El Ninot Cuina

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]l Ninot Cuina (the doll market in Catalan) is situated inside the Mercat del Ninot in the Esquerra de l’Eixample neighborhood. The market dates back to 1892 and was recently renovated. Unlike La Boqueria and the Mercat de Santa Caterina the location is somewhat outside the typical tourist trail. Designed by architect Dani Freixa, the interior is minimalistic, modern and defined by … Read more

La Pepita

La Pepita opened in 2010 in the lower part of the Gràcia neighborhood, led by Sergio Andreu and Sofía Boixet. The pair had recently returned from Paris, where Sergio had worked for a gourmet Spanish restaurant called Fogón.

Bar Lobo

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ituated just off Las Ramblas Bar Lobo offers a variety of tapas, light dishes and main courses with international references. The interior is bright and modern and the restaurant also has a pleasant terrace set on a square. Bar Lobo is a restaurant of Grupo Tragaluz, who also own Hotel Omm, Negro-Rojo and El Japonais. Nearby attractions include La Virreina … Read more

Bar Cañete

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ocated in Raval near the Gran Teatre del Liceu and La Rambla, Bar Cañete offers a rich variety of traditional tapas. The family run restaurant uses fish and seafood fresh from Catalan markets along with seasonally and locally sourced produce. Try the Chipirones de playa con judias de Santa Pau (baby squid from the beach with Santa Pau beans) … Read more

Tapas 24

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]arlos Abellan was trained at the legendary elBulli and is also the owner of Comerç 24 in La Ribera. His Tapas 24 restaurant offers gourmet versions of classic tapas in a well decorated Eixample basement, just off Passeig de Gràcia. Try the McFoie-Burguer and La Bomba de La Barceloneta. The expansive hours of Tapas 24 make it possible to … Read more

Manolete Restaurant

Manolete Restaurant offers Mediterranean gastronomy with an emphasis on tapas. Try the octopus with humus and pepper oil and the crispy bread with Iberian ham and brie cheese. The restaurant features a pleasant outdoor terrace to watch the comings and goings near Port Vell.