Group dinners in Barcelona are always a journey of laughs and delicious foods. Not just because there is no better reason for a group to gather at a restaurant, but also because this city parties so hard, group dinners are essentially a colossal pregame with food. So where should you take your big group for its big night out? Or your family, if you actually want a group dinner without the chaos? Here are the best restaurants in Barcelona serving great traditional Catalan food, and planned to hold lots of folks.
CASA JAIME (since 1953)
My friend Josep who founded Salses Lug, once organized a group dinner at this historic restaurant that specializes in both Catalan and Spanish cuisine. It offers the perfect balance between old and modern vibes, high quality products that are tasted in the form of classic tapas and a charming atmosphere. Simply a great restaurant for large groups in Barcelona.
(photo credit: Casa Jaime)
Consell de Cent 222, 08011 Barcelona
Tel.: 931 893 222
CASA JORDI (since 1968)
Faithful to their origins, each day their staff source fresh products at the Boqueria and Ninot Markets ensuring that their ¨market cuisine¨ is up to the highest standard each day they open their doors to the public. This Barcelona restaurant offers traditional Catalan cuisine.
(photo credit: Casa Jordi)
Pasaje Marimón, 18 08021
Tel.: 932 001 118
PRIVATE DINNERS IN BARCELONA
One of the new concepts within the culinary world that are gaining momentum is the private dinners that are organized at hidden locations which are unveiled just before the dinner takes place. This type of event involves show cooking, trendy dishes, open bar with premium local brands, live music and plenty of fun. Why not join a Clandestine dinner in Barcelona? Perfect activity for groups by the way.
LA BODEGA (since 1983)
Founded in the same place an ancient bodega use to supply barrel wine to the neighbors of San Gervasio, La Bodega has built its character by being first a food haunt that evolved into a classic Barcelona restaurant that serves Mediterranean market cuisine where the staff is quite attentive and elegant. Lovely atmosphere and great dishes to enjoy with a well-curated wine menu.
(photo credit: La Bodega)
Plaça Molina, 2, 08006 Barcelona
Tel.: 932 37 84 34
TAVERNA EL GLOP (since 1978)
Located in the Gracia district where everything has character and uniqueness, La Taverna El Glop opened since the day I came to this world specializes on a particular type of cuisine, the one that is celebrated by Catalonian peasants. This is the perfect location for a group dinner in Barcelona where you shouldn’t miss snails, curated meat and the famous ¨calcots¨ during its season.
(photo credit: Taverna El Glop)
Crossroads Montmany/Sant Lluís 08012 Barcelona
Tel.: 93 213 70 58
Close to the glamorous Diagonal Avenue, this restaurant HAS a vintage atmosphere that makes us feel like being in Chicago during the days of prohibition. They specialize in meat cuts, which paired with veggies and one of the many good local Catalan wines, provides the perfect spot for a carnivorous group dinner in Barcelona.
Tip: at the basement you will find a space for cocktails and cigars, unimaginable!
(photo credit: Casa Paloma)
Carrer Casanova, 209, 08021 Barcelona
Tel.: 932 008 296
These great Barcelona restaurants for large groups, each with a unique character, are somehow culinary institutions of this city, another fact that we like, as much as the ones we visit on our culinary strolls in Barcelona such as the Bodegas and Tapas Tour of the Gothic Quarter. Enjoy, eat well and party like hell!