What is it? One of the oldest and most authentic spots in town serving up traditional Catalan cuisine.
Why go? The food never disappoints, and you dine surrounded by artworks by great Catalan painters of the 20th century. You might disagree with our choice for Agut as the best restaurant in Barcelona, but you can't beat consistency in quality and flavour that's stood the test of time for over a century. If you want to experience true Catalan cuisine, this is it.
OCTOBER 2019: We value what’s older, established, experienced, and we praise what’s new, modern, exciting. So with this season’s update of the ‘best restaurants in Barcelona’, we’ve kept our favourite, Agut, in the top spot, as it never fails us, and you’ll also find we’ve added the likes of Casa Agustí and Windsor, the alpha and omega of traditional Catalan cuisine. But the winds out of south-east Asia are blowing with force in Barcelona, and this is evidenced by the addition of the phenomenal Last Monkey (which is well worth the prices). We haven’t forgotten the new major players in Catalan haute cuisine, either – the tiny Direkte Boqueria and the majestic Aürt are our latest faves, and they’re about to be yours too.
Welcome to the Time Out EAT List, our handpicked ‘best of’ Barcelona’s food scene. Tucking into Catalan cuisine is one of the best things to do in Barcelona, itself one of the world’s best cities when it comes to eating and drinking. The locals already know that, and so do the gastronomy pros who, year after year, award Barcelona restaurants with distinctions that must put the city among the world’s great gourmet capitals. The offer is varied, high-quality, monumental – from the neighbourhood tapas bar that’s been around for ever to the more than 20 restaurants boasting Michelin stars, as well as some stellar street food. Though it’s been quite the task, we’ve risen to the challenge and come up with a list of the 50 best restaurants in Barcelona, those with the most trusted menus among the multitude of hot tables in town. Pull up a chair, order a nice vintage, and enjoy!
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