I asked the Spotted by Locals Barcelona team to share 5 of favourite secret spots in Barcelona.
Category: Where to Eat and Drink in Barcelona
Tried & tested: Barcelona’s best brunch spots, coffee shops, restaurants, tapas bars, craft beer bars, wine bars, cocktails bars and more.
A few months back, before COVID-19 forced us all into lockdown, I was hired to photograph and film the team from Devour Tours during their…
Disfrutar is easily my favourite ‘fancy’ restaurant in Barcelona.
Taking over the space that once housed the fabled Roca MOO, Mr Porter is an atypical chop house and an equally indulgent space to meet…
Whether you’re in need of a post-fiesta brunch, an evening feast with friends or a place to meet for drinks, GiGi Von Tapas is the sort of place you’ll want filed away in your mental Roladex of Barcelona restaurants.
Celebrate Barcelona’s creative culinary community at All Those – one of Barcelona’s original pop-up foodie markets.
From dusty old bodegas where you can pour your plonk straight from the barrel to trendy wine bars specialising in natural and organic wines from the local vineyards of Catalonia – this is where to tip a few vinos back in Barcelona!
A small selection of my personal favourite tapas bars in Barcelona – perfect at any time of day or night, and on any budget.
Soulfully gratifying British and American pies (savoury and sweet) lovingly handmade on the premises and expertly paired with local craft brews.
My new travel book, ‘Barcelona Precincts’, is now available worldwide – online and at all good bookshops! “A curated guide to Barcelona’s best shops, eateries, bars and other hangouts.”
I’ve written about Mano Rota before. So have a lot of people. It’s one of my favourite restaurants in Barcelona and their new vegetarian…
El Born is my absolute favourite neighbourhood in Barcelona’s historic old town and Wanderbeak’s ‘Born to Eat’ food tour is the ultimate way to explore it – one mouthful at a time.
I feel like I say this all the time, but I’ll say it again anyway – Sant Antoni is my favourite barrio in Barcelona.…
A few of my personal favourite French restaurants in Barcelona – here’s where to go when you’ve had your fill of Spanish tapas.
I’ve been living in Sants for a couple of years now and these are what I personally consider to be the best local restaurants and tapas bars.
From market nibbles and bodega bites to avant-garde tapas and ‘surf & turf’ delights, the Barcelona Food Experiences tour is a delectable way to taste and understand Catalonia’s world-class cuisine.
After more blackouts and fuzzy mornings than I dare admit, this is my boozy guide to the very best cocktail bars in Barcelona.
Hearty home-cooking, great cocktails and lazy neighbourhood vibes, à la Sant Antoni.
Innovative Mediterranean cooking, biodynamic wines and cool-but-casual vibes in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter
Modernist architecture, Michelin-starred dining and fascinating conversation – this is a double deluxe taste of Barcelona’s high life.
Barcelona brunch expert Claudia from Coffee & Brunch reveals her top 10 brunch cafes in the Catalan capital.
Sip your way through 3 of the best wineries in Barcelona’s famous Penedès wine region.
Devour Belgian-inspired Catalan craft beers and gourmet tapas in Barcelona’s ultra trendy Sant Antoni barrio!
The Barcelona Food Sherpa market tour and home dining experience is a dream for anyone who wants to learn about Barcelona’s cuisine and eat really,…
Barcelona is positively brimming with trendy speciality coffee shops where passionate roasters and baristas are brewing the perfect cup. Syra Coffee is one of my favourites.
One of my all-time favourite tapas bars in Barcelona, Bar Cañete offers everything you could wish for: energy, exciting tapas dishes made with quality local produce and excellent wines.
This bright and colourful tapas bar in Raval is not only a great place to meet friends for tapas and drinks, but is also an important hub of the local community.
Catalan market cuisine with international ingredients and their own creative style of non-conformist cooking. Highly recommended restaurant in Barcelona’s trendy Poblesec gastro neighbourhood.
Everything you need to know about this ancient Catalan food tradition and where to eat the best calçots in and around Barcelona!
