No holiday in Barcelona would be complete without visiting one of the most famous and emblematic churches in the country—possibly even the world!
However, a day of queuing and exploring can leave you feeling tired and hungry! Read on to discover some of the best places to eat near the Sagrada Familia.
Typically speaking, restaurants in the area surrounding the Sagrada Familia can be very tourist-orientated. This can sometimes translate to bad food being charged at extortionate prices. However, if your visit took longer than expected or if you forgot to purchase your ticket in advance, you could end up feeling very hungry and in need of some tasty and good food! Check out our guide to some of the best places to eat near the Sagrada Familia. In any case, wherever you choose on our list, we hope it will be as impressive as Gaudi’s masterpiece itself!
The Sagrada Familia is a stunning example of Catalan architecture, located in the heart of a beautiful district. However, on every corner close by you’re sure to find a McDonalds, KFC or Starbucks overflowing with people grabbing a quick bite (along with their selfie sticks). But of course, like every neighborhood in Barcelona, especially when it comes to one as steeped in history as the Eixample—there are always more than a few hidden gastronomic gems just waiting to be found! No matter what type of food you’re searching for, you’ll be sure to find a spot that is exactly what you’re craving!
This seafood paradise opened 15 years ago and now has a number of branches throughout the city. Although it’s a chain, don’t let that deter you from visiting here for some incredible seafood. It’s definitely one of the top places to eat near the Sagrada Familia. It has become famous among locals and tourists alike for being a self-service style restaurant. However, be careful when ordering as the seafood is charged by weight—which could end up leaving you with a hefty bill for a relatively quick meal. You have been warned!
Address: Carrer Comercial, 7
This is a restaurant that really needs no introduction. With the location as stunning as the dishes on offer, Caldeni truly is nothing short of spectacular. When the chef of any restaurant has written a book about the art of cooking different types of meat, you know you’re in good hands. And that’s not to mention their deliciously indulgent wine list! This place has got to be one of the best places to eat near the Sagrada Familia. Wondering what to order? Choose any of the exquisite meat dishes on offer, all of them will be sure to blow you away!
Address: Carrer de València, 452
Sometimes you just need a burger, right? Well, look no further than this deliciously sinful place located a block away from Gaudi’s masterpiece. If, like us, you’re a fan of funky burger joints, head here for the perfect gourmet burger. This small and quirky spot is famous among locals for its great value and delicious home-cooked food. They have a huge range of creative burgers, all cooked with modern flair—and let’s not forget the large selection of craft beers to wash them down with. If you want a quick and tasty meal, this is one of the perfect places to eat near the Sagrada Familia!
Address: Carrer de València, 428
It can be a challenge to find good-quality, enjoyable and tasty vegetarian restaurants. This place has definitely cracked it! You will find an amazing array of tasty dishes including casseroles, salads and so much more on their quirky menu. Even non-vegetarians will enjoy this hotspot which has been serving delicious vegetarian food for over 40 years.
Address: Carrer de Roger de Flor, 216
Fancy something more typically Spanish? Perhaps a Paella? Before you go ahead and order just any paella—why not take a look at this great video filled with top-tips to make sure its authentic and of course, delicious!
Are you a foodie who loves to experience a city to its fullest? Do you dive into the history of wherever you visit? If that sounds like you, why not join us on one of our food tours in Barcelona? From tapas and wine tours to flamenco experiences and wine tasting—you will no doubt find a tour that will tempt your taste-buds and spark your curiosity! Find out more about all of our tours on our website.