We’re hopelessly foodies. So, we´ve picked for you a list of the best seafood restaurants in Barcelona to seduce your palate and maybe someone else… (Caution! It’s an aphrodisiac post!)
Seafood is part of Barcelonan’s diet since ancient times. Back in the roman times, the city produced oysters and many other seafood products.
Little has changed today, locals love to eat seafood in many ways, grilled, raw, boiled or just as an ingredient of local dishes like “Mandonguilles amb Sèpia”, or an “Arròs negre”. Oysters, clams, octopus, sea snails, cuttlefish, crabs are highly appreciated and form the essence Mediterranean Diet.
We want to invite you to indulge yourself in a new culinary experience, tasting some of the best seafood of Spain. Here’s our list for the best seafood restaurants in Barcelona:
Started in 1975, for more than 40 years, this restaurant has been offering the best seafood and fish delicacies in town. Located in the charming quarter of Gràcia, Botafumeiro is the place to go to enjoy extremely fresh products bought at the fish auctions of Barcelona and Galicia, processed to the minimum expression, to respect the purest seafood flavor.
Carrer Gran de Gracia, 81
T. 932 18 42 30
As the previous one, Rias the Galicia has become a classic of all times to devour the best seafood of the Spanish coasts. There, you’ll have the chance to enjoy seafood in two ways: a more classic Spanish gastronomy and the contemporary avantgarde. At Espai Kru, they use Japanese and Peruvian cooking techniques to prepare a delicious fusion menu.
Carrer Lleida, 7. Poble Sec
T. 93 424 81 52
The former exBulli chef Rafa Zafra opened Estimar in 2016 to start the seafood restaurant of the XXI century, and in just three years it’s been awarded with a Michelin star. In such short time, this restaurant has become a reference in town for its focus on product freshness, brought daily from the fish auctions of the town of Roses and other ports.
It’s location in Born ensures a lovely evening due to the numerous cocktail bars and pubs.
Carrer de Sant Antoni dels Sombrerers, 3. Born
T. 932 68 91 97
Hidden in the alley roads in between La Barceloneta and El Born districts, this classic seafood restaurant is always a great choice! Opened in 1944, Carballeira offers the best Meditarranean seafood and other delicacies shipped from Galicia. Goose barnacles, sea snails, prawns, clams are some of the delicious specialties offered in this all-times-classic.
Carrer Reina Cristina, 3
T. 93 310 10 06
Who could you trust more that a former fisherman to enjoy some seafood and fish dishes? That is what happens at La Maroteca, where Agustí, a true sea dog, serves the fish and sea food he personally selects daily.
Carrer d’ Aribau, 37
T. 93 424 70 94
The famous market of La Boqueria, is the perfect setting for this small oyster bar. Two prestigious chefs of Barcelona, Romain Fornell and Óscar Manresa, decided to start a little oyster bar. Joel’s oyster bar is the perfect complement to the superb foodie offer of the market of la Boqueria, offering oysters and many other delicacies.
Plaza Sant Josep, 13
T. 93 541 88 28
Have you ever tryed any of these restaurants? Let us know your favorite seafood tapas restaurant in Barcelona and we’ll be happy to add your suggestions!