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Best restaurants in Calle Pintor Fortuny

Written by Christine

Leading off La Rambla is Calle Pintor Fortuny, a long stretch of eclectic shops and restaurants that range in all types of cuisines and dining styles. Heading into El Raval you will find diversity in cooking and experiences unlike any other part of Barcelona. Looking for a hip cafe to grab a coffee? No problem. Something ethnic to spice up your day? You got it. Head to Calle Pintor Fortuny to discover your next great meal.

L’Antic Forn

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L’Antic Forn is a great choice if you’re craving traditional Catalan cuisine, especially grilled meat, fish, and vegetables. It’s perfect for a lunch out with friends during the day since there are several menu options available for large groups. At night the atmosphere changes and becomes a great option for date night. During the springtime, L’Antic Forn also organizes calçotadas, or traditional Catalan lunches featuring the famous grilled onions that are native to Catalonia. This is a great way to immerse yourself in Catalan culture and cuisine.

Address: Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 28

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Bar Lobo

Bar Lobo serves up tasty tapas and great drinks in their hip restaurant that is complete with a great terrace to enjoy Barcelona’s fantastic weather. All the Spanish classics are on the menu, as well as creative Mediterranean-inspired dishes that are unique to the restaurant. Bar Lobo is a great option for lunch as well because the set menu is only €12, which is a great deal in the center of Barcelona. Stop in to see what makes this bar a favorite of both tourists and locals alike.

Address: Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 3

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Flor de Maig

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If you want something a little spicy or different, then you should head to Flor de Maig, which is located across from L’Antic Forn. This restaurant has been serving up a variety of Pakistani and Indian dishes for 23 years, in addition to some traditional Spanish and Catalan cuisine as well. With menus for groups and a variety of dishes, there is something for everyone at this restaurant, whatever you’re in the mood for.

Address: Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 29

Carlota Akaneya

Carlota Akaneya is a very unique venue in that was the first sumiyaki restaurant established in Europe. This is a type of traditional Japanese barbecue that uses a charcoal grill to prepare the ingredients, similar to Korean barbecue. Meat, fish, and vegetables are prepared in this traditional style that is unlike anything else in Japanese cuisine. This restaurant offers a gourmet experience, attracting famous chefs like Ferran Adrià, members of FC Barcelona, and other celebrities around the city as regulars. Carlota Akaneya is only open in the evenings, and due to high demand, reservations are a must. Make yours online or by phone today!

Address: Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 32

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About the author


Christine is a traveler, teacher, writer, and beach-lover, exploring Barcelona one tapa at a time!


  • Christine; we are considering a VRBO apartment in Carrer del Pintor Fortuny street, close to Las Ramblas. In your experience, is it a good location to use as a base to explore Barcelona?


    • Hi Jorge,
      You will be in walking distance of many interesting places, and public transport will get you you to further away monuments or parks.
      Just remember that being close to Las Ramblas – even in September – can mean it can get quite busy.

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