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Food and restaurants in El Poble-sec, Barcelona

Top restaurants

Tapas Restaurant
“Cheerful street with a wide variety of bars and terraces to enjoy tapas and pintxos at a good price. In the area there are different music bars where to continue the night, such as Mau Mau, Plataforma or Apolo”
  • 184 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Packed to the rafters with dusty bottles of wine, this classic but minuscule bar makes up for in tapas what it lacks in space. The specialities are 'conservas' (shellfish preserved in tins), which aren't always to non-Spanish tastes, but the 'montaditos' (sculpted tapas served on bread) are spectacular. Try salmon sashimi with cream cheese, honey and soy, or cod, passata and black olive pâté. Get there early for any chance of a surface on which to put your drink.”
  • 135 locals recommend
Paella Restaurant
“Nice seafood with fabulous see views! expensive but it worth it! Always with reservation.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Best and cheap selection of pinchos, 20-30min wait for a table outside but worth the wait”
  • 31 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“One of the best Italian Restaurant in the area. If you want pasta or pizza, this is the place where you have to go!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“The Colombo twins (‘xemei’ means ‘twins’ in Venetian) have bewitched the most demanding fans of Italian cuisine, especially that of their Venice, their hometown. Theirs is a lovely trattoria with a very warm and friendly bohemian atmosphere. Dive in to the best of Venetian cuisine, starting with fegato alla veneta (Venetian-style liver), followed by black spaghetti (it's because of the squid ink, of course). ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
“El Cañota is a Galicia-inspired seafood tapas bar, and great for kids ! It comes with good references. It’s the younger brother of the renowned Rías de Galicia, one of the greatest Galician restaurants in the city and the country. El Cañota serves the traditional dishes: fried fish and seafood, patatas bravas, Galician octopus, ensaladilla rusa, draught beer and wine. All of it top-quality, and in a laid-back venue that’s perfect for a celebratory meal, or for dinner after Teatre Lliure, Mercat de les Flors and BTM, which are all nearby.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Beautiful old modernist restaurant (1908) located on a pretty square (plaza del Surtidor) . They serve tapas and Catalan inspired cuisine. Informal and good value.”
  • 22 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“The best carrot cake in Barcelona. It is also the second best carrot cake in Barcelona!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“This is one of my favourite place in Carrer Blai to make breakfast. They are italian but they found a great mix with spanish flavours. I recommend this place if you like coffee and cakes”
  • 4 locals recommend
Store
“Ideal sandwich stop before climbing up to Montjuic! Everything is home made and delicious. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Good for coffee and a sandwich in the centre of Poble Sec and very near my flat.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Local eatery with a menu for 10 euro. Try "merluza" and "tuna salad" as the first dish. Lovely service and mostly local people. No fancy, down to earth, mama-style cuisine. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
Coffee Shop
  • 1 local recommends

Bakeries

Bakery
“Excellent bakery, very good quality, highly recommend it! Up across the street from the bakery, there is a small fruit and vegetal shop which has high quality fruits, a cheaper option is further down the sam street.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
“The best carrot cake in Barcelona. It is also the second best carrot cake in Barcelona!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bakery
“Best homemade bakery in Barcelona; awesome bread, muffins, croissants . Best options is you wanna take away breakfast.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Good for coffee and a sandwich in the centre of Poble Sec and very near my flat.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“Just a normal supermarket, where you'll find everything you need for a reasonable price. If you need something, buy it here. And please, avoid small supermarkets. They are not just expensive, but they may make some tricks with your credit card...”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends