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Top Restaurants in Barcelona

There are almost endless options in Barcelona, and you (almost) can’t go wrong. But save yourself the heartache of a bad meal and check out some of my favorite restaurants in Barcelona!

Honest Greens – a simple, but excellent meal. Always. Honest Greens has four locations in Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon and Porto. While I love charcuterie and tapas, this girl occasionally needs to see a green vegetable that isn’t fried or covered in sauce. Honest Greens has been the answer to my prayers!

Pasteleria Hofmann - after you've eaten all your veggies at Honest Greens (or maybe even beforehand), head to this bakery in El Born neighborhood for an award-winning croissant or elegant cake. The mascarpone-filled croissant has been ranked one of the best in Spain. Be prepared to queue for a sweet treat, but remember they close early afternoon and have been closed on Mondays recently.


Barcelona is bursting with brunch options, and I love it! On a snoozy Sunday when much of the city is closed, Barcelonians crowd to their nearest café for a long brunch with family and friends. You can often find a line out the door for an hour, so come prepared to wait for a table. My two favorite spots are:

  1. The Egg Lab – Open 9 am to 4 pm daily, they offer fresh brewed coffees, yummy cocktails and an international array of brunch options.

  2. Ugot Barcelona – Open from 9 am to 4 pm daily, this small bruncherie offers cozy sofas or outdoor dining with freshly baked cakes and pies.

Barceloneta for Paella by the Sea

I know seafood paella isn’t “traditional” and it’s almost strictly a tourist food, but what can I say? I’m a sucker for fresh seafood and crunchy rice with views of the water. My two favorite spots are along the Barceloneta promenade. Reservations are encouraged, but not required.

My Favorite Tapas Restaurant

You almost can’t go wrong with a tapas restaurant in the famed El Born neighborhood, however, we fell in love with this neighborhood spot and the chef’s unique take on the menu.

Be sure to check out Bar del Pla for a local feel with international flavors. And make sure to save room for dessert!

Gocce di Latte Gelato (Pla de Palau 4) – located around the corner from the Cathedral by the Sea (Santa Maria del Mar), this vegan, gluten free ice cream shop is magical. I wasn’t expecting such diverse, yummy flavors, but I was hooked with the spicy chocolate and gingered cinnamon options. They offer about a dozen unique, artisanal flavors. They have a traditional location as well as this vegan friendly one.

These are in no particular order, but make sure you get a chance to try these top restaurants in Barcelona!


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31 oct. 2023

ready to go! Excellent recommendations--thank you!


30 oct. 2023
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Ah I love Honest Greens too!

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