The Best Places for Seafood in Barcelona
Discover the best the Balearic Sea has to offer at these top spots for seafood in Barcelona.
Barcelona, with its prime Mediterranean location, offers a variety of great seafood restaurants, from upscale dining to more casual local favorites. In this guide, we will highlight some of the best seafood restaurants in Barcelona, based on recommendations from World of Mouth Experts such as Bruna Amendola and Pam Pichaya.
So why don't you try the seasonal seafood cooked on the grill or plancha at Ultramarinos Marín, classic Catalan dishes in a casual setting at Bisavis or one of the other great Barcelona seafood places down below.
Ultramarinos Marín serves seasonal seafood and fish, prepared on the grill and plancha, as well as its house-made charcuterie. The establishment provides a friendly ambiance with simple, well-cooked dishes, offering an engaging dining experience. The restaurant emphasizes on the use of fresh, seasonal produce and traditional Spanish home cooking, making it a popular choice for those seeking authentic, flavorful dishes.
Market Inspired seafood and more! Very friendly ambience with fun and engaging serving. Food is as delicious as it can get! Very fresh seafood. Our favourite was Gamba Vermrlla.
Estimar is a seafood restaurant known for its inventive dishes crafted by the renowned Chef Rafa Zafra. The menu is a testament to the chef's expertise in seafood, offering a variety of dishes, each prepared with high quality local ingredients and cooked to perfection on the heart of the kitchen, the grill. Visitors consistently recommend the tomato salad, fried potatoes, and the outstanding seafood selection, all of which contribute to making Estimar a top-notch dining experience.
Fine dining seafood restaurant in the heart of Barcelona.High quality local ingredients processed in a simple way. Open kitchen and visibly fresh fish. The grill is the heart of the kitchen and you can feel it in every portion. Excellent wine list. A tasty experience to do if you are spending some days in Barcellona for a quick lunch or long and quiet dinner.
Bisavis is a small, intimate restaurant that focuses on high-quality ingredients and simple, delicious cooking. The restaurant is known for its flexible dining approach, offering dishes like Burrata with olive oil, caviar and sea urchin, or Hake kokotxas with pil-pil sauce. With a wide selection of wines and a chef who personally takes care of every aspect of the experience, Bisavis is a place for those who appreciate a relaxed, ingredient-driven culinary experience.
One of our favorite counters serving produce driven dishes and great wines.Bisavis is probably one of the restaurants we mention most often on this page, and this is because we want to come every time we are in Barcelona. The reasons for that are many, first of all, counters are our favorite way of experiencing a restaurant, then, you’re always guaranteed to have a great time with Eduard, and of course, we adore the food here. And regarding the wines, you are guaranteed to drink interesting wines and learn about them, given Eduard’s great passion for the subject.Now, focusing on what we ate, we had the following:* Cuttlefish, truffled egg yolk and Iberian pork jowl.* Picanha, sea urchin & balsamic vinegar.* Bonito (aged for 1 week), sea urchin & pesto.* Blood sausage from Perol & baby cuttlefish.* Blood sausage & prawns from Arenys.* Scallop & sobrassada.* “Tear drop” peas from Maresme & shaved truffle.* Sweetbread & caviar.* Panna cotta & caviar.There are dishes that are served on every visit, some times with a small twist, but then there are also always some new dishes, which is a perfect combo given we often miss specific dishes and also always like to try some new ones. Every single dish is always delicious, but in the case the cuttlefish with Iberian pork jowl was our favorite dish.The wine selection was great as well, and what we love is that we always get to try so many different ones by the glass which most places would only serve by the bottle.Definitely on of our favorite places in the city!
Lluritu is a casual seafood restaurant in Gracia, known for its simple, daily-changing menu. The eatery is popular for its fresh, expertly cooked seafood including grilled calamari, shrimp, scallops, clams, and a standout smoked eel salad. With a lively atmosphere, a marble counter, a wall menu featuring daily specials, and a selection of fine wines and local beers, Lluritu offers a refreshing seafood dining experience.
One of my favourite seafood tapas bars, without the tourist crowds, in Gracia.Lluritu is that seafood tapas bar we all dream of for our Barcelona trip, with a marble counter, and a menu on the wall with daily specials written on the tiles. Excellent fresh seafood, order the grilled calamar, shrimp, scallops, clams and the tomato and smoked eel salad. Also fish grilled or fried on the plancha. And those olives with anchovy filling with a glass of ice cold sherry, beer or white wine! Nice service, too. The other restaurant, Lluritu 2, is a few blocks away and has a similar menu but a modern interior.
