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3 of the best restaurants to eat paella in Poblenou

Written by Tiago Silva

Who doesn’t think of eating a big plate of paella when planning a trip to Spain? It’s impossible not to. If you’re heading to Barcelona this summer, you must not miss this incredible dish.

Here are 3 of the best restaurants to eat paella in the neighborhood of Poblenou.

Related article: Best places for paella in Barceloneta

Xiringuito Escribá

Foto via Visual Hunt

Photo via Visualhunt

Located right next to the beach, Xiringuito Escribá is a restaurant that has the Mediterranean food culture as its mantra. It was founded in 1992 by Joan Escribá who continues the tradition of his own family, which has a past in cooking. This is a great place to eat seafood, serving one of the best paellas in all of Barcelona. The atmosphere is intimate and modern, perfect for a dinner.

Address: Av. Litoral, 62.

Schedule: Monday to Friday: from 1 pm to 4:30 pm
and from 8 pm to 11 pm. Saturdays and Sundays: from 1 pm to 5 pm
and from 8 pm to 11 pm.

Related article: A Gastronomic Tour of Poblenou

La Forquilla

“Market cuisine in a quiet environment, to wake up all the senses of the commensal” – this is the motto of La Forquilla. Located only a few minutes from Poblenou’s metro station, this is one of the most typical restaurants this area can offer you. Both the food and the service are some of the best you can find in the city.

Address: Pere IV, 210,

Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday: 13.30-15.00 / 20.30-22.00
Sunday and Monday: Closed

Vell Poblenou

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Photo by HAMACHI! via Visualhunt

A warm, welcoming restaurant is the best way to end this list. Vell Poblenou is a traditional restaurant that serves excellent paellas, daring to use new ingredients to mix things up from time to time. If you’re a smoker, don’t worry: there’s a place for you. There’s also a balcony and even art exhibitions that you can appreciate before, while or after you have your meal.

Address: C/ Taulat, 95.

Schedule: between 13pm & 16pm and 20h30 & 23h30, except Mmondays and festive days.

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About the author

Tiago Silva

Tiago is a Portuguese writer with a journalism degree.

1 Comment

  • Forquilla does not do paella, and Vell Poble Nou closed in December 2016 (the spot has been taken over by the vegetarian restaurant Aguaribay), maybe you should update the post.

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