As a coastal city and the hub of the country’s fishing traditions, Barcelona takes full advantage of the fruits of the Mediterranean Sea. Its fishing port sees the daily arrival of fresh fish and seafood, much of which is purchased directly by Barcelona’s restaurants which ensures reliably fresh produce of the highest quality.
Grilled, crumbed, marinated or in paellas or fideuás; the seafood on offer is abundant and extremely appetizing. Upon ordering in a restaurant, it is often possible to choose your meal directly from specialized aquariums on public display.
To help you orientate yourself in this area, Knowing Barcelona offers a selection of the best seafood restaurants in the city where you will receive excellent service and enjoy the exquisite flavours of the Mediterranean Sea.
One of the most well-known restaurants, situated just a stone’s throw away from the Passeig de Gràcia, is Botafumeiro. Other awesome restaurants are Salamanca, La Mar Salada and La Paradeta. These are just a few of a long list of establishments that stay true to their slogan “del mar a la mesa” (from the sea to the table).