Catalan cuisine has always been famous for its variety. This is a unique combination of Indian, Japanese, Pakistani, Turkish, Arabic and Thai traditions. You can try most unusual and creative dishes in the restaurants of Barcelona. Latin American and Italian restaurants are traditionally the most popular ones among tourists.
The national cuisine will surely impress fans of seafood – the majority of Catalan dishes are cooked from fish. Fresh or roasted vegetables are the traditional and most commonly used garnish. Spices, aromatic herbs and garlic add a unique flavor and taste to the dishes. Among gastronomic facilities of the city we should definitely mention Cafe de l'Opera, the opening of which took place in the beginning of the 20th century. A part of its tables is located on a terrace; the café’s hall is distinguished by original and elegant décor. Here guests will be served best local food specialties and delicacies.
Cuines Santa-Caterina restaurant strikes its visitors by a huge variety of dishes. Here you will find four different types of menus. Chefs of the restaurant specialize in preparing Italian, Mediterranean and Asian dishes. There are also many interesting delicacies for vegetarians. Seafood lovers should visit Botafumeiro restaurant, the special dish of which is lubina sea perch baked on coal. Els Quatre Gats restaurant is a true tourist attraction. The restaurant was opened in the end of the 19th century. Picasso himself worked on the design of its hall. Today interesting-looking menu, stylized to antiques, reminds of the great artist. This dining facility specializes on cooking the dishes from the national cuisine.