Albert and Ferran Adrià

the chefs´ favorite restaurants in Barcelona

The Catalan brothers, who are among the best chefs in the world, reveal their favorite addresses in Barcelona

Albert Adrià recommends

The Catalan chef and his brother Ferran co-own six restaurants located in the same area in Barcelona: the neighborhoods of El Poble-Sec and Sant Antoni.


Gran Via Corts Catalanes, 546
Haute cuisine from award-winning chef Xavier Pellicer.

Passatge Marimón, 5
Traditional Catalan cuisine from young chef Toni Romero.

Rambla del Raval, 43
Traditional Catalan cuisine from young chef Toni Romero.

Quimet Quimet
Poeta Cabanyes, 25 
A tiny bar perfect for drinking vermouth.

La Cañota (photo)
Lleida, 7
A tapas bar with “a great cost/benefit ratio,” according to Albert Adrià

El Nacional
Passeig de Gràcia, 24 Bis
Beautiful culinary complex with several restaurants and bars.

EL Xampanyet
Montcada, 22
A Barcelona institution for vermouth.


Ferran Adrià recommends

The Catalan chef ran elBulli, the restaurant that revolutionized haute cuisine until it closed, in 2011. elBulli was selected as the best restaurant in the world by the British publication Restaurant five times.


Rias de Galícia
Lleida, 7
Top-quality seafood with 30 years of tradition.

Sant Antoni dels Sombrerers, 3
Brand new restaurant specializing in seafood under Andalusian chef Rafa Zafra.

Dos Palillos
Elisabets, 9
Asian restaurant under chef Albert Raurich, one of Ferran’s top assistants in the kitchen at elBulli.

La Pineda
Calle del Pi, 16
Emporium and tavern where Ferran and Albert love to drink vermouth.

Roger de Llúria, 85
Behind its modernist façade, this emporium is a leading specialist in cheese.

Vila Viniteca
Agullers, 7
This shop is “perfect for learning about Catalan wines and other local products.”

Texto Adriana Setti
Fotos: Divulgação