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Famous for its sun-soaked beaches, breathtaking Antoni Gaudí architecture, open spaces and historic sites, Barcelona also offers plenty to eat during those 48-hour getaways.

Barcelona is undeniably one of the coolest cities in the world. With its sunny weather, it's got that cosmopolitan charm and is a thriving cultural and artistic hotspot.

If you are craving food recommendations in bustling Barcelona but pressed for time? Discover the ultimate breakfast, lunch, and dinner hotspots in this vibrant city. With a plethora of local delicacies and charming eateries to choose from, deciding where to go can be tough. Fret not! We're here to help you make the most of an unforgettable 48 hours in Barcelona.

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What to Eat in 48 Hours in Barcelona

Join us on a mouthwatering journey as we unveil our carefully hand-picked favourites for a delightful and satisfying experience throughout the day. Whether it's a wholesome breakfast to kickstart your morning, a scrumptious lunch that fuels you up, a delectable dinner to enjoy, or refreshing drinks to quench your thirst, we've got you covered!


Breakfast, the absolute must-have meal of the day (especially for those early morning tours!). Plus, it's a fab opportunity to people-watch and see how the locals start their day. Brunch spots are sprouting across the city, presenting a plethora of delectable breakfast dishes and treats. Check these awesome places for a really satisfying and magical experience.

Casa Alfonso (Roger de Lluria, 6, 08010 Barcelona)

Step back in time to the 1930s and experience the intimate and welcoming ambiance of this historical venue. Opening at 08:00 for brunch, the unique atmosphere is adorned with original furniture from that era. Traditional tapas dishes are prepared with care, guaranteeing you a homemade and healthy culinary delight.

Honest Greens (Rambla Catalunya, 3, 08007 Barcelona)

The doors open at 08:30 am, offering a delightful menu featuring Mediterranean and European cuisines. The restaurant takes pride in providing a range of healthy options, including vegan and vegetarian-friendly choices. Additionally, they cater to those with gluten sensitivities, ensuring a delightful experience for all our guests. 

The restaurant emanates a lively and welcoming atmosphere that captivates a diverse range of customers. Offering imaginative and vibrant dishes, it appeals to individuals of all ages, including young children. The pricing is reasonable, taking into account the focus on crafting fresh and delectable cuisine that satisfies a multitude of palates.

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Catalan lunch menus exquisitely capture the essence of Catalonia's diverse landscape. These menus, influenced by the seasons, feature a delightful array of ingredients that harmonize with the region's culinary heritage.

Get ready for a mouthwatering blend of innovation, tradition and creativity! From authentic tapas to upscale luncheons, you're in for a treat. And while you're getting set to enjoy a delightful lunch, make sure to check out these incredible culinary gems. 

Casa Amàlia (Ptge. del Mercat 14 08009 Barcelona)

Casa Amalia is an exquisite restaurant comprising a team of dedicated and enthusiastic professionals who share a passion for gastronomy. Opening Hours are Tuesday to Sunday 1pm -4pm for lunch, and then  7pm - 10.30pm for dinner.

Their commitment lies in selecting the finest ingredients and attending to every detail, ensuring our customers enjoy a truly exceptional dining experience. Casa Amalia strives not only to deliver exceptional cuisine, but also to create a welcoming atmosphere that feels like home. 

They've got a cool terrace area for an "al fresco" lunch and private dining rooms for an intimate family larger luncheon. Also, the prices are totally affordable. At Casa Amalia, it's about taking care of the planet and being mindful of how to do things.

Besta Barcelona (Aribau 106, Barcelona, 08036) 

The lunch hours are from 1 pm to 3:30 pm every day, except for Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This-bistro, run by two talented chefs from Galicia and Catalunya, and is a perfect example of how their respective culinary styles come together. 

The menu is carefully crafted, showcasing the amazing flavours of these rich culinary traditions. One such dish is the pollastre amb llagosta, combining the flavours of chicken and lobster, inspired by Catalonia's mountains, ocean, and vegetable gardens.

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In Barcelona, the customary time for dinner is around 8pm. Recently, the city has experienced a surge in the number of new restaurants opening up. So why not treat yourself in the evening by visiting a high-end restaurant and relishing innovative interpretations of local cuisine such as, the combination of salted cod with olive oil, tomatoes, and peppers—a true taste of the region. 

In summary, Barcelona's evening food scene has become incredibly entertaining. If you're seeking advice on how to fully immerse yourself in this experience, you've come to the perfect destination for exceptional dining recommendations!

Con Gracia (C/ de Martínez de la Rosa 808012 Barcelona)

Come and treat yourself to beautifully crafted Mediterranean delicacies at our elegant establishment. The tantalizing tasting menus that are perfectly complemented by exquisite wine pairings. 

The restaurant warmly welcomes you from Tuesday to Saturday, from 7pm to 11pm, to try out exquisite culinary delights in an elegant and refined ambience.

Pamper yourself with the delightful flavours of Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine, and enjoy cooked octopus, mushroom risotto, and succulent beef. Relish the company of friends while savouring luscious gelato, parfait, and che. Their extensive wine list caters to every discerning palate, ensuring an unparalleled dining experience for all.

Gatsby Barcelona (Carrer de Tuset 19 08006 Barcelona)

Have a one-of-a-kind experience and savour cocktails with gorgeous Spanish cuisine at an exquisite lounge, exuding the glamour of the roaring Twenties with captivating cabaret shows. The opening hours are Wednesdays to Saturdays, from 9pm to 2.30am.

Go ahead and treat yourself to the enchanting culinary delights at Gatsby. The talented chefs create Mediterranean dishes that capture the essence of the roaring 20s like sesame crusted salmon, honeyed rice with squid, and steak tartare with quail egg. 

The event calls for an upscale dress code, so it's important to dress in a way that leaves a lasting impression. Gentlemen, please remember to don stylish collared shirts to complete your ensemble.

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When deciding where and what to eat in 48 hours in Barcelona, there's no time to waste searching for the ideal spot. That's why with a range of restaurants, tours or food and drink experiences with we've already got you covered - from breakfast through to dinner.

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