They serve oysters of all kinds, sea urchins and other superb seafood to tempt you at this restaurant at the L’Illa shopping centre. They stay open late at night – that is, when the rest of the shops and restaurants are dark, this is the only spot open. or when the whole plant is dark, his is the only place open. The night guard on C/Constança has to open the door to the corridor for you and everything, like going on a hidden underground adventure.
In the wake of the success of the first MariscCo in the Eixample, they've opened another, more central, location. Though here there's a menu instead of the old ordering system of choosing your fish according to weight and prices on a blackboard, they still offer quality and affordable fish and seafood, and you can still see the fish on display. There's an added bonus of an excellent outdoor terrace, where you can eat without paying the usual terrace supplement.
More affordable seafood
This is considered to be one of the finest seafood restaurants in the city. Off the usual food circuits, Casa Castro serves dishes with the highest of standards. Their grilled prawns, barnacles, turbot and lobster are all sublime.
If you’re passing through Les Corts market, this is the place to eat: a stall specialising in seafood (they also own fish stalls here) where you can eat superb grilled fish, prawns and crayfish. Their squid in batter are also superlative, among the best in town.
Xavi Ribó, founder of Cavamar, brought his culinary wisdom to where the beloved Teatre Malic used to be. La Gambeta specialises in salt fish, and is known especially for its prawns, brought in daily from Barceloneta. Also good pastas and risottos.
This tastefully renovated eatery has become a magnet for seafood lovers, mainly owing to the quality of the raw materials (don’t leave without trying their prawns and squid). Great fish and seafood.
Tino Martínez, sailor and chef extraordinaire, has opened a unusual restaurant in Barcelona specialising in lobster: he has recovered the recipes of the lobster fishermen from the island of Tabarca, and he does so with a menu that includes lobster and rice cooked in the lobster stock.