Eating in Barcelona

John and I visited Barcelona in April 2017.

Since we rented a car, we chose to stay in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, a municipality to the immediate southwest of Barcelona.

We enjoyed having the rental car for Day Trips, but for exploring the city, the Barcelona Metro was the way to go. It is quick, cheap, and easy to navigate.


You probably know by now how much we love to dig into the local cuisine on our trips.

Well, Barcelona was no exception.

There may have been more eating and drinking than sightseeing, but no one is here to judge, right?

Barcelona

Without further ado, here are some of my restaurant recommendations for Barcelona and L’Hospitalet.

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Barcelona

aQistoi

aQistoi is a quirky, casual spot with really good empanadas. The vibe sort of feels like you’re visiting a friend’s home. They are also known for having the best sangria in Barcelona.

Address: Carrer de Girona, 94, Barcelona
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:30 am – 11:00 pm; Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Phone: +34 931 40 33 50

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El Pintxo de Petritxol

El Pintxo de Petritxol is the place for pintxo. Sit at the bar and eat to your heart’s desire. The cost is based on how many sticks you collect.

Address: C/ Petritxol Nº9, Barcelona
Hours:  Daily: 11 am – midnight
Phone: +34 93 016 98 66

Barcelona

Barcelona

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Ciudad Condal aka Ciutat Comtal

Ciudad Condal is the place for tapas! The restaurant is always crowded but try to snag a seat at the bar. It’s worth the wait.

Address: Rambla de Catalunya, 18, Barcelona
Hours:  Daily 8am-1:30am
Phone: +34 93 016 98 66

Barcelona

Barcelona

Barcelona

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Pollo Rico

Pollo Rico is SUPER casual and comfortingly simple. The is the perfect place to escape the tourists and eat lunch with the locals. Order the rotisserie chicken (a must) and sit at the counter.

Address: Carrer de Sant Pau, 31, Barcelona
Hours: Daily 12:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Phone: +34 934 41 31 84

Barcelona

Barcelona
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El Diagonal Bar

El Diagonal is a corner bar located a couple of blocks from La Sagrada Familia. This is a fun stop for a beer, coffee, and snacks.

Address: Avinguda Diagonal, 310, Barcelona
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8AM–6PM, Friday 8AM–5PM, Closed Saturday & Sunday
Phone: +34 934 59 40 60

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L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

Restaurante Casa Varela

Just go. Casa Varela serves exceptional traditional Spanish cuisine and is very popular with the locals. The paella was outstanding!

Address: Blas Fernandez Lirola, 82, 08902 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Hours: Monday 7am-4pm, Tuesday-Thursday 7am-11pm, Friday-Saturday 7am-1am
Phone: +34 934 31 92 05

Barcelona

Barcelona
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Pizze&Delizie

Pizze&Delizie is a quaint neighborhood pizzeria offering authentic wood fired pizza.

Address: Rambla de la Marina, 54, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 7pm, also lunch Friday-Sunday from 1-4pm
Phone: +34 932 63 76 56

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LaPepa Restaurante

We went to LaPepa for a cup of coffee and a light snack, but the menu was so inviting that we ended up with wine and a 3-course lunch. They offer everything from salads to croquettes to deer ragout.

Address: Plaça Europa 17-19, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-12am, Saturday 1-5pm and 9pm-2am
Phone: +34 932 59 03 80

Barcelona

Barcelona
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I know you’ll have as much fun eating your way through Barcelona as we did.

¡Buen Provecho!

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