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Great places for fideuà in Barcelona

Written by Ingrid

Fideuà is a special adaptation of paella in which rice is replaced by noodles. This is one of the signature dishes of Catalonia, and strange as it may seem, there are few restaurants in the Catalan capital which offer a fideuà worthy of recommendation. Although a number of restaurants offer decent quality fideuàs, very few of these could be called excellent.

Here is ShBarcelona‘s recommendation for great places to have fideuà in Barcelona.

Related article: Where to find the best paella and rice in Barcelona

El Merendero de la Mari

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Photo credit: jlastras via VisualHunt / CC BY-NC-SA

El Merendero de la Mari has a reputation for being one of the best restaurants in town. It specializes in plates based on rice and pasta, and their paellas and fideuàs are truly delicious. Although the price is somewhat elevated, you can be assured of a perfect location and the chef’s expert culinary knowledge. This restaurant is certainly one of those that you should try even though it is a little more expensive than most.

Address: Plaça de Pau Vila, 1


Barceloneta, situated in Port Vell, is of equally high quality. It is, without a doubt, a restaurant with one of the best views in Barcelona, offering exquisite plates of rice and pasta, as well as fresh fish. Although it is a little pricey, like El Merendero de la Mari, it is well worth the extra money.


Related article: The most romantic restaurants in Barcelona

Canet Sarrià

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Photo by calafellvalo via Visualhunt

Located in the Sarrià districtCanet Sarrià is another great place for fideuàThe restaurant is famous for their special manipulation of the most basic ingredients, offering some of the best pasta in town. The restaurant is located away from the hustle and bustle of the center, which makes it a great place for a calm, romantic dinner.


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About the author


Having studied English Language and Literature at university, Ingrid went on to obtain an MA in Classics. She currently works as a freelance writer, covering a variety of subjects, especially language, literature, history and archaeology.

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