Ferran Adria and Jordi Vila are just two names amongst many, who draw self proclaimed foodies and culinary 'know-it-all's' from all corners of the world, to Catalonia. Barcelona's reputation as a gastronomic hub has flourished over the years and only continues to grow and make a name for itself as one of the greatest cities for innovative, creative and avant-garde cuisine. Whether you're looking for authentic hole in the wall joints full of character and culture, an informal and lively ambiance in a trendy downtown restaurant, or high quality tapas in an elegant and classy establishment, there is truly something for all tastes in Barcelona. Between the rustic Gothic Quarter, posher Born district to the often seedy Ravel in the Old City and into the more upscale Eixample district in the newer areas, Barcelona's restaurant scene is as eclectic as the people who inhabit and frequent it. A few notable places to consider are Montiel, 41 Degrees (if you can get tickets), Paco Meralgo, Pakta and Comerc 24. There is also a host of Michelin Star establishments in the city as well as just outside. The number one restaurant in the world, El Cellar Can Roca, is only an hour and a half away outside of Girona.