Where to eat a good 'calçotada'? On farms, or in the Horta and Guinardo neighbourhoods.
Yum… delicious 'calçotadas'!
If you want to try ‘calçots’, they are easily found in several restaurants in the city centre. This is a common dish that is served as a starter or main course in most restaurants. If you want to try ‘calçotadas’, it gets a little trickier. We recommend leaving the city centre and visiting several farms, which offer exceptional ‘calçotadas’, such as Masía Can Portell (on Vallvidrera Road at Molins de Rei, 6 kilometres away). This old building is located in the middle of the Collserola natural park, only 10 minutes from Barcelona, and offers great traditional Catalonian gastronomy. The ‘calçotadas’ are exquisite, and you can try all sorts of typical Catalonian dishes. If you don’t want to leave the centre, we recommend visiting the numerous places that specialise in this dish, such as the Braseria Catedra on Laietana Street, which specialises in this type of cuisine. The neighbourhoods of Horta and Guinardo are also very popular, and we recommend these restaurants, even though they are not in the centre. These are less touristy and serve typical dishes at a much more reasonable price.
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