• The calçots: Catalan gastronomic fun

    ICONO recommend how and where to eat these famous onions in Barcelona

ICONO recommends: calçotades in Barcelona

Eating onions, dirtying your fingers with ash and putting on a bib so you don’t end up nasty. Described like this, it may not seem like the most desirable plan in the world, but when you try your first calçot, you understand why Catalans love this product. Its sweetness and tenderness, the smoky flavor and the romesco sauce (made with almonds, roasted tomatoes and spicy red peppers) makes them a unique gastronomic experience, while the rite of taking it with your hands, putting it on your mouth and swallowing it while looking up guarantees the fun.

Calçotades – meetings of friends or family to eat calçots and other grilled foods – are a winter classic in Catalonia, and every day there are more tourists who surrender to the charms of this tender and elongated onion. Here we hand a selection of restaurants in Barcelona where you can eat calçots both in petit committee and in group:

  • L’Antic Forn

    Pintor Fortuny, 28

  • Mirador de Can Cases

    Camí de Can Cases, 15

  • El Jardí de l’Àpat

    Carrer d’Albert Llanas, 2

  • Can Pichurri

    Passeig Solé i Pla, 6

  • Balmes/Roselló

    Carrer de Balmes, 129

  • Nou Can Martí

    Passatge de la Font del Mont, 4

  • Restaurante Maur Muntaner

    Carrer de Muntaner, 121

  • El Glop de Rambla de Cataluña

    Rambla Cataluña 65.

The calçots are the perfect excuse to organize relaxed meals with friends and coworkers or for family celebrations. If visiting Barcelona is among your next plans, a calçotada could be the ideal culmination after a quiet walk to discover the heart of the city like our Slow Gothic Tour. What better way to enjoy one of the most celebrated dishes in this city than after discovering its architectural charm and cultural richness?

Can’t wait to try the calçots in Barcelona?

ICONO organize your ideal calçotada.

We ICONO create customized cultural experiences. If you are a lover of gastronomy, eating calçots is an essential plan for you. Tell us how many people you are, what time availability you have and we will take care of the rest. Through our Private Tours service, you can fully customize your visit to Barcelona. What are you waiting for?

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