This ultramodern seafood restaurant at the Port Olímpic really is about the sparkling water of the harbor, and it's named accordingly. It's also about sitting out on the terrace with wraparound sunglasses and an Audrey Hepburn scarf (for the women) and looking like you're Someone going incognito. Even the menu has a bit of the Hollywood-goes-to-Cinque-Terre feel, with starters like cantaloupe soup, tomato salad with onions and capers, or fried egg and calamari with potatoes. The house specialties, though, are rice dishes cooked in paella pans over open charcoal fires. (To Agua's credit, not one of them is called a “paella.”) Meat and fish simply grilled over charcoal are also popular, and you will see a number of the headscarf set just eating salad and drinking cosmopolitans from the bar. Check for risotto specials featuring fresh shellfish. Agua also makes a good hamburger, with or without cheese.
Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 30 (Port Olímpic)
Our Rating Neighborhood Waterfront and la Barceloneta Hours Mon–Fri 1–4pm and 8:30–11:30pm; Sat–Sun 1–4:30pm and 8pm–12:30am Transportation Metro: Ciutadella or Vila Olímpic Phone 93-225-12-72 Prices Main courses 9€–22€ Cuisine Type Mediterranean Web site Agua Other Reservations recommended
MapPasseig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 30 Barcelona
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