No other neighborhood in Barcelona has as many seafood restaurants as Barceloneta. With many of them lining the boardwalk, giving way onto gorgeous seaside views of the Mediterranean, there are plenty of places to try fried shrimp, fresh mussels, octopus and clams amongst several other mouth watering dishes. An excellent place for paella is Can Majo. This family-run restaurant has been around for years and is a neighborhood and city staple when it comes to perfecting the art of paella.
Although tapas bars are abundant throughout the city, since Barceloneta was once an old fisherman town, it has preserved many of its local watering holes; ones that were popular before being discovered by tourists. If you're looking to experience the 'real' Barcelona, check out some greasy spoon tapas in either Jai Cai or La Bombeta, two neighborhood hot spots for die hard locals and rustic yet delicious food.
Barceloneta's Best Restaurants