Barcelona is the perfect place for those who love food. The city is full of different restaurants that cater to various tastes and cuisine preferences. From Catalan restaurants, Basque restaurants to Italian and French cuisine restaurant and restaurants that serve various types of Asian food, Barcelona is the city that offers endless opportunities to foodies and tourists who love to dine out. If you are in Barcelona or a have planned trip to the wonderful Spanish city, here’s a list of the best restaurants to visit and eat:
Kao Dim Sum
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Kao Dim Sum is an Asian restaurant where tourists and locals alike can indulge in a variety of dumplings. Josep Maria Kao, the restaurant’s chef, has a very interesting approach to the traditional Asian treats – he creates haute cuisine dumplings with unique ingredients, such as courgette and ginger or beef with fried rooster crest, at affordable prices.
The restaurant’s menu includes other Chinese cuisine dishes that have a very distinct Catalan touch.
Image source: Igueldo
If you love traditional food with modern touches, Igueldo is the restaurant you must visit if you are in Barcelona. The décor of the restaurant is quite elegant and the dishes have very distinct and delicious Basque flavors. The two owners of the restaurant Gonzalo Calvete and Ana Lopez have a lot of experience in the restaurant world and they created high expectations for Igueldo but they live up to them and they offer their guests an amazing atmosphere and numerous amazing dishes.
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Caelis is a place for those who can afford to spend some money on a meal but the sampling menu, lunch menu and dinner menu created by the Michelin-starred chef, Romain Fornell are worth all the money in the world. Situated in Hotel Palace, Caelis has an elegant and beautiful setting.
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Not only is Gouthier an amazing place to eat in Barcelona but it is also situated in an amazing part of the city, Old Sarria, that has a very distinct atmosphere reminiscence of the old villages of Spain. Gouthier is renowned for the oyster brought from various parts of Europe (Normandy, Ireland, Britanny) but it also serves other gourmet seafood dishes like monkfish, cod belly and a selection of high-quality French cheeses.
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Cafe Emma is a chic bistro that serves a daily set menu with traditional French cuisine dishes like veal stew, onion soup and steak tartare. Owned by two Michelin-starred chefs, Romain Fornell and Michel Sarran and with a kitchen coordinated by Daniel Brin, another chef that worked in high-class restaurants Café Emma is a place where people of Barcelona go to enjoy classic French bistro dishes all year round.
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Il Giardinetto is the place where you can discover the flair of old Barcelona, a romantic place perfect for romantics or those who love to discover places that have a lot of personality. The restaurant serves a variety of Italian cuisine dishes including pasta dishes that are made with fresh, homemade pasta.
Enoteca Paco Pérez
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The work of Chef Paco Pérez, Enoteca is the place that brought two Michelin stars to its chef and an amazing place where foodies can test gourmet Catalan cuisine and a variety of haute cuisine seafood dishes.