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Cinc Sentits

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Three tasting menus ... with wine pairings, provide a wide range of experimental tastes and textures, which are also invariably delicious. — Fodor's

Jordi Artal brings innovative Catalan cuisine to the fore in a space that stimulates all five senses. — Gayot

A lovely space with an imaginative cuisine that stimulates all five senses (hence the name). You’ll be blown away by their range of superb, original dishes. — Time Out

Indulge the five senses (cinc sentits in Catalan) at this stylish restaurant, where diners are wowed with modern interpretations of classic Catalan cuisine. — DK Eyewitness

The Cinc Sentits combines a meticulous layout and a highly original look that is dominated by darker tones. — Michelin Guide

ABaC Restaurant

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Chef Jordi Cruz serves contemporary cuisine in an oasis of peace and tranquility in Zona Alta. — Gayot

I love the Begonia’s Pink Panther made with fresh strawberries, the chocolate “rocks,” and the incredible cheese selection, but try the Irish ice cream. — Travel + Leisure

A memorable gastronomic experience awaits at Abac, which occupies a contemporary building in the upper section of the city. — Michelin Guide

The tasting menu is the only reasonable choice here: trust this chef to give you the best he has. — Fodor's

“Exceptional”, “imaginative” food by chef Jordi Cruz dazzles diners at this “unique” upper Sant Gervasi Catalan with a “chic”, “tranquil” hotel setting. — Zagat

Cal Pep

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A tiny, popular spot situated on a corner of Plaça de les Olles, Cal Pep serves Mediterranean tapas and larger dishes best shared. — goop

There's no equal in town for fresh-off-the-boat and out-of-the-market tapas. — Rough Guide

Cal Pep, a two-minute walk east from Santa Maria del Mar, is in a permanent feeding frenzy and has been this way for 30 years. — Fodor's

Cal Pep lies just north of the Plaça de Palau, nestled beside a tiny postage-stamp square. It's generally packed, and the food is some of the tastiest in La Ribera. — Frommer's

It’s getting a foot in the door here that’s the problem – there can be queues around the square with people trying to get in. — Lonely Planet

Tickets

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Tickets, frankly, is more fun. It consists of six themed tapas bars in one colorful space. — Frommer's

This is, literally, one of the sizzling tickets in the restaurant world. It's the new tapas bar opened by Ferran Adrià, of the legendary El Bulli, and his brother Albert. — Lonely Planet

Tickets, named for its theater district location, is an homage to tapas, with six dining areas, including a futuristic bar serving avant-garde bites. — Concierge

Tickets is a high-end tapas bar that remains Adrià's most renowned in the city. Meals are worth the hype. — Travel + Leisure

The experience is a spectacle, from the décor—one seating area looks like a theater box office and the ceiling is hung with giant strawberries—to the unorthodox snacks and small plates — Departures

Alkimia

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Even before Alkimia was awarded its Michelin star it was notoriously tricky to get a table, and these days it hasn't got any easier. — Time Out

Alkimia boasts a striking design, with an avant-garde nod to the maritime world and a brand-new "unplugged" concept that complements its main gastronomic dining room. — Michelin Guide

Chef Jordi Vilà is making news here with his inventive creations and tasting menus. — Fodor's

Young chef Jordi Vilà is the alchemist in question, working wonders on ordinary Catalan dishes and converting them into something quite delicious. — Insight Guides

Jordi Vilà's Alkimia is the type of restaurant that attracts other chefs to sample his singular style. — Frommer's

Comerc 24

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This restaurant has a contemporary decor, including a kitchen visible to diners. It offers two tasting menus and a creative a la carte menu of delicious tapas, tostas and raciones. — Michelin Guide

Chef Carles Abellan puts out beautiful plates of food in the style spearheaded by Ferran Adria of elBulli fame. — Gayot

Trained by the master gamesman-chef Ferran Adrià of El Bulli, Abellán creates dishes that are original and always good. — Travel + Leisure

The Michelin-starred chef Carles Abellán, at Comerç 24, playfully reinterprets traditional tapas with dishes like the bite-sized mini-pizza sashimi with tuna. — Lonely Planet

Chef Carles Abellan calls his cutting-edge cuisine "glocal" (ie, global + local) and in the oh-so-cool interior you're presented with tapas-style dishes, mixing flavours and textures. — Rough Guide

Dos Palillos

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Dos Palillos has two bar areas—the Asian bar serves their tasting menu at dinner, and at the more casual-feeling tapas bar, it’s à la carte for lunch and dinner. — goop

Dishes run the gamut from Chinese dumplings filled with Spanish prawns and Iberico pork belly to Japanese-style burgers with ginger, cucumber, and miso. — Frommer's

Albert Raurich has opened an Asian fusion restaurant with a Spanish-Mediterranean touch—and garnered a Michelin star for it. — Fodor's

Albert Raurich creatively demonstrates the close links between Asian and Spanish tapas, and at such a high level of quality and innovation that it earned the restaurant its first Michelin star. — Time Out

