Barcelona's
restaurants for
local food

5 places

Cal Pep

Restaurant

Europe, Spain, Barcelona

We recommend Butifarra: A sausage, prepared using traditional methods from a mixture of finely chopped pork meat (leg, shoulder or loin and bacon fat) which is then seasoned with salt, pepper and other spices. It has a characteristic aroma of cooked pork, with a slightly spicy, salty flavor.

Can Cortada

Restaurant

Europe, Spain, Barcelona

We recommend Calçots: Long stemmed green onions, which are barbequed and then dipped into a garlic, tomato and almond sauce called Romesco. The Calçots season runs from January till March.

El Merendero de la Mari

Restaurant

Europe, Spain, Barcelona

We recommend Fideuà a la cassola: Very similar to a seafood paella but made with noodles instead of rice. The noodles have been cooked with fish and shellfish in a stock. It is served with a strong garlic mayonnaise called Alioli.

Tossa

Coffee Shop

Europe, Spain, Barcelona

We recommend Croquetas: A small breadcrumbed fried food roll. In most parts of the world these are made with mashed potatoes. In Spain however, bechamel is used, and they are often filled with ham, chicken or cod.

Xurreria

Bakery

We recommend Churros: Traditionally-made deepfried waffles or crullers consisting of dough of flour, salt and water. They have a slightly oily aroma, and crunchy texture. Traditionally, they are being dipped in hot chocolate.