Eating in the Gothic Quarter – Barcelona

Eating in the Gothic Quarter - Barcelona

The Barri Gòtic, in the district of Ciutat Vella, is located between the Ramblas, Vía Laietana and the Paseo Colón and Plaza de Cataluña. Here you will find many restaurants and bars to enjoy the huge variety of food and drinks. Are you coming with us to discover the Gothic Quarter?

The Gothic Quarter is located above the rests of the old Roman Barcino. Along with the El Born, it forms the known as Old Town. This is the place where the medieval essence of the Catalan capital rests at. The small streets and the squares are full of bars, restaurants and places to have a drink that offer the tourists a gastronomic experience of great quality. This is one of the most visited regions of Barcelona, something that can be confirmed at the vermouth time, when the tapas bars are full of activity. This is the perfect moment to eat the Pa de Pagés Català, the Salchichón de Vic (sausage), both with I.G.P. and the Mongeta del Ganxet with D.O.P..

When eating in the Gothic Quarter, there’s a great offer of places that are already familiar with dealing with the crows, and that also offer good prices. The surroundings of the Plaza Real are probably the best place to enjoy the gastronomic offer. But we must not forget about the Ramblas, the famous street that divides the Old Town from the neighborhood El Rava, whic also offers a lot of more touristy restaurants.

To complete your meal in Barcelona, enjoy some other great local quality products such as the wines with D.O. : Alella, Cataluña and Pla de Bages. Another option is a glass of Cava with D.O. The celebration of Sant Jordi can be the perfect occasion to discover everything there is to eat in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona.

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If you want to eat tapas in the Gothic Quarter, this is one of the best places in Barcelona to do so. This neighborhood is filled with small places, modern and traditional ones. We recommend the Sensi, Irati and Tapas Royale.

Sensi serves gourmet tapas, such as the patatas baravas. This is a small and intimate place. Irati is a Basque restaurant, perfect to have a beer and serve yourself from the tapas in the counter. Lastly, Tapas Royale also has an incredible tapas counter with a lot of variety. The paella dish is also delicious.

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Tapas Royale
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Bar Irati
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Bar Sensi

There are many options of places to eat in the Gothic Quarter. Los Caracoles is a family, ancient restaurant with a traditional look. It has many different dining rooms and also private spaces to enjoy a cuisine made with fresh seasonal ingredients. It offers a main menu and some other menus with special prices.

Another restaurant to eat in the Gothic Quarter is Els Quatre Gats, an ancient place which is very popular in Barcelona. The cuisine is based in the use of fresh and quality products, with which traditional dishes are made. Some of those dishes are the meats and fish from the Mediterranean coast.

Pitarra is a restaurant located in the house where the famous Catalan theater writer that has the same name lived. Most of the decoration from the house was devoted to this dramatist. They have a market cuisine based on the Catalan tradition and specialized in the seasonal hunt products.

The restaurant Melic del Gòtic is another popular place from the Gothic Quarter.  This is an establishment where the grilled meats are the main specialty and the ingredients are also of a great quality.

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Restaurante Pitarra
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Restaurante Els Quatre Gats
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Restaurante Melic del Gòtic

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