The 7 Best Restaurants in La Barceloneta, Barcelona

La Barceloneta| © Ingus Kruklitis/Shutterstock
La Barceloneta| © Ingus Kruklitis/Shutterstock
Photo of Rebecca Wilkinson
9 February 2017

La Barceloneta is a triangular area of land covering the ports, harbor, and beautiful beaches of Barcelona. Behind the seafront, this area features narrow streets and was once the home of fisherman and tradesmen. Now one of the most popular areas of Barcelona, there is a surplus of fantastic restaurants, many specializing in the freshest and most delicious seafood. Here we list 10 of the best restaurants in this charming area.

Restaurante Barceloneta

Established in 1996, Restaurante Barceloneta serves dishes of unbeatable quality specializing in Catalonian and Mediterranean seafood cuisine. Alongside the constantly evolving, traditional yet innovative dishes, guests can enjoy the spectacular views of the Barcelona seafront and the marina area of the Port whilst sampling some of Barcelona’s finest seafood. If the top-of-the-range food wasn’t enough, guests can enjoy the restaurant’s excellent selection of wines from around the world. With diverse and rich dishes and wines, Restaurante Barceloneta is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser..

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Arenal Restaurant

Restaurant, Mediterranean, $$$
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Located on the beach of La Barceloneta, Arenal Restaurant offers guests mouthwatering dishes based on the best seafood recipes, as well as the best of everything else! Just a short walk away from the city center, guests can enjoy the relaxed and quiet atmosphere of the restaurant, with the sea and the sand as the perfect background to a delicious Mediterranean themed meal. Arenal Restaurant offers a spacious and accommodating interior which reflects the beauty of the sun, sand and sea which can be found just outside its doors.

Torre d'Alta Mar

Restaurant, Mediterranean, $$$
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Old cable way in Barcelona, The Teleferico Barcelona
Old cable way in Barcelona, The Teleferico Barcelona | © Vlastimil Vojacek/Shutterstock
Crowning the old port’s cable car tower, Tower de San Sebastian, Torre d’Alta Mar has stood in place since 1929. At 75 meters above sea level, Torre d’Alta Mar offers unrivaled 360 degree sea and city views, as well as the chance for guests to arrive by cable car. Serving a range of Mediterranean dishes with specialties ranging from fine fish and meat to caviar, and always using fresh and extremely high quality local produce, the restaurant boasts high quality and memorable cuisine. Featuring cutting-edge decor and a cosmopolitan atmosphere, this restaurant offers guests an impressive and unique dining experience.


Restaurant, Spanish, $$$
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Owned by the famous Tragaluz group, a group responsible for a range of popular restaurants in Barcelona, Agua is certainly no exception to their widespread success. A favorite for its laid-back atmosphere, as well as its spectacular split-level dining room boasting beautiful sea views, guests can enjoy typical Mediterranean dishes, including the popular seafood paella, as well as meat dishes and salads. As well as the spectacular interior, guests who book early enough can get a spot on the luxurious sandy terrace.

El Vaso de Oro

Bar, Restaurant, Spanish, Mediterranean, European, Wine, Cocktails, Beer, Pub Grub, $$$
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A perfect place to start the evening, this long and narrow restaurant prides itself on its buzzing atmosphere and great entertainment. In addition to the standard delicious tapas, they serve heavy meat dishes such as steak with liver paté, and other popular dishes. This unique and popular bar opens onto the street, giving guests the chance to enjoy a delicious meal in a bustling daytime or balmy nighttime atmosphere. As well as an excellent food menu, featuring both simple favorites to elaborate new additions, guests can also choose from one of the restaurant’s homemade beers. With a cosmopolitan and typically Barcelonian atmosphere, El Vaso de Oro will not disappoint for guests wanting a fun and authentic taste of Spain.

Restaurante Can Ros

Restaurant, Seafood, Spanish, Mediterranean, European, $$$
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A rathe rustic paella
A rathe rustic paella | © Elizabeth K. Joseph

This family run restaurant is one of the oldest in Barcelona, serving as a wine shop as of 1911, and serving tapas from the 1950s. Now serving traditional Catalan cuisine, still including tapas, but with a variety of seafood main dishes as well, this traditional and classy restaurant is famous for its authentic atmosphere. Featuring decor reminiscent of simpler times, Restaurante Can Ros stands by its long standing governing principle of freshly cooked food at decent prices. For a friendly, simple, and charming dining experience and a real taste of the simple Barcelona, this is a delightful place to eat and drink.


Restaurant, Seafood
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Jamón Ibérico de Bellota with Turkish fig, goat cheese crostini at Troquet
Jamón Ibérico de Bellota with Turkish fig, goat cheese crostini at Troquet | © Dale Cruse/Flickr
A fine example of Barcelona’s rich fishing history, Salamanca is one of the most typical restaurants in Barcelona and has served guests for around 30 years. Just minutes from the beach, with astonishing views that complete the dining experience, Salamanca is another restaurant famous for its fresh and flavorsome paellas, as well as its ‘jamón ibérico’. Chefs at Salamanca pride themselves on using the freshest of ingredients, producing the meat dishes from the livestock on the restaurant’s very own farm!