Foodie Guide: Where to Find the Best Esqueixada in Barcelona

If you like ceviche, you’ll love esqueixada.

Catalonia’s answer to the popular Latin American fish dish is a must-try for anyone visiting Barcelona. Made with salt cod, peppers, onions, tomatoes, olives and vinegar, there’s nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day. Sound good? Here’s where you’ll find some of the best esqueixada in Barcelona!

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El Pebrot i el Petit Cargol

As the restaurant’s Catalan name implies, locals love El Pebrot i el Petit Cargol for one thing above all: their snails! However, their excellent esqueixada comes in a close second. Beautifully arranged on the plate, the dish exemplifies the care and attention to detail that goes into it. They use cod with just the perfect amount of salt; fresh, grated tomato, and balsamic vinegar to give it a unique touch.

Address: Carrer d’Alcolea, 18

The best esqueixada in Barcelona is made with nothing but the freshest ingredients.
We love the market-fresh ingredients and bursts of color in this esqueixada! Photo credit: @josep_moline on Instagram

Taverna el Glop

A rustic classic in Gracia, Taverna el Glop will transport you to the old-world Catalan countryside. Here, they focus on returning to the simple roots of Catalan cuisine: ingredients fresh from the farm and sea, masterfully combined into unforgettable dishes. You’ll feel as if you’ve been transported far from the busy city as you chow down on traditional fare, including some of the best esqueixada in Barcelona. They take care to use only the highest quality bacalao (cod), so you can be sure you’re eating the best of the best.

Address: Carrer de Sant Lluís, 24

One of our top foodie experiences is definitely eating esqueixada in Barcelona. It's so refreshing!
One thing we love about esqueixada: it’s so healthy and colorful! Photo credit: @sibirita_ on Instagram

La Vinateria del Call

Tucked away in the Gothic Quarter, this unassuming little restaurant may not look like much from the outside. However, beyond its doors, La Vinateria del Call holds a wonderland of fabulous Catalan cuisine. They source everything from local producers as much as possible, including the ingredients that make up some of the best esqueixada in Barcelona. Another claim to fame: they are supposedly the oldest wine bar in Barcelona, so be sure to order a glass from their excellent menu, which places a heavy focus on local wines from Catalonia.

Address: Carrer de Sant Domènec del Call, 9

One of our picks for the best esqueixada in Barcelona at La Vinateria del Call.
We love the fresh, local ingredients La Vinateria del Call uses in their esqueixada! Photo credit: La Vinateria del Call

Cal Pep

In the mood for an especially unforgettable meal at a timeless tapas bar? Head to Cal Pep, home to an eccentric and authentic atmosphere and some of the best esqueixada in Barcelona. The classic salad, along with their other Catalan and Mediterranean dishes, beautifully embrace both tradition and modernity. The food is a testament to the bar’s legacy in Barcelona: a time-honored favorite that has kept up with contemporary life without losing its identity.

Address: Plaça de les Olles, 8

One of our favorite things about eating esqueixada in Barcelona: it's healthy and refreshing!
So many layers of freshness! Photo credit: @elparadordelasuss on Instagram

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