Quim Marqués worked at some of the leading restaurants in Spain (including elBulli) before taking over this Barceloneta gem from his parents in 1997. He has become a champion of the local, buying all his fish from the auction less than 100 yards away, and supplementing the fish with local milk, cheese, eggs, and organically grown vegetables. He’s also the author of two Catalan cookbooks focusing on Barceloneta cuisine, including a new one with his son, Manel Marqués, who works alongside him. All the fish dishes here are terrific, but the suquet (a traditional Catalan seafood stew) is a classic. Best of all, this is one place on the street where you can eat the seafood paella and know it’s the real thing.
Suquet de l’Almirall
Passeig Joan Borbo, 65
Our Rating Neighborhood Waterfront and La Barceloneta Hours Tues–Sat 1:30–4:30pm and 9–11:30pm, Sun 1:30–4:30pm Transportation Metro: Barceloneta Phone 93-221-62-33 Prices Main dishes 19€–28€ Cuisine type Catalan/Seafood Web site Suquet de l’Almirall
MapPasseig Joan Borbo, 65 Barcelona
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