Perhaps the thing that can make or break your dining experience in Barcelona is not so much being uncertain of what to eat, but where to eat. There are so many cafes, restaurants and tapas bars around the city, so how do you choose? Ash and I decided that we wanted to help you out by posting an excerpt from our Eat Local in Barcelona: A Guide to Catalan Cuisine guidebook coming out on March 6th!
These 5 simple tips on how to pick the best Barcelona restaurants will enhance your trip and allow you to enjoy all the great food that this city has to offer!
How to Pick the Best Barcelona Restaurants
There are a few key tips we employ every time we eat out at a Barcelona restaurant. And we think they will help you eat local not just in Barcelona, but all over the world!
#1 – Look at the Menu
While this may seem obvious, just looking at the menu will help you discern whether you should stop there. If the menu is written in more than just two or three languages, we would walk away—even more so if someone started pestering us while we were looking at the menu.
It is very common for menus in Barcelona restaurants to be written in several languages. This is partly because many are written in both Castilian (what we know as “Spanish” here in the U.S.) and Catalan. We usually will sit down at a place if the menu is just in these two languages....