The Barceloneta restaurant carries the name of the quarter, where it is situated. Close to the city’s beach and the fisherman’s wharf, it is a popular area for sightseeing and a perfect excuse to reserve here for lunch!
By experience (because it is not the first time I ate here and it will not be my last) I would recommend you to call in advance, because it is highly frequented by the locals.
To begin with I ordered my favourite tapas: “alcachofas fritas” (fried artichokes). The “pan con tomate” (bread with tomato) is served automatically instead of the usual bread. Both were delicious as always!
The “sea bass tartar done Ramon’s way” is my fiancé’s favourite and by looking at the picture, I think you can understand why.
As a main course I chose “grilled turbot” with spinach on the side. The fish tasted like it freshly came out of the sea. Just divine!
Although I manage to eat a lot, after this sumptuous lunch I didn’t have space for a dessert. However, I was lucky to taste the “Coconut ice cream with Catalan custard” ordered by one of my friends. The best dessert I had in Barcelona so far!
Fried artichokes: 10.75 €
Sea bass tartar: 29.50€
Grilled turbot: 32.05€
The prices at Barceloneta are higher than in most other restaurants in the city. But they are justified by the quality of the food. Also, it is one of the lunch and dinner spots of the Barcelonan high society, which influences the price too.
When you like fish and seafood, you should definitely reserve a table at Barceloneta on your next trip!