When the weather is warm and glorious, there’s no better place to dine than outside – especially in Barcelona!
Outdoor seating areas, known as terrazas, can be found on almost every street, avenue and square in the Catalan capital, filled with people chatting, eating, drinking and laughing. Since there are so many terraces to choose from, it can often be hard to decide where’s best for some al fresco dining, so we’ve collated some of our favourite terrace restaurants in Barcelona to help you choose!
Top Terrace Restaurants in Barcelona
Eixample is Barcelona’s biggest neighbourhood and is full of lovely restaurants with beautiful terraces overlooking the district’s grand architecture, so it comes as no surprise that one of them has made it onto this list. Belvedere’s terrace is enclosed by an abundance of lush greenery, making it the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre for a short while. Enjoy lunch, dinner or simply just a drink as you relax under the Mediterranean sunshine in this quaint outdoor space.
Passatge Mercader 3, 08008 Barcelona
Located in the vibrant Barceloneta neighbourhood between the beach and the port, Kaiku is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. Fish and seafood is delivered daily from the Barceloneta fish market and their menu is constantly changing along with the seasons of the year. Since 2009, the restaurant has nurtured an ecological garden where they grow their own courgettes, tomatoes, fennel, carrots and more. Their terrace overlooks the beach and boasts perfect sea views, making it the perfect place to head for a relaxing and scenic dining experience, especially during the warmer seasons.
Plaça del Mar 1, 08003 Barcelona
Amongst the winding streets of the El Born neighbourhood lies one of Barcelona’s most classic tapas bars. Tantarantana offers a delightful menu based on traditional Catalan and Castillian dining, offering delicacies such as croquettes, patatas bravas, artisan cheese selections and Iberian ham. To top it off, Tantarantana boasts one of the most picturesque terraces in the city, which opens out onto both sides of the restaurant. Decorated with a selection of tables and chairs, this is the perfect spot for an evening catch up or a romantic meal on a balmy summer evening in the Catalan capital.
Carrer d’en Tantarantana 24, 08003 Barcelona
La Vinya del Senyor
Situated in an unbeatable location opposite one of the most beautiful churches in Barcelona, the Santa María del Mar, La Vinya del Senyor is a traditional Catalan wine bar that’s home to one of the best terraces in the city. The wines are provided by a distinguished Catalan wine import-export company, Vila Viniteca, and can be paired with delicious tapas dishes such as red pepper and eggplant escalivada, cheeses and Iberian ham, and meatballs with mushrooms and foie gras. Whether you’re a wine/cava expert, or simply just enjoy a tipple once in a while, La Vinya del Senyor is definitely the place to be on a warm summer’s evening.
Plaça Santa María, 5, 08003 Barcelona
Platja Ca la Nuri
This culinary escape boasts an incredible terrace area placed directly on the beach. Enjoy the evening sun as you take in the views of the Mediterranean whilst indulging in cuisine that has been perfected over 50 years of experience. Expect dishes such as octopus with hummus, garlic and olives, cinnamon cod, or salmon marinated in mustard and miso – perfect for the seafood lovers amongst us! Centrally located on the beach right by Port Olímpic, Platja Ca la Nuri is the ideal spot for a romantic dinner or simply a summer evening dining with friends or family.
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta 55, 08005 Barcelona (beachfront)
So, now you’re clued up on Barcelona’s best terrace restaurants, get ready for some al fresco dining under the sun!
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Travel tip by Lauren Regan at AB Apartment Barcelona