10 Best Barcelona Patios, Terazas and Outdoor Restaurants All over the City

You can't come to Barcelona without experiencing a meal on an amazing, sun soaked, romantic and charming patio. Whether you're in the Old City, Gracia or the Eixample neighborhood, Barcelona's outdoor dining options are tremendous. From small and quaint and hidden amongst the windy alleyways of the Gotico and Born, to the wide open spaces in Plaza Del Sol and Rius Taulet, to the posher ones on Enric Granados, the city is full of trendy, cool and fun places to dine outdoors. Since Barcelona's weather is quite temperate, most patios are open year round and many have outdoor heaters and blankets providing for an even more comfortable experience.

During the summer, during mid-day and the height of the heat, the parasols are perfect for a bit of shady relief. Most restaurants are flexible so if you're in need of shade and can't find a table with an umbrella, just ask as they might have a spare one in the back.

Most Barcelona teraza's don't take reservations, especially at night, so if you're craving an outdoor meal be sure to get there before the dinner rush (around 10pm in Spain). There are a few however that do reserve, such as El Salon and En Aparte. 

A slice of Paris in the heart of Barcelona's Ciutate Vella, if you're in the mood for a french cafe/bistro, this is the place to go. Run by all French staff, this rustic, quaint and incredibly personable cafe acts as a restaurant as well as a...  Read More

El Foro

A beef lover's paradise, El Foro cooks a mean Argentinean bife de chorizo and is one of the few places in Barcelona that knows how to make a steak 'poco hecho' (bloody rare). This lively, airy and spacious restaurant is excellent for dates,...  Read More


Featuring a mix of high quality Oriental and Mediterranean cuisine, Salero was established before the Born became trendy and is now one of the 'go to' hot spots for delicious food and fun evenings out on the town. Dim lighting and candlelit...  Read More

OBE restaurant
Photo courtesy of Obe Restaurant

A trendy and cute Italian restaurant in the Born neighborhood, Obe has a vast Italian wine list and a delicious selection of pastas, meat, fish and antipasta cuisine. The restaurant is a new addition to Born's already thriving culinary scene and...  Read More


It's hard to get more Catalan than Sol De Nit, located in Plaza Del Sol. This tiny restaurant has one of the best terraces, ideal for gawking at hippie Catalans, buskers, performers, runaway dogs and for sun tanning, especially during the...  Read More

Old Town
El Salón

The antique decor that adorns El Sal�n is simply charming, and the menu is equally impressive. It is based on a Catalan traditional menu, but it is colored with French influence. Dishes you should try include the seared tuna, lamb and...  Read More

Café de l'Acadèmia

Casually appointed with wicker chairs and walls of stone, this restaurant exudes a chic, rustic feel. Strains of classical music can be heard by diners feasting on new Catalan cuisine such as chicken brochette, quail with soy and sesame, and...  Read More

Tucked away in Plaza Sant Juss, Bliss is both a cozy coffee, tea and tapas joint as well as a thriving summer time venue due to it's great out door patio. The back room is full of plus couches and comfy chairs which makes it hard to leave and...  Read More

Tapas 24

One of the most well known Tapas joints in the city, Tapas 24 features high quality food with a greasy flare. Their menu is diverse with a variety of Spanish, Catalan and Mediterranean options. The restaurant itself is tiny with a few outdoor...  Read More

Tucked away in the Raval, in the gardens of the Old Hospital Santa Creu, El Jardi is a quaint and very charming outdoor tapas bar and restaurant. Ideal during the spring and summer, the restaurant serves fresh salads and tapas and also features...  Read More


Meet Sam Mednick

Sam’s passion for the sea and the mountains makes Barcelona the optimal living destination. 

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