Best Seafood in Barcelona - UPDATED
Considering we live right by the Mediterranean sea, we are bound to eat lots of seafood. I LOVE seafood! I could probably eat it every day for the rest of my life..! And being in Barcelona, of course there are lots of great seafood restaurants, with the freshest ingredients. Here are a few of the best seafood restaurants in Barcelona:
Atlantis Gastrobar - This tiny little hole-in-the-wall might be a bit hidden away, but once you find it you don’t want to leave. The focus here is seafood tapas. Read my review of Atlantis Gastrobar here. Carrer Marques de Campo Sagrado 12, Barcelona (Sant Antoni).
La Paradeta – one of my favorites indeed. A big table of fresh seafood where you pick market-fresh fish and seafood to be prepared for you. Not expensive, and great for when you want to stuff your face with lots of food. Read more here. Various locations, my favourite is on C/ Comercial 7, Born.
Marea Alta - If you are looking to celebrate something special, then Marea Alta is the place. The views at this restaurant are magnificent, you can see all of Barcelona from up here! They specialize in smoked and grilled seafood, it is somewhat pricey but definitely worth it for a special occasion. Read my review here. Avinguda de les Drassanes 6-8 (Raval).
Can Maño - This bar opens already at 8.15 in the morning, and the best time to go is before noon when it gets busy. Their sardines are famous. C/ Baluard 12, Barceloneta.
Lluritu - This bar/restaurant might be small, but it is bound to win your heart with its old-school kind of vibe. It's a humble place but the fish and seafood is very good, a lot of it made on the grill. Try the dried octopus, it might be one of the pricier items on the menu but it's worth every cent. C/ del Torrent de les Flors 71, Gracia.
Kiosko Universal – The Boqueria can be a bit overwhelming, but this is a great stop for good quality seafood. Mercat de la Boqueria, Raval.
Tunateca Balfegó - Ready for a very unique experience? Here the focus is on tuna, and they take it to amazing new levels. Keep an eye out for their special events such as the Kaitai, a Japanese tuna tradition. Avenida Diagonal 439, Eixample.
Casa Mari y Rufo - Small and unassuming, you could never believe the great dishes that come out of their kitchen. Their grilled octopus is the best I've ever had. Read more here. C/ de Freixures 11, Born.
Carballeira - Fresh Galician seafood on the Barceloneta. Their menu is filled with seafood classics, since 1944. Reina Cristina 3, Barceloneta.
Bar Electricitat - This very authentic bar in the Barceloneta is filled with charm. Wine barrels fill an entire wall, and you can pick and choose which one you would like to fill your glass with. C/ de Sant Carles 15, Barceloneta.
Estimar - A top-end restaurant for seafood. It might not be cheap but it’s worth every cent. C/ Sant Antoni dels Sombreres 3, Born.
Pez Vela - It might be a bit touristy, but the seafood paella is really good! Book a table in advance, and if weather permits make sure you get a table on the terrace with views over the sea. Read my post here. Passeig del Mare Nostrum 19-21, Barceloneta.
El Quim de la Boqueria - Is a visit to the Boqueria on your agenda? Make sure you grab lunch here, it's a true Barcelona classic and local top chefs come for tasty seafood tapas. Mercat de la Boqueria, La Rambla 91, Raval.