Where to Eat Dinner on New Year’s Eve in Barcelona in 2018

This blog post was originally posted on December 15, 2015, and was updated on October 23, 2018.

New Year’s Eve in Barcelona isn’t complete without a perfect holiday meal.

If you’re wondering where, exactly, you can find one, you’ve come to the right place! There are plenty of great restaurants here in the Catalan capital serving up excellent meals on New Year’s Eve. From classic tapas to modern gastro delights and everything in between, there’s an ideal meal on New Year’s Eve in Barcelona for everyone.

New Year's Eve in Barcelona wouldn't be complete without plenty of good food and good wine. These restaurants offer special and unique holiday menus for a foodie experience you won't soon forget! #Barcelona #Spain #NYE #NewYearsEve #food #foodie #travel #holiday


Little Italy

Homemade Mediterranean cuisine. A fantastic and extensive wine list. Live jazz performances providing the soundtrack. Need we say more? That’s what’s in store at Little Italy, home to one of our favorite meals on New Year’s Eve in Barcelona—in the trendy Born district, to be more specific. The locale offers a unique glitz and glamour that wouldn’t feel out of place in New York City, but with a distinctly European feel. There’s no classier place to ring in 2019!

Address: Carrer del Rec, 30

Little Italy is home to one of the best menus on New Year's Eve in Barcelona. You can't beat great Mediterranean food and live jazz!
We love the great jazz and excellent Italian fare at Little Italy any night of the year, but it’s even more special on New Year’s Eve. Photo credit: Minghe Luciano


If you consider yourself a wine lover, you can’t visit Barcelona without stopping by Monvínic. Not only is this internationally renowned locale one of Barcelona’s best wine bars—it’s also considered to be one of the best in the world. Their annual nochevieja menu is one of the pricier options on New Year’s Eve in Barcelona, but if you have room in your budget and are looking to go all out, it’s well worth higher price tag. In addition to plenty of indulgent dishes, they also offer a handpicked selection of Spanish and international wines that perfectly complement each bite.

Address: Carrer de la Diputació, 249

New Year's Eve in Barcelona means plenty of wine! That's what you'll find at Monvinic, home to one of our favorite holiday menus.
It isn’t New Year’s Eve without plenty of wine!

Cafe Kafka

They say you can find just about anything here in Barcelona, and the same goes for eclectic, modern vibes. That’s what’s in store at Cafe Kafka, just steps away from Ciutadella Park and home to one of the most contemporary menus available on New Year’s Eve in Barcelona. Everything is made with fresh ingredients, but with innovative twists you won’t find anywhere else. Gastro fiends looking for something different won’t want to miss out!

Address: Carrer de la Fusina, 7

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13 Comment

  1. Gary Jones says
    November 9, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Hello, looking to dine new years eve for 2 people near La Rambla, Ideally would like entertainment/music

    1. Misty Barker says
      November 24, 2017 at 2:40 pm

      Hi Gary – La Rambla is crammed with many different restaurants for you to try on New Year’s Eve and almost everywhere has some sort of live music for the evening. Little Italy on this list is quite close to La Rambla and they always have a live band and singers for the night!

  2. Derek says
    November 24, 2017 at 1:19 am

    I think one of the best place to eat in Barcelona is Nomm on Paral-lel , they are modern asian restaurant and I had the best dishes in town, last time I went there they have served me the best Peking duck and Crab , ( a pre- order dishes) I also had the best dumplngs and Thai Prawn ceviche I will never forget and I am sure they will have something special for the Christmas menu for the people who want something different than the usual and have a special Christmas , this is place to go ..

    1. Misty Barker says
      November 24, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      Thanks Derek that’s a great tip for our readers! And for us too. We will definitely have to check it out soon… we love Peking duck too! 🙂

  3. Leanne says
    November 19, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Hi! Looking for a great, buzzy place to eat, where we can also view the fire works from Magic Fountain area NYE… family of 5, including 3 older teens… so has to be somewhere buzzy and fun but not right in the middle of the crowds…. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated? Thanks, Leanne

    1. Rand says
      November 28, 2018 at 6:04 pm

      I’m very interested in some suggestions per Leanne’s question as well.

    2. Devour Tours says
      December 3, 2018 at 3:57 pm

      Hi Leanne and Rand! El Xalet de Montjuic has great views and is away from the crowds. Fernandez (in the Raval neighbourhood) has really good atmosphere, good food, and is a nice cozy place, but no fireworks. Check with them about their hours on NYE. Enjoy!

  4. John says
    December 20, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    I had a really nice experience in El Foro, which is in El Born, the coolest hood in Barcelona. The food was amazing and the service was incredible.
    Regards and enjoy it!

    1. Katie Stearns says
      December 24, 2018 at 11:12 am

      Thanks for the tip; we’ll have to give it a try!

  5. Dave says
    December 28, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    2 days to go to Barcelona and haven’t booked any restaurant for NYE yet…! Is it possible to just slip in to a restaurant or do we need a reservation? Two adults+one teenager. Will be at the Plaza near la Rambla at 12 o’clock. Any suggestions are highly appriciated 🙂

    1. Katie Stearns says
      December 30, 2018 at 3:28 pm

      That’s a bit tricky given the fact you need reservations for most places on a regular night, so that’s especially true on New Year’s Eve! You might try Etapes, which might not be booked out, or Casa Rafols, which is quite large! You could also try Cervecería Catalana, where they don’t take reservations–there will most likely be a long line though.

      Good luck & happy New Year!

  6. Jr says
    December 31, 2018 at 8:22 am

    I hear Patron is a nice place for a meal with live music. Any experience with this place? Thx

    1. Katie Stearns says
      December 31, 2018 at 4:31 pm

      If you end up going, please let us know how it goes! 🙂 Happy devouring!


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