Collected by J.R. Duren
Carrer d'Ataülf, 6, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Vermouth is that drink which most guide books will completely miss in their recommendations for Barcelona. Sweet, strong and spicy, it's a staple in many bars in the city. Bar Mingus, a hole-in-the-wall tucked into the recesses of the Gothic...
Carrer de Terol, 6, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
The Catalan people have always been an agricultural lot. Their food reflects this proud heritage and you'll be hard-pressed to find any place which serves it as well as La Llesca, a cozy restaurant in the heart of Gracia, Barcelona's bohemian...
Carrer d'Horta, 38, 08031 Barcelona, Spain
Cent % Burger Bar is crammed into a series of row apartments and business across from Louise Se Va, another popular burger joint in Barcelona's cozy Horta neighborhood. The burgers here are more expensive than they are at Louise Se Va, but you'll...
Plaça d'Eivissa, 11, 08031 Barcelona, Spain
Only one place in Barcelona is home to hamburgers named Iggy Pop, Stray Cats and Sonic Youth -- Louise Se Va, a little bar tucked away a block or so from Plaza Eivissa, the heart of a small neighborhood in Barcelona known as Horta. The bar has...
Centro Comercial Maremagnum, Moll d'Espanya, 5, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
If you're like us, you'll probably be skeptical when you hear that Alegra is located in Mare Magnum, a touristy mall located in Barcelona's ever-popular Port Vell. However, don't let its location fool you. Alegra's modern, classic interior is home...
Carrer dels Còdols, 27, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
We stubmled across Tucco Real Food one evening while exploring the Gothic Quarter, a neighborhood with a seemingly endless maze of back streets and alleys. We love how the restaurant is designed...you can enter through the back entrance where a...
Carrer del Parlament, 20, 08015 Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona's Sant Antoni neighborhood is a haven for hipster-friendly locations like Federal, the famed-but-overrated brunch spot where the food is good but the service has an air of intentional aloofness. Just a block from this brunch spot is La...
Carrer de Terol, 29-33, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
Cheap wine, delicious pizza, great neighborhood. Those are the three ways we'd describe Pizzeria Lucania II, a bustling neighborhood pizza shop in Barcelona's Gracia neighborhood. Grab a table in the tiny restaurant, browse the menu's pizza...
Rambla del Poblenou, 102, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is a city famous for (arguably) two things: food and architecture. Can Recasens gives you both, but not in the way that you expect and not in the way we experienced when we went this past September. The restaurant is located in a...
Carrer de l'Argenteria, 51, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
We stumbled across Taller de Tapas as we were exploring the Born neighborhood one afternoon with friends. Owned by an Argentine company, the restaurant's food is a little more expensive than what you'd find in other places but the quality of the...
Carrer de Ferran, 38, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Orio is a Basque restaurant, serving up delicious tapas/pintxos originating from Spain's most famous culinary region, Pais Vasco (Basque Country). We've eaten here several times. The reason why we like this restaurant is that their location have a...
Carrer de l'Argenteria, 62, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Sagardi is another Basque restaurant...they're actually a chain which also operates Orio. Much like Orio, Sagardi serves up pintxos...those delicious little tapas served on a piece of baguette and speared with a toothpick. While Oriol's location...
Carrer de Balmes, 164, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Let me just say that La Flauta lives up to the hype, which can be a difficult thing to find when you visit a famed restaurant in a famed city. We visited a few weeks ago on a Saturday after many months of wanting to gnosh at this popular local...