There is no doubt, that Barcelona is one of the finest tourist destinations in the world. With wine that flows and the most mouth-watering paella dishes, this city can definitely be described as a flavoursome one.
Many restaurants and cafés tend to take more of a traditional route in the meals that they serve, with a few in between that break traditions and have chosen to take more of a vibrant and cultural route in the Spanish culinary world.
Chef-owner, Rafa Pena has carefully designed this exquisite menu to coincide with the beautifully styled new restaurant, Rilke. Inspired by a vintage feel with antique touches, this spot gives way for a truly unique Spanish dining experience.
The street food culture is rising to its fame in the avant-garde city. Gringa is the permanent home for the team behind the food truck, Eureka, which is known for its mouth-watering worthy sandwiches. From tacos to juicy burgers, this hip cafe comes alive in the evenings with its neon lights and jukebox of funky tunes.
Having been around for a while, this casual wine-bar has become a trendy spot for the foodie crowd. A selection of wines from across Europe paired with grilled sweetbreads, locally caught fish and dishes in which vegetables are the star ingredient - the menu and vibe at Gresca is one to test and treasure.
Frankie Gallo Cha Cha Cha
Perhaps not what you would expect, but this Italian restaurant was named one of Forbes '10 Coolest Places to Eat in 2018. Frankie Gallo Cha Cha Cha is a buzzing pizza joint with laid back service, classic signature pizzas, and very creative feel.
Describing themselves as 'the best vibe of a place designed for chaos' this spot is sure to bring a bit of entertainment on your night out on the town.
Little Fern Cafe
If a casual brunch and a cold-pressed juice is more up your alley, then Little Fern Cafe is the perfect spot for you. Signature coffees and its light-filled atmosphere, this cafe has a great combination of people, food and music. Brunches include freshly baked banana bread, organic acai bowls, and breakfast burritos.
Bistrot Levante is a contemporary middle eastern bar with a European flair. This stylish eatery offers a menu packed with exotic flavours and homemade dishes. Favourites such as the baked egg dish, shakshuka, and flatbreads with hummus and zaatar, will get those taste buds tingling.
So, when heading to Barcelona make sure to make a list of both traditional restaurants and the few that have a vibrant twist. A city that is well known for its cuisine, make sure that you get to experience all that it has to offer with its unique flavours.