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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

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“Most anyone in Barcelona has a love-hate relationship to Les Rambles. It's something of a must. On the street you'll find some markets, kiosks and tons of restaurants that fill up with tourists - in the high season, you're unlikely to see many locals at all. Despite this, it's still the main drag through the city and full all year round.”
  • 460 locals recommend
Café
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“In Spanish “granja” means farm, and in Barcelona a trip to Granja M. Viader means you’re in for a chocolate treat. At Granja M. Viader, guests can order up churros and melted chocolate, a classic Spanish treat. Granja M. Viader isn’t just a sweet shop. It’s also a historic site, dating back to the mid 1800s when it did in fact operate as a farm in Barcelona. If it’s a hot day and warm thick chocolate sounds too intense, try one of the milkshakes. They’re just as thick the melted chocolate but will still cool you off.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Place to shop
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“Famous central street runs from the north of the city to the sea. A lot of shops and restaurants.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“Though you may wait half an hour for a place to seat, this authentic Boqueria eating place has simple but well prepared dishes. The atmosphere is cool and we enjoyed our lunch very much. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Si pasas por el Mercat de la Boqueria no te dejes atraer por las paradas Take Away, acércate un poco más a los sabores locales, siéntate en la barra de la Cafetería Pinotxo y pide un café con leche y un tradicional Xuxo. // If you pass by the Mercat de la Boqueria, don't stay only in front of the Take Away shops, get closer to the local flavours, sit down at the bar of the Pinotxo Cafeteria and order a café con leche and a traditional Xuxo.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“Another beautiful design by the Tragaluz group offering simple fare in a lively and cosy atmosphere: dainty pizzas, chili con carne, chicken wings, burgers and so on. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“For eating typical "Tapas" (These are the restaurants where I ate well the day visited them of course this is my personal perception and can be differ from your point of view)”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“In its "Eating cool zone", you will be able to taste its Tapeo as well as its specialties in Crêpes or its menu of Mediterranean and market cuisine. Its quiet terrace, away from the commercial bustle, is one of the only in Barcelona that offers a pleasant climate, thanks to the breeze that circulates in the summer months, will allow you to rest from shopping by sipping both a soft drink or a good wine as one of its great cocktails. Both the music you will listen to and the attentive and international staff will assure you a pleasant moment while you eat, drink, work or rest.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Vegetarian indian restaurant, one of my favorites. Delicious menu from monday to friday.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Hotel Pool
“If there’s a golden rule for any savvy traveler in Barcelona, it has to be ‘don’t eat or drink on the Rambla’. However, we’ll make an exception for La Isabella and its rooftop terrace, which enables you to enjoy a cocktail and 360º panoramic views of the city from above the Rambla. The terrace has numerous cosy sofas as well as a chic bar and dining area. Located on the roof of the famous Hotel 1898, the terrace has a stylish lounge feel and offers some of the best views in town.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“From 1898 offer you the opportunity to discover the exquisite cuisine of Barcelona through the recipes of chef Carles Boronat, tapas made with the freshest products .”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“NOW CALLED 'KALDERKOLD' - a cool, small speciality beer bar. Serving a varying list of 15 ales, stouts and beers. A large selection of inventive beer cocktails. The beer caipirinha is great. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Night Club
  • 1 local recommends