Best Romantic Restaurants in Barcelona - UPDATED


Out of ideas for Sant Jordi, Valentine’s Day or any other romantic day such as anniversary? I have a made a list of my favorite romantic restaurants and bars in Barcelona, that are perfect for bringing your date!

Romantic Restaurants

Dessert at Xemei, Barcelona

Dessert at Xemei, Barcelona

Xemei - You can’t go wrong with Italian on Valentine’s Day, that’s just the way it is. Xemei has so much atmosphere, and it’s very cosy. The food is amazing and the staff is friendly. Sharing dishes and a dessert and having a couple of glasses of wine sets you back about 35-40 euros per person. Paseo de la Exposición 85.

Pepa Pla, Barcelona

Pepa Pla, Barcelona

Pepa Pla - It used to be a bookshop, and the owners have kept a lot of the old deco. The food is great, and do let the staff guide you, they are really good at picking interesting options. Read my review here. Make sure you try the interesting wines! Aribau 41. 

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Racó d’en Cesc - One of my favourite restaurants in Barcelona. Most tables are far from each other so you get plenty of privacy, and the tables are big so you don’t feel cramped. Their sommelier is amazing, and they bring you a BOOK with all of their wines (they also do beer pairings and have a huge set of beers available). The food is very local and very comforting. Read more here. Diputació 201.

Cellarer - These guys have a wine shop and now a bar too, where you can get MANY many wines by the glass (and half glass) and have something to eat too. Mallorca 211. 

Gula Bar, Barcelona

Gula Bar, Barcelona

Gula Bar - This cozy and cool bar was one of my favorite new openings last year, and it is lovely for a date! Their menu consists of many great dishes to share. Read my review here. Carrer del Doctor Rizal 20.

Can Recasens - Are you in the mood for love but also cheese? Go here. It’s an amazingly cosy space with many different rooms, candles everywhere, and a menu packed with cheeses in every form, cured meats, salads and good wines. The prices here are excellent. Rambla del Poblenou 102.

Sato I Tanaka - The door to this Japanese restaurant looks rather anonymous, and inside you will find a mere 15 seats, all along the bar that surrounds the talented chefs. Make sure you go for the tasting menus, it’s a wonderful experience. Read my review here. C/ Bruc 79.

Dessert at Sato I Tanaka, Barcelona

Dessert at Sato I Tanaka, Barcelona

La Vinateria del Call - A bit touristy, but very cosy. Go here for lots of good atmosphere, tapas and good wines. Carrer de Sant Domènec del Call 9.

Flax & Kale Passage Barcelona

Flax & Kale Passage - Didn’t see that one coming did ya? If you want something healthy but some atmosphere too, Flax & Kale Passage has a few booths where you can get some peace and quiet from the outside world. Sant Pere Més Alt 31-33.

La Carassa - These guys are experts on fondues, and it has the feeling of an Austrian ski cottage. Low ceiling beams, candles and hand-made lace table cloths. Brosolí 1.

Bar Mut- This place is tiny (and not the cheapest) but if you score a good seat you’re in for a treat. Wonderful dishes to share and great staff. Read more here. Pau Claris 192.

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Cozy Cocktail Bars

Les Gens Que J’Aime - Go through a tiny little door, down a narrow set of stairs and you are in a beautiful little bar with vintage furniture, jazz playing in the background and old photos on the wall. Go early so you get the best spot under the stairs. València 286.

33 by Santi Ortiz - Wonderful tiny little cocktail bar where you get VERY elaborated cocktails (for a good price). And a welcome drink! Av de Mistral 33. 

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Dr Stravinsky - In the Born you can find this crazy laboratory of a bar, the cocktails are very good and the deco very quirky. Read my review hereCarrer dels Mirallers, 5.

Collage - Fun cocktails in a quirky environment, here you can chill in a vintage sofa and indulge in colourful drinks. Carrer dels Consellers, 4

Want more inspiration for good cocktail bars? Here is my list of the best cocktail bars in Barcelona!

Looking for a Romantic Gift?

La Cava Cakery has adorable cupcakes and cute cava bottles to go with them. Ask for the Love Box and pair it with a cava of your choice! Read my review of La Cava Cakery here. You can also order them online!

Also check out:

El Pla

Le Cucine Mandarosso 


La Singular 

Ginette BCN

L'Escale Bistrot