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Best restaurants in Poblenou

Written by Miguel

If you’re thinking about going out for lunch or dinner in Barcelona but don’t feel like facing the large tourist crowds that dominate the city centre, head out to Poblenou. Located in the district of Sant Martí, this modern neighbourhood presents us with a variety of mouth-watering offers that appeal to both different food tastes and different wallet sizes.

Cheap restaurants in Poblenou

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Els Peixaters de la Mediterrania – Specialised in serving only the freshest, most delicious seafood, this Poblenou restaurant gives you a good taste of the Mediterranean without taking too much off your wallet. With a gentle, welcoming service and very generous food portions, it’s no wonder that it has many loyal customers – just try their paella and we’re sure you’ll become one as well pretty fast.

Address: Passeig de Garcia Fària, 33.

Barrustrillo de Irene – Have you ever tried octopus with apple and jámon? You must! This and other delicious dishes won’t cost you more than 10€ in this restaurant, which also offers a very good cocktail selection.

Address: Carrer Pere IV, 192.

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Upscale restaurants in Poblenou

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Photo by ChrisGoldNY via Visualhunt

La Carmanyola – Renowned for its fantastic rice dishes, La Carmanyola offers you the best of Mediterranean cuisine. Its prices are quite high at around 30€ per person, but totally worth it considering the high-quality food, the friendly service and the cozy atmosphere. Plus, it has a nice terrace with a beautiful view – but make sure to book in advance if you’re planning on getting a table there.

Address: Plaça Julio González, 3.

La Mar Bella – If you’re looking for a good paella, La Mar Bella is the place to go. While the paella itself is quite accessible, at 11,50€, this Poblenou restaurant will charge you an average of 16€ per person – which is still pretty good considering its quality. They also offer daily menus, which cost 10.45€ and include a drink – the biggest disadvantage being that your choices become quite limited. Another solid recommendation for a good meal in the neighbourhood of Poblenou.

Address: Carrer del Taulat, 81.

Related article: Enjoy a meal at La Rambla del Poblenou

Ethnic restaurants in Poblenou

Sitar – For around 16€ per person, the best of Indian gastronomy is available in Poblenou at this excellent restaurant. With a very attentive service and a charming decoration, Sitar is another great choice.

Address: Rambla del Poblenou, 101.

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Casa Mexicana – If you’d rather taste some of the most flavourful Mexican food you’ll find in Barcelona, Casa Mexicana is the restaurant for you. Located very close to the Olympic Port, this highly-recommended seaside restaurant will cost you around 17€ per person.

Address: Torre MAPFRE, Carrer de la Marina, 16-18.

Which one of these restaurants in Poblenou are you going to try first? Let us know using the comment box below.

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Miguel is a freelance writer and copywriter who believes that words can really take you places - so hop on his words and dare to discover the wonders of Barcelona with him.

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