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The best places to eat and drink in Barcelona, reviewed anonymously

Michelin-starred restaurants
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Michelin-starred restaurants

Save up your euros and enjoy a truly exquisite dining experience

Cheap eats
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Cheap eats

Time Out's top places to eat on a budget in the Catalan capital

Barcelona's best tapas bars
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Barcelona's best tapas bars

Where to go for the ultimate in Catalan and Spanish tapas

Let's do brunch
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Let's do brunch

From hangover cures to fancy breakfast feasts, these spots are tops for brunch

Ramen in Barcelona
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Ramen in Barcelona

Get in on the local ramen boom at these restaurants. Get your chopsticks and spoons ready!

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Alkimia
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Alkimia

A modern gastro restaurant where the dining experience is anything but boring

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Koku Kitchen Buns
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Koku Kitchen Buns

These Asian sandwiches are taking Barcelona by storm

UMA/NOBOOK
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UMA/NOBOOK

Sample 14 dishes of strictly seasonal cuisine that the chef calls 'intense and daring'

Xerta
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Xerta

Barcelona haute cuisine that uses raw materials and recipes from the Delta d'Ebre

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5 romantic restaurants

Casa Xica
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Casa Xica

There's a saying in Spanish that translates roughly to 'Small house, big heart', and the owners of Casa Xica (which means Small House in Catalan), Marc and Raquel must have very big hearts indeed. The easiest way to describe what they do is to call it fusion cooking. But that term has become so overused, and in their case it's more of a compilation of tastes they've learned in faraway lands with their own touch added to tempt even the fussiest of diners. Take, for example, the tabbouleh: it's delicious, healthy, made from local ingredients and enhanced with fish practically taken right from the sea. Casa Xica provides that little push you might need on your date to make the all-important first move.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Wagokoro
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Wagokoro

Kenia Nakamura and Anna Peray go hand in hand in this welcoming space where 'kaiseki' rules. This Japanese cooking concept varies throughout the year depending on the season and you’ll find the essence of the product on every plate. The pair have developed a harmonious menu, one that is thoughtful, aesthetic, ceremonial, and stripped of any pretentions. It’s not only a gastronomic project but a life project. 

El Pla
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El Pla

Passing by El Pla you'll see that it's a romantic spot by definition. As you make your way amid the dark and narrow streets of the Barri Gòtic, the scene is being set for your arrival into this restaurant with exquisite low light and an informal yet elegant decor that pairs perfectly with the cuisine. The wines and desserts also go well with the starters and mains, and they're outstanding. El Pla has been open for two decades now, and the work of chef Andrew Smith has lifted it to an especially sweet spot, with dishes charged with flavour and creativity, like the grilled carrot carpaccio withelderflower and horseradish.

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Users say
1 out of 5 stars
Le Cucine Mandarosso
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Le Cucine Mandarosso

It's great for lunch, sure, but dinner at Le Cucine Mandarosso with a friend or family member might be a bit strange. Because the ambience emanates an intangible intimate and cosy quality that's just right for a romantic date. It's all subtle, casual, with retro furniture, and products and books on the shelves that line the walls. Plus the Italian cuisine itself raises the bar on sensuality. If your dinner date still isn't clear on your intentions, Le Cucine will help you out in that capacity. A word of warning (or advice): the burrata cheese can make you lose all your inhibitions.

Users say
5 out of 5 stars
Torre d'Alta Mar
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Torre d'Alta Mar

In the game of seduction and coupling, the element of surprise and a certain blast of excitement can mark a turning point in a relationship. You could meet your partner at the door wearing just sexy underwear and a rose between your teeth. But inviting your sweetheart to a restaurant inside the tower of a funicular could win you even more points, given that it's a frivolous whimsy of sorts in itself. This is when you're ready to bring out all the heavy artillery to say: 'I'm starving, but I'll sell a kidney for you to have a stunning meal.'

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Tapas
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Tapas

There are menus listing tempting tapas just about everywhere you turn in the Catalan capital

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Creative cuisine

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Asian cuisine

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Seafood

From the sea to your plate. Enjoy the freshest products in these selected restaurants

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Hamburgers

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