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Top 10 Restaurants Near the Beach in Barcelona in 2024

Best Restaurants by the Beach in Barcelona

If you think you head to any old restaurant near the beach in Barcelona, think again! Not all restaurants are created equal. But don’t worry, we know just the right places for you to enjoy great food and killer views. Our local expert shares the best restaurants near the beach in Barcelona.

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Top 10 Places To Eat Near the Beach in Barceloneta

The city of Barcelona hugs the coast for about 5 kilometers, giving visitors a long stretch of sandy beach all within easy access from the city.

Whether you choose to eat near the popular Barceloneta Beach or head further north to Platja del Bogatell or Olympic Beach, there are plenty of great options.

Here are the best restaurants near the beach in Barcelona. For foodies who love to travel, check out our Barcelona food tours. They’re a fun way to get to know the city, eat delicious authentic food, and meet new people. Buen Provecho!

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Can Fisher

€€ | Seafood and Paella | Beachfront | Platja del Bogatell

If you’re soaking up the sun on Platja del Bogatell and get hungry or looking for somewhere to eat that’s practically on the beach, this is the spot. You can’t beat the crispy calamari or magnificent views of Can Fisher.

Located right next to the beach, it’s the perfect setting to enjoy well-prepared seafood dishes and paella in particular. With friendly staff, good food, and refreshing sangria, you’re in for a relaxing lunch or dinner.

The Best Restaurants in La Barceloneta, Barcelona

La Barceloneta

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La Barceloneta is a triangular area of land covering the ports, harbor, and beautiful beaches of Barcelona. Behind the seafront, this area features narrow streets and was once the home of fisherman and tradesmen. Now one of the most popular areas of Barcelona, there is a surplus of fantastic restaurants, many specializing in the freshest and most delicious seafood. Here we list 10 of the best restaurants in this charming area.

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Restaurante Barceloneta

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Established in 1996, Restaurante Barceloneta serves dishes of unbeatable quality specializing in Catalonian and Mediterranean seafood cuisine. Alongside the constantly evolving, traditional yet innovative dishes, guests can enjoy the spectacular views of the Barcelona seafront and the marina area of the Port whilst sampling some of Barcelona’s finest seafood. If the top-of-the-range food wasn’t enough, guests can enjoy the restaurant’s excellent selection of wines from around the world. With diverse and rich dishes and wines, Restaurante Barceloneta is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Arenal Restaurant

Restaurant, Mediterranean, $
Located on the beach of La Barceloneta, Arenal Restaurant offers guests mouthwatering dishes based on the best seafood recipes, as well as the best of everything else! Just a short walk away from the city center, guests can enjoy the relaxed and quiet atmosphere of the restaurant, with the sea and the sand as the perfect background to a delicious Mediterranean themed meal. Arenal Restaurant offers a spacious and accommodating interior which reflects the beauty of the sun, sand and sea which can be found just outside its doors.

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Torre d’Alta Mar

Restaurant, Mediterranean, $$
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Old cable way in Barcelona, The Teleferico Barcelona

Crowning the old port’s cable car tower, Tower de San Sebastian, Torre d’Alta Mar has stood in place since 1929. At 75 meters above sea level, Torre d’Alta Mar offers unrivaled 360 degree sea and city views, as well as the chance for guests to arrive by cable car. Serving a range of Mediterranean dishes with specialties ranging from fine fish and meat to caviar, and always using fresh and extremely high quality local produce, the restaurant boasts high quality and memorable cuisine. Featuring cutting-edge decor and a cosmopolitan atmosphere, this restaurant offers guests an impressive and unique dining experience.


Restaurant, Spanish, $
Owned by the famous Tragaluz group, a group responsible for a range of popular restaurants in Barcelona, Agua is certainly no exception to their widespread success. A favorite for its laid-back atmosphere, as well as its spectacular split-level dining room boasting beautiful sea views, guests can enjoy typical Mediterranean dishes, including the popular seafood paella, as well as meat dishes and salads. As well as the spectacular interior, guests who book early enough can get a spot on the luxurious sandy terrace.

El Vaso de Oro

Bar, Restaurant, Spanish, Mediterranean, European, Wine, Cocktails, Beer, Pub Grub, $
A perfect place to start the evening, this long and narrow restaurant prides itself on its buzzing atmosphere and great entertainment. In addition to the standard delicious tapas, they serve heavy meat dishes such as steak with liver paté, and other popular dishes. This unique and popular bar opens onto the street, giving guests the chance to enjoy a delicious meal in a bustling daytime or balmy nighttime atmosphere. As well as an excellent food menu, featuring both simple favorites to elaborate new additions, guests can also choose from one of the restaurant’s homemade beers. With a cosmopolitan and typically Barcelonian atmosphere, El Vaso de Oro will not disappoint for guests wanting a fun and authentic taste of Spain.

Restaurante Can Ros

Restaurant, Seafood, Spanish, Mediterranean, European, $
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A rathe rustic paella

This family run restaurant is one of the oldest in Barcelona, serving as a wine shop as of 1911, and serving tapas from the 1950s. Now serving traditional Catalan cuisine, still including tapas, but with a variety of seafood main dishes as well, this traditional and classy restaurant is famous for its authentic atmosphere. Featuring decor reminiscent of simpler times, Restaurante Can Ros stands by its long standing governing principle of freshly cooked food at decent prices. For a friendly, simple, and charming dining experience and a real taste of the simple Barcelona, this is a delightful place to eat and drink.


