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.

 

Restaurants in El Born PDF download

Passadis del Pep, Pla de Palau 2, 08003 Barcelona
Llamber, Carrer de la Fusina 5, 08003 Barcelona
Bar del Pla, Carrer de Montcada 2, 08003 Barcelona
Cal Pep, Plaça de les Olles 8, 08003 Barcelona
Café Kafka, Carrer de la Fusina 7, 08003 Barcelona
Casa Lolea, Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt 49, 08003 Barcelona
Le Cucine Mandarosso, Carrer de Verdaguer i Callís 4, 08003 Barcelona
La Paradeta, Carrer Comercial 7, 08003 Barcelona
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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…

Cuisine & Price

Tapas

Price: €

Map

Bar del Pla, Carrer de Montcada 2, 08003 Barcelona

Bar del Pla, Carrer de Montcada 2, 08003 Barcelona

Contact

T: +34 932683003

Bar del Pla

Opening hours

Monday: 12–11PM
Tuesday: 12–11PM
Wednesday: 12–11PM
Thursday: 12–11PM
Friday: 12PM–12AM
Saturday: 12PM–12AM
Sunday: Closed

Cal Pep

You often find queues out into the square with people trying to get in, so be prepared to elbow your way to the bar. Sample Catalan classics at this tapas bar, among the 70+ dishes available. Omelette with crumbled sausage, Trifàsic (combination of calamari, whitebait and prawns) and Baked artichokes stuffed with onions and black olives are examples of what you can find on offer here.

Cuisine & Price

Catalan classics and tapas

Price: €€€

Map

Cal Pep, Plaça de les Olles 8, 08003 Barcelona

Cal Pep, Plaça de les Olles 8, 08003 Barcelona

Contact

T: +34 933107961
Cal Pep website

Opening hours

Monday: 7:30–11:30PM
Tuesday: 1–3:45PM, 7:30–11:30PM
Wednesday: 1–3:45PM, 7:30–11:30PM
Thursday: 1–3:45PM, 7:30–11:30PM
Friday: 1–3:45PM, 7:30–11:30PM
Saturday: 1:15–3:45PM, 7:30–11:30PM
Sunday: Closed

Café Kafka

This cosmopolitan and bohemian styled bistro is reminiscent of an upscale literary café in Paris. It is well known for its fish, so much so that they refuse to serve it on a Sunday because they can’t get it fresh. Galician oysters, razor clams and hake are just some of what you’ll find on the menu. Meat eaters can look forward to crispy duck Wontons, Beef tenderloin and more!

Cuisine & Price

Seafood (except on Sundays!)

Price: €€

Map

Café Kafka, Carrer de la Fusina 7, 08003 Barcelona

Café Kafka, Carrer de la Fusina 7, 08003 Barcelona

Contact

T: +34 933151776

Café Kafka website

Opening hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12:30–3:15PM, 8–11:15PM
Wednesday: 12:30–3:15PM, 8–11:15PM
Thursday: 12:30–3:15PM, 8–11:15PM
Friday: 12:30–3:15PM, 8–11:15PM
Saturday: 12:30–3:15PM, 8–11:15PM
Sunday: 1:30–5PM

Casa Lolea

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.

Cuisine & Price

Classic tapas and small dishes

Price: €€

Map

Casa Lolea, Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt 49, 08003 Barcelona

Casa Lolea, Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt 49, 08003 Barcelona

Contact

T: +34 936241016

Casa Lolea website

Opening hours

Monday: 9AM–1AM
Tuesday: 9AM–1AM
Wednesday: 9AM–1AM
Thursday: 9AM–1AM
Friday: 9AM–1AM
Saturday: 9AM–1AM
Sunday: 9AM–1AM

La Paradeta

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.

Cuisine & Price

Seafood

Price: €

Map

La Paradeta, Carrer Comercial 7, 08003 Barcelona

La Paradeta, Carrer Comercial 7, 08003 Barcelona

Contact

T: +34 932681939

La Paradeta website

Opening hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1–4PM, 8–11:30PM
Wednesday: 1–4PM, 8–11:30PM
Thursday: 1–4PM, 8–11:30PM
Friday: 1–4PM, 8PM–12AM
Saturday: 1–4PM, 8PM–12AM
Sunday: 1–4PM, 8–11:30PM

Le Cucine Mandarosso

Located on a side street across from Palau de la Musica, this little Italian restaurant serves typical pasta dishes as well as regional specialities such as Burrata in a cosy, charming setting.

Cuisine & Price

Italian

Price: €€

Map

Le Cucine Mandarosso, Carrer de Verdaguer i Callís 4, 08003 Barcelona

Le Cucine Mandarosso, Carrer de Verdaguer i Callís 4, 08003 Barcelona

Contact

T: +34 932690780

Le Cucine Mandarosso website

Opening hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1:30–4PM, 9PM–12AM
Wednesday: 1:30–4PM, 9PM–12AM
Thursday: 1:30–4PM, 9PM–12AM
Friday: 1:30–4PM, 9PM–12AM
Saturday: 1:30–4PM, 9PM–12AM
Sunday: 1:30–4:30PM, 9PM–12AM

Llamber Taberna

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.

Cuisine & Price

Spanish (Austurian) and small sharing dishes

Price: €€

Map

Llamber, Carrer de la Fusina 5, 08003 Barcelona

Llamber, Carrer de la Fusina 5, 08003 Barcelona

Contact

T: +34 933196250

Llamber website

Opening hours

Monday: 9AM–12:45PM, 1PM–12AM
Tuesday: 9AM–12:45PM, 1PM–12AM
Wednesday: 9AM–12:45PM, 1PM–12AM
Thursday: 9AM–12:45PM, 1PM–12:30AM
Friday: 9AM–12:45PM, 1PM–12:30AM
Saturday: 9AM–12:45PM, 1PM–12:30AM
Sunday: 9AM–12:45PM, 1PM–12AM

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.

Cuisine & Price

Seafood tasting menus

Price: €€€€

Map

Passadis del Pep, Pla de Palau 2, 08003 Barcelona

Passadis del Pep, Pla de Palau 2, 08003 Barcelona

Contact

T: +34 93 3101021

Passadis del Pep website

Opening hours

Monday: 1:30–3:30PM, 8:15–11:30PM
Tuesday: 1:30–3:30PM, 8:15–11:30PM
Wednesday: 1:30–3:30PM, 8:15–11:30PM
Thursday: 1:30–3:30PM, 8:15–11:30PM
Friday: 1:30–3:30PM, 8:15–11:30PM
Saturday: 1:30–3:30PM, 8:15–11:30PM
Sunday: Closed