Welcome to Barcelona Food Experience!
I'm Maria. I'm from Finland, and I moved from that freaking cold and dark country to Barcelona eleven years ago. I fell in love with the city, I fell in love with the food, and I fell in love with a Catalan man (who is now my husband). There is no turning back now..!
So I love to eat. When I'm not eating I think about what I'll be eating next. Or which restaurant to visit in the weekend (or maybe tomorrow...). I haven't been to all restaurants in the city, not even close, because there are thousands of them and new ones keep popping up every day. But I'm working my way through them as fast as I can..! I'm that annoying person who doesn't let anybody eat before I've taken a picture (usually many). I'm also that super annoying person who stands up at my table in restaurant to get that perfect angle of all the dishes on the table. So sorry about that. But somebody's gotta do it!
Here in Barcelona Food Experience, my little corner of the universe, I'm gathering all the places I love. If there's some place you think is missing please let me know, because maybe I haven't been there yet. The reviews here are completely subjective but I try to avoid negative comments about restaurants, so if I didn't like the place I haven't included it here. It's by no means a complete list of restaurants, just a place where I gather my favorites.
Here you can find my favorite restaurants for brunching, for drinking, for splurging, for eating where the locals eat, you name it. I also have a section of my favorite restaurants in different neighborhoods (check the Neighbourhoods category). And obviously I have a blog! There I'm writing down all kinds of food related stories. Oh, and there's a travel section too! If you like what you see here about Barcelona then you might like the places I've visited in Tokyo, New York, Berlin or elsewhere.
So what is a good restaurant in my humble opinion? It's a place where I get friendly service and tasty food that's not too expensive. And it needs to have that little something. Maybe it's the atmosphere. Maybe it's the obvious love that the chef puts in each dish that goes out from the kitchen. Maybe it's the great conversation I can have with my dinner companion. Sometimes it's authenticity that does it for me. Sometimes it's all the healthy options on the menu.
If you have questions, suggestions or just want to send me a love letter then please do so!