Time Out says
We can all appreciate a good view, especially when it's off the coast of the Mediterranean sea. In Blue Spot's case, you get a 360º panorama of Barcelona. Its uniqueness, though, comes from the fact that you see it from the perspective of the very entrance of the harbour. Truly a remarkable site, you get an unparalleled view of the city. On the eighth floor of the Ocean building, the restaurant is on a terrace complete with a creative cocktail lounge, which is essentially the cherry on top. The venue itself was designed by renown Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld.
When it comes to the kitchen, which was invested in by the one and only Pisha (Piqué and Shakira, that is), Blue Spot strays away from heavy seasoning, and instead prides itself in serving its food a bit more au naturel. "The idea is not to touch the seafood too much. They are tastes directly from the grilled fish or shellfish, but we add our special touch", explains Tiago Bonacina, the Blue Spot director. This restaurant, he continues, "is not a place to replete oneself, it is a place to try an excellent product, which is wild caught, and locally sourced from Barceloneta fish markets or small vendors".
On the menu, you will find a long list of dishes from starters, meats, fish, soups, pastas and rice, each as enticing as the last. One of their signature dishes is their fine, grilled cockles prepared with a subtle touch of curry. Another is their king crab, which already comes shelled, that you can enjoy with prawn soup sauce. Also worth trying is their soft shell crab burger.
The two grills behind the bar preside over the restaurant: the robata for the fish - notably their navajas (Spanish razor clams) and turbot - and a charcoal oven that smokes the meat. Don't miss their rice either. Their chanterelles mushroom and shrimp rice dish, which gravitates between dry and honeyed, is absolutely rich in taste and, in the opinion of some goers, the establishment's pièce de résistance. Though the place might be a bit cher, it's worth exploring their delectable menu and treating your palate to an array of flavours. Rest assured, you'll leave with a satisfied belly and soul.
Passeig de Joan de Borbó, 101
|Transport:||Barceloneta (M: L4)|
|Opening hours:||Daily 1pm to 4pm & 6pm to 3am. Mon. & Sun. until midnight|