New restaurants in Barcelona

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.

Bast places to eat in Barcelona

Today we put the focus on the most top restaurants in Barcelona and that is why we present below our selection of the 10 restaurants that have a unique and excellent cuisine, with an amazing atmosphere where you can enjoy an unforgettable foodie experience.

Isabella’s is located in the neighborhood of Sant Gervasi and is a charming, close and familiar place, with a careful decoration to create a distinguished environment where customers can enjoy a gastronomic experience as if they were in Italy itself.

They have their own chef and an extensive network of local suppliers to offer the highest quality. The result is a Mediterranean gastronomic proposal based on seasonal products, made simply for lovers of authentic Italian food.

In The Onsider we highlight the Burrata with basil oil, tomato confit and fossil salt, all its pizzas and how not the Veal Tagliatta with Parmesan. In addition, it has a small terrace to enjoy a beautiful evening, and all that just 5 minutes walk from our apartments.

Maná 75 it is a restaurant located just a few steps from the beach and distinguished by its open kitchen of more than 20 meters, where the mimcook paelleras are arranged, thus being able to see the work of the chefs.   He specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and fusion with certain Asian touches. In addition, it has an extensive and varied menu, where you will find authentic delicacies such as “Ceviche” of sea bass with tiger milk, seafood rice with crayfish and clams, beef tenderloin with foie, port and seasonal mushrooms, among many others .

Xavier Pellicer is the chef’s personal project and his new home. It has a very careful image and a total capacity for 66 people in the restaurant and 20 people in El Menjador.

His bet is to offer the diner “Healthy Kitchen”, a combination of organic, local and healthy products and he does it through 3 Tasting Menu options: a vegan, a vegetarian and an omnivorous. These proposals are offered in 9 steps collecting seasonal products in creations inspired by the natural world. The menus are prepared based on fresh and seasonal products.

El Nacional is the first restaurant in Barcelona that has 4 spaces where you can enjoy traditional recipes from the Peninsula.

It has 4 spaces each dedicated to a meat restaurant, a fish restaurant, a tapas and rice restaurant and a fast deli restaurant. They are complemented with 4 bars specialized in: beer, wine, cava and cocktails, which make El Nacional a trendy restaurant in the city.

Located on the Paseo de Gracia, and with capacity for more than 700 people, they make the National one become an emblematic place full of history (built in 1889). The restaurant is characterized by its large windows and metal pillars that give the place a unique charm, which you will have to go see in person.

Cecconi’s is a modern and classic Italian restaurant with a wide variety of dishes; Handmade pasta, seafood and dishes from northern Italy using the best ingredients, and we cannot forget their delicious cocktails made to enjoy the evening in good company. The Onsider recommends Bloody Mary. It’s delicious!

It is located on the ground floor of Soho House (Gothic Quarter of Barcelona), a private club founded in London in 1995, but characterized by its modern and minimalist design.

The Green Spot restaurant specializes in vegan food, and obviously, salads and vegetables play an important role in the menu of this cozy restaurant that is located in the Port Vell of Barcelona.

You will find dishes as different as: Green spelled burger with fries, Chili without meat, Cereal spaghetti with pumpkin, leek and truffle, Charcoal vegetable rice, among many others. You can also enjoy a pleasant evening with Sunday brunch, live music and exotic cocktails.

Its friendly atmosphere and relaxed interior are the setting for moments that you never want to end.

If you are looking for a terrace with magnificent visits, Blue Spot is the ideal place! It is the terrace located on the roof of the Ocean Building (8th floor), which has spectacular 360º views over Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea.

The kitchen is visible from all tables as it is located in the center of the restaurant, giving the widest views to all its tables. It leaves dishes with Lebanese flavors, combined with other more local like grilled fish and rice. We recommend you go on Friday nights as they prepare cocktails and live DJs.

Zero Patatero is a restaurant located in the emblematic Born district of Barcelona, in which they bet on a Km 0 quality raw material, with star dishes such as avocado tartare, mushroom, apple, grapefruit and smoked eel with a lime sorbet and Basil or mussels casserole in its juice with ginger.   It is a modern, charming restaurant that is a safe bet to enjoy in good company.

If you want to live a gastronomic experience, you cannot miss the Mazah restaurant, as it is the largest Lebanese themed restaurant in Barcelona, which is characterized by its traditional Lebanese cuisine combined with the abundance of fresh vegetables and fruits, with a base of cereals and legumes , which complement with their meat and fish. Sojoh, Reyah or Othmaleya are some of the dishes you will find in their extensive menu, and it has 96 dishes! You can place the order with the traditional menu or through a Tablet, looking through the photos of their dishes.

You can find it right in the center of Barcelona, in Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes.

The restaurant Alkimia by chef Jordi Vilà (awarded with a Michelin star) is one of the most beautiful places in Barcelona, and is that he was awarded the international award for the best SBID design restaurant 2017, since the interior of the restaurant is unique, located Inside a modernist building. In Alkimia they not only take care of the gastronomic experience, but they also seek to surprise you with their avant-garde aesthetics, with winks to the marine world.

When it comes to gastronomy, we can say that the secret of this restaurant is to create with imagination new dishes from traditional Catalan cuisine, with local ingredients. We highlight the sea ox coca with zucchini in bloom and oxtail and blackberry gelée or the tartare of crayfish, prawns and fish.