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Asador de Aranda

The Casa Roviralta, home to the Asador de Aranda

Asador de Aranda

Up on Tibidabo, not that far from the CosmoCaixa Science Museum.

The speciality is roast lamb, in the unique setting of the Casa Roviralta, remodelled along Modernista lines between 1903 and 1913 by Joan Rubió i Bellver.

Casa Calvet

A 10-minute stroll from Plaça Catalunya.

It's not cheap but the decor is pretty amazingly Modernista, and the house was designed by Gaudí...

See also
Wikipedia, Casa Calvet

Els Quatre Gats

Right in the heart of the Barrio Gótico, the Casa Martí was the first house Puig i Cadafalch designed, back in 1896.

Once frequented by the likes of Picasso, you're now way more likely to meet tourists than artists, but you'll like this one, promise, and the €16 menú isn't bad at all.

See also
Wikipedia, Els Quatre Gats

Fonda España

Just off to the right of the Ramblas as you head down to the port...

The restaurant is located in the Modernist dining room originally designed and decorated by Domènech i Montaner.

La Venta

Another Modernista building up on Tibidabo, this one perhaps not quite so amazing as the others on this page, but the view of Barcelona when you get up there is pretty incredible.

Set Portes

Down on the edge of the harbour, the Set Portes ("The Seven Doors"), opened in 1836, claims to be Barcelona's oldest restaurant, and is a personal favourite, being particularly recommended if you must eat paella while you're here.

Interesting list of famous visitors (Antonio Banderas, Bo Derek, Catherine Deneuve, Che Guevara…) and there's a virtual tour showing what a lovely place the Set Portes is.

Go early-ish or you'll find yourself queuing outside on the pavement (probably not with Bo Derek...)

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Our pick of Barcelona restaurants, as much for the setting and the décor as the food...

More restaurants

We've also got lots of our favourite Barcelona restaurants on our Barcelona blog.

See also our pick of bars and cafés, on the same blog.


For other bars and restaurants in Barcelona, we recommend the TimeOut Barcelona guide.

The Guia del Ocio also has a very complete listing.

You can also search for restaurants on this site (don't be put off by the design!)

Or try Atrapalo's Barcelona restaurant search engine (more about


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The Tourist Board offers a free Barcelona Restaurants app which might interest.

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