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Below we’ve listed the best-of-the-best restaurants around Barcelona. So no need to stop and use monosyllabic phrases and hand gestures to a local to find “PEE-ZZZ-AAHH” while raising your hand to your mouth and look as if you are eating the best pizza you have ever consumed in your life. Whether it’s tucking into spicy food or pinching chopsticks together, we have some great alternatives for you to choose from. We’ve included a range of prices and districts, to give you a wider choice.
1. Bella Napoli – Italian
This small but cosy Italian restaurant definitely brings the Italian dining experience to life. Serving up until 2am most nights the restaurant offers not only the finest pasta you can try in Barcelona but probably the tastiest pizza. Prices start from only 7€ a pizza and the venue has an extensive wine list too
Neighbourhood: Poble Sec
Address: Carrer de Margarit, 14
Telephone: +34 934425056
Price Range: €20-€25
Good for: child-friendly, groups
2.Peimong – Peruvian
Easy on the wallet, this friendly eatery offers a range of traditional dishes, together with local beer and – best of all – the infamous Inca Kola (if you’ve been to Scotland, think Irn Bru, but yellow). Dishes include the fish stew ‘ceviche’, ‘papas a la huancaina’ (boiled potatoes covered in a spicy cheese sauce) and ‘empanadas de carne’ (similar to meat pasties), all washed down by a pisco sour. The décor isn’t the most sophisticated, but Peimong serves up tasty Creole food at very affordable prices. All presided over by the imposing views of Macchu Picchu on the wall and cheery Peruvian music in the background.
Neighbourhood: Barrí Gòtic
Address: C/Templers 6-10
Telephone: 93 318 28 73
Price range: €8 – €20
Good for: cheap but good quality, alternative, budget dining
3. Dango Barcelona – Japanese/Mediterranean fusion
Occupying a privileged spot up on the posh Diagonal Avenue, Dango’s all about atmosphere. Whether you’re after breakfast, brunch, lunch or supper, this spacious restaurant offers Japanese & Mediterranean flavours fused with flair. In the evenings, its cocktails go down a treat, and you can always head downstairs to the swanky lounge afterwards. An ever-changing selection of artworks adorning the walls complete the ambience.
Neighbourhood: l’Eixample Esquerra
Address: Avinguda Diagonal, 423
Telephone: 933 622 499
Price range: €15 – €50
Good for: sushi, cocktails and a club afterwards
4.Thai Gardens – Thai
A popular Thai restaurant that is definitely worth a visit, this restaurant’s decor is luxurious and perfect for either a romantic or a group dinner. The sunken tables are definitely a must if you’re after an intimate setting, although you’ll need to book them in advance. The menu features a massive variety of dishes. For a more economic option, you might want to opt for one of the set menus at weekday lunchtimes. One of the few Thai restaurants in Barcelona, Thai Gardens is expensive but good. You can choose from Spanish wines, Thai Singha beer and even Thai whisky.
Address: Carrer de la Diputació
Telephone: +34 934879898
Price range: €25 – €100
Good for: romance, groups, business, special occasions, entertaining clients
5. Stush and Teng – Jamaican
This up-market Jamaican restaurant offers particularly flavoursome dishes. Your first bite will make you feel like you have been sent 3000 miles west to the Caribbean – the combination of fish and meats with essential Jamaican seasoning definitely makes your taste buds tingle. With an extensive menu to choose from, you can indulge in hearty food.
Address: Carrer del Rosselló, 209
Telephone: +34 933689393
Price range: €40 – €50 per person
Good for: spice, ambiance and indulging food