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Where to eat during Primavera Sound

Restaurants and bars near the Fòrum, and what the festival itself has to offer

Finding a place to eat during the festival can be a headache, at the least. And if you're not a teetotaller, odds are you'll want to have something in your stomach to soak up the beers. Here is our selection of restaurants and bars that you'll find near the Parc del Fòrum, as well as some of what the festival itself has on offer.

Restaurants and bars near the Fòrum

L'Escola

This is the best option for the hipster gourmets out there: the restaurant-training school for the ESHOB catering firm has an outstanding lunch menu for around €19. But take note! They're closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Sant Martí

Els Peixaters de la Mediterrània

Critics' choice

It's definitely worth ordering the 'arròs a la cassola' in this seafood seafood restaurante. It's a type of stewy rice dish that unfortunately is overlooked outside of the Empordà, so now's your chance.

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Sant Martí

Jin Da Le

On the top floor of the Diagonal Mar shopping centre is this restaurante that specialises in Japanese and Korean dishes, including curries, noodles, and some decent sushi.

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Diagonal Mar i el Front Marítim del Poblenou

Boo Beach Club

Boo is a spectacular beach club that functions as a restaurant with a Mediterranean-inspired menu, and as a bar that specialises in cocktails. They're closed only on Mondays and have a 24-hour kitchen.

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Sant Martí

Sagardi Diagonal Mar

The pintxos bar of this restaurant in the Diagonal Mar shopping centre is open every day, from very early to late at night, making it ideal for a quick pick-me-up.

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Diagonal Mar i el Front Marítim del Poblenou

Can Canyes

This bar-restaurant has an enviable location near the sea just in front of the Fòrum, and they do a daily fast-service bang-up lunch menu.

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Diagonal Mar i el Front Marítim del Poblenou

Ribs

Among the places to eat in the Diagonal Mar shopping centre is this spot that serves up whole grilled pork ribs and giant burgers. The kitchen is open all day.

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Diagonal Mar i el Front Marítim del Poblenou

And inside the festival...

Sifó BBQ

With experience in handling the catering for Barcelona's annual Grec cultural festival, these Argentinean kitchen aces take to Primavera Sound with burgers, chips and the most consistent chorizo sandwiches in the house.

Bouzu

This year a Japanese tapas restaurant is in the mix, so you can get a late-night energy boost with yakisoba noodles or warm up if the sea air brings a chill with some miso soup.

Thaira

You've been in training for your summer beach holidays, so why clog your arteries and pad your waistline now with pork and cheese sandwiches when you can eat a bit lighter with such dishes as vegetarian Vietnamese spring rolls or a good wok dish of chicken, veg and noodle or of tofu and veg.

Mediterranean Food

If you want to eat like the locals on a day out without leaving the premises, head for Mediterranean Food, where you'll find potato omelette sandwiches, Iberian ham sandwiches, gazpacho and 100% natural fruit juices. And the local favourite: doughnuts.

BoomBoomRest

Joy for the vegetarians this year as BoomBoomRest serves up various veggie burger options, seitan sandwiches, filling combo plates, and even Indian dishes.

Xurreria La Selva

You don't want to miss the action, but you need nourishment. Once again, La Xurreria La Selva, saves the day with its festival sandwiches, typical of everyday local fare: sausage, pork loin, bacon with cheese, blood sausage and paper cones of chips with ketchup.

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