Where to eat calçots in Barcelona
The awaited season of calçots, of romesco and the grill smell have arrived… The calçots are winter vegetables consumed in Catalonia. They look like long onions and they are traditionally cooked on the grill. If you want to discover the restaurants in Barcelona where you can enjoy this delicacy, keep reading.
El Jardí de l’Àpat is located in the Parque del Carmel, the perfect place to disconnect from the hustle of the city. In a restaurant specialising in Catalan cuisine, calçots could not be missing in winter. Its calçotada menu costs 32€ and you can try a calçot tile with romesco, a grilled meat that includes sausage and lamb. As an accompaniment they offer “caliu” potatoes, white beans, artichokes, grilled tomato and a toast with tomato and garlic. To close the menu you can choose between Catalan cream or ice cream.
The Mirador de Can Cases is an oasis in the Parc de la Collserola. The 16th century farmhouse is surrounded by nature, and in each of the rooms you will find a chimney that creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere. You can enjoy a calçotada with incredible views.
This restaurant-brasserie located in the heart of the Eixample is an emblematic place with a great variety of Mediterranean dishes to try. Among them are grilled meats, tapas and pizzas made in a wood-fired oven, and of course, calçots. The space, very well cared for and thought out down to the smallest detail, is characterised by its modernist style. Unlike other restaurants, it is open every day of the year.
It’s not the most elegant, but if you searching for authenticity, paper tablecloths, plaid napkins and a good calçotada, Can Pichurri is your place. You can get there with the train “Ferrocarriles” by getting off at the Les Planes stop, and it’s only a 5 minute walk. You will find the picnic area Can Pichurri, with its enormous halls, perfect to mount a good calçotada with the whole family or with your friends
The restaurant Nou Can Martí, recently reformed, is located in the mountain of Collserola, in the middle of the nature. There you would be able to feel into nature, but still having Barcelona to his feet. It’s a restaurant where you can enjoy breathtaking and relaxing views while tasting traditional Catalan dishes, with special attention to grilled meats and vegetables. They have a terrace open throughout the year and, in season, they organize nice calçotadas.