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Cinc Sentits

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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

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

The Canadian-Catalan Artal family has engineered a big success in this clean-lined, minimalist space, appealing to hip, young locals with Catalan products and original cookery. — Travel + Leisure

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

Tuesday through Saturday, at lunch and dinner, Cinc Sentits serves a remarkable tasting menu, four or six course. — goop

Cal Pep

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

"Put yourself in the hands of the chefs and see what they bring you" at "spirited" owner Pep Manubens' "imitated but never equaled" tapas bar in El Born. — Zagat

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

As much tapas bar as restaurant, Cal Pep is always packed to the hilt: get here early to bag one of the coveted seats at the front. — Time Out

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

Els Pescadors

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This was an old bar in the port district of Taulat that members of Els Joglars actors’ troupe bought and cleaned up some 40 years ago. — Time Out

This is simply the best restaurant in Barcelona when it comes to fish. — Travel + Leisure

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

This handsome late-19th-century bistro-style dining room has a lovely terrace on a little square shaded by immense ficus trees. — Fodor's

This bustling family restaurant continues to serve some of the city’s great seafood-and-rice dishes. — Lonely Planet

Restaurante Lasarte

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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

One of the best restaurants (or possibly the best restaurant) in Barcelona right now, overseen by triple-starred chef Martín Berasategui. — Lonely Planet

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

Dark wood, elegant lighting and neutral tones create a sense of warmth and harmony in this intimate restaurant, which is housed in the Hotel Condes on Barcelona'™s iconic Passeig de... — Gayot

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

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

Chef and alchemist Jordi Vilà runs the kitchen at this Michelin one-starred restaurant in the Sagrada Familia district of Barcelona. — Travel + Leisure

Chef Jordi Vilà fuses colour, vibrance and texture to create contemporary Catalan cuisine. — Gayot

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

“Playful and whimsical” yet “dead serious about flavor profiles”, this “superb” Gràcia Catalan by chef Jordi Vilà beckons with “inventive” dishes. — Zagat

ABaC Restaurant

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It might seem odd for me to include a restaurant, but the dessert menu at Abac is uniquely exceptional (the food menu is pretty great, too). I love the Begonia’s Pink Panther made with... — Travel + Leisure

Guests can partake of Cruz's singular cuisine: Options may include pigeon stuffed with foie gras and porcini mushrooms, milk-fed lamb infused with vanilla, and eel with Iberian ham ravioli. — Concierge

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

This is the showcase of a personality chef, Xavier Pellicer, who creates a self-termed cuisine d'auteur, meaning a menu of completely original dishes. — Frommer's

At the foot of Tibidabo mountain, Abac offers French-Mediterranean cuisine prepared by award-winning chef, Xavier Pellicer. — DK Eyewitness

Tickets

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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

A sense of fun pervades every facet of this cinema-themed operation, from the door staff’s eccentric uniforms to the ice-cream cart’s bell that signals the end of the savoury phase of the meal. — The World's 50 Best Restaurants

A unique restaurant with lots of colour and several bar counters. — Michelin Guide

Opened by Albert Adrià in an edgy Barcelona neighborhood after his brother Ferran closed his world-famous Costa Brava eatery, El Bulli. Tapas are what Tickets is about, and there are many... — Condé Nast Traveler

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

Comerc 24

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Chef Carles Abellan's pedigree (nine years of training under Ferran Adrià) shows up in his witty food, most of it served in tapas-sized portions as part of the ten-course tasting menu. — Concierge

The renowned chef at this avant-garde restaurant is Carles Abellán, a disciple of the famed Ferran Adriá of El Bulli. — Frommer's

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

The highlight of this innovative restaurant is the constantly changing menu. Each platillo (little plate) blends unique flavours to create an exquisite dish. — DK Eyewitness

Chef Carles Abellan, a disciple of El Bulli's Ferran Adrià, is another proponent of the new wave of Catalan cuisine. The restaurant offers taster menus with tapas-sized portions, although... — Condé Nast Traveler

Dos Palillos

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Flag-waver for Asian fusion tapas is this hipster hangout, which offers a la carte dim sum in the front galley bar. — Rough Guide

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

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

“Inspired, Japanese-influenced” dishes “dazzle” at this “amazing Asian fusion” standout by chef-owner Albert Raurich (an El Bulli alum) in the arty Raval. — Zagat

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

Tapas 24

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

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

Carles Abellán, master of Comerç 24 in La Ribera, runs this basement tapas haven known for its gourmet versions of old faves. — Lonely Planet

This bar is located in a half-basement. It creates a contemporary atmosphere with two bars and walls decorated with mosaics. — Michelin Guide

Run by adventurous new-wave chef Carles Abellán, this is one of the city's newer and more interesting tapas bars. — Frommer's

Quimet & Quimet

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One of the best spots for tapas in the city with fine wines and incredible desserts. — Afar Magazine

