Barcelona Cafes: Traditional But Trendy Featured

Enjoy LUXOS selection of top dinning in Spain's popular city. 

From seafood to traditional tapas these restaurants will help you engage in Barcelona's cultural atmosphere. 


A Boqueria staple, this world famous Tapas bar is known for its incredible offerings of Catalan cuisine. But beware, you will most likely have to wait for a spot in this charming little eatery. With only fourteen coveted spots, this food bar comes with an intimate experience often paired with a little elbow touching. The owner, in a cartoon like uniform of a bow tie and vest, Juanito Bayen is a part of everyone’s dining experience. There is no menu and the daily specials are offered to you by staff. This makes dining here feel even more like you’re at a family members house. If their house had an incredible assortment of Catalan desserts and beef, cod and calamari stew.

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Granja Petitbo


Have lunch or dinner at this relaxed cafe with a retro vibe. Granja Petitbo’s menu is brimming with options. A perfect place to bring your laptop and get some work done, this cafe is peaceful and breeds productivity with its positive atmosphere and no Wi-Fi. Filled with bright light and eclectic dish ware, decor and people, this spot is easy to spend a generous amount of time here. Rub elbows with a mix of tourists and locals in this cozy spot. Food is delivered on wooden planks, by friendly staff. They offer a fair mix of healthy dishes and ones that spoil you. So stop by and enjoy some of the delicious dishes Granja Petitbo has to offer.

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Bar Mundial

Bar Mundial saves all the frills and focuses on the quality of delicious food. Opened in 1925, this spot used to be where people from all over the world gathered before and after the Spanish civil war. It is hard to decipher between going to a trendy spot or traditional one, and in this case, the decision is easy. Take a seat in one of their tables, inside of the hallway sized restaurant. For Bar Mundial, size doesn’t matter. What they lack in size, they make up for in great tasting calamari, chipirones, oysters and prawns. Located in the gothic quarter, the restaurant’s simple aesthetic and lively pulse booming with people makes for a great night of food and conversation.

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Con Gracia


This luxurious restaurant is more than just a dinner, it is a gastronomical experience that will never be forgotten. Con Gracia allows you to pick the surprise tasting option, where customers are served unexpected dishes and flavours. These dishes change every night, and make an ordinary night of dining spontaneous. It also makes choosing from the menu full of delicious looking options easy. Forget a la carte dining at home, and embrace yourself for new ways of eating at this taste menu only spot. The chef works only with in season ingredients to prepare quality plates. You will be boasting to your friends about how delicious and elegantly plated these tasting plates of combinations you have never tried before were.


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