Barcelona truly comes alive at night, and the dining scene is no different!
Whether you’re arriving into town after dark or experiencing Barcelona’s iconic nightlife, you might get hungry even after Spain’s already-late dinnertime. When that happens, there are plenty of restaurants open late in Barcelona! And the best part is that more often than not, these places are packed with locals into the wee hours of the morning. Here are the best restaurants open late in Barcelona so you can grab a bite as you’re out and about throughout the night.
Tacos are a classic late-night food, and no place does them quite like El Pachuco. Popular among El Raval‘s hipster crowd, this cozy Mexican joint stays open until 3 a.m. on weekends (2:30 a.m. throughout the week). The restaurant itself is small, with just a smattering of tables, but offers a laid-back, trendy vibe and the best micheladas (a classic Mexican beer cocktail) in town. If you’re looking for restaurants open late in Barcelona where you can mingle with the locals while devouring unbelievably delicious tacos, look no further.
Address: Carrer de Sant Pau, 110
Elsa y Fred
As their mom-and-pop name might suggest, Elsa y Fred makes you feel at home almost immediately. Inspired by the classic elegance of 1950s Europe, the beautiful decor inside this gastrobar makes it a friendly, cozy place to enjoy a meal at any time of day. Their personal, unique touches in every detail have made it a new classic in the Born neighborhood in the five short years they’ve been open. In addition to being one of the best restaurants open late in Barcelona (until 1 a.m., to be specific), they also offer a fantastic brunch on weekends.
Address: Carrer del Rec Comtal, 11
Late-night dining takes on a new elegance at 7 Portes, one of Barcelona’s most storied restaurants. This is one of the best restaurants open late in Barcelona if you’re looking for a classier, more upscale experience. Open since 1836, this beautiful establishment features old-world decor and classic Catalan and Spanish dishes (including some of the best paella in town) in addition to newer, more innovative recipes. Everything is prepared using only the finest seasonal ingredients for guaranteed freshness and you can enjoy your meal until 1 a.m.
Address: Passeig d’Isabel II, 14
Popular among locals and visitors alike, the vibrant ambiance at L’Ovella Negra makes it one of the most fun restaurants open late in Barcelona (until 3 a.m., to be exact). With rustic decor and a party-style atmosphere, it make a great stop on a late-night tapas crawl, or if you get hungry while out partying. Food options are mainly classic, simple tapas-style dishes, perfect for sharing in a group. Don’t forget to order one of their great beers or a pitcher of their famous sangria to wash it all down!
Address: Carrer de les Sitges, 5
Named after their famous eggs of the same name that they serve up at brunch (every day of the week!), The Benedict makes for a great late-night hangout on weekends as well. It’s run by a brother-sister duo from Latin America who have traveled the world extensively. They offer a rich and varied menu inspired by international flavors. In addition to fabulous food, locals also love this classic bistro in the Gothic Quarter for their delicious cocktails and catchy Latin music.
Address: Carrer d’en Gignàs, 23
This cheery locale in El Raval stays packed until practically dawn for good reason. Las Fernández is the true definition of a neighborhood classic. After trying their homemade Mediterranean-style dishes, you’ll immediately understand why. The three Fernández sisters have won the hearts (and stomachs!) of Barcelona locals with their friendly, welcoming bar. It’s truly one of the best restaurants open late in Barcelona—chow down here until 3 a.m.!
Address: Carrer de les Carretes, 11
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Life is too short to speak one language and stay in one place. In 2015, this philosophy took her from familiar Ohio to sunny southern Spain. Usually drinking tinto de verano, reading Lorca, or attempting to dance flamenco (not all at once). Follow her blog, Viatic Couture, for more.