Who doesn’t want to discover a new restaurant in a city as cosmopolitan as Barcelona?
Since the nightlife has been reactivated, we have not hesitated to search for new options for the most demanding and daring palates in Barcelona.
Here we leave you a list with our top recommendations.
A casual proposal where its owners, the brothers Ignasi and Marc García, accompanied by Víctor Ródenas in the kitchen, invite you to enjoy long after-hours as if you were at home, and as they say on their own website: “Here you have a naughty and cozy space where you can get dirty, suck your fingers and raise your voice, a food house, shameless and where you can eat well “.
They have a short but varied menu and with many proposals of the day including a rice that changes constantly depending on the season.
You can find it a few steps from Mercat de Sant Antoni in Carrer de Manso, 54.
Two different spaces where you can have two completely different experiences.
On the one hand Sumac, where you can enjoy a gastronomy full of Middle Eastern flavors with Mediterranean touches. An experience that combines the five senses thanks to the cosmopolitan corner offered by its open kitchen.
And on the other hand, Mambo, with a more informal atmosphere, invites you to relax and enjoy an extensive menu of craft beers (15 taps) and atypical desserts such as saffron, pistachio and rose petal ice cream to the rhythm of good music to cheer up the body.
Located in the famous Enric Granados street, 30, Sumac & Mambo honors the roots of its CEO with an Iranian-Mediterranean fusion culinary proposal that will not leave you indifferent.
Pedro Baños and Paco Benítez are in charge of this new place of traditional Catalan cuisine with affordable prices and a lot of enjoyment “Fonda Pepa”.
Located in the Gràcia neighborhood, specifically in Tordera 58, they work with small wineries and biodynamic projects that add a special touch to the restaurant.
Without neglecting the techniques and style of haute cuisine, they offer unconventional combinations that highlight the quality of their products.
This vegetable-inspired smokehouse is the little brother of the “Fat Barbies” restaurant.
Nothing that happens in here is left to chance. Each ingredient is carefully selected prioritizing local, organic and ecological production.
Absolutely everything in Fat Veggies is handmade; from sauces, pickles and drinks to decoration, logo, photos and furniture as well explained on their website, also handmade.
Each corner taken care of to the smallest detail reflects the essence of its team composed of the Venezuelan chef and owner partner Juan Martini, his brother Aquiles in charge of the graphics, Alex Demendoza in charge of the room and the resident chef and head of kitchen, María Inés Duarte who delights us with her vegan brownie.
The entire offer at Fat Veggies is, as its name indicates, abundant and fat, with a common point that brings a smoky touch to each of its dishes. A proposal of high vegetable cuisine at affordable prices located at Carrer París, 168.
Agustina Prinsich and Hugo Andrelo arrived during the pandemic from Argentina with a minimalist and organic concept that make “La Papa” a restaurant that promises healthy vegan and vegetarian food free of ultra-processed foods.
They have a menu of the day at a more than accessible price prepared by chefs Franco Cavallo and Juan Manuel Vázquez.
In addition to offering homemade and healthy dishes, they propose a conscious and sustainable visual space transformed into a concept-store where all the furniture is for sale, as well as some of their culinary products such as granola or vegan dulce de leche. The address? You can find them from Tuesday to Sunday at Aribau, 92.
The Isabella’s group surprises this time with a restaurant different from the rest: 100% Mediterranean specialized in rice and seafood.
Its motto: “good vibe, good people, good food” and this is reflected in the decoration, upholstered sofas, wooden chairs and a fresh air in front of the emblematic W hotel that takes us to the coolest Ibiza of the summer.
Julieta’s menu offers more than 9 types of rice, a grilled selection that includes wild fish, salads and homemade desserts. And to drink, in addition to an extensive wine list, they have cocktails of all kinds that will make your after-dinner even longer.
You can find them in Pg del Mare Nostrum, 19.
The creators of this innovative restaurant that fuses Italian food with peninsular wines, are the restaurateur Badr Bennis and the Italian chef Nicola Valle.
Located in the heart of Sant Antoni neighborhood in an old car workshop (Passatge Pere Calders, 6), Benzina offers a daring and original Italian food menu that includes the best Italian and local ingredients.
But the Italian-New York gastronomic experience does not end there, the soundtrack that will accompany your palate, in addition to sharing it on Spotify, also gives name to the more than 10 cocktails that enshrine an eclectic, sugary and casual proposal.
Although it is not new, this multifaceted restaurant continues to revolutionize the Les Corts neighborhood on Avenida Diagonal, 505 with a cool proposal where design, art, music, gastronomy and cocktails coexist.
Metric Market does not sleep. You can go to enjoy your morning coffee while reading a book, eat a good gluten-free lunch menu (all its menu is suitable for celiacs), go to afterwork or have some cocktails before going out to party. You can do all this and much more in this chameleon space that does not lose the essence of an unconventional sensory and gastronomic experience.
Grupo Tragaluz surprises with this typical Japanese tavern or Izakaya bar located in Llauder, 1 a step away from the renowned and emblematic 7 Portes between Born and Barceloneta.
El japonés escondido has the young chef Àlex Vall at the helm of his kitchen, who after spending 8 years with Hideki Matsuhisa (owner of the Michelin Star Koy Shunka) offers a varied menu, based on street-inspired cuisine with tapas combinations Japanese to enjoy without spending too much.
Frederic Varó directs this innovative Japanese whose interior design is in charge of Lekuonastudio that, mixing wood with gray and earth tones, provides an air of a full-fledged Japanese tavern.
The pandemic and the confinement of last year have postponed the opening of the new member of the Isabella’s group.
Harry’s, located a step away from the famous Paseo de Gracia in Passatge de la Concepció, 2, stands out for its Italian food menu with an innovative touch and Mediterranean proposals.
They seek to conquer both the local and international public while preserving the characteristic touch of the family group: traditional and Italian market cuisine in Barcelona.
Located inside the luxurious 5-star hotel Le Méridien, the renovated Cent Onze restaurant celebrates traditional Spanish cuisine with fresh produce and signature tapas and privileged views of the famous Rambla in Barcelona.
It offers a tasting menu with the best local ingredients that mix Mediterranean flavors and aromas in a renovated space that you can find in Ramblas, 11.
After having reinvented himself post-pandemic and offering home delivery, the renowned chef Dabiz Muñoz opened his first restaurant in Barcelona a few months ago.
GoXO is a haute cuisine fast food restaurant with great chefs behind it but without waiters and obviously, it has a delivery option. The premises are located at Carrer de Déu i Mata, 69-98 inside the NH Constanza Hotel in the inner courtyard of the L’illa shopping center. It has limited seating and the chef’s signature red and black aesthetic along with oriental-style neon lights.
It does not accept reservations and has limited hours during the week for lunch and dinner, but it is faithful to the style of the eccentric Muñoz who seeks to conquer the Barcelona palate with his fusion of Spanish haute cuisine with an oriental touch and his star dessert: the cheesecake from “La Pedroche”, his renowned muse and wife.