Our favourite restaurants in Poble Sec

At the bottom of Montjuïc hill, Poble Sec’s steep, sloping streets teem with lively, locally owned bars and restaurants. Locals come to eat, drink and play in Poble Sec and love it for its cultural diversity, its village atmosphere and its incredible selection of eateries. Poble Sec runs from Av. Paral·lel to Montjuïc and was the first expansion of the city. Paral·lel is known for its theatres, music bars and cabaret clubs, including the iconic El Molino.

 

Carrer de Blai in Poble Sec is the best place to head for tapas and Basque-style pintxos. This pedestrian-friendly street is a wonderful place to wander through as you sample innovative or good simple tapas made with locally sourced ingredients. La Tasqueta de Blai is a great budget-friendly place to start. Family-run Quimet y Quimet on Carrer de Poeta Cabanyas is justifiably famous for its incredible selection of tapas made mostly from high quality preserved or tinned ingredients, cheese plates and its great selection of wine and homemade beer. Anthony Bourdain featured it in his show and the New York Times has raved about this little hole-in-the-wall place. If you are looking for more of a fine dining experience, head to Pakta – a restaurant by the Adrià brothers, offering Nikkei food (Japanese-Peruvian fusion). DestinationBCN brings you on a gastronomic trail which will delight your curiosity for the best food places in Poble Sec.

 

Restaurants in Poble Sec PDF download

La tasqueta de Blai, Carrer de Blai 17, 08004 Barcelona
Mano Rota, Carrer de la Creu dels Molers, 4, 08004 Barcelona
Malamen, Carrer de Blai, 53, 08004 Barcelona
Quimet & Quimet, Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes, 25, 08004 Barcelona
Rias de Galicia, Carrer de Lleida, 7, 08004 Barcelona
Xemei, Passeig de l’Exposició, 85, 08004 Barcelona
Pakta, Carrer de Lleida, 5, 08004 Barcelona
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La Tasqueta de Blai

Pintxos, originally from the Basque country in Spain, are made of a slice of bread topped with various types of meat, fish or vegetables. They have become the official food of choice in the area of Poble Sec. La Tasqueta de Blai serves fresh pintxos at just 1€ a piece and is always crowded.

Cuisine & Price

Pintxos

Price: €

Map

La Tasqueta de Blai, Carrer de Blai 17, 08004 Barcelona

La Tasqueta de Blai, Carrer de Blai 17, 08004 Barcelona

Contact

T: + 34 931 73 05 61

La Tasqueta de Blai website

Opening hours

Monday: 12:30PM–1:30AM
Tuesday: 12:30PM–1:30AM
Wednesday: 12:30PM–1:30AM
Thursday: 12:30PM–1:30AM
Friday: 12PM–2:30AM
Saturday: 12PM–2:30AM
Sunday: 12:30PM–1:30AM

Mano Rota

Run by two veteran chefs, Mano Rota offers a delicious creative tasting menu that features unexpected and experimental dishes. Sit at the bar to watch the chefs in action in the kitchen, or at a table for a semi-formal setting.

Cuisine & Price

Tasting menu, experimental

Price: €€€

Map

Mano Rota, Carrer de la Creu dels Molers, 4, 08004 Barcelona

Mano Rota, Carrer de la Creu dels Molers, 4, 08004 Barcelona

Contact

T: +34 931 64 80 41
Mano Rota website

Opening hours

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

Malamén

Malamén bar-restaurant offers seasonal product cuisine with both carnivores and vegetarians in mind. If you’re looking for a more economical menu option, try their innovative tapas.

Cuisine & Price

Seasonal dishes and tapas

Price: €€€

Map

Malamen, Carrer de Blai, 53, 08004 Barcelona

Malamen, Carrer de Blai, 53, 08004 Barcelona

Contact

T: +34 932 52 77 63

Malamen website

Opening hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 7:30PM–12AM
Wednesday: 7:30PM–12AM
Thursday: 7:30PM–12AM
Friday: 7:30PM–12AM
Saturday: 7:30PM–12AM
Sunday: 7:30PM–12AM

Quimet & Quimet

This family-run place has the most amazing tapas and gourmet preserves. You’ll also find great cheeses and very good selection of wines. With just a few high chairs around big barrel tables, it is known to get crowded and in the summer, people spill onto the street to eat and drink.

Cuisine & Price

Tapas

Price: €

Map

Quimet & Quimet, Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes, 25, 08004 Barcelona

Quimet & Quimet, Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes, 25, 08004 Barcelona

Contact

T: +34 934 42 31 42

Quimet & Quimet website

Opening hours

Monday: 12–4PM & 7–10:30PM
Tuesday: 12–4PM & 7–10:30PM
Wednesday: 12–4PM & 7–10:30PM
Thursday: 12–4PM & 7–10:30PM
Friday: 12–4PM & 7–10:30PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Rias de Galicia

Excellent seafood restaurant in the up and coming foodie district of Poble Sec. Here you can tuck into beautifully presented dishes such as the Sashimi and navalles (razor clams) or opt for a traditional Bogavante dish that will leave a smile on your face for days.

Cuisine & Price

Seafood

Price: €€€€

Map

Rias de Galicia, Carrer de Lleida, 7, 08004 Barcelona

Rias de Galicia, Carrer de Lleida, 7, 08004 Barcelona

Contact

T: +34 934 24 81 52
Rias de Galicia website

Opening hours

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

Xemei

Venetian home cooking in a small, charming, rustic spot, run by twin brothers Max and Stefano Colombo (Bar Brutal and Restaurant Frankie Gallo Cha Cha Cha). During the summer the terrace up front is great. They do delicious Risottos and homemade pastas. Their menu changes regularly and the informal setting adds to the authenticity of the place.

Cuisine & Price

Italian

Price: €€€

Map

Xemei, Passeig de l’Exposició, 85, 08004 Barcelona

Xemei, Passeig de l’Exposició, 85, 08004 Barcelona

Contact

T: + 34 935 53 51 40

Xemei website

Opening hours

Monday: 1:30–3:30PM & 9–11:30PM
Tuesday: 1:30–3:30PM & 9–11:30PM
Wednesday: 1:30–3:30PM & 9–11:30PM
Thursday: 1:30–3:30PM & 9–11:30PM
Friday: 1:30–3:30PM & 9PM–12AM
Saturday: 1:30–3:30PM & 9PM–12AM
Sunday: 2–4PM & 9–11:30PM

Pakta

Another gastronomic spot set up by the Adrià brothers, this one offering Nikkei food (Peruvian and Japanese fusion). The restaurant is an intimate space that seats 32 people. It is furnished to reflect minimalist Japanese aesthetics and the bright coloured yarn incorporates Peru. The food is very creative and you will find fusions of avocado and tofu with salmon roe and wasabi, ocopa of potato with olluco and mentaiko, mortared chalaca with mussels and yucca chips and kumquats with leche de tigre jelly. Most definitely a treat and it is advised that you make a reservation to avoid disappointment.

Cuisine & Price

Nikkei (Peruvian and Japonese fusion)

Price: €€€€

Map

Pakta, Carrer de Lleida, 5, 08004 Barcelona

Pakta, Carrer de Lleida, 5, 08004 Barcelona

Contact

T: +34 936 24 01 77

Pakta website

Opening hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 7–10PM
Wednesday: 7–10PM
Thursday: 7–10PM
Friday: 6:30–10PM
Saturday: 1–3PM & 7:30–10:30PM
Sunday: Closed