Barcelona's Old Fisherman Village Features Some of the City's Best Restaurants

What's so unique to Barceloneta, is the mix of 'old man dive bars' juxtaposed beside trendy designer gastro bistros. It's a neighborhood that has 'hipsterfied' over the past five years, yet somehow been able to preserve it's locale flare. What used to be Barcelona's old Fisherman Village has evolved into a foodie's paradise along the beach. 

Not only are the chiringuitos (beach side restaurants) spicing things up with themed decors and a modern vibe, trendy new locales are springing up throughout the neighborhood shocking the locals who have been used to a more 'greasy spoon' tapas feel.

If you're into seafood there are some excellent restaurants, including Barraca and if you like salads, Santa Marta is one of the freshest places to eat with a variety of options including tasty pizzas.

Slightly outside of the Barceloneta area are some higher-end eateries, especially under the W Hotel and closer to Bogatell Beach where places like Escriba have made their mark. 

But food aside, Barceloneta is a wonderful neighborhood in which to stroll, browse and take in the essence of a Barcelona 'pueblo' (small town). No matter how many new restaurants take up shop in this seaside village, it'll always hold onto it's authentic style. 



A Barcelona classic, you can feel the history and authenticity from the moment you walk into the restaurant. Situated in Barceloneta, this sea side locale features a range of delicious seafood and Catalan dishes. This is an excellent fusion of...  Read More



Founded in 1968 this family run, beach side restaurant is a definite must. Known specifically for their delicious paella, Can Majo has an intimate outdoor patio overlooking the Mediterranean and is ideal during the summer. The owners pride...  Read More



Bright, airy and absolutely delicious, this is a Barcelona gem. Tucked away in Barceloneta, only a three-minute walk from the water, Segons Mercat prides itself on serving high quality tapas, especially when it comes to their fish and seafood....  Read More



Wok to Wok is an excellent take out choice, especially if you want to grab something by the beach and have a little 'beachnik'. With several shops around the city, one of their most popular is in Barceloneta, it's always packed and for good...  Read More



A classic seafood restaurant, located along the water in Barcelona's, Barceloneta neighborhood. As you pass Salamanca you'll see the fresh catches of the day, displayed on ice outside the main restaurant doors. This is an oldie but a goodie,...  Read More



A well known restaurant chain, Cal Pinxo is situated along the port, overlooking Barcelona's new Yacht scene. It sports a lovely terrace with fabulous service and an elegant yet unpretentious vibe. Specializing in seafood, the restaurant has a...  Read More



A great restaurant with a killer patio, fresh salads, delicious pizzas and hearty hamburgers. Santa Marta always has a line, especially when the suns out, as it has one of the best patios in the city. Situated in Barceloneta beach, it's just a...  Read More



If you're looking for tasty seafood, exceptional paella and a host of options including vegan dishes, Barraca is the optimal choice. Overlooking the beach, floor to ceiling windows line the upper floor of this restaurant, providing for gorgeous...  Read More



A fabulous, local, seaside restaurant with affordable, tasty food. Filferro's bread is from the Baluard bakery, just down the road in Barceloneta and attracts and liberal, avant-garde clientele. It's a tiny two-storey place with a cozy outdoor...  Read More



Fabulous cooking classes by a professional nutritionist and vegan cook. This is less of a traditional restaurant and more of a home experience plus cooking class, which ends in a three-course meal. Pabulum focuses on fresh, organic, local and in...  Read More


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