Founded in 1903, Can Solé is one of the city’s classic seafood restaurants, with a selection of rice and fideuà dishes that is perhaps the most extensive in Barceloneta. Their great speciality is creamy rice, a dish that achieves its most sublime form when made with Norwegian king crab.
The city's seafront was ignored until 1992, when it underwent a massive transformation for the Olympics. Despite the initial resistance, it was wildly successful: the city now has seven kilometres of golden sands, running from the bustling Port Vell to the upscale Port Olímpic and beyond to the Fòrum. Inevitably, this is also where you'll find some of the city's best seafood restaurants.