Where Do You Find The Best Paella in Barcelona?

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Where Do You Find The Best Paella in Barcelona?

Barcelona is well-known for its great food. The city features a whole bunch of fresh-food markets where you will find high-quality local products. Of course, Barcelona is also full of restaurants where you can discover new tastes and flavors. On the other hand, there is probably no better place to find out more about the traditional Mediterranean cuisine and its star dishes such as the famous paella. If you decide to come to Barcelona, maybe staying at Aspasios Boutique Apartments, you will be certainly well advised to try this delicious rice dish. But where do you find the best paella in Barcelona? Well, we’ve got some tips for you.

Paella in Barceloneta

Paella in Barceloneta

Paella in Barceloneta

While the recipe might not sound very difficult, cooking a good paella is not as easy as it seems. Fresh local products are the indispensable base for success. That is why several of Barcelona’s best paella places are located close to the sea, in the Barceloneta neighborhood. Here you still have the daily fish market where restaurant owners can buy fish, prawns, clams, scallops and everything else you might need to prepare this delicious dish.

Can Solé

Can Solé

Can Solé

Some people argue that you only can get a real paella in Valencia – the place where it was invented. However, there are several Barceloneta restaurants that offer an absolutely authentic old-school paella which is really worth it. Can Solé is one such place. The restaurant opened its doors more than 100 years ago. In the meantime it has become a true institution where many famous people such as Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró and the well-known detective-fiction writer Manuel Vázquez Montalbán have dined. Nowadays, Can Solé offers a whole range of different fish and seafood dishes. Alongside the traditional paella, you can also try the fideuá – which uses noodles instead of rice as its base.

Can Ramonet

Can Ramonet

Can Ramonet

Can Ramonet is another great paella restaurant in the Barceloneta neighborhood. It claims to be even older than Can Solé. But while this is not quite sure, Can Ramonet’s definitely offers top-notch quality dishes. It is very well-known for its great paellas, fideuás and other kinds of delicious Mediterranean rice-and-seafood dishes. At the same time its menu is somewhat more varied and also includes incredible creations that combine fish and meat, following the Catalan mar i muntanya cooking principle that puts together products from the sea and the mountain to prepare delicious food creations.

La Arrosseria Xàtiva

Arrosseria Xàtiva

Arrosseria Xàtiva

Of course, Barceloneta is not the only part of the city where you can find restaurants that serve good paella. One of the best places to try it lies in the Les Corts neighborhood, not far away from FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium. The restaurant La Arrosseria Xàtiva offers the best of Catalan cuisine with the traditional mix of fish, meat and vegetable dishes. There are five different paella varieties you can try here, among them one for vegetarians. Moreover, there are several other rice-and-noodles dishes – all of them exquisitely elaborated and incredibly delicious.

All these places are rather pricy. However, they offer a wonderful experience for anyone who loves tasty food. In short, they are definitely worth it.

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