Take a journey around the world without leaving the comfort of Barcelona! The city is a multicultural city with lots of kitchens and different flavours to try. Inspired by Jules Verne’s novel “Around the World in Eighty Days”, here are 8 restaurants in Barcelona from different countries! Without further ado, like Jules Verne said, “we are going round the world”!
1. Bella Italia
Address: Carrer de la Princesa 59
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 13:00 – 00:00
Price: 10 – 20 €
Located in El Born, Murivecchi must be one of the best Italian restaurants in Barcelona. With its authentic influences from southern Italy, the restaurant offers fresh pasta brought in from Gragnano, pizzas (and pizza blanco!), risottos, antipastis, meat and fish dishes as well as delicious homemade desserts. They all can be served with a glass of Italian wine, of course. Make sure to book a reservation for this one! It sure does not disappoint.
2. Polish taste of Pierogi Vodka Repeat
Address: Carrer de Cabestany 7
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 18:00 – 23:00 / Saturday 13:00 – 23:00 / Sunday 13:00 – 17:00 / Monday closed
Price: 2,5 – 15,5€
Located near metro station L3 Les Cortes, PolkaBAR isone of the few polish restaurants in Barcelona. It offers most of the “basics” of polish cuisine such as gołąbki, mielone or placek po zbójnicku. For Poles living in Barcelona it may be a place that reminds them of their country, not only through food, but also polish most known music, beers and traditional cultural symbols hanging on the wall. For Spanish and other nationalities, it may be a nice chance to try Polish cuisine and feel a little bit of the vibe. So if you are a foreigner interested in tasting different cuisines or Pole living, visiting Barcelona, for sure you should put this place on your list of places to visit.
3. Authentic Grec
Address: Carrer dels Escudellers 42
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 12:00 – 00:00
Price: 2 – 8 €
Mamma Mia, how delicious is this food! Place described in this piece is located in the Gothic Quarter close to famous La Ramblas. The Quick Greek, as the name may suggest, was created with the idea of grabbing some Greek food to take away or on one’s way. However, the food itself is worth the trouble and this kind of place allows its clients to enjoy their specialities while discovering the beauty of Barcelona. Menu offers different types of pita gyros as well as different sizes or options with or without fries and drink. For those who miss Greek food or want to try it, this may be a perfect spot!
4. Viva Mexico!
Name: La Pachuca
Address: Carrer d’en Carabassa 19
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 13:00 – 00:00 / Saturday – Sunday 12:00 – 00:00
Price: 7,5 – 14€
La Pachuca feels like a little piece of Mexico in the heart of the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona. In the menu different types of Mexican cuisine from tacos to antojitos can be found. Everyone can find something for themselves, eat to the fullest while enjoying the unique atmosphere and really good specialities! It’s a feast for the palate! A proof for that can be a long queue in front of the restaurant, where visitors need to put their names on the list in order to get in. However, the food as well as the whole place itself is worth the wait. For sure it won’t disappoint.
5. Good Vibes Only
Name: Palo Alto Market
Address: Carrer dels Pellaires 38, Nave E01
Opening hours: First weekend of the month, 12:00 – 17:00 and 17:30 – 22:00
Price: 5 € entrance, 3 – 12 €
Palo Alto Fest is definitely a unique experience. From street food to clothing and live music, it sure is the definition of good vibes. Here, food trucks offer flavours from around the world are waiting for you to fall in love with their deliciousness, artists sing their hearts out for a lively crowd and craftsmen and designers present their beautiful artistry for anyone to see, all in a lovely, cosy area. Although there are many markets in Barcelona to choose from, Palo Alto sticks out the most. If you want to cosy up with some good music, good food and good vibes, put Palo Alto in your calendar!
6. Enjoy Oishii Japanese Food
Name: Takumi Ramen
Address: Carrer de Balmes 59
Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday 12:30 – 16:30, 19:00 – 23:00 / Friday – Saturday 12: 30 – 17:00, 19:00 – 23:00
Price: 9€ – 13€
In the mood for some Japanese noodles? Here’s the place for you. Takumi Ramen offers an authentic Japanese flavour, through ramen, gyozas, rama-age and curries, all equally as delicious and tasty. The interior also transports you to the other side of the world, with its cosy, warm, japanese interior. Even the service is nice and gentle, and the food arrives quickly! So don’t expect to be hangry for long in Takumi Ramen! They have 5 locations in Barcelona, so wherever you are in the city, you have quick access to some tasty Japanese noodles.
7. Taste the Sun
Name: Açai & Me
Address: Plaça de la Llana 19 / Plaça del Mar
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 10 AM – 6 PM
Price: 7 – 10€
In the mood for something tropical, fresh and fruity? Açai & Me is just the place for you! The place offers açai bowls and smoothies. Açai bowls are essentially thick smoothies made with açai berries, originating from Brazil, often topped with fruits, granola, and peanut butter. The place has two locations in Barcelona, one in Barceloneta and another one in El Born, they both offer seated places to eat the bowls but also offer takeaway, so it’s perfect for a yummy picnic at the beach or in the Ciutadella park!
8. Moroccan Delight
Address: C. de Villarroel 82
Opening hours: Thursday – Sunday 11:00 – 00:30 / Monday closed
Pirce: 3 – 14€
Casablanca is an inconspicuous looking restaurant in Barcelona offering delicious Moroccan food! The place is located in Barcelona but allows your senses to travel to Morocco itself. Menu consists of a variety of different specialties of this country, all at affordable prices. You can choose between different types of hummus for starters and other Moroccan meals, such as pastela, baba ganoush and more. Everyone should try Moroccan cuisine as it is a delicious one and there is no need to travel to Morocco itself to taste it, Casablanca will not disappoint.
“It’s really useful to travel, if you want to see new things” – Jules Verne
After all these restaurants in Barcelona, journalists Rose De Geeter and Magdalena Szymańska will cover a quick analysis and opinion on the 8 places covered during the following podcast:
All in all, you don’t need to travel to have a new travel experience. Barcelona is a multicultural city with many foods to taste, try something new and discover a new country!