Hispania. This famous pilgrimage—one of the best restaurants in Catalonia for the last 50 years—is 39 km (24 miles) up the beach north of Barcelona, easily reached by the Calella train from the RENFE station in Plaça Catalunya. Sisters Francisca and Dolores Reixach continue to turn out the same line of classical Catalan cuisine that, despite the name Hispania, has characterized this spot from the start. Faves amb botifarra negre (fava beans with black sausage) ranks high on the list of signature dishes here, but the fresh fish and seafood from the Arenys de Mar fish auction are invariably excellent. The dining room, a long glass rectangle surrounded by nature, adds to the elegant experience. Camino Ral 54, Ctra. N II, 2 km south of Arenys de Mar, Arenys de Mar, Catalonia, 08350. 93/791–0457. www.restauranthispania.com. Reservations essential. Closed Tues. and 2 wks in Oct. No dinner Sun.
- Address: Camino Ral 54, Ctra. N II, 2 km south of Arenys de Mar, Arenys de Mar, Catalonia, 08350 | Map It
- Phone: 93/791–0457
- Website: www.restauranthispania.com
- Location: Outskirts of Barcelona
- Reservations essential
- Credit cards accepted.
- Closed Tues. and 2 wks in Oct. No dinner Sun.