- Tickets in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni (MODERN SPANISH)
http://www.ticketsbar.es, tel. 606 225545
Address: Avinguda del Paral·lel 164
This is, literally, one of the sizzling tickets in the restaurant world, a tapas bar opened by Ferran Adrià, of the legendary El Bulli, and his brother Albert. The food veers towards the deliciously surreal in concoctions like spherical olives, 'airbaguette' with dry aged Rubia Gallega beef, or the wild carrot cone with cardamom yoghurt, sugared sesame and carrot ice cream. The seafood bar serves 14 varieties of oysters, with caviar, borscht and other unusual toppings.
- Quimet i Quimet in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni TAPAS
Tel. 93 442 31 42
Adress: Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes 25
Quimet i Quimet is a family-run business that has been passed down from generation to generation. There’s barely space to swing a calamar in this bottle-lined, standing-room-only place, but it is a treat for the palate, with montaditos (tapas on a slice of bread) made to order.Try delectable combinations like artichoke, cheese and caviar, or tuna belly with sea urchin.
- Passadís Del Pep in La RiberaSEAFOOD
http://www.passadis.com, Tel. 93 310 10 21
Address: Pla del Palau 2
There’s no sign, but locals know where to head for a seafood feast. They say the restaurant’s raw materials are delivered daily from fishing ports along the Catalan coast. There's no menu – what’s on offer depends on what the sea has surrendered that day – but you can count on fresh seafood and/or fish, jamón (cured ham), tomato bread and grilled vegetables.
- Koy Shunka in La Rambla & Barri GòticJAPANESE
http://www.koyshunka.com, Tel. 93 412 79 39
Address: Carrer de Copons 7
Down a narrow lane north of the cathedral, Koy Shunka opens a portal to exquisite dishes from the East – mouth-watering sushi, sashimi, seared Wagyu beef and flavour-rich seaweed salads are served alongside inventive cooked fushion dishes like steamed clams with sake or tempura of scallops and king prawns with Japanese mushrooms. Don't miss the house speciality of tender toro (tuna belly).
- Casa Calvet in La Sagrada Família & L'EixampleCATALAN
http://www.casacalvet.es , Tel. 93 412 40 12
Address: Carrer de Casp 48
An early Gaudí masterpiece loaded with his trademark curvy features houses a swish restaurant. You could opt for scallops and razor clams with pesto and buckwheat, or venison with juniper and porcini sauce.It has various tasting menus for up to €70, and a lunch menu for €36.
- Cinc Sentits in La Sagrada Família & L'EixampleINTERNATIONAL
http://www.cincsentits.com, Tel. 93 323 94 90
Carrer d’Aribau 58
Enter the realm of the ‘Five Senses’ to indulge in a jaw-dropping tasting menu consisting of a series of small, experimental dishes. There is a lunch menú for €55.The use of fresh local produce, such as fish landed on the Costa Brava and top-quality suckling pig from Extremadura, is key, along with the kind of creative genius that has earned chef Jordi Artal a Michelin star.