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The best paellas in Barcelona

Spring is already here and it has brought the good weather and the opportunity to enjoy the sun in the best areas of the city. After a cold winter, who does not want to go for a walk on the beach and have a delicious paella?

The Barceloneta promenade, and the several beaches in the towns which belong to the Maresme area, are the ideal places to do so. In the Catalan capital, there are plenty of restaurants in which you can find all kinds of paella/rice: seafood or vegetable paella, ‘arroz caldoso’, or ‘arroz negro’ are some of the most popular dishes on the menus. But, when it comes to a traditional dish as is paella, remember: quality over quantity.

Atipika Barcelona would like to suggest a few of the best restaurants in which you can enjoy a sunny day with your family or friends.

7 portes

This restaurant full of history – thanks to its more than 180 years in the business – is located in Passeig Isabel II 14, Barcelona. It has hosted meals for renowned artists such as Picasso or Federico García Lorca. And, of course, their specialty are paellas – apart from traditional Catalan cuisine. The classic decoration creates a unique atmosphere, which makes eating in 7 portes a wonderful experience. It is, without a doubt, a must in Barcelona.

El Suquet de l’Almirall

El Suquet de l’Almirall is a family restaurant in Port Vell, Barcelona, famous because of its paellas. What is the secret? They say it is in the fish ‘fumet, which gives the paella a unique touch. The restaurant has a terrace, so it is perfect if you want to enjoy a sunny day out.

It is important to book a table in this restaurant in advance ─ on the weekends it can be very difficult to find an available table.


If you would like to feel the pure essence of a coastal town, Palomares restaurant is the ideal spot. It is in Vilassar de Mar, by the beach, and this restaurant is famous because of its paellas and its seafood – sardines, calamari, cuttlefish, etc. From their terrace, you get a wonderful view of the sea and the beach. It is a great option in spring as there’s less people on the beach and you will be able to enjoy a relaxing meal.

Luxury property in Maresme

So you start discovering the many coastal towns nearby Barcelona, Atipika Barcelona would like to show you this luxury property in Vilassar de Mar, just a short walk from the beach. It has 350sq m distributed in three floors and a big garden with swimming pool, barbeque and a chill-out area in which you will be able to relax and enjoy the good weather.

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