Eating in Montjuic – Barcelona

Eating in Montjuic

This mountain range of sandy stone, which from its 183 meters above sea has been a witness of the history of Barcelona, is full of green areas, museums, cultural attractions and sports installations. Also, talking about gastronomy, we can choose between many different charming bars and restaurants to eat in Montjuic. 

There is a lot to eat in Montjuic, the famous mountain of Barcelona. Throughout its history, it has been a cemetery, castle, watchtower, quarry, amusement park and base of the Olympic equipments. The Poble Sec is located right under it, a broad region that goes until the Avenida del Paralelo, in the north. As this is a residential zone, many bars and restaurants of great quality are also present in the neighborhood. There you can enjoy a wide gastronomy offer made for all publics and based in traditional products such as the Pa de Pagès Catlà, the Salchichón de Vic (sausage), both with I.G.P., and the Mongeta dek Ganxet, with D.O.P.

The proximity to the old harbor in one of its extremities is another advantage of eating in Montjuic. And as we get close to the other extremity, direction Plaza España, the restaurants, bars and terraces start to get touches of the cuisine of the center of Barcelona. The whole Avenida del Paralelo is the center of the gastronomic activity of the neighborhood. You can complete you experience when eating in Montjuic with some of the wine products of the region, such as the wines with D.O. Alella, Cataluña and Pla de Bages and the famous Cava with D.O..

If you are looking forward to eating tapas, this part of the city has good bats that, generally, are concentrated on the Poble Sec streets. Quimet & Quimet is a very popular bar not only between people who live in the region, but in the whole town. They serve gourmet products. In Gran Bodega Saltó clients can enjoy great tapas and portions apart from live music. Bali Tonight is a classic tavern with a broad selection of excellent tapas in its counter. These three places are some of the best options in Montjuic.

Bar Quimet & Quimet
Gran Bodega Saltó

It is possible to find a great number of good places to eat in Montjuic. Espai Kru is an original place that has a menu composed of two parts: the first half offers products that are cooked without fire (Carpaccios, tartar, etc…) and the second one offers the same products, but cooked in a traditional way.

A place to have in mind when eating in Montjuic is Palo Cortao, a restaurant that pays a lot of attention to its products. They have an attractive and varied menu that uses fresh ingredients that are produced regionally. Fish, meat, seafood and dishes to share are the most common here.

Located in the center of a special place, in the gardens of Laribal, La Font del Gat is a restaurant that offers traditional and modern food made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. This is a good option to eat in Montjuic.

The restaurant Granja Elena is located in the outsides of the city and it has an attractive and innovative menu where the natural ingredients make a culinary offer that is known for its Catalan and Mediterranean recipes.

The menu of El Xalet is composed of dishes that, without forgetting about the Mediterranean essence of its cuisine, are the perfect union between tradition and modernity. One of its biggest attractions is offering some of the best views of Barcelona through its terrace and rotatory restaurant.

Restaurante Espai Kru
Restaurante Palo Cortao

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