Colorful, whimsical Park Guell is a must for anyone visiting Barcelona.
As one of Gaudí’s most famous works, its fairytale buildings and colorful tiles will delight adults and children alike. However, after a few hours spent exploring this magical park, you’re certainly get hungry. Here are our top picks for where to eat near Park Guell for a delicious and authentic meal!
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1. Bar Delicias
About halfway between Park Guell and the Carmel Bunkers (an amazing sunset spot!) you’ll find this traditional, down-home restaurant. Bar Delicias is off the tourist-beaten path and packed with locals more often than not. They’re famous for their huge platters of patatas bravas, but you can’t go wrong with anything you order here. Grab a seat at the bar or out on the picturesque terrace and enjoy a well-deserve home-cooked meal after your visit to the park!
Address: Carrer de Mühlberg, 1
2. Restaurant Tibet
If you’re wondering where to eat near Park Guell for excellent Catalan cooking, head to Restaurant Tibet. Here, you’ll find some of the absolute best grilled meats in the city as well as some adventurous dishes such as caracoles. The menu hasn’t changed at this family-run restaurant in the three generations it’s been open, and that’s a good thing. They’ve mastered each dish to perfection. Take some time to enjoy a leisurely lunch in this beautifully decorated old villa packed with locals.
Address: Carrer de Ramiro de Maeztu, 34
3. Terra Mia
This unassuming yet lovely little bar near Restaurant Tibet is another great option for where to eat near Park Guell. Terra Mia is a quiet, laid-back tapas bar and restaurant where you’ll want to relax with a drink as you enjoy your meal. If the weather is nice, be sure to sit out on the terrace to enjoy lovely views of the park while you eat. As for the food, expect high-quality dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. They also have excellent seafood, such as octopus and mussels.
Address: Carrer Ramiro de Maeztu, 31
4. El Jardí de l’Àpat
This fabulous little restaurant is where to eat near Park Guell if you want to taste Catalonia’s famous calçots! These tasty spring onions are in season from December until late March. Locals flock to El Jardí de l’Àpat to enjoy a lovely meal of calçots dipped in Romesco sauce. If you can’t make it here during calçot season, no worries. They serve more traditional Catalan dishes all year round. Sit out on the terrace and enjoy your meal along with stunning views of the Barcelona skyline.
Address: Carrer d’Albert Llanas, 2
Matagana is where to eat near Park Guell if you’re craving croquettes! Each of their 16 different flavors of croquetas is worth a try—the only downside is you have to choose between them all! Despite its prime location just 10 minutes from the park, this place is local through and through. Join the locals in the cozy dining room as you enjoy a relaxing, home-cooked meal. You will truly feel at home at this lovely family-run place.
Address: Avinguda de la República Argentina, 44
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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.