El Dinamic de Bcn

Hugely popular with a young crowd, El Dinamic can be a tricky place to find a table. The space barely hides its workshop origins, and the wait staff can be tricky to flag down, though when they do get around to it there are some nice tapas bites to be had here and a selection of local craft beers.

Open: Wed & Thurs 5:00pm – midnight; Fri 5:00pm – 1:00am; Sat 1:00pm – 1:00am; Sun 1:00pm – midnight

Passatge de Pere Calders, 4

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La Cuina d’en Garriga

La Cuina d’en Garriga is actually about the size of a garage, so finding a seat at peak hours may be a struggle unless you book ahead. You’re pretty well off the main tourist trail here, but there is English to help navigate the small menu. We love it for a casual lunch.

Simple fare done well at La Cuina d’en Garriga

Carrer d’Enric Granados 58



Palosanto is a tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Rambla del Raval, Barcelona

With indoor seating for a maximum of 20 diners, it can be hard to get a table at Palosanto – it doesn’t help that it only offers a couple of tables for more than two. What must be the world’s smallest kitchen turns out some pretty decent burgers, along with some more traditional tapas fare, alongside a few more unusual dishes such as the rather nice artichoke salad with tuna.

Palosanto puts out some more interesting dishes such as this artichoke salad

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