Tapas, sangria and paella. Need I say more?
Barcelona is an incredible city, not only for it’s bustling nightlife and endless supply of things to do but also for it’s insatiable food. I think many of you will agree with me when I say that food is one of life’s great joys so when I travel, I do my research and try and find some cafes and restaurants that will be worth spending my hard-earned cash on (is there anything worse than an unsatisfying meal?!). Here were 3 restaurants and cafes that left a lasting impression on me and are well worth checking out. Barcelona’s best eats? I’ve got you covered.
Located in the heart of Passeig de Graćia, El Nationale classes itself as a restaurant that caters to everyones needs. Think of it as a food court, only much nicer. Whether you’re after delectable cocktails, fresh seafood or pasta cooked to perfection, El Nationale has you covered. Even if you’re not hungry, it’s definitely worth popping in to have a drink or a gelato and admire the high-ceilinged, greenhouse-esq style interiors. And don’t worry, it won’t break the bank.
If tapas and sangria are more your thing (and let’s face it, it’s most peoples thing) Casa Lolea is a must visit. Their famous own brand sangria is mouth-wateringly good and comes in a variety of fruity flavours. Their extensive range of tapas are mini works of art and are equally as delicious. Reservations are essential, so remember to book if you don’t want to miss out!
Brunch & Cake
I’ve saved the best for last because this place is jaw-droopingly insane (and I don’t drop words like that around willy-nilly). Serving a wide range of vegetarian and vegan options, Brunch & Cake is not to be missed. Every meal is organically sourced when possible and carefully prepared. When I say I’ve never seen food so beautiful and taste equally as amazing, I mean it. The quinoa burger (pictured) was a particular highlight. In case you have no idea what you’re looking at, let me break it down for you: the burger is surrounded by a pumpkin salad and the little ice cream on top is in fact hummus and a cone-shaped cracker. IN SANE.
Do you have any food recommendations for when you’re visiting Barcelona? I’m always looking for more so leave them in the comments section below. Happy eating!