If you’re on the hunt for the best paella in Barcelona, we’re here to help. While you might know that paella has its origins in Valencia, you don’t have to take a day trip down the coast to enjoy this traditional dish. There’s plenty of it in Barcelona – though Catalans may argue that their own rice dishes, which you’ll find on menus as ‘arròs’ rather than ‘paella’, are even better than their more famous cousins. What’s the difference? Mainly it’s that they’re a bit more brothy, but they’re just as delicious, so be sure you don’t pass them over in your quest for an official paella. You can definitely find both in Barcelona, and we’ve tried more than our share of each in our quest to find the city’s best rice dishes. So, ready to take a well-deserved break from ticking off all those amazing bucket-list things to do? Here’s where to fill up.
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