I’m heading to Barcelona for the first time next month. What great places should eat at? Happy to splash out one or two nights.
I was recommended El Xampanyet just down the alley from the Picasso Museum and I was not disappointed! It is a small, bustling bar with friendly staff who were all too happy to recommend dishes to me and my brother. The bar taps encased in ice; numerous objects of curiosity scattered on shelves and photos which adorn the walls painted a fascinating backdrop for us while we ate our meals. It is an establishment popular with tourists and locals alike.
Try Casa de Tapes Canota (casadetapas.com/) and if you are lucky you may find a table at Tickets (Ferran Adria new adventure after closing El Bulli).
here is a good blog post for restaurants in Barcelona
One of my friends – who works in the restaurant industry and has eaten at more Michelin-star restaurants than anyone I know – rates Cal Pep as his favourite restaurant anywhere. Go! But expect a very long queue.
Here’s another thread on Barcelona eating in the Community section:
Some recurring recommendations!
Thanks very much everyone! Cal Pep is high on the list and El Xampanyet sounds great. Sadly (inevitably) Tickets is booked up until the end of November.