Our favourite restaurants in Born
El Born is where just about everything fashionable happens in Barcelona – great art, fabulous clothes and jewellery design, innovative restaurants and cool wine bars. DestinationBCN has carefully curated a section of the best restaurants and tapas bars in El Born for you to discover. The tree-lined Passeig del Born is the pedestrian-friendly central thoroughfare of Born and is book-ended by a 19th-century market building and the beautiful 14th-century Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Highlights of the less touristy part of El Born, Sant Pere include Domènech i Montaner’s magical Palau de la Música.
Located just behind Mercat Del Born is La Parateda (one of their 4 canteen-style seafood restaurants in the city) where you can eat some of the best seafood in Barcelona on a budget. If you’re looking for authentic tapas in El Born, Bar del Pla and Cal Pep are great bustling places loved by locals. Discover why Barcelona is obsessed with vermouth in the gorgeous little bar Casa Lolea, which serves up tapas and drinks including their own blend of artisan sangria.
Bar del Pla
Bar del Pla is conveniently located in the heart of El Born and serves delicious tapas all day long. Selling itself as more of a bar that also serves great food or a restaurant with the relaxed atmosphere of a bar…
This little vermuteria, decorated in red, white and black offers vermouth, wine, cocktails, artisanal Lolea-brand sangria and a selection of classic tapas and aperitivo dishes.
The owners Fran Heras (chef and gastronomical director who previously worked with Ferrán Adriá at elBulli) and Eva Arbonés (head chef and interior designer) have a restaurant in Asturias and decided to share their culinary cuisine with Catalunya. In this former bodega, you can expect tasty dishes such as Tuna teriyaki, Langostinos de Trigueros, Arroz negro and plenty more. Great for pica-pica.
Passadis del Pep
A very good seafood restaurant. You don’t order, they keep bringing you dishes and cava (about 8 courses). Very authentic restaurant located in Born area. From the street you can’t see the restaurant. There is a bank on the corner of the same building called ‘La Caixa’ with a yellow logo. You enter through a narrow hallway; the restaurant is in the back.
A popular semi ‘self-service’ seafood restaurant. Fresh seafood is ordered from the counter as if you were on the market. They prepare it however you want and you can pick it up from the counter afterwards. A unique, casual, no frills, great price/quality offer.