The best Restaurants in Barcelona to feast on local paellas in 2023

Discover top 10 paella restaurants in Barcelona

According to statistics, one of the first questions travelers have after landing in Catalonia’s capital is “what are the best paella restaurants in Barcelona?” And we all know that there is nothing better than eating traditional paella on the beach while sipping a glass of crisp white wine. This is the core of Mediterranean living, and it is an experience you must have.  Our local advisors have selected the most well-known paella restaurant in Barcelona for this article. So fasten your seatbelts and join us as we explore the most traditional meal in Spain’s most beautiful city.

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1. Maná 75

Rediscovering the classic concept of paella in Barcelona

Maná 75 is located in a beautiful location by the Barcelona beach. The restaurant offers a large menu of Authentic paellas and Mediterranean meaks to enjoy with friends and family: seafood paella, black rice, meat paella with black sausage and ribs, veggie paella, and many more finger-lickin’ wonderful dishes.

Locals know this restaurant for its quality, spectacular paellas and a high-quality experience that includes a pleasant ambience, thoughtful service, and Jazz life music events. What makes it one of the best paella restaurant in Barcelona.

  • Features: Ideal for meetings with friends and family. Spacious interior dining hall and a large garden-terrace. Suitable for children and adults. Specialists in paellas and Mediterranean cuisine. Music events at night. Open kitchen.
  • Where:  Passeig de Joan de Borbó, 101, Barcelona. (near Hotel W and Port Vell)
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, specialty in paella.
  • Price: Between 45 and 55 Euros.
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2. Barraca

Paellas and Fish dishes on the seafront

A place to taste delicious local paellas and fish dishes in Barcelona while enjoying the views of Sant Sebastià beach, in Barceloneta. The protagonists of this restaurant are the fresh produce of the Lonja used as main ingredients, the exquisite preparation of its traditional paellas and a beautiful terrace on the seafront promenade.

  • Characteristics: Modern Mediterranean restaurant. Round tables, perfect for groups.
  • Where: Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 1 (Barcelona)
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, paellas, seafood and fish.
  • Price: Between 35 and 45 Euros.
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3. 7 Portes

Emblematic paella restaurant since 1836

7 Portes restaurant is a classic among best paella restaurants in Barcelona. In its menu, you can find typical local everyday dishes as well as delicious paellas of different kinds. Its appearance is elegant, traditional and spacious, full of tables where you can enjoy an amazing meal and the company of your loved ones. 7 Portes is definitely one of the best restaurants for paella in the center of Barcelona.

  • Characteristics: Experts in traditional Catalan food and rice dishes. Large dining hall. Group menus available.
  • Where: Passeig d’Isabel II, 14 (Barcelona). Pla de Palau front.
  • Cuisine: Catalan food and paellas.
  • Price: Between 30 and 40 Euros.
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4. Salamanca

Paella restaurant with famous walls

Few paella restaurants in Barcelona capital are as endearing as the Salamanca restaurant. This place, which is more than 50 years old and located in the La Barceloneta neighborhood. Salamanca offers a very attractive menu for tourists and locals: fish, shellfish, soupy rice and traditional paellas in a space with walls full of memories. From Dalí to Messi: there are hundreds of photos of celebrities who have visited them over the years. 

  • Characteristics: Ideal for groups. Large terrace and interior lounge. Variety of dishes, where seafood and paellas stand out.
  • Where: Carrer Pepe Rubianes, 34 (Barcelona)
  • Cuisine: Rice dishes, seafood and Mediterranean dishes.
  • Price: Between 30 and 45 Euros.
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5. The Sea Bass

The freshest produce in the area of L’Eixample

With a certain classic feel, this restaurant doesn’t disappoint great lovers of seafood and paellas. Among its jewels: Lobster Paella! It is a place that highly values the preparation of recipes with fresh and quality ingredients, which is why its paellas are the most popular among its regular customers.

