Barcelona's Best Group-Friendly Restaurants and Places to Dine with Friends

Barcelona's wide range of restaurants caters to private parties of two as well as larger groups of 10, 20, 30 and even more people. As long as you let them know in advance, most places, no matter how small, can usually find the space to accommodate larger groups either on their rooftop terrace, outdoor patio or in the middle of the restaurant by putting a few tables together. There are some establishments that specialize in bigger groups, and they're larger, airier and have more of an infrastructure to cater to more people effectively. The Old City, although spaces are smaller have some authentic restaurants which provide a charming and lively ambiance for groups. Montiel, in the Old City is quite small, however it's second floor is ideal for a group of about 10-15 people. La Pepita in the Eixample neighborhood is a family-run restaurant, also quite small however its back room can serve up to 15 people comfortably and this is a great place for bigger groups to dine. A few higher-end restaurants with good space include Speak Easy and the Academy which are connected to each other. It always pays to reserve in advance if you have a large group and ask if they have special menus which most restaurants do for parties of 10 or more. 

Paco Meralgo


Innovative tapas in the heart of the Eixample, Paco Meralgo's minimalist decor doesn't take away from its warm atmosphere and absolutely delicious food. It's fair to say that this restaurant has some of the most unique tapas in the city,...  Read More

La Pepita


A family owned and run, quaint tapas restaurant in the Eixample neighborhood, La Pepita has made quite a name for itself with its high quality food and understated, yet classy ambiance. The restaurant is tiny with a room at the back, which can...  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



An excellent gastro tapas bar in the Old City right near Arc De Triomf at the edge of the Born neighborhood. Elsa y Fred sports an early 1920's decor and provides an elegant understated vibe. It's a great place for a morning coffee and paper,...  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



Not only does this sleek yet rustic restaurant/bar sport a large breakfast menu, but it is one of few places in Barcelona to offer bagels as well. Situated in the up and coming Raval neighborhood in the Old City, Dostrece's brunch and lunch menu...  Read More



Mediterranean inspired cuisine with Spanish influence, this intimate and elegant restaurant is an excellent find in the heart of the Old City. Pla has an extensive menu including fish, meats, salads as well as seasonal specialties and mouth...  Read More



A hip, New York style gastro tapas bar in the heart of the Born neighborhood. Llamber is chic and trendy, set in a loft style setting with exposed brick and a mix of high top tables and regular seating. The restaurant prides itself on quality,...  Read More



Upscale wine bar and restaurant in the heart of the Eixample, Monvinic is for wine lovers and foodies. Featuring a selection of international and Spanish high quality wines, every day they open a selection of thirty wines from around the world,...  Read More



There are few Barcelona restaurants able to beat the charm, elegance and eclectic menu found at Montiel. Hidden on one of the narrow side streets in the Born, this small, two-story restaurant has mouth watering tapas, meats, starters and above...  Read More


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