The sea is one of the main reasons one should spend the summer in the Catalonian capital, enjoying the port views or scrutinizing the emerald skyline from the terraces of the best restaurants.
One of the most picturesque views opens up from the 24th floor of the Columbus Tower, where this famous Barcelona restaurant with a sea view is visible. From here, one not only has a chance to watch the sea from an aerial view, but also the opportunity to try unique, exquisite cuisine composed almost entirely of seafood prepared in a variety of ways: fried, marinated, smoked, and even raw for the lovers of exclusive tastes.
- Address: Av. Drassanes, 6-8, Edificio Colón, Piso 23-24.
- Working hours: Tuesday-Sunday, from 13:30 until 16:00 and from 19:00 until 23:30
Inside Marea Alta restaurant in Barcelona
View from Marea Alta restaurant
Critics rightfully call this establishment the most romantic place among restaurants with a sea view in Barcelona. Visitors are sure to enjoy the amazing views from the heights of Montjuic, which are visible from the main hall with tables for two ideally suited to a romantic dinner. As an appetizer, the experts recommend visitors order the most exquisite option from the bar menu: the local horchata made with a base of sangria.
- Address: Caretera Miramar, 40.
- Working hours: from 12:00 until 16:00 and from 20:00 until midnight
- Website: www.club-miramar.es
On the terrace of Miramar restaurant
Miramar restaurant in Barcelona
This establishment was founded by Carlos Abellan and Jordi Escriba, owners of the beach restaurant La Guingueta, and is one of the most popular food destinations among the restaurants of Barcelona located by the seaside. In 2017, La Guingueta closed, but the new restaurant opened by the two partners appeared in the vicinity of the old place, only two steps away from the beach. As it becomes obvious from the restaurant’s name, this establishment specializes at the same things: chiringuitos (cocktails made of orange juice and vodka) are still extremely popular among the visitors.
- Address: Av. Litoral, 62, Playa del Bogatell.
- Working hours: Monday – Sunday, from 13:00 until 23:00
- Website: www.xiringuitoescriba.com
Xiringuito Escribà restaurant in Barcelona
View on Xiringuito Escribà restaurant at night
La taberna gallega de Marcos
This Galician restaurant has acquired tremendous fame due to its incredible paella with lobster and is nestled near the sea in the area of Vila Olimpica. The emphasis of the menu is seafood. For this reason, fish and other animals taken from the sea are delivered here by plane from the coasts of Northern Spain on a daily basis. The most unusual menu options are fresh octopus and lobster marinated with garlic. Also, one can try dishes with meat from land animals, such as roasted young goats and steak on coals.
- Address: Moll de Gregal, 23.
- Working hours: every day, from 12:00 until 01:00
- Website: www.latabernagallega.com
La taberna gallega de Marcos restaurant in Barcelona
Inside La taberna gallega de Marcos restaurant
This restaurant is hidden on the ground floor of the luxurious W Barcelona hotel, in close proximity to the seaside. Mamarosa enjoys the reputation of a family restaurant – this detail is indirectly expressed in the name of the establishment (‘mama Rosa’). The cuisine, which demonstrates a vivid Mediterranean accent with certain Italian trends, is considered a perfect choice both for adults and children. Thus, here it is possible to order grilled octopus or pasta ‘carbonara’ as well as dishes intended to please kids, such as pizza with Iberian ham or tuna tartare over pomegranate.
- Address: Passeig del Mare Nostrum, 19-21.
- Working hours: every day, from 13:00 until 24:00
Interior of Mamarosa Beach restaurant in Barcelona
Summer area of Mamarosa Beach restaurant
El Tunel del port
This restaurant has several spacious terraces and is located directly by the seaside. Here you have the option of a seat with a view of the port or a spot on the terrace overlooking the turquoise waves that gently kiss the beach. Inside the restaurant, you also can find several great halls for business lunches and family events. Moreover, Tunel is one of the oldest restaurants of Barcelona, dating back to 1923.
- Address: Moll de Gregal, 12.
- Working hours: Tuesday-Saturday, from 13:00 until 16:00 and from 20:30 until 23:30, Sunday – from 13:00 until 16:00
- Website: www.eltuneldelport.co
View from El Tunel del Port restaurant
Inside El Tunel del Port restaurant in Barcelona
All those who have visited Barcelona at least once surely have passed this establishment when heading to the seashore. The terraces of the impressive palazzo from the late medieval period overlook the port. Emperador is one of the most popular restaurants in Barcelona with a sea view. One can enjoy the breath-taking view from the terrace over the peaceful, standing yachts, as well as the wide selection from the wine card and the best selections from the menu, which some consider to be the dorada in salt and grilled crabs.
- Address: Plaça de Pau Vila, 1.
- Working hours: every day from 12:30 until 23:30
El Cangrejo Loco
El Cangrejo Loco (or ‘Crazy Crab’) makes an English version of its website available. So, it is not a problem to reserve a table if you prefer to do so in English. This is one of many Barcelona restaurants located by the seaside at which the standard menu with paella, seafood, and fish mingles with Italian risotto and exotic monkfish served with potatoes, as well as a vast selection of wines from different regions of Europe.
- Address: Moll de Gregal, 29-30.
- Working hours: every day from 13:00 until 01:00
El Cangrejo Loco restaurant in Barcelona
View from El Cangrejo Loco restaurant
The fantastic terrace of Arenal lies directly on the soft sand of Barceloneta beach. If you have to choose from all Barcelona restaurants by the sea, this restaurant is an ideal option. Here, you will find everything you need to make your vacation unforgettable: a beach atmosphere close to the city center, palms, breezy sounds, exclusive cocktails, and a diverse menu that includes everything from a duck with apples to black rice with alioli.
- Address: Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta.
- Working hours: everyday from 13:00 until 16:30 and from 20:30 until 23:30
- Website: www.en.arenalrestaurant.com
Arenal restaurant in Barcelona
Inside Arenal restaurant
Gallito is a restaurant located on the ground floor of the W hotel in close proximity to the sea. People come here, not only to enjoy the sea views and tortillas with fresh tuna fish, but also to spend their siestas on the cozy terrace in the shade of the trees growing in large vases, where customers can sit on soft sofas and multi-colored pillows. The atmosphere of Gallito invites hassle-free lunches and relaxed Sunday brunches among family circles.
- Address: Passeig del Mare Nostrum, 19-21.
- Working hours: Monday– Thursday, from 12:00 until 16:00 and from 20:00 until 23:30, Friday–Saturday, from 12:00 until 24:00, Sunday – from 12:00 until 23:30
The terrace of Gallito restaurant in Barcelona
In Gallito restaurant