Meet travellers and fellow international students and party till sunrise at Barcelona’s best bars!
Sip Catalan craft beers, feast on hearty American food and connect with Barcelona’s international community.
A foodie’s guide to eating and drinking in Barcelona during the Christmas season! Essential festive bites!
From the best traditional bakeries and churro stands to artisanal ice-cream parlours, here’s where to get your fix in the foodie capital of Barcelona.
A story-filled exploration of Barcelona’s historic centre packed with essential bites and sights.
You could easily spend a lifetime exploring Barcelona but the good news is that its compact size and walkable layout means you can see many…
The freshest, healthiest and most delicious cold press juices and acai bowls in Barcelona.
Ever wondered what the difference is between jamón serrano and jamón ibérico?
One of only three two-Michelin-starred restaurants in Barcelona.
Progressive, refreshing and extraordinarily creative, Disfrutar (‘Enjoy’ in Spanish) elevates Catalan cuisine to a whole new level.
An enchanting gastro emporium housed in a 14th century palace with undulating stone arches and a delectable array of 17 speciality eateries.
Escape the crowds and enjoy a moveable Spanish feast at one of Barcelona’s very best local picnic spots.
Treat yourself to the best cheeses from Spain’s rural producers and discover a whole new world of flavour and texture.
Quality coffee, beastly brunch, lunch and dinner options, as well as home-brewed craft beers, Caravelle is your go-to gastro spot at any time of day.
One of my favourite craft beer sipping spots in Barcelona.
Sant Antoni is the perfect neighbourhood for a foodie stay in Barcelona. Seriously!
Updated for your gastronomic pleasure in January, 2018.
The place to be for blissful brunches and caffeine-charged chinwags.
Mariachi Bar is one of Barcelona’s original clandestine bars…
Dine like a true Barcelona local with home-cooked paella and tapas treats at Chef Teresa’s home.
I’m often asked why I love Spanish food so much and my answer is always the same: “Because…
Sip 10 quality wines at some of Barcelona’s best wine bars and bodegas and discover the best of Spain’s fertile vines. Highly recommended.
The Barcelona Eat Local food tour is the perfect way to see, eat and drink your way off the beaten track…
Real ramen and superior sushi, The Tatami Room is a serene escape from Barcelona’s boisterous tapas trail.
Whether you’re in Barcelona with friends, a loved one or alone, the Food Lovers Company food tour presents the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded travellers whilst eating all the right dishes at all the right places in Barcelona’s best neighbourhoods.
Palo Alto Market is the biggest “creative market” in Barcelona and showcases the latest trends in design, street food, culture and entertainment.
With its sweeping sea views, pine-scented trees, live music and irresistible BBQ food, it’s no surprise that La Caseta del Migdia is where the locals go to escape the crowds of the city below.
Foodies rejoice! Barcelona’s street food scene is now bulging at the seams with delicious foodie markets, but Eat Street was the one that started it…
Tucked away just a few steps off the glittering Passeig de Gràcia, this sophisticated food hall is divided into eight distinctly different dining spaces…
A collaboration between Spanish brewers Naparbier and Michelin-starred chef Miquel Aldana, this thoroughbred gastro-brewpub is a must for gourmets and beer freaks in Barcelona.
Legend has it that this ancient bar was where Barcelona’s saltiest sea dogs and wildest artists came to sip on illegal absinthe in the late 1800s.
Indulge in organic, whole-wheat heaven at this artisanal bakery in Barcelona’s old fisherman’s quarter.
Vikings and craft beer snobs rejoice! Ølgod craft beer bar brings a touch of Scandinavian sophistication to Barcelona’s bohemian Raval neighbourhood.
Free tapas when you or a drink? In Barcelona?! Yes, really! Here’s where…
Whether you’re flexitarian, vegetarian or 100% vegan, it’s never been such an exciting time to eat in the Catalan capital.
From Catalan soul food perfected by between the Pyrenees and Mediterranean Sea to the latest hipster eats and traditional Spanish tapas, this is your definitive Barcelona gastro guide.
