Barcelona’s eclectic and diverse variety of underwater delicacies only adds to the city’s appeal as a hub for foodies and culinary gurus alike. Whether you feel like sharing paella, a bucket of fresh mussels, fried calamari or gambas (with or without the heads) there are infinite places to dine if you’re looking for night of seafood. With many of the more well known establishments lining the boardwalk, there are still plenty of restaurant options around the city, each with its own distinct flare and of course, special catch of the day. An important thing to note, is that other than a few select restaurants, Mondays don’t usually have a wide variety of fresh options. Since Sunday is a quieter day on the sea, many restaurants don’t even open on Monday and from the ones that do, they’re usually short a few items on the menu (or their fish isn’t as ‘fresh’ as it should be).
Some of the more well-known seafood restaurants are situated along the boardwalk with beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea. There are however, several more 'in-land' seafood gems, that are less touristy and have equally as delicious food. La Ciutadela restaurant, located on the edge of Park Ciutadela is one example. They have an outdoor terrace and delicious food.
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