Bringing Born to life – top places to eat

El Borne is bursting with fantastic, local tapas bars and one-off restaurants. All types of cuisine can be found, so you’re bound to stumble across somewhere that is to your taste. However, here is our pick of the best places to grab a bite to eat to take out any of the guesswork. Bon appetite!

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Gelateria Bellarmino, El Borne, Barcelona

1.) Gelatería Bellarmino This ice-cream shop serves authentic, delicious ice-cream in the perfect setting. Grab a cone and relax in front of the breath-taking Santa Maria del Mar Church.

Address: Plaça de Santa Maria, 3
Telephone: (+34) 93 310 09 12

El Copetin, El Born, Barcelona

2.) El Copetín
This Cuban-style restaurant has a great international feel and a buzzing atmosphere. Candles glow as people enjoy a few cocktails and some salsa!Address: Passeig del Borne, 18
Telephone: (+34) 93 319 10 82

Restaurante El Foro, El Borne, Barcelona

3.) Restaurante El Foro “Gastronomy, art and culture”; this café really sums up El Borne. It specialises in Argentinean cuisine and you may even be able to catch a live performance or an art exhibition. Prices range from €10 to €15 for 2 courses.

Address: Carrer de la Princesa, 52
Telephone: (+34) 93 310 10 20

Ikibana, El Born, Barcelona

4.) Ikibana
Try this Japanese-Brazilian cuisine hidden away in El Borne. Giant carp swim under the floor whilst you enjoy delicious sushi and great staff. You can even watch a screen filming the kitchen so you can see your sushi being prepared. Ikibana is family-friendly, with a set lunch menu of €12.Address: Passeig de Picasso, 32
Telephone: (+34) 93 295 67 32

La Paradeta – a seafood lover’s dream!

4.) La Paradeta
This is the quintessential restaurant for seafood-lovers in Barcelona. La Paradeta catches its own fish and displays it on market stalls, ready for you to order what you fancy. They will then cook it up fresh on the spot. The cornucopia of fish includes lobster, crab, cuttlefish, squid, octopus, oysters, clams, mussels, razorshells, small fry, monkfish and much more. The atmosphere is buzzing and prices are more than reasonable – around 25€ will leave you very full and a little merry!Address: Carrer Comercial,7
Telephone: (+34) 93 268 1939

Arabia, El Born, Barcelona

5.) Arabia
Step from the streets of El Born and into Arabia. This unique restaurant serves a wide selection of drinks and traditional Indian and Arabian dishes. Shisha and Arabian smoking pipes are also available. Prices vary from around €20-35 for dinner. However, certain lunch menus are available for less than €10.Address: Carrer Sant Pere Més Alt 18
Telephone: (+34) 93 319 87 93

Santa Caterina Market (Cuines Santa Caterina Inside)

6.) Cuines Santa CaterinaLocated inside Santa Caterina Market, this restaurant serves brilliant fusion food made using the produce that is being sold around it. The green Thai curry is especially tasty, although portions are not huge. The decor is elegant and prices come in at around €20 per person.

Address: Carrer Francesc Cambo, 16
Telephone: (+34) 932 689 918


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  1. I know you can not have the all, but I am missing
    Cal Pep, Placa Olles, 8, 08003 Born
    and also Senyor Parellada, C/ Agenteria 35 08003 Born

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