There’s no menu at this iconic market stall bar, but the dickie-bowed owner Juanito Bayen will make sure you get exactly what you need.
From candlelit Asian fusion fare to Michelin-starred Catalan cuisine, here are the most romantic restaurants in Barcelona.
It’s such “a thing” now that I consider having brunch in Barcelona an essential experience for all visitors. Here’s where >
The start of Barcelona’s coffee to-go revolution…
Brunch, lunch, dinner or just coffee… Barcelona never had it so good!
From traditional tapas bars to lavish restaurants, sushi joints and gourmet burgers, here are my personal recommendations…
Great news for the quiet Barcelona neighbourhood of Sants, and even better news for beer lovers.
Food tour guide Renée Christensen from Devour Barcelona Food Tours reveals her personal favourite foodie spots in Barcelona.
Sip on the best craft beers from Catalonia, Belgium, Italy, Britain, Germany, USA and beyond, right in the heart of Barcelona’s chic Eixmaple barrio.
From backstreet dives to beachfront beauties, here are my favourite places to drink vermouth in Barcelona.
It’s taken me some serious slurping hours and countless blurry mornings, but here is my essential guide to the best craft beer bars in Barcelona. Updated 08/07/17
Located right next to Paral-lel metro stop, La Confitería bar is one of Barcelona’s best spots for vermouth aperitifs and pre-theatre gin and tonics.
The latest brewpub to grace Barcelona’s booming craft beer scene… The Stones jangle through the air, the twang of Richards’ sping-spangled licks piercing the honk of bearded…
Stumbling distance from Barcelona’s vibrant city beach and the luminous Mediterranean Sea, here’s where you NEED to eat. By Ben Holbrook.
Manolete is the perfect place for a lazy lunch or a boozy pre-fiesta dinner in Barcelona.
Forget sangria, in Barcelona it’s all about the life-enhancing, sparkling beauty of cava. The Penedès wine region is located less than an hour outside of Barcelona and…
Ultra-hip yet totally down to earth, the Militello brothers at Bro Grill & Bread knock out Argentinian happy food that will change your life forever. The Vibe From…
I recently met up with Alex Lazarowicz from Barna-Brew, one of Barcelona’s newest and most exciting craft beer brands, to talk about his Brussels-Barcelona beer…
Serving up a wholesome dollop of vintage Americana, Brunch & Cake is quite literally putting brunch on the map in Barcelona. And it’s about damn time……
I was lucky enough to be invited along on one of Devour Barcelona’s first food tours here in Barcelona. As the sister company of the wildly successful Madrid Food Tour, my hopes were high. Needless to say, I wasn’t disappointed…
I’ve always thought that the best way to get acquainted with a new culture is to study its cuisine. And wandering through the enchanting streets of Gracia, Barcelona’s darling neighbourhood, eating and drinking … well, that’s the kind of studying you can do all day long!
Whether you’re visiting Barcelona for the first time and want to get off the beaten path, or you live here full-time and are looking for a fresh perspective, Devour Barcelona Food Tours are a delectable and intriguing way to do it. Read on to find out why.
1. Because Who Doesn’t Enjoy a Champagne Breakfast?
OK, OK, in Spain it’s called cava and not champagne, but it’s actually the same decadent drink of your dreams. In fact, Catalunya produces the bulk of the world’s cava, and here in Barcelona, when it’s served with a few sliced butifarra (Catalan sausages) in an oven-warm baguette, it is pure and unadulterated pleasure.
Tucked away on a sunny backstreet in the charming neighbourhood of Gracia, you’ll find La Vermutería del Tano: a time warp and one of Barcelona’s…
This post shows you exactly how I spent my 30th birthday weekend in Barcelona and provides you with my personal recommendations so you can do the same.…
After more nights of debauchery than I care to remember, this is my inside guide to the very best bars and nightclubs in Barcelona! It’s time to go loco…
UPDATE: I moved back to Barcelona! Click here to see my latest guide to the best restaurants and tapas bars in Barcelona! As much as…