What do we eat in Barcelona?

You are planning to organize your corporate retreat in Barcelona but wonder what the specialties of Catalan cuisine are? Spain is well known for its sun-soaked cuisine filled with warm and friendly flavors, and Catalonia offers a variety of original and unique dishes that we suggest you explore during your next corporate retreat in Barcelona. Here is a non-exhaustive list of typical Barcelona dishes to whet your appetite!

Pan con Tomate

A must-try that you will undoubtedly taste during your stay in Barcelona for breakfast or as a snack, it’s a historic Catalan specialty called pa amb tomàquet, which is simply a slice of toasted bread covered with tomato and highly appreciated by locals.


A local Catalan specialty made with eggplants, onions, and bell peppers roasted in the oven, then peeled and sliced: A drizzle of olive oil is then brushed over these vegetables and seasoned with salt. Often accompanied by anchovy fillets, this appetizer is served with toasted bread, a real delight!


A very simple dish featuring a type of onion typical of the Catalonia region! Calçots are grilled and served with Romesco sauce. This traditional dish of the region is undeniably among the typical dishes of Barcelona.

Botifarra Amb Mongetes

A typical dish from Barcelona and especially popular in the Catalonia region made with sautéed white beans and accompanied by a white sausage: A very hearty and energizing specialty served in Catalonia since the 19th century.

Esqueixada De Bacallà

A very refreshing salad that is hugely popular during the hot summer days! This salad is prepared with onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes cut into very thin strips and accompanied by slices of raw cod, all decorated with black olives and dressed with a slightly tangy vinaigrette, A real treat in summer!

Crema Catalana

Here is a historic dessert that already appeared during the Middle Ages on the tables of convents and continues to make people happy! Crema Catalana is one of the most typical gastronomic specialties in Catalonia, made with egg yolks, flour, and milk and topped with a layer of caramelized sugar that provides a crunchy contrast in the mouth!

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