Barcelona's Best Waterfront Dining with Gorgeous Seaside Views and Exceptional Food

One of the most picturesque places to dine in Barcelona, is along the boardwalk. Stretching from the W Hotel to Frank Gherry's famous fish and beyond, there is no lacking for seaside eateries in the city. From the chringuitos on the sand to the restaurants with a more birds eye view right across the boardwalk, Barcelona is rampant with delicious and beautiful dining locales.

And if you're in the mood to splurge, the hotels lining the beach are also excellent options for a seaside meal. Arola Restaurant at the Hotel Arts has a Michelin Star Chef and serves mouth watering dishes overlooking the beach. On the other side of the boardwalk sits the W with a host of restaurants underneath the hotel, as well as its famous Chiringuitos which sit on the water's edge. 

Seafood is the food of choice along the water, however if you're not a shell fish or paella fan not to worry. Most restaurants have a variety of options including extensive menus catering to all food types, including vegans, vegetarians and gluten free.

Some notable ones to consider include Santa Marta, which is affordable, fresh and has an excellent patio right by the water. Escriba, a bit farther down is also a well-known and exceptionally tasty restaurant near Bogatell beach. 



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 great restaurant with a killer patio, fresh salads, delicious pizzas and hearty hamburgers. Santa Marta always has a line, especially when the suns out, as it has one of the best patios in the city. Situated in Barceloneta beach, it's just a...  Read More



A join effort by Carles Abellan and Joan Escriba (of Xiringuito Escriba), La Guingueta is a more economical version of its higher end counterpart, Escriba. Situated directly on the beach, the food is top notch and delicious feating an array of...  Read More



Known as Xiringuito Escriba, this delicious seaside restaurant combines quality dining with mouth watering food. Founded in 1992 right around when the Olympics came to Barcelona, owner, Joan Escriba continued his enthusiasm for innovation in the...  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

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



A classic seafood restaurant, located along the water in Barcelona's, Barceloneta neighborhood. As you pass Salamanca you'll see the fresh catches of the day, displayed on ice outside the main restaurant doors. This is an oldie but a goodie,...  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



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


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