41 Degrees. Very expensive, but it is an amazing experience of all the senses. Gorgeous, delicious food that will have you smiling and laughing throughout the several hour meal. Fabulous service, great space, FUN.
Hisop is also a wonderful, Michelin 1 star restaurant. Loved the tasting menu, excellent value for what you get.
Pavo Meralgo has me dreaming of Barcelona's best tomato bread + patatas bravos + fried baby squid--go, go, go, everything on their menu is superb. We saved day 7 for our favorite restaurant repeat + Paco Meralgo it was.
Best splurge meal was Cinc Sentis, their 7 course menu exquisite....foie gras that's orgasmic. Flawless and congenial service. It was always be my 2nd day of trip lunch upon return.
If you're there the first weekend of the month, do go to the Mercat del Art de la Placa de Sant Joseph Oriol and browse the numerous artists' work after lunching at Taller de Tapas, you'll be taking one home.
I love Gispert, calle Sombrers 23, since 1851, for almonds, saffron, spices, wonderful shop.
Patisserie Hofman, Flassaders 44, has heavenly croissants, raspberry, almond...he teaches pastry to chefs...best bakery.
Check classictic.com -- we went to Verdi's Nabucco at the Palau de le Musica Catalunya. Fabulous evening.
The rooftop of La Pedrera is mesmerizing, I love Gaudi.
A day trip to Monserrat was gorgeous and so easy to navigate.
Just home from a lovely week in Barcelona and will definitely
For modern Catalan/fine dining, one can't do much better than Can Gaig and for seafood, Rias de Galicia. My two meals at Ca I'sidre were disappointing, tire food and pompous service; that was more than 5 years ago. To spend that kind of money on traditional Catalan cooking, I would go to Roig Robi. Simpler and less expensive is L'Olive. For modern Catalan, I like Sauc, Hisop, and based on an excellent dinner earlier this year, Moments. Despite some uneven food and service, I always have a great time at Comerc24. Assume you are not looking for tapas/pinxtos and everyday simple places.
You'll likely get a better response if you do a bunch of reading here and then ask 'hounds to help you narrow it down. Until your taste is known, it's always a tough question anywhere. Our recent trip to Barcelona was SO enhanced by the especially friendly people on this particular board.
We also really liked Tickets and Paco Meralgo though you do need to make res for Tickets two months to the day ahead.