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The best restaurants in Sants-Montjuic

Written by Ingrid

Known for its terraces, parks and delightful gardens, the district of Sants-Montjuïc is a pleasant and friendly place popular with tourists and locals alike. From Miramar to Valladolid, along the Carrer de Blai, ShBarcelona will take you on a culinary tour of the best restaurants in the area. Whether you’re looking for molecular gastronomy or simply a relaxed dining atmosphere, you will find it here. Prepare your taste buds for a voyage of discovery…

Restaurant Carmen

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Photo credit: restcat via Visual hunt / CC BY-NC

Located close to Sants railway station, Restaurant Carmen offers a varied menu designed to tantalize your taste buds. On the menu: tapas, paellas and meat cooked on the grill or stone. The restaurant is also renowned for its especially delicious calçotadas. Also, if you are looking to make a booking for several people, the restaurant offers group menus starting from €26.

Address: Carrer de Valladolid 44, 08014 Barcelona

Xalet de Montjuïc

Situated a few paces from the Montjuïc cable car, Xalet de Montjuïc is a restaurant offering quality Mediterranean cuisine. With its refined and modern atmosphere, it makes the ideal setting for a romantic dinner. Another bonus is its terrace with unrivaled views of Barcelona; a refinement in keeping with the restaurant’s ambiance. Please note that it is best to reserve a table if you wish to eat at the terrace.

Address: Miramar Avenue, 31, 08038 Barcelona

Related article: Best Tapas in Sants


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Photo by gufm via Visualhunt

The Sants-Montjuïc district is known for having captured the heart of the Adrià brothers. Here you will find Carrer de Blai, chosen by the famous brothers for developing their gastronomic offerings. Counted among the 50 best restaurants in the world, Tickets is the definition of fine dining in Barcelona. It is impossible to secure a table at the last minute. In order to enjoy this cuisine, you must book around two months in advance! In a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere, Albert Adrià offers you contemporary tapas designed to take you on a voyage of the senses.

Address: Avinguda del Paral.lel 164, 08015 Barcelona

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Blai 9

Close to Tickets, on the Carrer de Blai, you will find Blai 9, a small restaurant specializing in tapas and pinchos. This is another ideal place for enjoying famous Catalan and Spanish dishes. Sandwiches, mini-burgers, appetizers and pancakes await your delectation. For a sweet treat, choose from churros with chocolate or caramel. The menu offers quality cuisine at a reasonable price, and so comes highly recommended.

Address: Carrer de Blai, 9, 08004 Barcelona

La Caseta del Migdia

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A true hidden gem, La Caseta del Migdia is the perfect place for watching a sunset in Barcelona. Situated in the open air, this restaurant offers magnificent views of the mountains and sea. The freshness of the setting is the perfect accompaniment to the fresh evening breeze. Although the menu is less varied than the others (usually offering only one or two barbecue platters), La Caseta is still well worth a visit, though be prepared to pay a premium for the setting. Check their website for opening times, which vary according to the season.

Address: Mirador del Migdia, s/n, 08038 Barcelona

If you want to find ideally-placed accommodation so you have time to go exploring Sants-Montjuïc, remember to visit ShBarcelona’s website.

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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