If you’re planning a trip to Barcelona, you should also be planning where you’re going to be eating tapas and drinking sangria. The following guide shares my favourite places to eat and drink in Barcelona.

For Tapas


Ten’s

This place is on the classier, more modern side of tapas. The restaurant has a fine-dining feel to it and its menu reflects that. Prices range from €3.90- €16.20 for each tapas dish. The star of the night, for me, were the oysters. They are sold by the piece and you can choose from a few options of how you want it dressed. I opted for the Bloody Mary, the spicy tomato sauce complimented the salty oyster perfectly. I ordered one, and it was so good, that I ordered another, and then another.

Opening Hours: Daily: Lunch: 1:30pm -3:30pm. Dinner: 8:00pm – 12:00am.

Address: Carrer del Rec, 79, 08003 Barcelona.

Website: https://tensbarcelona.com/en/

El Chigre 1769

My friend was instructed to go here when in town and was told very specifically to order the octopus. It did not disappoint, it was delicious and oh-so tender. When paired with a crisp glass of Sauvignon Blanc, I would challenge anyone who says they don’t like octopus to tell me that it wasn’t delicious. However, my favourite thing on the menu was actually the spicy baby bombs with meat. They were like the perfect bite of your mother’s mashed potatoes and stew on a cold winters day. So rich and comforting!

Opening Hours: Weekdays: 1:00pm-5:00pm and 7:00pm- 11:45pm. Weekends and Holidays: 12:00pm-11:45pm

Address: Carrer Dels Sombreres 7, 08003 Barcelona.

Website: https://elchigre1769.com/en/

For Brunch


Picnic

This place was a little bit further away from things, and I actually struggled to find it. That aside, it does great brunch and more importantly Mimosas! It’s an aesthetic place, and it seemed to be feeding the neighbourhood hipsters. The menu offers options for every type of brunch lover. I ordered the pancakes, and the crispy crumb was what made this dish stand out. Washed down with a mimosa, it was a perfect brunch meal.

Opening Hours: Weekdays: 10:00am- 4:00pm. Weekends: 10:00am- 5:00pm

Address: Carrer del Comerç, 1, 08003 Barcelona.

Website: http://www.picnic-restaurant.com/

Brunch and Cake

This place has perfected insta-worthy brunch. Their aesthetic is ace, the menu is great and more importantly, their food DOES taste as good as it looks. Do be warned though you will have to queue if you want a table at the weekend. While you wait, you can take a look at their Instagram, it honestly has the most aesthetic brunch pics that you have ever seen. Their tagline is “In Grandmothers we trust” but I can’t imagine my grandmother ever making anything that aesthetically pleasing.

Opening Hours: Daily: 9:00am- 9:00pm

Address: Carrer d’Enric Granados, 19, 08007 Barcelona.

Website: https://brunchandcake.com/

For Drinks


Terraza Ayre at Ayre Rosellón Hotel

This place has a great view of Sagrada Familia Basilica (and those pesky cranes). It’s a hotel rooftop bar, but the prices of drinks are actually reasonable. Their food menu includes options for bar snacks, sandwiches, tapas, and desserts. 

Opening Hours: The Terrace: 10:00 am-12:00 am. Before 6pm, you can order a drink downstairs and take it up to the terrace. Rooftop Bar 6pm-10pm.

Address: Carrer del Rosselló, 390, 08025 Barcelona.

Website: https://www.ayrehoteles.com/hoteles/ayre-hotel-rosellon/terraza/

Yurbban Trafalgar

Another hotel rooftop bar, (Sorry not sorry but it’s always the best place to have a drink). This one is a great place to watch the sunset. It has reasonable prices (in rooftop bar standards) and live music every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm. What’s not to like?

Opening Hours: Sunday- Thursday: 12:30pm – 12:00am. Fridays and Saturdays: 12:30pm- 01:00am

Address: Trafalgar 30, 08010 Barcelona.

Website: https://www.yurbbantrafalgar.com/

Hope this guide helps you discover where to eat and drink in Barcelona. Let me know in the comments if you have any other recommendations!

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Áine is a qualified chef turned digital nomad and is the creator of Travel with Áine. She has been traveling around the world for the past few years and draws on past mistakes and experiences to create helpful and insightful travel guides.