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40 superb restaurants that will make Barcelona your next foodie weekend

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Casa Leopoldo, Barcelona
Start your culinary adventure in Barcelona at Casa Leopoldo with some fabulous fish Credit: Vera Lair

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Barcelona's impressive food scene covers all manner of Spanish cuisines. Head to the maritime district of Barceloneta if it's paella you're after, but if you want traditional Catalan dishes it's best to stick inland in Barri Gòtic or Gràcia where you'll find tiled dining rooms and plenty of pa amb tomàquet (bread rubbed with tomato) and hearty fare. And of course, there are tapas everywhere – from downright classics on charming squares to modern versions at hip restaurants following in the footsteps of Ferran Adrià. Telegraph Travel's Barcelona expert Sally Davies shares her favourites here. Do note that many restaurants close in August for several weeks, or the whole month.

Barri Gòtic

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