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Top-of-the-class, The Best Restaurants in Barcelona

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and is the spearhead for food innovation. The city is well known for its busy nightlife and its extraordinary gastronomic scene. Finding a good place to eat is easy; the streets are bustling with tapa bars and folkloric eateries.
The best restaurants are a bit harder to find. Some of the finest restaurants in the world hide in plain sight amongst the picturesque food scene in Barcelona. These are our favorite, top-of-the-class restaurants in town.


We all remember El Bulli, the temple for culinary innovation. After its closure, the chefs Ferran and Albert Adriá focused on other inventive projects — Tickets is the most memorable. A playground for the senses, the tapas bar offers unique takes on traditional tapas. Nothing is what it seems, and surprises are in every corner.
Seafood, meat and sweet goodies are all beautifully plated. A few old classics from El Bulli made it to the menu, like the spherified olive.


This open spaced restaurant with a geometric design is everything but squared. This place is all about innovation, the culinary trio of Mateu Casañas, Oriol Castro and Eduard Xatruch cook with a scientific approach that results in an extraordinary thirty-course tasting menu.
Fermented black cauliflower with coconut bechamel sauce, salmon head in salsa verde and many other dishes seem out of this world, but they’re all gracious and incredibly satisfying. It might take more than a few calls to get a place on the fifty-seat restaurant. But this is an experience you need to enjoy.


The three Michelin starred restaurant doesn’t serve food but art. This is one of many fabulous restaurants run by Chef Martin Berasategui. The idea behind a seasonal menu based on local ingredients, transformed with classic and modern techniques makes eating in Lasarte a well-rounded experience where nothing feels out of place.
Dine a la carte or enjoy a tasting menu of over ten beautifully crafted plates. Chef Berasategui might not be around every day, but his talented team has everything well covered.


The restaurant inside the Abac hotel has been considered the best in the Catalunya. Chef Jordi Cruz runs the kitchen and manages a program based on fresh, high-quality ingredients and a never-ending search for the balance between tradition and modernity.
Two tasting menus, one with a traditional scope and another with a modern feel make you have to visit at least twice. The young chef not only holds three Michelin stars but has written plenty of books and has earned the respect of the culinary elite.

Enoteca Paco Perez

The luminous, smartly decorated dining room with views of the Mediterranean Sea is the perfect setting for an extraordinary meal. Enoteca focuses strongly on wine; seven hundred labels available serve as the ideal background for the Chef Paco Perez and his culinary vision: a tasting menu based on the Mediterranean products, from land and sea.
Lots of colors and pronounced contrast of textures seem to be the Chef’s signature. The attention to detail and the precise culinary techniques mastered by the cooking team result in Michelin awarded plates.
Barcelona is more than late night snacks. Its food scene makes it a contender for the most delicious cities to visit in the world. There’s no shortage of fine traditional and modern cuisine. Walk the streets and feel the intense passion of creative chefs coming out of every kitchen. What are your favorite restaurants in Barcelona?