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The Most Creative Culinary Spots in Barcelona

Written by Laura

Over the years, the Ciudad Condal has gradually worked its way up in the hierarchy culinary creativity, establishing itself among the top-tier food capitals. The different food talents in the city have led this forceful current, creating different spaces in the city for people to enjoy flavorful, quality and trendy plates they create. If you are considering visiting the city and renting an apartment from ShBarcelona for your stay, the following restaurants are perfect for spending an evening trying a number of original dishes. Check out the following options and get ready to be swept away in a wave of culinary masterpieces!

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Restaurants worth a visit in Barcelona

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Perhaps the most distinguished restaurant, and one that is practically obligatory to visit during your stay in the city, is the Restaurante Caelis, located within the majestic Hotel Palace at Gran Vía 668. They create a fabulous space with decoration that plays between classic and minimalist and their fabulous personnel who are trained in meeting the expectations of even the most advanced palettes. Some of the top recommendations from their menu include the Rossini ox and the Iberian piglet, prepared under the watchful eye of the chef Romain Fornell. A more economic option with a large gastronomic offering and the same level of satisfaction as more expensive options is Restaurante L’Ombú, located in the Gracia district at calle de Sardenya 447. This spot is characterized by their mix of rustic and modern styles, and their creative kitchen’s use of meat, fish and fresh vegetables as the centerpieces of their meals, all within the style of the famous Mediterranean diet.

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Within the left Eixample district in Barcelona at calle Villarroel 88 we find Restaurante Codium, with a modern, freestyle aesthetic with a minimalist, more juvenile touch. This space is created for guests to spend a romantic evening or hold group celebrations while enjoying the kitchen’s unusual specialties such as crunchy suckling pig with honey soy sauce and sobrasada trinxat, a type of mashed or sliced Mallorcan sausage. The fourth creative restaurant option we want to recommend in Barcelona is RestauranteH1898, located inside the Hotel 1898 at calle de La Rambla 109. This historic restaurant was founded at the end of the nineteenth century, as you can gather from the name, and along with their delicious food they offer stunning views of the emblematic zone of las Ramblas. Their kitchen is led by the chef Carles Bornat, who uses top-quality raw materials to create concoctions such as excellent pollo de pages with shrimp and mushroom puff pastry, or truffled prawn carpaccio (meat that is served raw and thinly sliced as an appetizer). Absolutely exquisite.

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Last but not least, you can pay a visit to Restaurante La Clara at Gran Vía de Les Corts catalanas, 442, with doors that open into the Eixample district and comfortable, private spaces where their clients can spend a wonderful evening. Of special interest are plates on their menu such as milhojas de foie with fried egg and lasagna made with fresh pasta and veggies. If you’ve let others know that you are planning to travel to Barcelona, you’re sure to have heard talk about the magic that is the Mediterranean diet, with its emphasis on healthy but rich and delicious products. At these restaurants, you can count on finding the best parts of the Mediterranean diet prepared in innovative and creative ways that are sure to surprise you.

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American journalist living temporarily in Spain. Her passions include news and feature writing, Spanish language and culture and the outdoors.

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