Restaurant, Seafood
A fine example of Barcelona’s rich fishing history, Salamanca is one of the most typical restaurants in Barcelona and has served guests for around 30 years. Just minutes from the beach, with astonishing views that complete the dining experience, Salamanca is another restaurant famous for its fresh and flavorsome paellas, as well as its ‘jamón ibérico’. Chefs at Salamanca pride themselves on using the freshest of ingredients, producing the meat dishes from the livestock on the restaurant’s very own farm!

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These are our favorite restaurants in Barceloneta:

A local’s favorite for family Sunday meals, also frequented by visitors. As you walk down the Port Vell marina towards the beach, you’ll see a low and long building with some colorful triangular flags over it: that’s the restaurant named after the fishermen district. If you are coming by car or taxi, you’ll have to go all the way around it, though, to be dropped off at the door. As you go in you’ll be received by one of the waitresses that will check your table (forget about arriving without a reservation: it’s always packed), then lead you upstairs into a welcoming venue decorated with sailor details. If possible, mention you wish a table at the balcony, to enjoy a meal with views over the marina. Food is great: a variety of tapas, paella, meats and fish, with enough vegetarian options as well, and enticing deserts (or you might prefer to walk to the nearby Vioko to get a gourmet gelato instead). READ REVIEWS AND BOOK YOUR TABLE >>

This restaurant opened over a hundred years ago as a humble place that served meals to the local fishermen, and it’s been so far fun by 4 generations of the same family, the Solé. Seaside cooking is their specialty, although what makes them famous are their rice dishes, said to be the best in Barcelona. It’s hard to choose one from their 8 rice dishes going from the traditional paella, to two versions of black rice made with squid ink, and a few arroz caldoso recipes (soupy rice). Fideuà (noodle paella) is also one of their star dishes. They offer 5 different recipes: two with squid ink, two with fish stock and a basic one. Remember that these dishes take long to cook so they should never be ordered as a single course meal: order it as a main course and then get a few tapas or appetizers to share and nibble while you wait for your rice or noodles to arrive. READ REVIEWS AND BOOK YOUR TABLE >>

Platja Ca la Nuri

In 1962 a young couple from the countryside decided to move to Barcelona looking for a better future. They opened a humble bar in the Poblenou district that was named after her: Núria.

15 years later they moved to the Eixample district and specialized in sandwiches instead. And 20 years later encouraged by their children they found a bigger venue and started offering tapas and seafood, and soon they added rice and noodles to their menu. It was the beginning of Ca la Nuri, and they actually still run a restaurant there: Ca la Nuri Terra. In 2003 one of their kids found a venue at sea level in the Barceloneta district, and that was where they opened Platja Ca la Nuri, our favorite place to eat right by the beach and open all year around. They have lovely variety of tapas to share, and a selection of tapas that goes from the house paella, a caldoso soupy lobster rice, to a delicious veggie paella or a black rice with squid ink. READ REVIEWS AND BOOK YOUR TABLE >>

Can Maño

Barcelonans know the Restaurante Montolio by its nickname: “Can Maño” (the house of the guy from Aragon), and if you are looking for something authentic and informal, that’s where you need to go. A tiny fisherman tavern serving the freshest fish that arrives on the day. Fried or grilled with garlic and parsley – that’s the only to ways they serve their products. And yet, they taste like heaven. And they make you even happier when they bring you the check: it’s really cheap. Well, it’s a very simple place with formica tables without tablecloth where you pick your own cutlery from a tray and if you need bread they give you a loaf of bread from where you cut off as much as you wish. And the toilet isn’t as clean as you’d want it to be (avoid it if you can). So it really couldn’t be expensive, you are just paying for the freshest fish and seafood cooked in the most simple but effective way – no extras, no fuss. Not too convinced about checking it out? As soon as you try their chipirones (fried baby squid) and their grilled shrimp, you’ll understand why it’s making our list. READ REVIEWS AND BOOK YOUR TABLE >>

Would you rather eat IN the beach rather than BY the beach? A “chiringuito” is a Spanish beach bar that often looks like a bungalow. The kind of place where you’ll go for some chips and a drink after a beach day, or where you’ll buy ice cream for your kids. But some of them also offer meals: cheap tapas, paella or sandwiches. And now the trendy ones are introducing healthy foods such as quinoa and cocktails. La Deliciosa is one of those chiringuitos where you want to spend the entire day: from lovely breakfasts, to a lovely salad and sandwich for lunch, to a quality tapas and drinks in the evening. Plus beach views and good music. Mind chiringuitos on the beach are usually only open during the warm months . READ REVIEWS AND BOOK YOUR TABLE >>

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AUTHOR BIO Marta is the founder of ForeverBarcelona. She is a passionate tour guide that loves Barcelona and loves writing too. She is the main author of our Blog, and is committed to sharing her knowledge about Barcelona and her best tips with our readers.



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