Fodor's Expert Review Hispania

$$$$ Barcelona Spanish

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. Sisters Paquita and Dolores Reixach, officially retired, continue to oversee 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. It is easily reached by the Calella train from the RENFE station in Plaça Catalunya.

Spanish Catalan Service Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

Ctra. Real 54
Arenys de Mar, Catalonia  08350, Spain


Known For:
  • Classic Catalan cuisine
  • Ultrafresh local seafood
  • Iconic restaurant
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Tues. and 2 wks in Oct. No dinner Mon.

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