When it comes to delicious food, Barcelona nails it every time. From the quaint corner cafes to the chaotic mercados to buzzing tapas bars, your stomach will never be empty while traveling the scrumptious city.
Breakfast: MILK is great for tourists who are craving a traditional American breakfast andare not finding a croissant up to par. Everyone here speaks great english and they have a menu full of classics like pancakes and egg dishes etc. I had the full English breakfast and Jake had the Eggs Benedict and both were delicious. MILK is located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter which is a special place to walk around. Start your day at MILK for breakfast and then spend the day exploring Barri Gotic.
Lunch: LA BOUQERIA is a market like you have never seen before. Located right in the center of La Rambla, La Bouqeria is a massive space full of food vendors selling the finest Spanish cuisines. Meats, cheeses, olives, fruits, caviars, tapas and wines…you could spend hours wondering around this market place. Jake & I grabbed some meats & cheeses, a fresh baguette and a bottle merlot and headed to Parc de la Ciutadella for a romantic picnic. This was one of the most enjoyable things we did in Barcelona and I highly recommended it. La Bouqeria is super cultural and delicious.
Dinner: PACO MERALGO was not only the best meal I had in Barcelona, but in all of Spain. I dream of dining at this exquisite tapas bar again. We were recommended this restaurant by a friend and ended up eating here on our first and last night. The menu changes slightly each night depending on what is fresh but everything they serve is divine. We devoured fresh seafood and sipped on a glass of rosé. Many of the tapas bars in Barcelona are very touristy and the food isn’t all that, but this was definitely the exception. If you only have one meal in Barcelona, Paco Meralgo has to be it!
Desert: GRANJA DULCINEA XOCOLATERIA is where you will go for authentic Spanish churros. Churros are the Spanish version of a donut only much better. Located in the heart of La Rambla, this place is perfect to stop for an afternoon delight after exploring the area. You can’t go wrong with dipping churros in decadent hot chocolate, which there is no shortage of here. The best part? Churros are 1.60 euros!