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1. Bar Pinotxo
Sworn by tourists and even some locals as the best Tapas bar in all of Barcelona, Bar Pinotxo is definitely not one to be missed. This 14-seater bar in the largest and most famous food market in all of Barcelona has certainly made its mark on the world, serving up authentic catalan tapas. From their classic chickpeas and pine nuts to their famous xuxos, Bar Pinotxo will surely have something you’ll love, both sweet and savoury. With the ever so charming Juanito Bayen, owner and face of Bar Pinoxto, serving you up classic tapas dishes, you will surely be in for a treat at this coveted bar.
Now having pizza in the La Boqueria may seem a bit strange. After all, with the wide array seafood dishes and tapas that line the aisles of the market, why pizza? Well at Eslice, owner and chef Bruno Rieusset makes his pizza fresh daily, with ingredients found in La Boqueria itself. This is especially great if you just want a quick bite to munch on while you continue exploring the market, completely fuss free. Just €3 a slice, simple yet delicious, the pizza at Eslice is definitely worth giving a try.
3. El Quim de la Boqueria
With only 18 stools in total, finding a seat at El Quim de la Boqueria might be a slight wait, but we assure you that the food will make it completely worth it. Have a taste of the most authentic Catalan dishes you can find in Barcelona, like their famous Huevos con chipirones, which are fried baby squids over two fried eggs – a dish so simple, yet astonishingly delicious. Or try their highly sought-after grilled razor clams with white wine. They even serve beef for those who are not into seafood. At El Quim de la Boqueria, there will certainly be a little something for everyone.
4. Kiosko Universal
With raving reviews from travelers from all around the world, and with the approval of locals, Kiosko Universal is another one of the must-trys in the market. The dishes served are simple, like mixed grilled vegetables as an appetiser and grilled fish as a main course, but are definitely nothing short of exquisite. Promising the heartiest servings of seafood you can feast on, Kiosko Universal is definitely the spot to hit up for the freshest seafood, and a truly fulfilling meal. '
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