Barcelona's Tastiest and Freshest Seafood Restaurants in and around the City

Barcelona’s eclectic and diverse variety of underwater delicacies only adds to the city’s appeal as a hub for foodies and culinary gurus alike. Whether you feel like sharing paella, a bucket of fresh mussels, fried calamari or gambas (with or without the heads) there are infinite places to dine if you’re looking for night of seafood. With many of the more well known establishments lining the boardwalk, there are still plenty of restaurant options around the city, each with its own distinct flare and of course, special catch of the day. An important thing to note, is that other than a few select restaurants, Mondays don’t usually have a wide variety of fresh options. Since Sunday is a quieter day on the sea, many restaurants don’t even open on Monday and from the ones that do, they’re usually short a few items on the menu (or their fish isn’t as ‘fresh’ as it should be).

Some of the more well-known seafood restaurants are situated along the boardwalk with beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea. There are however, several more 'in-land' seafood gems, that are less touristy and have equally as delicious food. La Ciutadela restaurant, located on the edge of Park Ciutadela is one example. They have an outdoor terrace and delicious food. 

Els Pescadors


Situated in the up and coming Poblenou neighborhood, this original tavern, now turned high-end restaurant, has been serving the freshest seafood and highest quality dishes for years. If you're in the mood for dining in an elegant, chic...  Read More



A Barcelona classic, you can feel the history and authenticity from the moment you walk into the restaurant. Situated in Barceloneta, this sea side locale features a range of delicious seafood and Catalan dishes. This is an excellent fusion of...  Read More



A well known restaurant chain, Cal Pinxo is situated along the port, overlooking Barcelona's new Yacht scene. It sports a lovely terrace with fabulous service and an elegant yet unpretentious vibe. Specializing in seafood, the restaurant has a...  Read More

La Ciutadela


Quaint and charming, La Ciutadela is nestled in the Old City near Arc de Triomf and has an extremely diverse menu with a strong focus on serving fresh seafood daily. With two private dining rooms and a separate coffee area, you'll be treated...  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

La Paradeta


A self-service seafood lovers haven, La Paredeta is both romantic and unpretentious. Choose amongst a wide array of fresh and unique options which will then be served to you in an intimate and informal setting. There are several Paradetas...  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



An authentic mix of Catalan and Galician cuisine, this is one of Barcelona and Spain's most renowned restaurants. Featuring a modern, yet classic decor the food is of the highest quality with top-notch service in an elegant yet relaxed setting....  Read More



If you're looking for tasty seafood, exceptional paella and a host of options including vegan dishes, Barraca is the optimal choice. Overlooking the beach, floor to ceiling windows line the upper floor of this restaurant, providing for gorgeous...  Read More



A delicious seafood restaurant in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. Mariscco sets the bar high when it comes to its mouth watering mussels, paella and seafood platters. With excellent, and extremely attentive service its outdoor terrace is...  Read More


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