Barcelona, Spain -- Tapas, Sangria, Paella!

Barcelona, Spain — Tapas, Sangria, Paella!

Barcelona is such an amazing city — So much delicious food, interesting history, and fun adventures!

Ciudad Comdal Tapas Sampler

Ciudad Comdal Tapas Sampler — Croquettes, Prawns, Fried Calamari, Roasted Peppers, and Clams!

I’ve included some of my restaurant recommendations below — If you only have a short stopover in Barcelona, make sure go to Ciudad Condal and Bar Pinotxo!

Tapas, Sangria, Paella, Vino Blanco…




Ciudad Condal  — Tapas and Sangria

Tapas and Sangria! They’re open late and if there is a long wait for tables, you can snag some drinks and tapas at the bar or waiting area while waiting! Great tapas and good selection! I think I came here 3x during my Barcelona trip.
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Bar Pinotxo in the Mercat de la Boqueria — Fresh seafood and a more casual experience to tour the marketplace
This is a bar/shop in the Mercat de la Boqueria which serves really fresh foods that can be found within the market. It’s owner-run and operated (you’ll see him wearing a funny little vest), I enjoyed their seafood / fish tapas with a glass of vino blanco! Plus, you can buy some foie gras at the marketplace.
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La Gavina
 — Paella 
I enjoyed La Gavina for squid ink paella and their seafood paella with my mom and sister, it’s near a lot of the museums and certain seats in the restaurant have a view of the harbor.
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EscribaMacaroons, espresso, hot chocolate, cakes
Great for a snack or pastries — Escriba is the Spanish version of Laduree and walking distance from Mercat de la Boqueria! It’s in a pretty mosaic building and the desserts are great with afternoon tea. I still prefer Laduree, but it was very fun to try the Spanish competitor!
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Bar LoboCafe, good for small plates like patatas bravas
I came here per recommendation by the Le Meridien hotel front desk staff who was very helpful at selecting food places, this was walking distance from the center of the city, affordable prices, and comfortable atmosphere.
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