This blog post was originally posted on November 2, 2016 and was updated on May 4, 2017.
It’s not hard to find paella in Barcelona. But the authentic stuff? You’ll have to do a bit of homework! Check out the best places for paella in Barcelona and eat like a local would!
Top Tip: Join us for an authentic Catalan fideua (paella’s yummy cousin) on our delicious walking food tour in Barcelona’s historic center!
With beautiful wooden furniture, amazing Mediterranean tapas and delicious paellas, the beautiful beach views at Barraca are just an added plus here! This restaurant is run by the group Tribu Woki, which is managed by Chef Pellicer. You won’t want to miss out on their delicious beach-side paellas!
Address: Passeig Marítim Barceloneta, 1
Paella with a view? We love Kaiku, a lovely family-run spot right on the Barceloneta beach. Whether it’s on the terrace or inside the cozy dining room, we guarantee you will love the delicious homemade paella!
Address: Plaça del Mar, s/n
If you haven’t heard, the unassuming Poble Sec neighborhood has some of the best eats in Barcelona. It’s no wonder, then, that Elche, a reference for authentic paella in Barcelona, can be found in that barrio. But don’t go shouting it from the rooftops… Elche is a local secret that our food tour guides recommend!
Address: Carrer de Vila i Vila, 71
Looking for one of the best places to eat paella in Barcelona, and a good bang for your buck? This salty dog spot serves up a great many locals in the old fishermen’s district of Barceloneta, and paellas and fideuas go for only 10-12 euros a person.
Try it: Taste authentic fideua (a MUST in Barcelona) on our Tastes, Tapas & Traditions of Barcelona foodie tour.
Address: Carrer de Sant Carles, 28
Cal Papi is your best bet for incredible fresh seafood, but those in the know will also call ahead and order paella, fideua or marmitako, a delicious fishermen’s stew. Mama Carmen runs a tight ship and will not let a single client leave without a full belly of her delicious home cooking! Want to discover Cal Papi with a group of fellow travelers? Join us on our Traditions of Barcelona food tour and meet Mama Carmen herself!
Address: Carrer de l’Atlantida, 65
There’s none quite as classic for authentic paella in Barcelona as Can Sole. A master of different rice dishes, this white-tablecloth experience is without a doubt one of the best places for paella in Barcelona. Eat upstairs on a Sunday afternoon for a truly local experience!
Address: Carrer de Sant Carles, 4
Want to try making Spain’s most iconic rice dish for yourself? Learn the tips and tricks of a perfect paella in The Spanish Paella Experience, an online cooking class led by Devour Tours guide and professional chef Arantxa!