The diversity and quantity of quality restaurants in Barcelona is tremendous. So much so that it can be extremely difficult to decide where to go for a meal. So much great food, so little time! To help you navigate through all of the delicious food available to you in any city, you can always trust one very specific, very telling criteria – where do the best local chefs go out to eat? Delicious recognizes delicious and that’s no different in Barcelona.
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Address: Diputació, 133 (Eixample)
Recommended by the Colombo twins, owners of the fashionable Italian restaurant Xemei, Gelida is famous for its Cap-i-pota, a traditional Catalonian dish comprised of boiled veal meat and quail eggs. Although that is something you need to try at least once, there are over 40 delicious options on the menu, so multiple returns would be advisable in order to properly explore what this exquisite Barcelona restaurant has to offer. Unworried about being trendy, this is a long-established, classic place with a cosy environment. The prices are quite low compared to more modern and popular places, which makes it an excellent price-quality proposition.
Address: Blai, 1 (Poble-sec)
Sergio Amor, the owner and chef of Leku, selects La Tieta as his favourite restaurant in town. This is another place with fantastic traditional food made from only the freshest of ingredients. If you have trouble picking just one dish from its rich menu, let us recommend the marvelous chickpeas with prawns – we guarantee you won’t regret it. Well, unless you are allergic to seafood – in which case, we recommend you try the mushrooms with garlic and parsley instead. Whatever you pick, make sure to accompany it with one of the great wines on the list. Alone or with company, La Tieta is a great place to have lunch or dinner – we’re sure you’ll end up returning there more than once.
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Address: Copons, 7 (Gòtic)
5 time Michelin-starred chef Paco Pérez, renowned for his creative seafood cuisine, doesn’t miss a chance to honour sushi restaurant Koy Shunka with his presence. Run by chef Hideki Matsuhisa, it presents a “very Mediterranean-Japanese cuisine” that effortlessly connects Barcelona to the Pacific Ocean. A definite must-try for any fan of sushi.
There you go! Now you know 3 new places to eat in Barcelona – and not just any 3 places, these are the best of the best. Go enjoy the best cuisine the city has to offer and don’t forget to then review each of the restaurants using the comment box below. Que vagi de gust!