There's a lot to see on foot in Barcelona. You won't starve visually, but with all that walking you might want to refuel in some of our favourite places.


Fancy splitting a carafe of white sangria and a pan of seafood with black rice paella? If so, there's only one place to head to. The portions are generous and the sparkling, tropical sangria, packed with fresh and juicy fruit is reputed to be the best in Barcelona.

L’Arrosseria Xàtiva

Get ready to tuck in like a proper Spaniard. That means eating ''cullereta'' style, straight from the paella pan with a wooden spoon. The menu in this cosy restaurant is rustic yet extensive - you won't leave here hungry, that's for sure.

Bacoa Universitat

Sometimes you just want a burger. Well, when that's the case and the urge strikes you, in Barcelona there is no better place than Bacoa Universitat. The Australian owner, Brad Ainsworth probably has a degree in burgers! There's a huge selection with a wealth of toppings, but most of all they're gourmet and gorgeous.

Quimet I Quimet

The food is fresh and nothing is fried. This lively bodega dishes up unique and exquisite montaditos, mojamas, delicious, stinky cheese and a mind-blowing array of transparent jellies, pickles and chestnuts. They'll even let you have a little taster plate if you can't decide on one thing. Bear in mind it's so popular it is standing room only.


If eating every meal in restaurants gets a bit pricey, Apat will save the day. It offers delicious, good quality fresh food that's also easy on your budget. Mainly Catalan dishes, but you will find some Italian favourites have sneaked onto the menu too