Barcelonian restaurants not only provide a meal, but an experience and a memory all in one. Follow our LUXOS guide for the best restaurants in the city.
At The Serras, cuisine is by Michelin-starred chef Marc Gascons, and the different locations include the spectacular rooftop overlooking the Mediterranean and Port Vell Marina. You can enjoy the pool and savor a cocktail in a setting hallmarked by timber, iron and stone. The creative cocktails are amongst the best in town, and their appetizers combine great taste and healthy living, creating the perfect accompaniment. This theme continues in the lunch and dinner menu, with light, fresh Mediterranean recipes. On Friday and Saturday nights, the experience is heightened with the presence of their resident DJ.
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Opened in December 2014, this Michelin-starred restaurant is a mix of modern and Mediterranean cuisine set in an informal atmosphere. The restaurant is owned and run by Mateu Casañas, Oriol Castro and Eduard Xatruch, all of whom met and trained at the world famous El Bulli. The chefs prepare combinations of sweet and savory dishes that are fun, bold, imaginative and utterly delicious. One of the favorite dishes is the crispy egg yolk with mushroom gelatin.
For a taste of contemporary Catalan cuisine, Hisop is known to be one of the most affordable one Michelin-star restaurants in Europe. The idea of this restaurant was to take away all the superfluous luxuries and put the main focus on the dishes created by Chef Orivol Ivern. Menus are changed four times a year using seasonal products. If you are looking for a delightful dinner, their tasting menu is one of the best around.
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No list of Barcelona’s top restaurants would be complete without this Michelin-starred restaurant, and it’s becoming popular as ever under the lead of Chef Jordi Esteve. Their imaginative creations are a fusion of traditioinal Mediterranean cuisine and modern fare in which they transform raw materials into succulent eye-appealing dishes. Whether you are on a break from shopping or yearn for something a little different, they offer a top-notch menu in a relaxed environment. The seasonal menu degustation is a popular choice for many.
Under the talented hands of Chef Jorge Muñoz, Pakta is leading Barcelona’s Japanese Nikkei, a fusion between Japanese and Peruvian cuisine. Chef Jorge didn’t forget to include a touch of the Mediterranean in his dishes, transporting diners to discover different cultures through his creations. This restaurant was rewarded a Michelin star in 2014, and their tasting menu is to die for.
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The signature cuisine of Terres de L’ebre (the regioin south-west of Catalonia) has come to Barcelona with Chef Fran López. Awarded one Michelin star, Xerta is the champion of haute cuisine and one of the city’s best gastro restaurants. Be sure to book your reservation between Tuesday and Saturday as the restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
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