Barcelona's Most Delicious Restaurants within a Short Stroll from the Cruise Port

If you only have time for a quick stop, close to the port, that doesn't mean you can't experience the best of what Barcelona has to offer when it comes to dining. The city's port restaurants are tasty with many of them catering to those looking for an authentic Spanish flare as well as a more international and Mediterranean feel. Since the port isn't far from the Old City, if you're willing to walk a few minutes you'll find a wide range of excellent lunch and dinner options in the Raval, Gothic Quarter and close to the Barceloneta neighborhood, all of which have great places to eat. And in the summer their terraces are ideal for a beautiful meal overlooking the port, the Ramblas or the sea.

As the port is also near Poble Sec neighborhood, this gives people a chance to eat in a lesser explored part of Barcelona. Poble Sec is one of the city's fastest up and coming 'barrios' and it has some fabulous hidden gems. The area is home to Ferran Adria's two newest restaurants, Tickets and 41 Degrees, thus welcoming a string of high quality and authentic establishments. 

So whether you have an hour or a day to delve into the city, you don't have to go far from the port in order to get a taste of Barcelona's culinary expertise. 



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

Old Town
El Salón


The antique decor that adorns El Sal�n is simply charming, and the menu is equally impressive. It is based on a Catalan traditional menu, but it is colored with French influence. Dishes you should try include the seared tuna, lamb and...  Read More

Port Vell-old Town


La Gavina is ideally situated along the sail boat port, just a short walk from the cruise port. Located in the restored, Palau Del Mar, building, it's a beautiful spot to enjoy dinner, especially on their large terrace. La Gavina also caters to...  Read More

Los Caracoles


Sight, smell and taste converge when you see the large wall of roasting chickens at one of Barcelona's most famous restaurants. Dine on incredible Catalan dishes of roasted meats, fresh fish dishes and snails. Los Caracoles is one of the city's...  Read More

Poblet Sec


Ferran Adria's newest addition to Barcelona's tapas scene, Tickets is a refreshing spin on gastro-tapas, offering delicious, innovative dishes in a fun and youthful locale. Tapas can be ordered a la carte or ask for their surprise menu where you...  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



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

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



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

El Xampanyet


A Barcelona Classic, El Xampanyet is a must try, at least for a few minutes as it's often hard to stand the crowds; which are plenty and always. This small, Barcelona tapas joint serves renowned champagne, mixed drinks and fresh and eclectic...  Read More


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