Mediterranean Food

Mediterranean Food

You are on holidays for few days in the beautiful and sunny city of Barcelona and you would like to taste the real Spanish gastronomy… the Mediterranean foods! but not anywhere? We are happy to recommend you some places, tested and approved by all the BGB Team!

3, 2,1, be ready to lick your lips!

1. Vermut time

The aperitif time is open!

Having a drink in Barcelona is easy. Find a great Vermut is another thing.

But what is a Vermut exactly? It is a traditional aperitif based on macerated white or red wine with herbs. It exists various sorts, as each bar has its own secret recipe.

  • Ideal for friends
  • Price range: 2-5 euros per vermut
  • Where: Casa Mariol Restaurant – Metro Sagrada Familia (L2/L5)
  • Close by: Sagrada Família
Vermut

Vermut

 

2. Historical… Paella!

We are sure that you have already heard of paella: the special of the Mediterranean food. But have you ever tried one in a place full of history where Picasso, Woody Allen or Miró also used to come?

For lunch or dinner, choose your moment to go to one of the oldest restaurants in town located in the Born area, at the ground floor of the Porxos d’en Xifré.

You also have a large choice of rices and fideuas (short noodles).

  • Ideal for family and friends
  • Price range: 35-40 euros/ pers
  • Where: 7 portes Restaurant – Metro Barceloneta station (L1)
  • Close by : Basilica Santa Maria del Mar – Marina Port Vell – Maremagnum – Colomb Mirador
Paella

Paella

3. Galician style Octopus

What is it like to eat… octopus? (in Spanish: pulpo, in Catalan: pop)

Lucky you, in Spain, you will not have to eat its large tentacles entire!

This traditional meal from Galicia is eaten in all of Spain. It is cooked a long time in order to make it really tender. Chopped in slices, it is served on a wooden board with olive oil, paprika and pepper. This is just delicious – My favorite meal here.

  • Ideal for family or friends
  • Price range: 25- 30 euros/ pers
  • Where: At Casa Dario – Restaurant specialized in seafood – Metro Universidad station (L1)
Octopus

Octopus

4. Parrilla

For meat lovers. Really different kind of meal than tapas, the “Parrilla” is an argentinan meat braised that you can surprisingly, easily find in Barcelona. If I were you I would not miss this opportunity to savor it. This restaurant offer also empanadas. Love it!

  • Ideal for family or friends
  • Price range: 20-25 euros/ pers
  • Where: At Parrilla Alfonsina – Metro Tetuan (L2)
  • Close by: Arc of Triumph – Sagrada Familia
Spanish 'Parrillada'

Spanish ‘Parrillada’

5. Local Beer

Hot and thirsty? What better than a beer? You can of course go to the beach but if you are in the city center you should definetely visit the old factory of Moritz, a space with a special atmosphere, mixing old and modern elements.

Then, you will have to decide the size of your beer. And do not think that is it the easy part, here are the possible options: a caña (small glass), a copa (25ml), a doble, a mediana (in a bottle), a pinta (1/2 Litre) a clara (with lemon).

Now, sit down, relax and enjoy. Which one have you chosen?

  • Price range: 3-6 euros
  • Where: Ronda de Sant Antoni, 39 – 41 – Metro Sant Antoni (L2)
  • Close by: Sant Antoni area
Moritz beer

Moritz beer

6. Butifarra – Braised pork sausage

The Butifarra is one of the most important dishes of the Catalan cuisine. Based on ancient recipes as the Roman sausage. It is made of raw pork and spices.

You also can decide to buy it at one of the market Santa Catherina or the Boqueria for example.

  • Ideal pour: Family or friends
  • Price range:  It is  in many 10 € day menus
  • Where: in any restaurant with catalan cuisine
Butifarra

Butifarra

7. Calçots experience

Calçots are a variety of onions, tender and sweet.

Catalans eat them from January to mars. They are cooked in a wood fire, on a grill and served with a Romesco sauce (dry pepper).

For the occasion, all the family will need to wear a giant bib…friendly, funny and tasty!

  • Ideal for family or friends
  • Price range: 20-25 euros/ pers
  • Where: At « El Jardi de l´Apat » – Metro Alfonso X station (L3)
  • Close by: Gracia area – Where local people also enjoy little cute places to have a drink
Calçots

Calçots

8. Tapas with friends

You want to eat tapas (small portion of food) in the trendiest area of Barcelona?

In this bar-restaurant you will find a large selection of it, spanish ham, bread with tomato, patatas bravas (fried potatoes with brava sauce), homemade ham croquettes, spanish omelette. Still hangry? Try the scrambled eggs with jamon!

  • Price range: 15-20 euros/ pers
  • Where? Bormuth Restaurant – Metro Jaume 1st (L4)
  • Close by : Passeig del Born – Basilica Santa Maria del Mar – Train station of France – Picasso Museum – Mercat del Born – Palau de la Musica Catalana
Tapas

Tapas

9. Churros with chocolate

To begin the day with a great breakfast or after a half day of a walking tour in the Gotic area, have a break in one of the chucherrias of Petritxol street. Warm, doughy and sweet, we are sure that you are going to love churros with chocolate…So Sweet.

  • Price range:  5-10 euros
  • Where? Granja La Pallaresa – Gothic area – Metro Liceu (L3)
  • Close by: Les Rambles – Catedral de Barcelona – Mercat de la Boqueria – Plaça Reial
Churros with chocolate

Churros with chocolate

10. Crema Catalana

This restaurant is specialized in Catalan cuisine, and it is where poets, writers and painters use to come at the beginning of the 20th century it was actually Picasso’s favourite place in Barcelona!

Crema Catalana is a crême brulée with a caramelized top. At Els 4 Gats you will find the best crema catalana in town… and maybe as tasty as your grandmother’s best dessert?

Crema Catalana

Crema Catalana

Have you ever tried any of these typical dishes of the Mediterranean cuisine? Which one would you recommend us?

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