The FunAir guide to the Best places to eat in Barcelona

Best Places to Eat in Barcelona during MYBA Charter Show

The MYBA Charter Show returns to Barcelona from Monday, 24 April, to Thursday, 27 April 2023. This private, Barcelona based yacht show brings together leading luxury charter professionals from across the globe, a selection of charter superyachts, suppliers and onshore services, as well as captains and crew for the first networking event of Mediterranean season.

Seeing as Barcelona is swimming in Michelin-star restaurants, authentic local cuisine, delectable street food, and trendy hotspots, it can feel overwhelming picking somewhere to entertain people, dine with the crew, or even fuel up after a hard day’s work. So, fear not because we’ve done the hard work for you and created a guide to the best places to eat in Barcelona. Whatever the occasion, we’ve got the perfect restaurant recommendation for you.

Best Places for Michelin Star Dining


Modern tapas served to superyacht crew in Tens restaurant in Barcelona
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Ten’s, located at C/ del Rec, 79, just three minutes from the Santa Maria del Mar, is an upscale, modern tapas restaurant offering an extensive and varied menu. Serving both modernised yet traditional tapas alongside a selection of new creative tapas, guests are in for a tantalising culinary experience.

Tapas dishes start at €4.10 up to €17 for a sharing plate. Or opt for the €65 tasting menu that features around ten courses and promises a flavourful, complete and exciting Ten ́s experience, including dishes such as Beach shrimp with garlic with cardoon noodles and fideua broth and the Taco – Steak tartare with a frosting of cured foie gras and apple and mustard ice cream.

Mont Bar

Barcelona restaurant Mont Bar visited by charter superyacht guests
Image: Mont Bar

We love the idea of fine dining in a bar and Mont Bar gives you just that. A more casual Michelin Star experience with 50% of the menu made up of sensational snacks along with Tapas and creative, seasonal dishes. An exciting wine list and focus on the drinks as much as the food is seasoned with faultless service. Presentation is divine and locals flock here for an outstanding gastronomic experience in a laid back bar. Devoted to the city it is hosted in, local culture is celebrated and a dynamic, sharing atmosphere envelops the food and each diners experience.

Best Places for Tapas Eats

Gourmet Sensi

Modern tapas served at Sensi restaurant in Barcelona
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Gourmet Sensi, located on Carrer de Milans in the Gothic Quarter, welcomes guests into its modern, bright, warm space to enjoy what they call some of the most gastronomic and modern tapas in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Taking classic tapas to the next level, Sensi serves modern and fresh flavours with a menu that changes with the seasons. You’ll find meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan dishes on the menu, so all tastes and dietary requirements are catered for. Due to its popularity, it’s recommended to book ahead to avoid disappointment.


Tapeo restaurant in Barcelona visited by charter superyacht guests
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This super small, hidden gem serves up some of the best tapas in town. With a large selection of mouthwatering dishes, including Tapeo steak tartar, “Pincho moruno” of lamb with mint yoghurt, Asparagus tempura with romesco sauce, and Sea bass ceviche with smoked aubergine and kimchi, you’re spoilt for choice. Due to its small space and overwhelming popularity, it’s recommended to reserve a table, especially during busy times like the Barcelona boat show. Find Tapeo in between the Museu Picasso and the Santa Maria del Mar at C/ de Montcada, 29, 08003.

Best Eateries for Something Different

El National

El Nacional restaurant in Barcelona visited during the MYBA Charter Yacht Show
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El National is a gastronomic multi-space that holds four different restaurants and four bars, all under one roof and allows guests to discover the taste of Barcelona in a whole new way. The restaurants are separated into four distinct spaces. The meat restaurant, La Braseria, boasts a charcoal grill, wood-fired oven and griddle and serves dishes such as low-temperature aged cow rib and baked suckling lamb with potatoes, onion and garlic. La Llotja, the fish restaurant, specialises in griddled, baked, grilled, and steamed fish. The menu includes dishes such as seafood paella and Mediterranean bluefin tuna tartare with avocado, hazelnuts and sesame oil.

The Tapas restaurant, La Taperia, features a range of exquisite local tapas, like eggs stuffed with red king crab, homemade cannelloni, and traditional chistorra (thin chorizo) simmered in cider. La Parada, the fast delicatessen, is the perfect place to take a breath during a busy day offering light bites such as flatbreads, pasta, healthy bowls, and crepes, alongside a large selection of coffees and pastries. The four bars also provide a great meeting spot for a catch-up over drinks and snacks, whatever you’re in the mood for, whether it’s beer and preserves, wine and cured meats, Cava and oysters, or a special cocktail.


Japanese-Brazilian fusion food served at Ikibana restaurant in Barcelona during MYBA
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Ikibana offers Japanese-Brazilian fusion with a hint of other Latin American cultures. With its wide range of delicious and easy-to-share plates, it’s a great spot for a group lunch or dinner where everyone will enjoy tasting a little of everything that’s on the table.

The menu offers a variety of flavours, such as the Bubaloo – Tempura tuna maki, tuna tartar, strawberry, palm hearts and jalapeno. Aguacate Nigiri – Avocado, jalapeno with coriander sauce. And the Beef picanha, tatsoy, fried banana, shimeji mushrooms and lemon-ginger sauce. They also offer tasting menus starting at €38pp. Ikibana has three locations scattered throughout the city in Born, Parallel, and Sarria.

Best Places For Barcelona Brunching

Eat My Trip

Various food served at Eat My Trip in Barcelona
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Eat My Trip, located on del Consell de Cent, 378, has fast become the must-visit spot for breakfast and brunch. The menu offers an assortment of creative brunch dishes, like the Thai Eggs Benedict – poached eggs on brioche bread, sauteed spinach and mushrooms, topped with panang coconut curry sauce, carrot hummus, coriander, toasted peanuts and papadums. There are also pancakes, breakfast bowls, salad bowls, and freshly baked goods. Pair your meal with any type of coffee imaginable, smoothies, teas, juices, and even brunch cocktails.

Federal Café

Australian style brunch served to superyacht crew during MYBA Charter Yacht Show in Barcelona
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Federal Café, located on C/ Parlament 39, serves up an Australian-style brunch menu all day, every day. With an indoor and garden dining space, it’s the perfect spot for a working breakfast or lunch meeting. They serve a vast array of coffees, superfood lattes, teas, juices, and smoothies. Plus mimosas and bloody marys for those looking to start the day with a bang. Stuffed croissants, pancakes, toasts, sandwiches, salads, burgers, and a large assortment of egg dishes make up the mouthwatering food menu.

Barcelona is well known for its food scene and foodies will be on cloud 9 as they walk the streets of the city. We’ve selected just a few of our favourite Barcelona food spots to help you decide where to dine and entertain during MYBA Barcelona Charter Show. We’d love to know if you visit any of our favourite spots while visiting the city, or indeed if you have any of your own dining recommendations. Send it to [email protected] or tag us on social media. If you liked this restaurant guide, take a look at our Monaco Restaurant Guide too.

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