Besta Barcelona is a seafood restaurant that creatively merges the culinary traditions of Catalonia and Galicia. Known for its fresh and innovative dishes influenced by the Atlantic and Mediterranean, the establishment boasts a varied dining format, including counter dining, large tables, and high stools. With a warm and casual interior, it's an ideal spot for any occasion, offering a seasonal menu crafted by Galician chef Manuel Núñez and his team.
Fresh, innovative and never the same - Atlantic and Mediterranean influenced dishes with amazing service! Friendly and knowledgeable service. Interesting wine list with beautiful Atlantic whites and Catalonian reds. A mix of dining formats - counter dining, large tables and high stools. Warm and casual interior. Perfect for an occasion or date night
Botafumeiro, a classic seafood institution since 1975, offers a traditional setting with a charming ambiance. It's known for its opulent tiered seafood plates, great paella, and calamari cooked with a generous pinch of chili. The restaurant, nestled in a high-end neighborhood, is popular for its excellent cuisine and wine list, attracting a diverse crowd from ladies in their family diamonds to nouveau riche with LV shopping bags.
Where old money meets nouveau riche. Atmospheric place where ladies in their family diamonds and nouveau riches with LV shopping bags sit next to each other. Opulent tiered seafood plates, champagne in silver coolers, well aged waiters in their tuxedos; transparent jamon and tomato bread, great paella, calamari cooked with a generous pinch of chili and much more.
Cal Pep is a renowned tapas restaurant, serving Spain's finest tapas since 1989. This bustling local hotspot is known for its lively atmosphere and knowledgeable staff, offering a variety of seafood and other dishes, particularly those with shells like clams, razor clams, prawns, and eggs. The restaurant prides itself on its fresh, seasonal ingredients, prepared simply to enhance their flavors, and served in a way that encourages sharing and enjoyment, akin to the tapas style.
Buzzy local tapas and seafood bar - this place is a must when in BarcelonaLively and great atmosphere, funny waitstaff with great local knowledge and attitudeUser friendly beverage offering with great local favouritesOrder anything with a shell - clams, razor clams, prawns, eggs
Rías de Galicia is a seafood restaurant with a modern twist on Galician cuisine. The establishment offers a classic and creative menu, featuring the finest seasonal seafood, served in a simple yet immaculate way. With an elegant decor and an extensive wine list, this restaurant has been serving customers for over 30 years, showcasing the best of the sea in traditional and modern dishes.
The number one address for traditional high end seafood in Barcelona. It prides itself on the finest seasonal seafood and you can see that it is executed in a simple yet immaculate way. If you have the finest produce then there is not much you should add.
Koy Shunka is a fusion restaurant where Mediterranean ingredients are skillfully combined with Japanese techniques. The establishment offers two menus that feature fresh ingredients and are crafted with respect for Japanese culinary traditions. The experience is highlighted by the additional treats prepared by sushi chefs, which add a burst of freshness to the perfectly formed plates.
Faultless Japanese multi course delightI visited on a Sunday lunchtime and was suitably blown away by a perfectly formed kaiseki style journey. Super fresh Mediterranean ingredients meet Japanese respect and technique to create possibly the best Japanese dining experience I’ve experienced outside of Japan. A choice of 2 menus deliver headline ingredients but with added bonus treats from the hands of the sushi chefs adding mouth popping freshness around the perfectly formed plates.
Velissima is an Italian restaurant situated by the new port of Barcelona, offering a dynamic atmosphere particularly during the summer. The establishment is known for its good food and a lively, party-like vibe during the summer weekends. Designed by Lázaro Rosa-Violán, Velissima captures the beauty of the Amalfi Coast and the magic of 'La Dolce Vita', offering a new concept of Italian gastronomic experience by the Mediterranean.
Cool Italian restaurant by the new port. A cool Italian restaurant surrounded by boats in the new harbour. Good food, dynamic atmosphere especially in the summer time. Party like feeling during the summer week-ends.
Floreria Atlantico Barcelona is a well-known speakeasy-style restaurant that specializes in cocktails and seafood tapas. Inspired by the underwater world, it provides an immersive atmosphere that makes you feel as if you're dining under the sea. As the underground counterpart of Braseria Atlantico, it's a must-visit for both food and drink enthusiasts.
From The expert Tatto Giovanonni , Floreria Atlantico just landed in Barcelona! As a great speaky easy Cocktails and sea food tapas , located in the heart of ciudad comtal , Floreria is the underground of braseria atlantico. You can feel as if you were under the see
Dos Palillos is a renowned Asian-Mediterranean fusion restaurant, led by the former El Bulli executive chef, Albert Raurich, and his wife Tamae, who curates the exceptional sake and wine offerings. The restaurant operates with a tasting menu, ensuring a variety of flavors for the guests, while the sake bar offers a more concise menu. If you're interested in experiencing a blend of Asian and Mediterranean cuisines, curated by a former El Bulli chef, Dos Palillos is worth a visit.
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