THE PERFECT PAELLA - BY ADRIÁN SATUÉ
The biggest tourist traps are the hundreds of places claiming to serve the “best paella in Barcelona”. Save yourself the hassle and check out these confirmed top 5 favorites, tipped from our local insider and paella enthusiast Adrián Satué!
restaurant - view - seafood - €€
This incredibly diverse, seasonal menu will have something for everyone; but everyone should obviously get the paella! For 45€ follow their special formula that includes tapas, the meal, drinks, and desserts!
RESTAURANT 7 PORTES
elegant - chill - gourmet - €€
Paella platters like the seafood or meat specials (big enough to share) pairs deliciously with the house white sangria. The live piano and tuxedoed staff exude elegance without making anyone feel underdressed: the perfect balance!
seafood - traditional - lively - €€
Fresh market fish truly shines through in some of the most flavorful paella on the coast. The house sangria is a deliciously refreshing companion to the lobster pot, one of many top picks!
EL SUQUET DE L’ALMIRALL
restaurant - Mediterranean - Michelin star - €€
This place is the best tribute to Barcelona’s seafood origins, where dishes are slow-cooked to perfection. Check out their classic market dishes that change with the specialty catch of each day!
restaurant - beachfront - fusion - €€€
Lay out on this lounge-terrace restaurant right on Barceloneta beach! Enjoy Italian-Mediterranean cuisine, and join the weekend crowd for live music until 2AM, when you head out to hit the clubs!
tapas - beachfront - seafood - €€€
Perfect for large groups either snacking on tapas or settling down for delicious paella, grilled octopus, and more. If the sun’s shining, be sure to book a table on the terrace!