5 unusual restaurants in Barcelona you wouldn’t want to miss
If you happen to be a food lover and looking for some new, unusual tasty experiences in Barcelona, then this article is written for YOU! Here is our top five list of places, some will tickle your gourmet senses, some will please your wallets, but all of them will pleasantly surprise you in one way or the other.
1. Torre d’Alta Mar
Barcelona, 360º Gastronomics
The restaurant crowns the old port cable´s tower, designed and built by Carles Buigas in 1929, because of the Barcelona´s Universal Exhibition.
This place offers an incredible view on all Barcelona and the port. It is elevated at 75m of altitude and you can savor traditional Mediterranean food in a prestigious place. You can find several types of meals, elaborated with special attention to guests.
If you want to eat in a luxury place and discover Barcelona’s view, you have found the right place!
Here is the location: Passeig Joan de Borbó 88, 08039, Torre Telefèric Port Vell
2. Cerveceria de 100 montaditos
Are you looking for a place where you can eat good food at a better than affordable price? This place is for you!
You can find this bar all over Spain, since it has a huge success. As the name suggests, they serve 100 combinations of different bread types with a lot of various ingredients.
Each little sandwich will not cost you more than 2€ and on Sunday and Wednesday you can have everything for only 1€. Don’t worry if you have missed these days, on Monday all items on the menu are for 50 cents! It will also be place of preference for beer lovers, since not only montaditos (sandwiches) have such a great value, but beer is also greatly priced.
Why don’t you see for yourself? Here you can find an official video of the bar that shows you its ambiance.
And here are principal locations: Plaza Urquinaona 1, bajo / Rambla Catalunya, 11 / Aribau, 242 / Avinguda del Paralel 69 / Avinguda Río de Janeiro 42 (Heron City) / Carrer de Potosí, 2 (La Maquinista) / Rambla de Poblenou, 76
3. Mercado de La Boqueria
“At the Boqueria people eat, shop and gossip together doing what the Spanish excel at, living life well and enjoying a sense of community.” (Thomasina Miers, Chef at the Wahaka Restaurant in London)
Located near Las Ramblas, this famous market offers you a lot of things: fruits, vegetables, fresh meat and seafood and other typical Spanish food or tapas. It is not a restaurant by definition, however, you would be able to find yourself a place to sit, while tasting amazing foods and enjoying the moment with friends.
You wouldn’t want to miss this amazing Spanish place!
The location: Rambla, 91, 08002
4. Barcelona Cooking Classes
Just near the Boqueria market, you can have the possibility to learn all the secrets of cooking delicious Catalan food. A professional chef will teach you his or her own amazing recipes.
You don’t need to be an expert in food preparation, you can simply come with your family, friends and have a fun time. Before the class, you have an opportunity to have a guided tour in the Boqueria market.
Fans of food would be able to bring home their delicious masterpieces and impress friends and families with their tasty creations.
Besides, Barcelona Cooking Classes offers you their new tapas tours. As the name suggests, the tour will take you to enjoy the true tapas with Spanish guides.
This little video will present you their offers.
Do not forget to register yourself on their website, before going! Here you can have all the additional information you need http://www.barcelonacooking.net/
Location: La Rambla, 58, ppal 2 (2nd floor), 08002
5. Dans le noir
(More than a restaurant, a human and sensorial experience)
Already present in Paris, London and Saint Petersburg, this restaurant offers its clients original and unique concept. Diner is taking place in a completely dark room, without a hint of light. In order to avoid the mess that is very likely to happen when you lose one of the most important senses – vision, during the meal you would be linked to a blind person. This person will take care of you, guide you, serve you food and even lead your way to the bathroom, if needed. To make your sensations even more intense, you will not know what you are eating. At the end you will be proposed to guess what you have eaten and to meet people with whom you ate.
More than a restaurant, it is an experience of a person without a sight, a tremendous escalation of other senses and it can be also a really fun time!
If you need more information, here is the website: http://barcelona.danslenoir.com/index.en.html
The location: Passeig de Picasso, 10, 08003