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Barcelona restaurant suggestions

My daughter and I will be in Barcelona for 1 week in March staying in the Eixample area.

We would like to eat menu del dia most days for our big meal if we could (based upon the area we're in at the time) and most evenings just have tapas/snacks and wine. We would like to eat local type dishes, seafood, paella... We would also like to try some good wines.

We have a tight budget for meals and wines :)

This is a restaurant list I have started, would you be able to give us any other recommendations?

La Pubilla--Placa de la Llibertat 23
Restaurante Goliard--Carrer Del Progres 6
Onofre-- Magdalenes, 19
Restaurante La Singular--Francisco Giner, 50
Restaurante El Rebost de la Plana--Gran de Gracia, 196-198 Plaza Trilla, 3
Restaurante Cafeteria Palermo--Calle Mallorca, 280
Braseria El Glop--Casp, 21
El Drac de Sant Jordi--Plaça Sant Josep Oriol 3
Bar Celta Pulperia--Carrer Simo Oller, 3
Can Mano--Calle del Baluard, 12 Non Quello Segnato Su Trip
Paellar Bar Boqueria
L’Arrosseria Xàtiva restaurants

Restaurante Barceloneta--Carrer de L'Escar, 22 Moll Dels Pescadors
La Barca Del Salamanca--Moll De Gregal 13-17 Port Olimpic

Churreria Laietana--Via Laietana 46

Our itinerary:

-Arrive BCN early afternoon
-La Manual Alpargatera (workshop)
-Explore Barrio Gotico/Barcelona Cathedral late afternoon for photo lighting-- 5 pm'ish???
-Early dinner
-Return to hotel for early night

-La Sagrada Familia-- 10 am
-Espardenyes Barcelona
-Sant Pau hospital-- 2 or 3 pm'ish???
-Explore quirky Vila de Gracia neighborhood

-Palau de la Musica-- 10 am
-Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar

-Recaredo Cava tasting tour

-Parc Guell
-Parc Laberint
-Casa Milà
-Casa Batlló--walk by only
-Shopping at El Corte Ingles near Placa de Catalunya

-Vic day trip

-Mass (Cathedral of Barcelona)
-Teleferico (cable car) to Montjuïc Fortress (Views)
-Walk down Montjuïc, stopping at Botanical Garden of Barcelona
-Look at Olympic Stadiums
- Magic Fountain 8 pm show

flight home mid-morning

Posted by
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A few more suggestions to add to your list

For good Churros (and Chocolate):
Chocolateria Valor Barcelona - Chocolate heaven

For good Tapas:
La Cova Fumada - try la Bomba Croqueta
Bar Tropezón - old school Bohemian hang out

For good Menu del Dia
Restaurante Azul - between la Sagrada Familia and Hospital de Sant Pau

For good Jamon Iberico
Jamon Cinco Jotas Barcelona - just off la Rambla de Catalunya

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Barcelona has 19 restaurants with at least one Michelin star, consider splurging on one meal!

But its your money and I do respect people's choices in being responsible. That being said, consider going to Hofmann. It is has one Michelin star but it is actually a cooking school, where students are doing the cooking supervised by the teaching staff-so the prices are not that bad. They have a pre fixe menu: 42 Euro for lunch which includes a glass of wine- and 58 Euro for dinner not including a paring.

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Two Barcelona restaurant recommendations, unfortunately not inexpensive but definitely good:

7 Portes - great paella and other seafood - traditional Catalan menu and
Botafumeiro - in Born or Eixample -- I can't remember. A splurge but one of the nicest dinners I've ever had.

For cheap eats - I love Mercado de la Boqueria. It's off the Ramblas. Something for everyone, but crowded. Lots and lots of different kinds of food to try.

Posted by
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We had our delicious paella and sangria at La Fonda Del Port Olympic, a restaurant right on the beach. I also second the Valor chocolate for churros and/or if you do get into a El Corte Ingles you can buy some bars to take home, they have a really nice selection (l bought mine at the El Corte Ingles in Granada).

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Just so all the suggestions stay together, I'm re-posting a post from RJean on my other itinerary thread here.

"Joby - Some of the best menu del dia places I've dined while in Barcelona were La Pubilla, La Esquina, and
Betlem - Miscel·lània Gastronòmica. Two of those restaurants are in L'Eixample. Check them out!

These links give you some info:"

Thanks to everyone else for the restaurant suggestions too, I'm noting all of them :)

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Bill, Thanks for the links. I especially like the Menu Del Dia article. Have you eaten at any of the listed restaurants?

We're hoping that by late March the corona virus has calmed down (fingers crossed). We're continuing to plan, hoping we can travel.