We all know the Arc de Triomf, Las Ramblas and Parc Güell, but sometimes the best places are the ones that no one really knows about, and there are so many hidden gems in the city that are very secret. We already gave you our selection of the best hidden speakeasy bars in the city, but this time we are going to show you our top 5 hidden restaurants in Barcelona! If you want to discover Barcelona from a new perspective then make sure to book an apartment nearby these secret spots.
You’re probably thinking this just looks like your average souvenir shop, but looks can be deceiving, because this is in fact NOT your average souvenir shop. From the outside, this small souvenir shop does not give you any hints, except that it is open till very late in the evening. At the back of this shop you will find the elevator that gives you access to one of the trendiest restaurants in Barcelona. The restaurants offers beautiful cocktails and you can see how the dishes are prepared for you.
Address: Carrer de Provença, 300, 08008 Barcelona
Opening hours: Unknown
Passadís del Pep
This is one of the best restaurants in Barcelona when it comes to fish and tapas. There is no indication at the door, besides the house number at the top of the door which leads to a dark corridor. Walk to the end of the corridor if you dare and open the door. You will be surprised with a large and cozy restaurant. There is no menu card, but food is served for you directly.
Address: Pla de Palau, 2, 08003 Barcelona
Opening hours: Mon – Sat open from 1:30PM – 3:30PM & 8:15 – 11:30 PM; Closed on Sunday.
La Cova Fumada
This is a very famous tapas restaurant located in the Barceloneta area. Again no indication and no house number. When you finally have found the right door and enter this busy tapas bar, it’s time to fill yourself up with all the delicious dishes they offer.
Address: Carrer del Baluart, 56, 08003 Barcelona
Opening hours: Saturday open from 9AM – 1PM; Mon – Fri open from 9AM – 3:15 PM (+ 6 – 8:10 PM on Thu and Fri)
Speakeasy is a chic restaurant that first opened in 2002 in the Dry Martini department store. It is a place where mystery and anonymity equals luxury. You need a password to get in, so you’ll have to get along with some locals or with the staff to make sure you get a way in. The food is classic, modern and very tasty.
Address: Carrer d’Aribau, 162, 08036 Barcelona
Opening hours: Mon – Sat open from 8PM – 11PM (11:30PM on Sat, Mon & Tue); Closed on Sunday.
Hare Krishna Vegetarian Restaurant
It may sound a bit strange, but in the main temple of the Hare Krishna community, in an alley near La Rambla, there is a secret vegetarian restaurant. You need to know the floor number and ring the intercom so someone can open the door for you. Are you too early and is there a prayer? Then it will not be opened. The food is delicious and inexpensive, and perfect for the vegetarians among us!
Address: Plaça de la Vila de Madrid, 4, 08002 Barcelona
Opening hours: Sun & Mon open from 1PM – 4PM; Tue – Sat open from 1PM – 4PM & 8PM – 11:30PM
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