4 Best Restaurants in Montjuic and Poble Sec, Barcelona

La Platilleria

$$ Fodor's choice

Standards like Ibérico ham and patatas bravas are on offer at this snug tapas bar, but it’s the rotating selection of seasonal small plates that really make it worth a visit. There’s no menu; a chalkboard brought to your table lists the main ingredient—cod, pork rib, sweetbreads, for example—and friendly servers will explain the daily preparation for each.

Roser 82, 08004, Spain
Known For
  • Seasonal small plates
  • Nice selection of Catalan wines by the glass
  • Friendly service
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.–Tues.


$$ Fodor's choice

The brainchild of two Venetian brothers, this Italian spot specializes in the cuisine of the Veneto region with exquisitely prepared dishes that lean heavily toward seafood. 

Passeig de l'Exposició 85, 08004, Spain
Known For
  • Venetian-style fare
  • Daily fish special
  • Local favorite
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Reservations essential

La Fabrique


Delicious artisanal breads and pastries are baked fresh every day at this patisserie, with different breads available on different days. Their almond croissant is the best in town.

Radas 35, 08004, Spain
Known For
  • Organic breads and pastries
  • Daily bread specials
  • Croissants
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Takeaway only

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Quimet & Quimet


The secret is out about this tiny, century-plus-old tapas bar, which has become so overrun with visitors in recent years that locals have mostly started steering clear. Nevertheless, it's an atmospheric place, and the innovative tapas—largely made using conservas (canned and tinned foods)—are still well worth the visit. Arrive early (around noon or at 6 pm when it reopens) to snag a spot before the hordes descend. 

Poeta Cabanyes 25, 08004, Spain
Known For
  • Local wines
  • Classic foodie haunt
  • Arrive early to avoid the crowds
Restaurant Details
Rate Includes: Closed Sat. and Sun.