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 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 or smothering the seafood in lemon juice, 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 noteworthy dishes is their fine, grilled cockles prepared with a subtle touch of curry. Another is their king crab, which already comes shel
Whether you are looking for a place to eat after spending the day at the various beach locations in Barcelona or want to have a meal while looking out at the sea, you will not want to miss these top restaurants just steps away from the sand and waves. From a restaurant run by pastry chefs to a seafood heaven with a terrace overlooking the sea, there is something for everyone near the beach. Be sure to check out the kid-friendly meals offered at the local restaurants after a family day at the beach or go for a relaxing walk on the beach after dancing the night away at a near by club. You won't want to skip out on some of the freshest seafood dishes in the area.