cafe, and then a restaurant from 1836! They’ve been serving their specialities (including the best paella in town) since the 1940s. SINCE THE FORTIES CARL!

Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Ava Gardner, Catrin Deneuve, Josephine Baker, Che Guevarra and all sorts of royals, aristocrats, celebrities and geniuses have dined here. The walls are covered in framed autographs and retro posters. Inspite of the common practice, 7 Portes still maintains an exceptional quality of food and service.

The best historical restaurant in Barcelona at "Casa Calvet". Visit the blog to see 7 more must-try places in Barcelona.

Я уже упоминала одно здание с историей в этой подборке, но 7 Portes существовал как кафе, а потом ресторан аж с 1836 года. Нынешние коронные блюда они подают с 1940х! 

Здесь ужинали Сальвадор Дали, Пабло Пикассо, Габриэль Гарсиа Маркес, Катрин Денев, Жозефина Бейкер и еще множество аристократов, гениев и монархов. стены увешаны автографами в рамках и старыми афишами. Несмотря на солидный возраст, 7 Дверей не продал душу туристам, здесь продолжают готовить лучшую паэлью в городе и предоставлять безупречный сервис.

The best historical restaurant in Barcelona at "Casa Calvet". Visit the blog to see 7 more must-try places in Barcelona.The best historical restaurant in Barcelona at "Casa Calvet". Visit the blog to see 7 more must-try places in Barcelona.The best historical restaurant in Barcelona at "Casa Calvet". Visit the blog to see 7 more must-try places in Barcelona.The best historical restaurant in Barcelona at "Casa Calvet". Visit the blog to see 7 more must-try places in Barcelona.

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Yana

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  • Grace Hill

    The best place that I’ve eaten at in Barcelona, hands down, is Tropico. I was there on a study abroad for two months, and I still (quite literally) have dreams about this restaurant.

  • I love your guide. The food looks absolutely amazing! I’ll be going to Barcelona next year, as two of my friends will be participating in Erasmus program there. I’ll be sure to check out those places when I visit them.

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  • Alicia-OneMotherHen

    How I would LOVE to spend some time here. All looks so good. I love market food, so I would head there first. Relatives have just come back from Spain with photos of Gaudi’s buildings. Amazing!

    • I believe taking a walk through Barcelona streets and ending it with a delicious dinner is one of the best ways someone could spend a day 🙂

  • Oh my God, these all look SO GOOD. You are right, you’re making people hungry with this post. A little jealous that you frequent Barcelona, I have to say!

    I’ve been to Barcelona once and I definitely intend to visit it again. I only spent a few days there but it was enough to fall in love with the city. My favourite part was shopping (I know Zara is all over the world but the stuffs are CHEAP in their birthplace) and THE FOOD, goodness. The tapas and paella and the squid. I wish I had tried more desserts though, looking at your photos here!

    • Thank you for stopping by 🙂 Barcelona is always on top of my travel list. Shopping is great, I love checking out the street markets, and the monstrous malls can not be missed haha. Do try Vioko on your next visit, besides ice cream, they excel at cookies and chocolate.

  • I love Barcelona and Gaudi park is amazing! I would love to have any excuse to visit and your post of these delicious foods gives me a great excuse!

    • Cerveceria Catalana and Brunch & Cake are my top two choices from the list. Do share if you decide to visit 🙂

  • Kim Cunningham

    Yes, please to all of it!

  • oh my! im hungry! (and I have just had lunch!) lovely pics!

    • Thank you for stopping by 🙂

  • tamarsb

    Now I am starving!

  • You were right, I am literally going to go eat now 🙂
    Great post, the pictures are stunning and you’ve shared a lot of great tips!

    • Thank you! Writing this post definitely took a toll on my diet lol

  • WOW this has me missing Barcelona with all my heart. What an amazing curation you’ve done! Now I need an excuse to fly over!

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    • Barcelona existing is a good enough excuse for me haha 😀 Thank you for stopping by Erica! Your latest post on image sources is just what I need, bookmarking 🙂

      • You’re totally right though!!! And aw I’m so glad you enjoyed the post, Yana. Thanks for stopping by! <3