I moved to Barcelona three months ago and I've been enjoying everything this city has to offer ever since. Most of all I enjoy eating in good restaurants, from pintchos to tapas, burgers to pasta... While there's a great variety of both local places and really stylish ones, these are the ones I would pick for you.
If you are looking for some good tapas for lunch, then Cerveceria Catalana in Carrer de Mallorca 236 is the perfect place for you after a very busy morning. Usually there is a queue, but don't let that discourage you. Put your name on the list, get a beer and wait. It doesn't take more than 15 minutes. Try "huevos cabreados" as well as "pimiento de padron", "pan con tomate"...
For high level tapas, my favorite place is Paco Meralgo in Carrer de Muntaner 171. Make sure you book this one because it's very popular within the locals for both lunch and dinner. Oh, here everything tastes extraordinary, but I would go for "gambas al ajillo", "steak tartar montadito", "tortilla de alcachofas"...
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Bardot restaurant is a perfect choice if you like gin and tonic. It's a nice and cozy restaurant in one of the most beautiful streets of Barcelona, Carrer d'Enric Granados 147. My favorite: "huevos estrellados con foie". Simply amazing!
L'Eggs restaurant in Passeig de Gracia 116 is famous for its dishes with eggs, but not only. I highly recommend "huevo with trufa negra". They also have a Sunday brunch which is a good option to try out more interesting plates. I've had the best "pan con tomate" here!
La Pepita in Carrer de Corsega 343 offers a variety of tapas, but they are specialized in pepitas, make sure you try one. I loved "la pepita d'or". This place doesn't accept reservations so go there early if you want to find a table. When I say early, I mean around 9 pm. The locals don't go out for dinner before 10 pm.
One more to add to the list is La Bodegueta Provenca in Carrer de Provenca 233. I would recommend to make the reservation even during weekdays. They have the most delicious "revuelto con setas" and some really good Catalan wine selection.
What ever you do, don't forget to try the jamon iberico! You can find it in every restaurant in Barcelona. It can really cost you a fortune, but I'm sure you've never tried a ham like that before. Yummy!
I hope you will enjoy and I will keep exploring some more amazing places for you.