This trendy Mexican restaurant serves some of the best tacos in town, as well as feisty micheladas – a classic Mexican drink made with beer and spicy tomato juice – to help wash it down. El Pachuco is a small restaurant with just a few tables available, so be prepared to nudge your way in and wait for a corner on which to perch. But it’s well worth the effort because in addition to being one of the city’s best Mexican restaurants, it’s also a popular hangout with the cool crowds of the Raval who love to come here for a late-night bite.
El Pachuco, Carrer de Sant Pau, 110, Barcelona, Spain, +34 931 79 68 05
There are times when nothing will do for a midnight snack other than a big warm slice of pizza. And when one such time does fall upon you, it’s good to know where you can go to get the real good stuff (we’re not talking about that slice of cardboard pre-cut pizza you can buy on any street corner). One of Poble Sec’s many culinary institutions, the Pizza del Sortidor is the place to go for freshly made, wood-fired pizza.
Pizza del Sortidor, Carrer de Blasco de Garay, 46, Barcelona, Spain, +34 931 73 04 90
This is one of those places that not many people will have heard of, but precisely because it doesn’t want everyone knowing about it. This hip hangout is located in the top end of Eixample, just before entering Gracià, and is fast becoming one of the city’s best kept secrets. With an atmosphere akin to that a private gentleman’s club, but with a much more modern decor and edgy vibe, Boca Grande is open late serving fresh food and tasty cocktails. Not the place for messy late night feasts, this is a sophisticated venue where you can expect to bump shoulders with the city’s socialites.
Boca Grande, Passatge de la Concepció, 12, Barcelona, Spain, +34 934 67 51 49