Best Restaurants in Barcelona

May 12, 2016

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Summer is fast approaching and I have two things on my mind: fitness and more traveling. I’m really looking forward to taking a bigger trip this summer. I’ve had a few thoughts and discussions on where the wind might take me this year. Usually, I let a spur of the moment crazy flight sale make the decision for me. When a deal is just that good, I get excited and find it hard to turn down.
Europe and Asia is always a no brainer for me.  There are plenty of discount carrier flights that connect in various cities that I can fly or take the train to and from without breaking the bank. Vacations are always on my mind and the thought of booking another Euro-trip reminded me of my visit to Spain a few months back. Outside of Mallorca, Madrid and Malaga, Barcelona was one my favorite cities to visit in Spain. I was only there a few days, but there were plenty of fantastic things to see. In fact, I really didn’t finish everything that I had hoped, but I did get to take in some beautiful sites like Park Guell (where I snapped a picture of my favourite Missoni skirt above) and La Sagrada Familia.  Plus, I got to enjoy a ton of delicious food. If you haven’t been and plan to go, below are my recommendations for good food.

Here are my Favourite Spots for Food Barcelona 

1) Bodega 1900
I’m the Asian girl with the missing enzyme that helps break down the alcohol, and upon taking one sip of wine or a few sips of beer, turns red in the face, so I rarely drink when I’m out. That being said, I would be happy to get red drinking the vermouth from Bodega 1900. The vermouth is smooth and has a bit of a nice tangy sweetness to it. In the hot summer days, this is definitely having in your hand.

Bodega 1900 flatlay

Enjoy your vermouth with some delicious tapas at Martini Vermouth.  This made my top 2 spots in Barcelona.  It’s not cheap, but it’s great!

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 I really enjoyed the Fried Seaweed with Rice Cream, Oysters, Ham Croquettes, as well as the Mini Muscles.  This made my top 2 spots in Barcelona.  It’s great and well worth the money.

2) Bar Mut
After visiting Park Guell, Tom and I took a long stroll over to Bar Mut. This great little tapas spot is full of delightfully tasting food. It’s not for someone who’s on a tight budget, but everything we had was so delicious.

Barmut Foie Gras Filet
If you want to stop by but only try a couple of dishes, the three I would recommend are the Filet & Foie Gras, the octopus dish and the chocolate molten cake. I love medium rare meat and I enjoy having foie gras, so this combination was heavenly. The foie gras melts in your mouth. is pretty amazing, too.

3) Lolita Taperia
This cheeky little bar restaurant sits on the corner off the main road.  With a fun, pop-style wall and giant lipstick mark, I knew I was going to see at least a couple of groups joking around and having a good time. At night, it’s a happening place with tons of happy patrons enjoying a drink and indulging in some much needed tapas.

Lolita TaperiaLolita Taperia TapasLolita Taperia Dinner

Lolita Taperia Tapa Potatoes

Dishes are priced mid-range around 10 to 20 euros per dish. I really enjoyed the Tuna loin in ponzu, Iberic ham and salmon, greek yogurt & honey on the bread.

4) Mercat de La Boqueria: Puerto Latino Gelato

La Boquiera Market
I have had a lot of gelato. On my first trip to Italy, I had two medium two-scoop gelatos a day from different gelaterias. On my last trip, I always had at least one a day. When we were walking along Las Ramblas, a busy street full of shops, restaurants and flower stands, we ducked into the Boquiera Market.La Boquiera Market nutsLa Boquiera Market food

There are tons of fresh eggs, juices, fruits, meat, even a some seated bars for fresh tapas. We ended up stopping at Puerto Latino.  It sold various foods, but I wanted gelato, so I ordered a medium cup of chocolate gelato.  I have to say, the gelato at Puerto Latina really surprised me. It had a really nice creamy, but strong chocolatey flavour without being very sweet. It was delicious and the flavor really filled your mouth.  Usually if there’s a lot of sugar, I get a sore throat, so this was a perfect balance.Puerto Latino Gelato

There wasn’t a wide variety of flavors, but what they had was good, and you can sample each one to find out which you like best. I went back the second day to try the banana flavor, and really enjoyed that one too! I ordered a different flavour and still loved it. I highly recommend making a stop in here to get fresh juice, fruits, a bite at one of the stands, and of course the gelato.