At star power of El Bulli’s former chef de cuisine Albert Raurich's latest opening, the setup is half the fun: you enter a traditional tapas bar (it’s actually new) in the Raval quarter. — Travel + Leisure

Tapas 24

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Celebrity chef Carles Abellán's irrepressibly creative Comerç 24 has been a hit for years, and his tapas emporium has followed suit. — Fodor's

Just off Passeig de Gracia, the city’s Art Nouveau shopping street, Tapaç 24 is great for a breakfast of bocadillos (sandwiches) and cafe con leche. — Travel + Leisure

Another nu-trad tapas bar focusing on excellent quality produce. — Time Out

“Outsmart the locals” by going at an off-hour, and you might beat the “queue out the door” to savor a “tapas-tasting fantasy” at this “tiny”, “casual” Catalan “sister to Comerç 24.” — Zagat

There's a reassuringly traditional feel that's echoed in the menu - patatas bravas, Andalucian-style fried fish, meatballs, chorizo sausage and fried eggs. — Rough Guide

Els Pescadors

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The best top-class fish restaurant in Barcelona? It's a tough call, but many would choose this hideaway place in a pretty square. — Rough Guide

“They really know how to cook fish” at this “first-class” Poblenou seafooder providing “perfect” preparations with International “variety” in a “quiet place outside of the tourist trail.” — Zagat

“The Fishermen”, a traditional Empordà-style restaurant, offers local specialities, including an array of blue fish dishes. — DK Eyewitness

This is acknowledged to be one of the best fish restaurants in Barcelona. — Frommer's

This restaurant has three dining rooms, one in early-20C cafe style and two with a more modern decor. — Michelin Guide

Quimet & Quimet

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This tiny bodega has standing room only, but serves tasty tapas and wonderful wines. — DK Eyewitness

This corner bar has been around for so long that it has become a true institution in the Horta neighbourhood. — Time Out

Try the salmon, yogurt, and truffle honey or the bleu cheese with baked red pepper sandwich. — Let's Go

This is a great tapas bar with the finest selection of cheeses in Barcelona. — Frommer's

The culinary principles here are simple: only the best quality ingredients are used here, and prepared with care and sophistication. — Travel + Leisure

Via Veneto

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Open since 1967, this family-owned temple of fine Catalan dining offers a contemporary menu punctuated by old-school classics. — Fodor's

The menu includes dishes like Galician lobster tartare, pork belly confit, and tagliolini with eggs and black truffles. — Travel + Leisure

For over 40 years they have been turning acts as simple as peeling an orange into culinary art. — Time Out

“Solid and trusted”, this lower Sant Gervasi longtimer with “lots of character” provides “delicious” “traditional” Catalan-International fare delivered by “professional” servers. — Zagat

Given its consistently well-prepared cuisine and overall class, this uptown restaurant mysteriously tends to fall under the radar. — Frommer's

Restaurante Lasarte

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Eaters embark on a thrilling Catalan-Basque “adventure” that’s “excellent from beginning to end” at this Eixample winner by famed chef Martín Berasategui. — Zagat

Expect whimsical aperitifs and dishes with serious flavor such as foie and smoked eel or simple wood pigeon cooked to perfection. — Fodor's

Features such intriguing fare as a rich, delicious mille-feuille pastry filled with layers of smoked eel and foie gras and topped with caramelized green apple; or crispy veal sweetbreads. — Condé Nast Traveler

Martín Berasategui’s embassy at the Condes de Barcelona hotel has become one of the essential restaurants not only in the city but in all of ​​Catalonia and Spain. — Time Out

If you consider yourself a foodie and have plans for one big splurge in Barcelona, Lasarte might be your best bet. — Frommer's

Hisop

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You can enjoy delicacies such as stone bass suquet with trompet, scallops with figs and Jabugo ham, and mouthwateringly rich desserts that include peach with ginger. — Frommer's

For contemporary Catalan cuisine, consider the tasting menu at Michelin-starred Hisop. Located in the Eixample neighborhood, this is a special occasion spot for budget-minded gourmands. — Travel + Leisure

The hippest entrance on this restaurant-jammed uptown lane definitely belongs to Hisop, an elegant dining option where flavour and service are a priority. — Lonely Planet

Oriol Ivern-Bondia is on an impassioned quest to create contemporary Catalan cuisine, drawing on the freshest local ingredients --- the menu changes four times a year. — Gayot

An outsider on the city's circuit of avant-garde eateries, Hisop received its first Michelin star in 2011, putting it in the same rank as top dining destinations Comerç 24 and Gaig. — Concierge

Moments

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Like the original in Sant Pau, the concept is impeccable, innovative – but very Catalan – cuisine, with dishes such as the veal 'fricandó' (beef fillet with mushrooms) with Scotch bonnet mushrooms. — Time Out

