08-02-2010 |

“A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.” – Samuel Johnson

Did you know that Barcelona is the new food capitol of the world? Some of the greatest chefs are located in Barcelona or travel to Barcelona to study the culinary arts. Most of these chefs have won various food awards, such as the prestigious Michelin award and these restaurants are placed in the Michelin elite culinary guide. We here at You Stylish Barcelona Apartments have wined and dined in many restaurants and we have chosen some of our favorite places to eat just for you. Eating well is so important in Barcelona both to our staff and to the Spanish culture. Here are our picks that are within walking distance from your rental apartment.

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Hungry? Barcelona offers some of the best places to dine with class or dine on a budget, but one of the best parts of staying in this apartment is it’s proximity to some of the best places to eat in the city, all within walking distance. Here are some You Stylish suggestiond of places that we personally know to be good around your B200 apartment.

A. YOU ARE HERE: Your apartment with You Stylish Barcelona Apartments

B. Laie

C.El Asador de Aranda

D. Casa Alfonso

E. Ca La Nuri

F. Bembi

G. La Tagliatella Our description of the restaurants:

A. YOU ARE HERE: Your apartment Id B200, City Centre Art Deco, here is link to the apartment details and pictures:

B. Located on Pau Claris, 85, Laie is one of the ultimate best-kept secrets that I have encountered in Barcelona. Downstairs is a bookshop that sells books in English and Spanish (English books are hard to find in Barcelona). Upstairs is a cozy café/ restaurant, which is the perfect setting to write in your journal, read one of the books recently bought downstairs, or just chill out and talk with a good friend. Many important scholars and intelectuals make Laie their place of choice for academic chats or discussions. If you are lucky, you may even catch some of the conversation! Laie offers a sweet and cosy place for all your introverted needs.


This restaurant is a meat lover’s paradise! Vegetarians beware. One of the unique things about this restaurant is their expertise in all things that have to do with lamb. Make sure to try the roast baby lamb that is cooked in a rustic wooden oven! Not only is the food amazing, but also the atmosphere has a very old world aristocratic tinge to it. You can’t help but feel sort of like a king eating in a round table in medieval times what with the heavy soups and rustic cooking style. And for the poor vegetarians out there in the family, no worries! Right next door to the Asador is a great little sushi buffet restaurant with many Spanish and Japanese tapas options. They are even friendly for those that don’t eat fish and will give you a full plate of noodles or avacado maki without any extra price.


Everyone that I reccomend Casa Alfonso to our You Stylish guests, they come back delighted. Casa Alfonso is one of the best tapas restaurants in Barcelona, not really touristy and a neighbor to your You Stylish rental apartment! This is where the real Spanish people eat when they want tapas so you know that the tapas are prepared and served with the right attitude and style. My boyfriend, who is Catalan, swears by this restaurant and takes his friends there for tapas every now and then. I personally attack the pastry options and the wine/beer list. There is something for everyone here en la Casa. It also helps that the waiters are actually nice and welcoming.


Is a chic modern restaurant full of business people and people with high gastronomical tastes for seafood. Generally a more high-end restaurant, if you make sure to get the “menu mediodía” which is around lunchtime (13:00-16:00) you can eat amazingly well with only a cost around €13.50 which is really a steal for the quality you are receiving. The menu is mostly seafood dishes but I recommend the Fideuà which is a classic noodle dish with seafood. They usually give you a side of ali oli (a spicey thick sauce made out of olive oil and garlic cloves) which is great either on the noodles or on bread. The traditional Spanish Paella is what most of the people ask for when they come to Barcelona thinking that it is the most traditional dish but they are just uninformed of the Spanish Fideuà, which is as delicious or even more delicious to its rice cousin, the Paella. There is a whole world out there of Catalan cuisine that people are not familiar with. Luckily, here in Ca La Nuri you can safely try many different types of Catalan dishes.


Romantic, exotic, cozy, and sexy come to mind when I think of Bembi. Perhaps because I had my first date with the love of my life there, or perhaps because the Indian food brings back happy memories of childhood, in any case, Bembi is one of my favorite Indian restaurants apart from Govinda’s restaurant in BCN. The best part is that it’s generally never full of people so you don’t have to wait in annoying lines. In most Indian restaurants, at least here in Barcelona, you can never be sure if what you are getting is quality or authentic Indian food. You can be sure that Bembi is classy, clean and authentic. You can even choose to make your food smoking spicy if you wish. Just let the waiter know. If you want a spicy evening with your loved one, you can eat at Bembi and then walk back to your deliciously close holiday accommodation…sounds like a perfect night.


Sometimes you just need pizza… or spaghetti… or something that you know that the kids actually WILL eat without any protestation. Well again, next door to your Barcelona apartment for rent, you have pizza, you have pasta and you have little Italy waiting at your doorstep. I particularly stick with the pizzas although the mushroom lasagna is really filling and tasty. And for the older folks, they even have Lambrusco. This restaurant is perfect if you want to eat well and not spend too much money.


Your choice in Barcelona

Rambla de Catalunya 77, Pral. 2ªB,

08007 Barcelona

+34 930 002 380

Buen Provecho! (boo-en Pro-vech-o) Enjoy your meal!