Barcelona's Most Exciting and Eclectic Late-Night Restaurants

Although it takes some getting used to, Barcelona's late night dining is not to be missed. A meal in this city is more of a cultural experience than anything else, and if you really want to delve into the authenticity of Barcelona's culinary scene, then eat like the locals and make a reservation for 10pm (or later). Most restaurants don't open their doors until 8pm and that's for the early birds. If you want to blend in and eat with the locals, go for a drink at 8pm and try and hold out until 9pm or 9:30pm before sitting down to dine. Keep in mind Barcelona (and Spanish) meals usually take between 3-4 hours, so if you start at 9pm or 10pm you'll go well into the night. The majority of restaurants keep their kitchens open until after 12am and it's hard to find a place that will actually kick you out if you've overstayed your welcome. If you're still thirsty and hungry, you can usually order, if not hot plates than cold tapas, if the kitchen's closed. Once you've finished dining, if you still want to keep the night going, the clubs start opening around 1am, so you're right on time for the discos. 

There is always a line up outside Les Quinze Nits. Part of the Andilana Restaurant group, although this place can be slightly touristy, it's one of the tastiest Gothic Quarter restaurants. Their dishes have a Mediterranean and Catalan flare and...  Read More

A delicious new addition to Barcelona's brunch scene, Benedict is an American style brunch restaurant with an extensive menu and tasty food. With its mix of antique British and Indian decor, it's an open space, ideal for late weekend brunches or...  Read More

Andu Bar

Romantic, intimate and cozy, this dimly lit wine and tapas bar is tucked away on one of the Gothic Quarters' many side streets. Ideal for dates or a few drinks with friends, it's owned by a Canadian and the service is top notch and so is the...  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

A slice of Paris in the heart of Barcelona's Ciutate Vella, if you're in the mood for a french cafe/bistro, this is the place to go. Run by all French staff, this rustic, quaint and incredibly personable cafe acts as a restaurant as well as a...  Read More

Bar Mut

A trendy, upscale bar in the heart of the Exiample neighborhood. Bar Mut specializes in fresh, mouth watering seafood which it serves in an authentic setting atop barrels, which act as tables. They also have a variety of other delicious dishes...  Read More

Boca Grande

An excellent mix of Mediterranean and Catalan cuisine in a charming and elegant setting. Boca Grande is one of Barcelona's fastest rising 'IT' restaurants. It's a great place to throw private parties as they have an additional salon for large...  Read More

Old Town
El Salón

Charming, quaint and one of the only restaurants in Barcelona that takes reservations on their outdoor terrace, El Salon is a always a sure bet for out-of-towners, dates and intimate evenings amongst close friends. Featuring a mix of Catalan and...  Read More

OBE restaurant
Photo courtesy of Obe Restaurant

A trendy and cute Italian restaurant in the Born neighborhood, Obe has a vast Italian wine list and a delicious selection of pastas, meat, fish and antipasta cuisine. The restaurant is a new addition to Born's already thriving culinary scene and...  Read More

Agua Barcelona

It's hard to beat Agua's location. Situated directly along the boardwalk, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, not only is Agua one of the hottest restaurants in town, but it boasts fresh, eclectic seafood daily. As part of the trendy and...  Read More


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