Poble See's cosiest tapas bar is a foodie place of pilgrimage and at busy times everyone has to breathe in to squeeze another punter through the door. — Rough Guide

There’s barely space to swing a calamari in this bottle-lined, standing-room-only place, but it is a treat for the palate. Look at all those gourmet tapas waiting for you! — Lonely Planet

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

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

The minimalist interior design of Oriol Ivern's small restaurant is undistinguished but his cooking has won him a well-deserved Michelin star. This is budget-conscious fine dining that... — Fodor's

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

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

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

Via Veneto

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

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

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

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

Ca l'isidre

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Market-fresh delicacies. — Gayot

Picasso, Tapiès and even Woody Allen have dined on Catalan fare at this long-time artists’ hang-out. — DK Eyewitness

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

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

The dining room is posh but comforting, and so is the menu. Market cooking at its very best, the food reflects the changing seasons as well as the grand tradition of rural Catalan cuisine. — Condé Nast Traveler

Can Ravell

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This venerable shop, which opened as a grocery in 1929, is now a delicatessen and a small restaurant specialising in expertise and excellence. — Time Out

“You literally go through the kitchen” to the dining room at this “magnificent gourmet shop” in the Eixample offering “a great introduction to the tastes of España.” — Zagat

A deli-style shop offering incredible breakfasts, including eggs with foie gras, at a huge communal table. Wine and traditional hams and cheeses are also available. — DK Eyewitness

Lovers of exquisite wines, hams, cheeses, oils, whiskies, cigars, caviars, baby eels, anchovies, and any other delicacy you can think of—this is your spot. — Fodor's

For more than 80 years, Can Ravell has been selling gourmet food products at its delicatessen and grocery. — Travel + Leisure

Manairo

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Bacalao iluminado (illuminated cod) cooked slowly under a 220-degree lightbulb...and palate-cleansing gin and tonics using liquid nitrogen, gin, and lime are just a few of Herrera’s culinary hijinks. — Travel + Leisure

A demon with meat cooked al clavo ardiente (à la burning nail)... Jordi also serves an unforgettable version of squid with blowtorch-fried eggs (calamari de huevo frito). — Fodor's

The emphasis is on creative, traditionally based cuisine featuring surprisingly innovative touches. Huevo, patata chip y chorizo de mar y montaiia. — Michelin Guide

Manairó is not just a great place to eat well and experience high-quality gastronomy. — Time Out

Chef-owner Jordi Herrera crafts “exciting” Catalan-Med dishes with “brilliant touches” at this Eixample destination where the “tasting menu at a competitive price” leaves fans with “no words". — Zagat

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Restaurante Arola

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This restaurant is modern, urban and with a thoroughly young feel. — Michelin Guide

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

Top-class tapas on a terrace are surprisingly hard to find, which is why sophisticated snack-seekers head for the eponymous restaurant of Michelin-starred chef Sergi Arola in the Hotel Arts. — Fodor's

Catalan chef Sergi Arola—from Michelin two-starred Sergi Arola Gastro in Madrid—opened this tapas restaurant at the Hotel Arts in Olympic Village, in 2004. — Travel + Leisure

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

Botafumeiro

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Botafumeiro is a warm family restaurant where you’re just as likely to see dignitaries as local celebs. — goop

"Exquisite" seafood is the "strong point" of this "classic", high-end Galician in Gràcia with a "busy" yet "elegant" atmosphere. — Zagat

On Gràcia's main thoroughfare, Barcelona's best-known Galician restaurant has maritime motifs, snowy tablecloths, wood paneling, and fleets of waiters in spotless white outfits steering... — Fodor's

This smart Galician restaurant, haunt of the rich and famous, has a long-running reputation as the place to eat seafood in Barcelona. Oysters are served at the bar. — Insight Guides

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

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 cod glazed with cherries, polenta, coffee and capers results in a risky and unrestrained combination of flavour, but the preparation is simply perfect. — Time Out

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

The initial buzz of Coure's mid-2005 opening has quieted, but the all-ages see-and-be-seen crowd still find young chef Ventura to be full of promise. — Concierge

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. Try the croquetas (fried fritters... — Travel + Leisure

Roig Robi

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Barcelona’s sophisticated set comes for the classic Catalan fare, such as fluffy buñuelos de bacalao (cod fritters) and Iberian suckling pig, served on a garden terrace. — Travel + Leisure

This restaurant -- in Catalan, the name means "ruby red," the color of a perfectly aged Rioja -- serves excellent food from an imaginative kitchen. — Frommer's

Roig Robi Restaurant Review: Sophisticated urban spot that transports you to the Spanish countryside with its rustic setting. — Gayot

Try the textures de carxofes amb vieires a la plantxa (artichokes with grilled scallops) for the delicate scent of artichoke wafting over the prized shellfish. — Lonely Planet

A plain, honest cuisine that has inherited all the flavours of Catalan cuisine, revising and updating them in accord with today’s tastes. — Time Out

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