The 10 Best Restaurants In Sants-Montjuic, Barcelona

Photo of Rebecca Wilkinson
9 February 2017

Sants-Montjuïc lies in the southeast of Barcelona, and is a vibrant area where most attractions centre on the Parc de Montjuïc, an area complete with museums, a castle, Olympic facilities, and fantastic city views. There is also a selection of fantastic restaurants and bars to end a day of sightseeing. Here we explore 10 of the best restaurants in the area.

Montjuic | © Emily Allen/Flickr

Bangkok Café

Cafe, Restaurant, Thai, Spanish, $$$
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Bangkok Café is just one example of Barcelona’s love for international cuisine. Tucked away in a backstreet just minutes away from the Plaça del Centro metro, this hidden treasure features characteristic chalkboards full of recipes adorning the interior, as well as an array of surprising and delicious dishes. Guests can enjoy aromatic, home-made dishes, with a very useful spice rating on the menu. The fresh and lively atmosphere makes it a wonderful place to enjoy some top notch Thai cuisine and even Thai beer as a bit of an alternative to traditional Spanish cuisine.


Market, Restaurant, Mediterranean, Seafood, $$$
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Inside the dome of the shopping centre in the Plaza de Las Arenas lies Abrassame, a fantastic restaurant specializing in fish dishes and seafood. This fresh Mediterranean option boasts an extensive menu, as well as daily specials made from ingredients sourced from the daily fish market. Despite its popularity for its seafood, Abrassame also scores highly with its selection of meats, be they fried, baked, or grilled. On top of its flavorsome and unforgettable food, Abrassame boasts spectacular city views from its comfortable heated terrace. For a unique and special experience, the dishes here are cooked on view, making the preparation just as much a part of the experience as the dish itself.

El Xalet

Restaurant, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
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El Xalet
El Xalet | © Courtesy of El Xalet
Located in an idyllic setting on the Montjuïc hill, this spectacular restaurant boasts even more spectacular views of Barcelona, and is a modern and refined restaurant, with a calm and sophisticated atmosphere. With a menu boasting the best of Mediterranean and Catalan dishes, there is nowhere better than the panoramic terraces of El Xalet to sit and enjoy the views of the mind-blowing city of Barcelona, whilst enjoying its traditional cuisine. For a taste of tranquillity, escape, and luxury, El Xalet is the perfect location; surrounded by Montjuïc’s gardens, guests can relax in this oasis and enjoy the views notably from its unique revolving dining room.

The Tatami Room

Bar, Restaurant, Asian, Japanese, $$$
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The Tatami Room
The Tatami Room | © Courtesy of restaurant
Based on the concept of izakayas, almost the Japanese equivalent of tapas, The Tatami Room is perfect for those who love the idea of tapas, but would like to try a more innovative alternative. In a cosy basement bar, guests sit at sunken tables and tatami mats for a very relaxed and typically Japanese experience. Feast on shared plates of noodle and rice dishes, or sashimi and tempura. The famous formula of the Japanese noodles combining Iberian pork with chicken broth creates such a flavor and intensity that it keeps bringing people back for more.

The Nectari

Reflecting a clear balance between the creative and traditional cuisines, The Nectari boasts delicious dishes in a friendly and comfortable environment. Paying close attention to quality and creativity, dishes at the Nectari do not disappoint. Try the scallops with truffle and fish foam for something more unique, and don’t forget to save room for dessert. With coconut-infused creations from the head chef, amongst so much more, you’ll certainly find something to excite. Wash the unique flavors down with a wine from their extensive and extremely popular wine list.
Carrer de València, 28, Barcelona, Spain, +34 932 26 87 18

Zoologic Restaurant

Restaurant, Spanish, $$$
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Zoologic restaurant
Zoologic restaurant | © Courtesy of restaurant
Zoologic Restaurant, much like many other restaurants in the area, serves fantastic Mediterranean cuisine, but with a difference. The experience here will be an unforgettable one, with music, entertainment and karaoke accompanying the meal. The delicious food is combined with a cabaret-futuristic show which leaves the audience speechless and exhilarated. After the meal, guests can enjoy one of their tempting and creative cocktails whilst enjoying the rest of the entertainment on offer.

La Font de Prades

Restaurant, Mediterranean, Spanish, Healthy, $$$
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La Font de Prades
La Font de Prades | © Courtesy of restaurant
Part of the Poble Espanyol initiative, an open-air museum dedicated to the architecture of traditional towns, this restaurant has stood since 1969 and continues to offer traditional Catalan cuisine. Guests can enjoy delicious Catalan dishes made with the freshest of local produce, washed down with one of their many rich and tempting wines. All of this can be enjoyed in a rustic and comfortable atmosphere, in one of their private dining rooms if guests so wish. La Font de Prades also boasts a beautiful terrace on La Font square.

Blai 9

Restaurant, Tapas, Spanish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
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Known as one of the best tapas restaurants in the area, Blai 9 is run by a team of food professionals who are more than committed to offering high quality tapas in an original yet innovative form. Situated in the delightful Poble Sec, this charming restaurant fits nicely into the attractive and inviting street. For friendly and informal service, in a pleasant and welcoming environment, Blai 9 is a fantastic choice to enjoy some traditional tapas.


Forestier is a perfect place to enjoy mouth-watering cuisine made from the freshest of ingredients, whilst admiring the beautiful views of both the city and the sea. With a modern and classy interior to complement the contemporary dishes, guests can relax in this elegant and tranquil atmosphere, whilst sipping on various fine wines. Forestier is fortunate enough to be situated in the most stunning location, on the mountain of Montjuïc, and in the luxurious Hotel Miramar Barcelona, so it is no surprise that it radiates elegance and sophistication.
Plaça de Carlos Ibáñez, Barcelona, Spain, +34 932 81 16 00

Casa Regueira

The delightfully small and cosy Casa Regueira is located in a quiet street just off one of the main streets of the Sants-Montjuïc. Guests can sample the best flavors from the sea and the mountains in a range of seafood and meat dishes originating from Galicia and Brazil. With such an international and creative blend of cooking tradition and recipes, guests are sure to find something unique and tempting on the menu. On top of the creative and original dishes, guests can enjoy fine wines and traditional Spanish Sangria.
Carrer del Roser, 21, Barcelona, Spain, +34 934 43 85 99

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