When it comes to food Italy and France tend to hog the spotlight, but Spain deserves serious accolades for its culinary scene – and Barcelona in particular. The capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, Barcelona is famous for Mediterranean-inspired dishes that incorporate seafood and salty meats. This city does not fly under the radar when it comes to gastronomy either: 30 Barcelona restaurants have been awarded Michelin stars.
If you’re visiting Barcelona, you will probably want to try paella and jamon Iberico, and experience the city’s legendary tapas bars. With its cathedrals, passionate football culture, and iconic architecture, there’s so much to explore in Barcelona. Even the parks in Barcelona are some of the best in Spain. But tasting as much delicious Catalonian food should be at the top of your list. Here are the essential Barcelona restaurants to try on your next trip.