Oh, Barcelona. Capital of Catalonia, a vivid, multicultural city brimming with life. After you’ve walked around and stared in wonder at all the sights, you’re going to be tired, your stomach will be complaining and no amount of Gothic architecture will satisfy your hunger.
Lucky for you, the city has plenty to offer in the gastronomical department, with restaurants and dishes from all over the world. Because of Spain’s obvious connections to Latin America, you can find a diverse offer from this specific area, with Colombian restaurants being among the most popular. Whether you are a tourist, a Spanish native or a Colombian who wants to feel closer to home, you won’t be disappointed.
The wonders of Colombian cuisine
While the specific dishes and flavours will depend on the different regions of Colombia they originate from, all Colombian meals share a common trait: they are delicious!
Be aware that the Colombian diet is rich in meat, so if you are a vegan or vegetarian, you won’t find too many options to your liking in these restaurants. What you will find is a great variety of meat, fish, seafood and lobster, often adorned with a coconut milk sauce.
Most popular dishes
Bandeja Paisa – Probably Colombia’s national dish, it had its origins in the Andean region (where the people are called “paisas”). It consists of a huge serving of food on a platter (or “bandeja” in Spanish). In it you will find grilled steak, fried pork rind, chorizo, rice and red beans, topped with a fried egg and with a side of avocado and sweet banana.
Tamales – Cooked corn dough stuffed with meat, chicken and vegetable, all wrapped in banana leaves.
Pescado Frito – Popular in the coast of the country, this is fried whole fish served with coconut rice and can be made from several different fish, such as red snapper, mojarra or tilapia.
Is your mouth watering yet? Say no more. Here’s where you can go for Colombian food in Barcelona:
La Fonda Del Camino
Carrer 26 de Gener de 1641, 28
Located in the Sants neighbourhood, La Fonda Del Camino is the ideal place to share a Colombian meal with a group of friends. Relax in good company in this restaurant with great food and live music and make sure to try some of the star dishes, like(a mix of seven different meats) or the Colombian barbecue.
Before you’ve found the door, your nose will have found the enchanting spices used to prepare these Colombian dishes with a home cooked feel. Try its famous arepas and you will be certain to come back for more.
Avenida Diagonal 303
With its great prices and extremely rich servings, Mi Rincon is considered by foodies all over Barcelona has the best example of Colombian cuisine in town. As if that wasn’t enough, the staff is known to shower its costumers with sympathy, making you feel right at home.
Grab a fork!
Now that you know where to find some of the best food Latin America has to offer, without even having to leave Barcelona, all you have to do is pick a place and go try it for yourself. Step 2 is, of course, to try all the others. Step 3 is to come back here for more suggestions of ethnic cuisine and all the other great features of the city of Barcelona.