  • Characteristics: Restaurant for gatherings of friends or family. Specialists in Mediterranean cuisine. Special menus for groups. Outside terrace.
  • Where: Carrer de Viladomat, 257 (Barcelona)
  • Cuisine: Fish and seafood. Rice. Mediterranean food
  • Price: Between 30 and 45 Euros.

6. Can Majó

With its quiet and pleasant terrace in La Barceloneta

Can Majó is one of the best-known paella  restaurants in Barcelona: its rice dishes and fideuá, “suquets”, pots of rice with lobster, fish, its dishes prepared in the traditional way, its terrace facing the beach and its cozy interior, make it an remarkable place for locals and tourists who walk along the Paseo de La Barceloneta.

  • Characteristics: Rustic-style restaurant with exposed wooden beams. Terrace with sea views, round tables for groups and a varied menu.
  • Where: Carrer de l’Almirall Aixada, 23 (Barcelona).
  • Cuisine: Rice and Mediterranean dishes.
  • Price: Between 30 and 45 Euros.
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7. Can Ramonet

A classic paella restaurant in Barcelona

And we continue this list with one of the best paella restaurants in La Barceloneta, and contrary to what many believe, it is possible to find good rice dishes in this area. Can Ramonet offers its guests everything: typical tapas, a variety of rice dishes, fish, shellfish and meat… And always with fresh and quality produce! It has various interior spaces and a terrace.

  • Characteristics: Ideal restaurant for gatherings of friends or family. Rice dishes, paellas and Mediterranean cuisine. Menus for groups.
  • Where: Carrer de la Maquinista, 17 (Barcelona)
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean tapas, rice dishes, fish and seafood
  • Price: Between 30 and 45 Euros.
  • Website:

Enjoy the good weather on the GREEN terrace of Maná75. Sea breeze, smell of rosemary and the flavor of paellas…

Discover the paradise of La Barceloneta!

8. Terra Ca la Nuri

Excellent rice dishes in the Eixample

Ca la Nuri is a traditional Catalan cuisine restaurant in the heart of Barcelona. A place with a cozy and familiar atmosphere, which offers a unique market cuisine, where rice, fish and seafood are its main protagonists.

  • Characteristics: Rice dishes and traditional Catalan cuisine in a bright place with an intimate atmosphere. Ideal for companies, friends and family. Terrace and round tables.
  • Where: Carrer del Consell de Cent, 377 (Barcelona)
  • Cuisine: Rice dishes, Catalan and seafood food.
  • Price: Between 30 and 45 Euros.
  • Website:

9. Pez Vela

The redefining of a beach bar

A renewed concept of the traditional beach bar located in Barceloneta, with a menu focused on paellas, veggies and seafood. The Pez Vela offers you a terrace with incredible views of the sea and La Barceloneta. Its cuisine is simple but tasty and carefully prepared, with quality and very fresh products.

  • Characteristics: Large terrace and large lounges, menu focused on rice dishes and Mediterranean cuisine.
  • Where: Passeig del Mare Nostrum, 19-21 (Barcelona)
  • Cuisine: Rice dishes and paellas. Seafood food. Mediterranean style.
  • Price: Between 30 and 45 Euros.
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10. La Gambeta

Ideal for rice lovers and freshly caught fish

When searching for the best paella restaurant in Barcelona that meets your high expectations, you must take into account something very important: the quality and freshness of the produce. La Gambeta is the perfect restaurant to eat a good paella with prawns and fish of the day at a good price.

  • Characteristics: Capacity for groups.
  • Where: Carrer de la Fusina, 3 (Barcelona).
  • Cuisine: Rice dishes and traditional dishes of Mediterranean cuisine
  • Price: Between 20 and 30 Euros.

The most famous Spanish paellas in one place: Maná 75

Paella  is a dish that needs attention, experience and specialization. That is why at Maná 75 we have the best PAELLEROS (rice chefs) and proud to be called one of the best paella restaurants in Barcelona . You don’t believe it? 

Make your reservation with us and discover that eating good paella in Barcelona can be a luxury and still be at a good price!

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