Reader Tips On Where And What To Eat And See In Barcelona During ISE 2023 Week
January 11, 2023 by Dave Haynes
Some great responses have come in regarding a request for tips and what to see and do and, particularly, where to eat and drink in Barcelona, during ISE.
I wanted to compile a list for people, like me, who’ve not been to the city, and who just have a general sense that it is awesome and the food is great.
The most thorough list came from Guillermo Grau, Global Director of International Operations & Growth, for the Barcelona-based software and solutions provider Admira. I love getting locals’ tips because they genuinely know what’s good and what’s just there catering to tourists.
- Best tapas bar
- Best “Patatas Bravas”
- Best Lamb in a Gaudi venue
- Great tapas bar in the city centre
- Best quality/price
- Best omelettes
- Best street for having dinner and have some drinks
- Hotel Recommendation
- Best Digital Signage restaurant
Also from a local … Andres Roman of Sony
- Barceloneta (seafood, harbor)
C/ de l’Escar, 22 Moll dels Pescadors
phone +34 932 21 21 11
- URIBOU (Japanese)
C/de Regàs, 35, 08006 Sant Gervasi-Gracia
+34 687 00 25 85
- Reial Club Marítim (seafood, harbor)
Moll d’ Espanya, s/n
tel+ 34 932211775
- Arrosseria Xativa (meat)
C/de Bordeus, 35, 08029
phone +34 933226531
1881 per Sagardi (meat, terrace, harbor)
Pl.Pau de la Vila, 3, 08003
phone +34 932 21 00 50
- Casa Jordi (Catalan and French country style)
C/ Passatge de Marimon, 18, 08021
phone +34 932 00 11 18
- Can Travi Nou (Catalan, country style)
C/ Jorge Manrique, s/n, 08035
+34 934 28 03 01
- Roig Robí (catalan)
C/Sèneca, 20, 08006,
+34 932 18 92 22
And … from Jay Zimmerman, Senior Director of Business Development, who has been to Barcelona three times and loves the place …
https://sagradafamilia.org/ (Make a reservation)
Any of the Gaudi buildings in Barcelona. Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell were both designed by Gaudi. This one is also fantastic. https://www.casabatllo.es/
The Gothic Quarter is a great neighborhood for walking and restaurants. Visit the Cathedral in the Gothic. There’s a great little restaurant near the cathedral called La Cassola. Run by three sisters. Nothing fancy. Warm, homey, delicious food.
I personally have a pilgrimage planned to a bakery called Hoffman, which has croissants filled with mascarpone!!! … which will probably induce a cardiac episode, but at least I’ll die with a smile.
Description: CROISSANT DOUGH MADE WITH PREMIUM FRENCH BUTTER, FILLED WITH MASCARPONE CREAM, COATED WITH A THIN LAYER OF COFFEE ICING AND COCOA POWDER.
Industry veteran Brad Gleeson, who lives on the US West Coast, has been to Barcelona several times and put together this online map that locates some of his faves for dining and sightseeing:
This can be a rolling post – meaning I’ll add to it – if you also want to provide tips. I know lots of people who’ve been to the city, and always have opinions, so please send along! Email to email@example.com