Are you in near the beach in Barcelona and you’re hunger snuck up on you? Not to worry! Our local foodie Joshua Weitzer has created this list of the best restaurants near the beach in Barcelona.
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€€ – €€€ | Spanish Seafood and Paella | Great View
When I want to get some perfectly crisped calamari and enjoy the magnificent views I love to head to Can Fisher. Can Fisher is a great place to enjoy perfectly prepared seafood and of course a delicious Paella.
Can Fisher is located perfectly right next to the beach, and just above the level of the beach so you can get a table withgreat view. I don’t just come here for the great food, the service is also top notch which makes it an easy decision to stop in for a great lunch or dinner.
Address : Av. del Litoral, 64
€€ – €€€ | Tapas & Spanish Cuisine | Beachside Terrace
Gallito restaurant is a great choice when you are looking for tasty tapas served with a nice creative touch. They specialize in good vibes and you will definitely feel them as you enjoy a great selection of tapas. Right next to the famous Hotel Vela and about 10 steps from the silky sand of the Barceloneta Beach you can easiy find Gallito
Try the lovely Fresh Fish Ceviche served creatively with a freshly fried and presented corn tortilla. They cook up really nice Paellas that leave people smiling after every bite.
Address: Passeig del Mare Nostrum, 19, 21
Hours: 1:00-11:30 Daily
€€ – €€€ | Seafood – Fresh Organic | Fresh Flavors and Views
It might take you a moment to find the stairs up to Barraca restaurant as it is located on the second floor over a great natural foods market. A fun fresh decoration and open space makes you feel welcome at this beachside eatery.
Barraca serves up some of the freshest seafood you can find in the Barceloneta area and has an ample selection of vegetarian options. Make sure to try their Mussels in Romesco sauce, not to be missed!
Address: Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 1, 08003 Barcelona
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€ | Tapas – Spanish Cuisine | Classic Atmosphere
Just a few streets away from the beach the Cova Fumada serves up inexpensive and classic tapa and a nice cold beer. Tucked away in the Barceloneta neighborhood this is a well-known spot for locals who want good food at reasonable prices.
Ordering food may be a bit of a challenge as not everyone working here can speak English, but that will make it even more a fun experience practicing your Spanish pronunciation! Try the freshly cooked octopus (pulpo), a fried “Bomba” or a classic Catalan salad of salt cod (Esquiexada).
Address: Carrer del Baluard, 56, 08003 Barcelona
Hours: 8-10:30 / 1:00-11:00
€€ – €€€ | Tapas – Spanish Cuisine | Terrace views
A hidden gem of a restaurant the Port Vela restaurant sits just behind the famous Hotel Vela and offers up excellent Spanish cuisine. It has a very nice view of the port of Barcelona to enjoy while you dine. A recently opened section of the port this new restaurant is gaining popularity with people who don’t mind going just a few steps extra.
The tapas they cook up will leave you wanting more for sure. The mouthwatering Croquettes and lovingly fried Patatas Bravas are just a few highlights from their complete menu of classic Spanish Cuisine.
Passeig de Joan de Borbó, 103, Local 7/8
€€€ | Tapas – Spanish Cuisine | Beautiful Beach Views
Pez Vela is the place to go if you want to impress your date or family with amazing views of Barcelona and the Beach. Right next to the beac,h it has a large terrace that can host intimate dinners or group meals.
Pez Vela is famous for making amazing Paellas and great cuts of meat that they grill up over hot coals. Try the Rice with Squid Shrimp and Clams for delightful and flavorful Paella or the perfectly cooked Steak grilled to perfection.
Address: Passeig del Mare Nostrum, 19, 21
Hours: 1:00- 11:30 pm
€-€€ | Tapas – Creative and Hip | Hidden Gem
Sometimes the crowds milling around in Barcelona can become overwhelming and you just need to find a minute to rest and take a deep breath. In my opinion Filferro is the perfect place to do so when you are down by the beach in Barcelona.
Filferro has a simple and quiet terrace and small interior dining room. This is a welcome site for people who want just a moment of peace, a friendly waitress and a nice spot to rest your feet. They have a simple and fun menu featuring local and international cuisine served with a nice touch of style. And yes, this place is a secret, so don’t tell everyone!
Address: Carrer de Sant Carles, 29
Hours: 10:00-11:00pm Daily
€€€€ | Seafood – Catalan and Spanish Cuisine | Top Class Dining
Els Pescadors is not located right next to the beach, and is hidden away in a beautiful little plaza located in the Poble Nou district of Barcelona. Once you arrive you will see that you have happened upon a cozy spot that never fails to enchant..
Els pescadors (translated to the fishermen) of course specializes in amazing seafood and I think you would be hard pressed to find a place that has fresher seafood than they bring to the table. It is not a place to head if you are on a budget, but your taste buds will thank you if you do!
Address: Plaça de Prim, 1
Hours: 1:00-4:00 8-11:00
€-€€ | Tapas – Spanish Cuisine | Classic Tapas –Local’s Favorite
Locals in Barcelona flock to Jai Ca for many reasons and as a result you may have to wait for a table. Due to the popularity of their great food and reasonable prices they have even opened a second location just a few doors down from the original restaurant.
Don’t miss out on their fried artichoke chips, they are just to die for. Of course they have amazing Spanish Jamon which you simply must eat with a ration of the local Bread with Tomato. Their list of Tapas is long, so if you are looking for a place to try different things this is the place.
Address: Carrer de Ginebra, 13
Hours: 9:00am – 11:30 PM
BlackLab Brewhouse & Kitchen
€-€€ | Burgers – Pub Fare | Great Terrace and Service
In Barcelona, their are times when you are “tapa’d-out” and a good beer & burger combo is needed. When I am down by the beach I often head to the terrace at Black Lab Brewery.
The Black Lab brewery staff know their beer will help you choose the perfect one for your taste. The kitchen specializes in tantalizing hamburgers but they have much more than that to offer.
Address: Palau del Mar, Plaça de Pau Vila, 1, 08039 Barcelona