Barcelona's Tastiest Comfort Food and Coziest Restaurants

Although Barcelona is mainly known for its tapas, both the 'gastro and greasy' variety, there are still a few gems and unique hot spots if you're looking for a good old fashioned homestyle meal. The city is quickly adopting the Sunday (and weekday) brunch menu and with that comes new 'American Style' diners and restaurants all geared at serving locals, expats and tourists, delicious comfort food.

Whether it's paella to split amongst four or more, soup and salad incorporated into one of the daily 'menus' (set menu usually between 10-13 Euros served during lunch), or chicken and fries, restaurants are now adding 'tastes of home' into their line up.

The Gothic Quarter and Born neighborhoods in particular have several tasty 'feel good' options as do some of the surrounding neighborhoods such as Sarria and Sant Gervasi. These are more residential neighborhoods whose restaurants cater more to family style than some of the ones in the city center.

And don't be fooled by the tapas bars either. Although most of them sport small plates of food that don't necessarily convey comfort or homestyle, many places have daily specials that aren't on the menu and are constantly updating their repertoire to cater to tourists, especially in the Old City and the center. 



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



The Pasta Bar is one of the Gotico's most well known take out restaurants. Serving fresh and delicious Italian style Pasta, this is one of the Old City's best places for an authentic Italian dish either to stay or as take away. The small shop...  Read More

Marmalade Bar Restaurant Cocktails


Locals trek from all over the city to eat at Marmalade. Not only does it have an affordable and tasty lunch menu, but it has some of the best comfort food in town. Large, hamburgers, hearty salads and American Style breakfasts and brunch,...  Read More



This new delicious, homestyle cafe in Gracia sports a breakfast, brunch and lunch menu. Godot Cafe, situated right beside Plaza Del Sol and Plaza Rius Taulet, in the charming and very local neighborhood of Gracia, and it's fast becoming one of...  Read More



The recovery brunch is only one of Milk's strong selling points. Available daily until 4pm, this restaurant was one of the first in Barcelona to nail down the breakfast menu with their American style brunch. In addition to their delicious...  Read More

Sant Gervasi


The first kosher restaurant to hit Barcelona has opened to rave reviews. Delicias Kosher features a mix of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Fusion, all with a kosher flare. Situated in the more 'pijo' (posh) neighbohood of Barcelona, it's still...  Read More



Situated in the Born, Alsur's outdoor patio is perfect for summer afternoon brunches, or early evening cocktails. Their brunch menu is offered daily until 12pm and on the weekends it's served throughout the day. Along with their extensive brunch...  Read More



Finally a Barcelona restaurant that has mastered the brunch menu. Not only is Federal's classic decor, spacious setting and inviting ambiance selling points in themselves, but this Australian owned rustic three-story diner, restaurant and...  Read More

Teresa Carles


A vegetarian oasis on the edge of the Raval neighborhood, Teresa Carles serves fresh vegetables and fruits, authentic salads and even brunch. This is a comfortable, relaxing, very warm and inviting place to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and...  Read More



Tucked away in Plaza Sant Juss, Bliss is both a cozy coffee, tea and tapas joint as well as a thriving summer time venue due to it's great out door patio. The back room is full of plus couches and comfy chairs which makes it hard to leave and...  Read More


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