As Portugal is Spain’s neighbor to the west, the two countries have a lot of shared history. So it should come as no surprise that there are many Portuguese expats living in Barcelona, bringing their culture and traditions with them. Part of this culture includes the delicious Portuguese cuisine which can be found in several great restaurants across Barcelona. Try out these eateries and discover a little taste of Portugal right here in the Catalan capital.
Sabores de Portugal
Sabores de Portugal serves authentic Portuguese dishes in El Raval and will transport you straight to Portugal with its ambiance, authenticity, and quality of food. Take advantage of their daily lunch menu and you can try famous dishes like cod, which is essential to Portuguese cuisine and served in several different ways. Pair your meal with an ice-cold Portuguese beer and you’re all set to enjoy a lovely experience at Sabores de Portugal.
Address: Carrer del Carme, 95
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Located near the Sagrada Família, Oporto is comfy and welcoming with a menu full of traditional Portuguese favorites. Try the famous Francesinha sandwich, a staple in Portugal, or any of the fresh seafood dishes that are made using the freshest of ingredients. No Portuguese meal is complete without a pasteis de Belem, a tart filled with rich cream. For classic Portuguese cuisine, Oporto is the place to go in Barcelona.
Address: Carrer de Sardenya, 296
Amalia’s Portuguese Flavors
Amalia’s Portuguese Flavors is a quaint Portuguese café located in the heart of Eixample that has fresh and delicious pastries every day in addition to steaming hot coffee and sandwiches. Enjoy a traditional Portuguese breakfast to start your day off right or drop by for an afternoon pick-me-up snack. Amalia’s also has some traditional Portuguese foods like bacalao o nata and arroz de pato. Stop in for something sweet or savory and you won’t be disappointed.
Address: Carrer del Comte d’Urgell, 132
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A Gaudir is where Portuguese and Catalan cuisine meet and create something really special and tasty in Barcelona. The menu has a strong Portuguese influence, meaning that you can get classic Portuguese dishes as well as other foods that can be found from all over the Iberian peninsula. A Gaudir offers a great place to enjoy a lovely meal paired with amazing wine and atmosphere.
Address: Carrer d’Aragó, 111
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