10 Things To Eat in Poble Sec, Barcelona

Poble Sec: Barcelona’s ever evolving district and the new hottest spot to eat, drink and dance your Spanish nights away.

For the eating, I have some recommendations. The district is littered with traditional tapas restaurants, but there are a few spots where you can sample some more unusual cuisines. Read on!

1. Venetian: Xemei in Poble Sec, Barcelona

Food from Venice is known to be largely different to the rest of the traditional cooking that comes out of Italy. Venetian food is not easy to find outside of Venice, and I was surprised to come across Xemei in the middle of Poble Sec.

It’s run by a Venetian family who relocated here decades ago. It’s a pricy yet worthwhile dining experience, best for a birthday celebration or romantic date night.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Monday TO Sunday –  1:30pm to 3pm // 9pm to 11:30am
ADDRESS: Passeig de l’Exposició, 85, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
METRO STATION: Poble Sec

2. Asian Fusion: Bar Casa Xica in Poble Sec, Barcelona

On the contrary, Asian food is easy to find in Barcelona and in Poble Sec in particular. Indian food being the most popular, followed by Asian fusion like at Bar Casa Xica.

Most of the menu is served tapas style, so you’ll need a few plates to satisfy a hearty appetite. Alternatively you can do their five course tasting menu for €50 per person. Whatever you do, you must taste their pork buns!

Bar Casa Xica in Poble Sec – by Bar Casa Xica – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Monday TO Saturday –  1:30pm to 3pm // 8:30pm to 11pm
ADDRESS: Carrer de la França Xica, 20, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
METRO STATION: Poble Sec

3. Seafood: Lascar 74 in Poble Sec, Barcelona

Poble Sec is a beach town, so good seafood is to be expected. Tourists love a sit down seafood meal after a day in the sun or a guided walking tour.

The food at Lascar 74 will blow you away. It’s not your average fish & chips joint; this is high quality, thought out seafood mastery made with the freshest catches available by the day.

The ceviche is what a lot of people come for; it’s somewhat renowned via word of mouth. Please note that this is not a paella restaurant.

Lascar 74 in Poble Sec – by Lascar 74 – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Monday TO Sunday –  7pm to 11:30pm
ADDRESS: Carrer del Roser, 74, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
METRO STATION: Paral-lel

4. Catalonian: La Bodegueta del Poble Sec in Poble Sec, Barcelona

One needs to know where the best traditional Catalonia eatery is in every neighborhood in Barcelona. In Poble Sec, its la Bodegueta.

Let’s start by stating that this Catalan eatery is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They have never closed, and they never plan to.

It’s a simple, meat-filled menu. Vegans and vegetarians will struggle to dine here your options being a plate of French fries or boiled artichokes with dip.

La Bodegueta del Poble Se – by La Bodegueta – Sourced from their Facebook

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: 24 Hours
ADDRESS: Carrer de Blai, 47, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
METRO STATION: Poble Sec

5. Galician: O Meu Lar in Poble Sec, Barcelona

Galacia is an autonomous community on Spain’s northwester coastline. Their cuisine differs somewhat to the rest of the country and at O Meu Lar in Poble Sec you can experience it for yourself.

Expect a lot of meats, a lot of shellfish and a lot of rich desserts. You’ll also be given complimentary garlic, tomatoes and bread to make a DIY bruschetta while your food is being prepared.

O Meu Lar in Poble Sec – by O Meu Lar – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Wednesday to Monday — 1:30pm to 4:30pm // 8:30pm to 12am
ADDRESS: Carrer de Margarit, 24, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
METRO STATION: Poble Sec

6. Vegan Tapas: Blai Tonight Natura in Poble Sec, Barcelona

Blai Tonight Natura is wonderfully bizarre little eatery in Poble Sec. It’s entirely plant based; a creative kitchen that creates new, interesting dishes every day that are served as tapas portions instead of full meals.

It’s still a very new addition to the Poble Sec restaurants scene and locals aren’t too sure how they feel about it yet. Definitely go and see for yourself!

Blai Tonight Natura – by Blai Tonight Natura – Sourced from their Facebook

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Wednesday TO Sunday –  6pm to 12am
ADDRESS: Carrer de Blai, 27, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
METRO STATION: Poble Sec

7. Mexican: El Changarrito in Poble Sec, Barcelona

El Changarrito is simple, homestyle Mexican served in a laid back space in Poble Sec.

They have tacos, nachos, taquitos, quesadillas and you can wash everything down with a fresh margarita or (my favorite) Modelo beer imported from Mexico.

Their opening hours are uncertain and it is best to call ahead.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Various
ADDRESS: Carrer de la França Xica, 52, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
METRO STATION: Poble Sec

8. Italian: IL Golfo Di Napoli SL in Poble Sec, Barcelona

Travelers and locals alike love Italian food when they’re craving something hearty and wholesome. This is but one of many Italian restaurants in the Poble Sec area; they do have the best pizza, in my opinion.

It’s a great family restaurants where you won’t pay more than €13-€15 per person including drinks.

IL Golfo Di Napoli SL in Poble Sec – by IL Golfo Di Napoli SL – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Saturday — 1pm to 4pm // 8pm to 12am
ADDRESS: Carrer de Lleida, 38, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
METRO STATION: Poble Sec

9. Cafe: Cafeteria Palmer in Poble Sec, Barcelona

Another dining experience ideal for after a free guided walking tour in the sun would be any cafe-style eatery in Barcelona.

The Cafeteria Palmer in Poble Sec is an early to rise, early to close coffee and light meal house. Perfect for breakfast or a sandwich at lunch time, alongside good coffee and fresh baked treats.

Cafeteria Palmer in Poble Sec – by Cafeteria Palmer – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Friday — 6:30am to 3:30pm
ADDRESS: Plaça de Santa Madrona, 1, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
METRO STATION: Poble Sec

10. Pancakes: Metropolitan Cafe in Poble Sec, Barcelona

Let’s be honest: people on vacation love to start their days with a stack of pancakes. It’s something they likely rarely get to do back home in the real world, and it’s just oh, so, satisfying every time.

Metropolitan Cafe would be my go-to for the best pancakes in Poble Sec. There are one or two other spots, but I wouldn’t waste my time.

The stacks here are fluffy, fruity and served until one in the morning. We have a clear winner.

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Metropolitan Cafe in Poble Sec – by Metropolitan Cafe – Uploaded by them

PRACTICAL INFORMATION
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Sunday — 8am to 1am
ADDRESS: Avinguda del Paral·lel, 91, 08015 Barcelona, Spain
METRO STATION: Paral-lel