Looking for good restaurants in Barcelona? Here’s a top 5

Do you have a holiday to Spain coming up? If Barcelona is the destination, you can’t go home without visiting one of these 5 restaurants in Barcelona. What makes them so special is the combination of pure Catalan tradition with innovation.

The traditional Catalan cuisine is quite diverse, ranging from pork-intensive dishes cooked in the inland part of the region (Catalonia is one of the main producers of swine products in Spain) to fish-based recipes along the coast.

The traditional Catalan cuisine is quite diverse, ranging from pork-intensive dishes cooked in the inland part of the region (Catalonia is one of the main producers of swine products in Spain) to fish-based recipes along the coast.

Hotel ABAC Barcelona

This two-star Michelin restaurant is generally considered one of Barcelona’s finest

Situated in the newly constructed pavilion adjacent to the hotel’s gardens, the atmosphere inside can only be described as elegantly sophisticated, with a soothing color scheme of whites and light cream tones, perfectly complemented by tasteful lighting. The restaurant is intimate, with a total capacity of just 56 diners, ensuring that your experience in gastronomic excellence is a relaxing one.

As a result of its superb cuisine, beautiful location and elegant design, ABaC’s reputation among those who prize high-class dining is blossoming.

The restaurant is intimate, with a total capacity of just 56 diners, ensuring that your experience in gastronomic excellence is a relaxing one. As a result of its superb cuisine, beautiful location and elegant design, ABaC’s reputation among those who prize high-class dining is blossoming.

SAUC

Named after an elderberry plant with curative powers, Sauc is certainly guaranteed to leave diners feeling refreshed and satisfied and is the perfect destination for those seeking gastronomic healing.

This restaurant is renowned for its quality, rapid service, and delicious food. Highlights include traditional Catalan ‘morcilla’; a black pudding style dish famous in Barcelona, which comes highly recommended on the menu.

For those with a sweeter tooth, dessert is also well taken care of, and the restaurant’s chocolate and passion fruit pudding has earned rave reviews from some of the most demanding critics.

ALKIMIA

Alkimia means ‘alchemy’ in Arabic, and this restaurant certainly has a flair for turning exquisite ingredients into meals worth their weight in gold.

Its minimalist style has won praise from all corners, and the sumptuous menu on offer, the product of renowned chef Jordi Vila, leads the way in terms of delicious contemporary cuisine, showcasing the very best of Catalonia’s rich culinary tradition, but with a twist.

Not afraid to experiment with traditional recipes, Jordi Vila has created a highly innovative menu. A favorite of Barcelona’s elite, the restaurant is equipped with a well-stocked wine cellar that complements the fine food on offer.

CINC SENTITS

Cinc Sentis is one of the best restaurants in Barcelona and has achieved fame within the city for its selection of only the freshest ingredients from throughout Spain.

Cinc Sentits’ fish and seafood is always of the highest caliber, and after it is caught it is couriered directly to the city, while butter from the Pyrenees, veal from Galicia, and Foie gras and duck from Bajo Empordán mean that all meals provide diners with a cross section of the finest authentic Spanish cuisine.

Located centrally, this delightful restaurant is sure to, as the name implies, appeal to the ‘five senses’.

ELS PESCADORS

Founded at the close of the 19th century in a district of Barcelona traditionally associated with fishing, Els Pescadors is Catalan for ‘the fishermen’.

It comes as no surprise then, that the seafood and fish on offer are among the finest you are likely to have the opportunity to sample in the whole of the Mediterranean. The restaurant’s cod is among the best in the world and given that the restaurant’s prestige is growing fast in a town renowned for culinary excellence, making a reservation is highly advisable.

Despite being located in a less-than-fashionable area of Barcelona this popular restaurant is worth the trip for fish lovers.

 

Article Source: Elite traveler

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