7 Of The Classiest Mediterranean Fine-Dining Restaurants In Barcelona

Uncover the elegant side of Barcelona at these seven Mediterranean fine-dining restaurants.

These seven fine-dining establishments offer a wide variety of flavors, creativity, and sophistication that reflect the city’s culinary diversity. From historic charm to avant-garde creations, each Mediterranean restaurant on this list boosts Barcelona’s reputation as a gastronomic paradise full of Mediterranean flair.

 

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7 Portes

Pg. d'Isabel II, 14, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Since 1836, 7 Portes has been serving up traditional Catalan dishes in a lively atmosphere. Here, travelers can find modern dishes that can’t be found almost anywhere else, which will delight connoisseurs. Certain dishes are meant to be shared, such as Paella Parellada and Zarzuela, a seafood stew. All desserts are made-to-order by experienced pastry chefs. Travelers can also take a look at an art gallery displayed throughout the dining area, displaying pieces from distinguished artists such as Picasso.

Disfrutar

C. de Villarroel, 163, L'Eixample, 08036 Barcelona, Spain

Established in 2014, Disfrutar is a culinary gem located in the Eixample neighborhood and a short walk from the Ninot Market. The interior is designed with Barcelona’s history in mind, using Mironian-colored ceramic and wrought iron to mimic a small fishing village. This Michelin-starred restaurant was founded by three former El Bulli chefs. Disfrutar offers an avant-garde approach to Catalan cuisine, presenting diners with a visually stunning and creative tasting menu. Its dedication to innovation has earned it a well-deserved place among Barcelona’s top fine-dining establishments.

Disfrutar
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Botafumeiro

C/ Gran de Gràcia, 81, Gràcia, 08012 Barcelona, Spain

Nestled in the Vila de Gràcia district, Botafumeiro is recognized for serving up unbeatable seafood dishes. Open since 1975, this upscale restaurant has been a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Chef and owner, Moncho Neira, focuses on respecting flavors already found in its fresh seafood and simply enhancing it with the right amount of seasonings. The elegant ambiance and impeccable service contribute to the its reputation as a go-to destination for a sophisticated and indulgent dining experience.

Osmosis

Carrer d'Aribau, 100, Primera Planta, L'Eixample, 08036 Barcelona, Spain

Also situated in the charming neighborhood of l’Eixample, Osmosis is a hidden gem which captivates foodies with intimate setting and rotating tasting menus. This Catalonian restaurant, led by Chef John Ordóñez, offers a gastronomic journey that infuses avant-garde techniques with traditional flavors. Osmosis’ commitment to seasonal and local ingredients ensures that each dish is a reflection of the region’s culinary diversity. To discover more about Catalan cuisine, check out these 8 classic Catalan restaurants in Barcelona.

Osmosis
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Carballeira Restaurant Barcelona

Carrer de la Reina Cristina, 3, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Travelers seeking a taste of authentic Galician seafood can rest assured that Carballeira offers the best of the best in Barcelona. Founded in 1944, this establishment offers everything from Galician clams to oysters. The interior is decorated to resemble a ship with a focus on wooden accents, making Carballeira a unique and memorable dining experience. The dining room can be reserved for special occasions or events. For more things to do in Barcelona, check out these 4 day trips.

Carballeira Restaurante
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Hisop

Passatge de Marimon, 9, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, 08021 Barcelona, Spain

Hisop is a Michelin-starred restaurant that exudes elegance and sophistication, tucked away in the Eixample district. Since 2001, Chef Oriol Ivern’s culinary creations have been mixing Catalan flavors with a contemporary twist. Hisop’s tasting menus offer a curated journey using only the finest ingredients, featuring dishes such as pickled veal hock with black trumpet and percebes and chanterelle blini with sea urchin. Don’t miss the tender picanha and chanterelle mushrooms or the roasted monkfish head with caviar.

Hisop
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Cañete (Bar Cañete)

Carrer de la Unió, 17, Ciutat Vella, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

Located in the heart of El Raval, Cañete is a bustling and vibrant restaurant combining a lively atmosphere with exceptional culinary craftsmanship. The establishment is proud to only use fresh seafood from Catalan fish markets and locally grown vegetables. Make sure to try the boquerones fritos, gambas al ajillo, and las berenjenas fritas cordobesas a la miel. The energetic ambiance and lively open kitchen create a convivial atmosphere that complements its bold and flavorful dishes.

Canete
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Natalia Guerra

Contributing Editor

Natalia Guerra was born in Miami and comes from a Cuban background. Aside from her passion for travel writing and culinary arts, she also loves to step out of her comfort zone to live life to the fullest. Her lifestyle is being a digital nomad, working remotely as she travels the world one city at a time. Her favorite country has been Spain for its beautiful architecture and food, which reminds her of her Cuban culture.

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