As well as being famous for sharing tapas across the dinner table, paella is another of Spain’s meal time favourites. With rice cooked in a large pan over an open fire, there are various takes on this classic way of cooking.
We’ve listed just 10 favourite places for eating paella, all within the city of Barcelona.
Whether it be the traditional paella or Spanish tapas then L’Arrosseria Xativa is a popular option. When it comes to the rice dishes though, they have almost 30 variations on the menu. If you’re in the Les Corts region, then this is the choice for you.
There may only be the 2 choices available, but there’s something special about Arume. Book a table and be taken on a culinary journey. If you want to try something else on the menu, then why not sample the paella as your starter.
The walls at Can Sole have evolved over the years, as diners continue to add photos and contribute framed artwork to the interior. First opening its doors over 100 years ago, Can Sole has remained true to its roots.
Known for being a cheap and cheerful alternative for some great tapas. Saumi are also able to provide a quick turnaround on their very paellas.
If you want to delve into the history books, then that’s exactly where 7 Portes have taken their inspiration. The family behind this coastal restaurant wanted to ensure they took recipes from throughout the ages. As such historic recipes have been passed down the generations, with the paella tasting as it was originally intended.
If you’re taking a walk along the seafront, keep an eye out for Cavamar, where you will have the freshest of seafood dishes imaginable.
La Mar Salada
The classic dish can often involve chicken and chorizo, but at La Mar Salada it is all about the seafood option. With a special menu specifically aimed at groups of 8 or more people, it should be no surprise that paella will be served on at least one of the options.
The Michelin starred chef Angel Pascua is behind the menu at Punx, an award received through endless hard work and dedication. It is indeed a prestigious and highly sourced badge of honour for the world’s top restaurants.
The staff at Elche stand proud over their rice dishes and who can blame them. Since the 1950’s they have become a highly reputable restaurant in the Sants-Montjuïc district.
El Suquet de l’Almirall
Sit outside in the terrace, that’s if you can get a seat. El Suquet de l’Almirall is popular all year round, but especially during those hot summer months. If you’re in Port Vell, then they are situated in a prime location and easy to find.
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