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Eating-Out Strategy

The selection here represents the best this city has to offer—from tapas bars to haute cuisine. Search "Best Bets" for top recommendations by price, cuisine, and experience. Or find a review quickly in the alphabetical listings by neighborhood.

Hours

Barcelona dines late. Lunch is served 2–4 and dinner 9–11. If you arrive a half-hour early, you may score a table but miss the life and fun of the place. The city is slowly adapting, however, to the imported eating timetables of tourists, and a number of decent restaurants now offer all-day and late-night hours. Hunger attacks between meals are easily resolved in the city's numerous cafés and tapas bars.