What You Need to Know About Food in Barcelona?

When you think about your trip to Barcelona, what are you most excited about?

I can imagine it’s Gaudí’s architecture. Or the beach, the summer temperatures, quality time with your loved ones, the tours you’ve booked… But I bet you also think of the Catalan cuisine… delicious!

During summer, the meals are late, long, and fresh. Especially when they involve local and in-season ingredients and paired with the perfect wine, the dishes will make your mouth water for years to come.

Here are some dishes you can’t miss in Barcelona this summer.

  • Paella is ideal for groups; a large pot is filled with seafood and rice or fideuas (short noodles) and it’s absolutely delicious. I recommend 7 portes Restaurant for the best paella!


  • Butifarra is one of the most important dishes of Catalan cuisine. It’s based on ancient recipes and made of pork and spice. You can buy it at many markets or order it in any restaurant serving Catalan cuisine.


  • Of course, you can’t miss tapas! My favorites are patatas bravas, ham croquettes, and Spanish omelet.

  • Another delicacy that I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of: churros dipped in chocolate! It’s perfect for a sweet breakfast or as a snack after a walking tour to re-energize. My favorite churro spot is Granja la Pallaresa in the Gothic area.

  • Crema Catalana is similar to crême brulée: silky custard with a caramelized top. At Els 4 Gats you’ll find the best crema catalana in town!

Crema Catalana

Want to know more about local dishes and food culture? We’d love to have you along on one of our food and wine tours, like this private wine and tapas tour through the Gothic Quarter, a guided walking tour of Barcelona’s famous tapas bars, or a wine and tapas tasting experience with a wine ambassador.

Ready to book a mouthwatering tour of Barcelona? Get in touch and we’ll get the process started.

I hope to see you soon in Barcelona 🙂

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