Celebrated chef Carme Ruscalleda and her son, Raül Balam, create some of the “most artful” Catalan fare “you’ll ever eat” at this “amazing addition to the Barcelona dining scene". — Zagat

Access to this restaurant, which stands out for its originality and open-view kitchen, is via the hotel reception. — Michelin Guide

Inside the ultrasleek and contemporary Hotel Mandarin Oriental Barcelona, this restaurant continues the glamour with mod white chairs and glinting goldleaf on the ceiling. — Fodor's

The Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona has always been a good place to eat — Travel + Leisure

Restaurante Arola

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Blessed with two Michelin stars, Catalan chef Sergi Arola is a rising star of Spain's culinary world. — Frommer's

“Epicures” enthuse over the “sophisticated tapas” and other “outstanding” dishes matched by “exciting Spanish wines” at this “modern” Catalan by Sergi Arola. — Zagat

Catalan chef Sergi Arola fuses creativity and culinary tradition in one of Barcelona’s hippest alfresco dining spaces. — Gayot

Fashion victims salivate over the setting while their gastronomic friends admire the extraordinary menu with its thoroughly modern tapas-like dishes for grazing. — Condé Nast Traveler

Sergi Arola has left this Barcelona flagship venue in the hands of Miguel Ángel Mayor, a young chef who has reinterpreted the restaurant’s cuisine with a touch of creativity. — Time Out

Fonda Gaig

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Today it's a sleek deluxe downtown restaurant celebrated for the quality of its food. — Frommer's

Its towering reputation (and Michelin star) rests on innovative reinterpretations of traditional Catalan dishes, so a typical arms (rice) dish might combine foie gras, endive and citrus. — Rough Guide

Guests can savour cuisine of the highest level combining the cutting-edge and the traditional, and encompassing fine presentation and carefully selected ingredients. — Michelin Guide

Defenders of the premolecular old school have embraced Gaig's resurrection of traditional Catalan cooking and the strain of meat-heavy, simply prepared meals that their mothers used to make. — Concierge

This cozy split-level restaurant has made a name for itself in Barcelona's ever-changing dining scene. — Fodor's

Roca Moo

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In any space as spectacular as Roca Moo, located in the Hotel Omm, there's a real risk of the food playing second fiddle to the surroundings. — Fodor's

A cosmopolitan ambience pervades the café and bright dining room — Michelin Guide

Dishes range from refined takes on Catalan classics, like ravioli stuffed with oxtail and bright red Palamós prawns, to the more avant-garde suckling lamb with roasted milk and coffee. — Departures

With the installation of the kitchen in the main room, chef Felip Llufriu continues his no-frills gourmet cooking style. — Time Out

You might start with cigalas (saltwater crayfish) with curry, rose petals, and licorice—a brilliant combination of flavors to give a fairly bland crustacean some real taste. — Frommer's

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Botafumeiro

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At Jose Ramon "Moncho" Neira's Botafumei­ro, located in the Villa de Gracia area of Barcelona, you will find the delicious intermingling of Catalan and Galician spirit and cuisine. — Gayot

It is hard not to mention this classic temple of Galician shellfish and other briny delights, long a magnet for VIPs visiting Barcelona. — Lonely Planet

Although competition is strong, this classic marisquería consistently puts Barcelona's finest seafood on the table. — Frommer's

This superlative Galician seafood restaurant has a legendary place in the collective unconscious: crayfish, lobster, prawns - always the freshest products. — Time Out

The fish tanks at this seafood restaurant are teeming with crabs and lobster destined for plates. Try the tender pulpo Gallego (Galician octopus). Reservations are essential. — DK Eyewitness

Ca l'isidre

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A favorite with Barcelona's creative crowd, this place is hung with pictures and engravings, some original, by Dalí and other prominent artists. — Fodor's

Zagat reviews are compiled from individual user reviews. Zagat reviews are compiled from individual user reviews. — Zagat

Catalan tradition combines with select market produce at this delightful spot in the Raval area. — Time Out

Market-fresh delicacies. — Gayot

In spite of its seedy location in the gritty Parel.lel district (take a cab at night!), this is perhaps the most sophisticated Catalan bistro in Barcelona. — Frommer's

Coure

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Minimalist decor and culinary aesthetics pair well here: steak tartare, peerless tuna belly, ham, chicken croquettes, and a by-the-glass wine list catalog with interesting discoveries. — Fodor's

The specialty in this charming and elegant restaurant is chef/owner Albert Ventura's superb tasting menu. — Frommer's

This restaurant has one of the most famous bar counters in the city; though the menu served here is brief, don’t be fooled—these guys know how to cook — Travel + Leisure

The minimalist decor gives away that a chef with avant-garde ideas is at work in his laboratory-kitchen. The end results are far from over the top, leaning to nicely elaborated dishes. — Lonely Planet

A modern restaurant with bright colours and a minimalist inspired decoration. Interesting and innovative cuisine from the owner-chef. — Michelin Guide

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