If you enjoyed this post, let me know in the comments below.  I’d love to hear if you’d been to Barcelona or want to go somewhere in Spain!

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  • districtofchic May 12, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    I had such a wonderful time in Barcelona when I went and I’m dying to go back! These places look delicious!

    District of Chic

    • miki May 16, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      Me too. The food was so good! 🙂


  • Carina May 12, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    The food looks delicious, I’m so hungry right now! You look very pretty!


    • miki May 16, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      Thanks Carina! 🙂


  • Brown Eyed Toast May 12, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Oh my gosh girl you read my mind! The hubby and I will be in Barcelona later this month, and I’ve been looking for great guides like this! Will definitely be referencing this on our trip 🙂 Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing such great recommendations!

    xo Soo |

    • miki May 16, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      Oh, so glad this came out in time for your trip! 🙂 Let me know what you think of any of these spots you stop into. 🙂 I would also love to see what restaurants you come across!

  • Kathleen C. Ray May 13, 2016 at 12:58 am

    These food looks really delicious, amazing photography!

    • miki May 16, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      Thanks Kathleen! 🙂 I was just learning how to use the camera, so not as nice as they are now, but I tried.

  • CHRISTINA KEY May 13, 2016 at 2:03 am

    Beautiful images! 🙂
    Looks like you had a great time! ♥♥♥


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    • miki May 16, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      Thanks Christina! 🙂 Barcelona was definitely fun, but there’s so much to see, so I hope to go back soon!

  • yuka May 13, 2016 at 11:23 am

    whoaa bodega 1900 looks amazing! my mouth is watering!

    • miki May 16, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      Every time I look at them, mine too. lol

  • amely rose May 14, 2016 at 6:06 am

    Thanks so much for the comment on my latest post
    it means so much to be and Iwanted to say THANK YOU in a more personal way.
    you are amazing.

    with love your AMELY ROSE

    • miki May 16, 2016 at 10:56 pm


    • miki May 16, 2016 at 11:03 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Amy May 14, 2016 at 11:02 am

    AMAZING photos! This makes me miss Barcelona so, so much! I wish I could remember the names of all the tapas restaurants we went to, but they’re honestly all so incredible. Can’t forget the cava sangria either 😉 looks like you had an amazing time! Thanks for sharing. xx

    • miki May 16, 2016 at 11:05 pm

      Oooh, I don’t think I remember which is Cava Sangria, but I love summer w ine in Spain – my husband and I still have it once in awhile. I wonder if that’s similar to Cava Sangria. 🙂 I’ll have to try it next time I go! 🙂

  • Leigh May 14, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Thank you for sharing these! I went last year and we found Rosa Negra – Mexican and Spanish style food, and it was amazing! We were only there for a day as we were staying an hour away in Lloret De Mar but we’re hoping to go back in the next couple of years once the Cathedral is finished <3 xx

    • miki May 16, 2016 at 11:11 pm

      So glad you enjoyed the post. I love La Sagrada Familia. I did the audio tour when I was there and it was breathtaking. I studied it briefly in Architeccure 101 and pictures just do not do that place justice. I can’t wait to go back when it’s complete, too!

  • Melisa May 15, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    the food looks amazing, starving here! also, loveyour outfit dear<3 x

    • miki May 16, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      Thanks Melisa! 🙂 The pictures make me hungry too lol

  • Serein Wu May 15, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    I really love the bird skirt (dress?) in the first photo! But the food doesn’t look bad either! I’m partial to banana or melon gelato! It seems like you can get just about any flavor when it comes to gelato! Glad you had a good time!


    • miki May 16, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      Thanks Serein. I’m not usually a fruit gelato fan, as I tend to go with coffees or chocolates/dessert flavors, but I have to say that the banana was surprisingly good. Everyone has their own preference for gelato though. I prefer a creamier texture and some prefer an icy kind of texture. 🙂 I’m not a fan of that really sweet aftertaste either and these were great. 🙂