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The Best Barcelona Restaurants for Large Group Dinners


Group dinners in Barcelona are always a journey of laughs and delicious foods. Not just because there is a no better reason for a group to gather at a restaurant, but also because of the city partying atmosphere. Group dinners are essentially a colossal pregame with food. So where should you take your big group for a big night out in Barcelona? Or your family, if you actually want a group dinner without the chaos?.

Here are the best restaurants and culinary experiences in Barcelona that are all about delicious Catalan food, and most important, are capable to hold lots of folks. Let’s check it out!

CASA JAIME (since 1953) ~ simple & delicious foods plus amazing local vibes

This historic restaurant 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 dinners in Barcelona that are looking for an affordable bill.

photo credit: Casa Jaime

Consell de Cent 222, 08011 Barcelona

Tel.: 931 893 222

CLANDESTINE DINNERS IN BARCELONA ~ a fun gourmet experience tailored to your group needs

Going to a Private Dinner is the new concept within the culinary world that is gaining momentum. These type of events consist of a long table dinner with show cooking. Locations are unveiled just before the event takes place. While a chef prepares trendy dishes in front of guests, they can enjoy an open bar, live music and have plenty of fun. Join a Clandestine dinner in Barcelona, it is an awesome culinary experience.

large dinner table in barcelona

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CASA JORDI (since 1968) ~ timeless culinary traditions

Faithful to their origins, each day Casa Jordi staff source fresh products at the Boqueria and Ninot Food Markets. They ensure that their ¨market cuisine¨ is up to the highest standard each and every day. This Barcelona restaurant is the place to go for a genuine taste of traditional Catalan cuisine.

photo credit: Casa Jordi

Pasaje Marimón, 18 08021

Tel.: 932 001 118

LA BODEGA (since 1983) ~ an old tavern where you eat delicious tapas

Founded in the same place an ancient tavern used to supply barrel wine to the neighbors of the Sant Gervasi District, La Bodega has built its character by being first a food haunt that evolved into a classic restaurant that serves Mediterranean market cuisine. The staff is quite attentive and dress pretty elegant, which gives a sort of aristocratic feeling. 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) ~ where the whole group eat and drink like a peasant 

Located in the Gracia district where everything has character and uniqueness. La Taverna El Glop specializes in a particular type of local cuisine, the one that is celebrated by Catalonian peasants. This is the perfect location for a long table dinner in Barcelona. You shouldn’t miss snails, cured meats and the famous ¨calcots¨ (served only during its season).

photo credit: Taverna El Glop

Crossroads Montmany/Sant Lluís 08012 Barcelona

Tel.: 93 213 70 58

DINE AT THE COUNTRYSIDE ~ visit a winery and enjoy a rustic meal on the nature

Go with your group outside the city, visit a winery and eat like a local. This is a tailored wine trip that takes your group to one or two wineries near Barcelona. Over there a sommelier will drive through the ins and outs of biodynamic/organic wine production, including cava. The group tastes different wines along the way.

Then the communal dining experience begins with a glass of our wine and a walk through the culinary garden for a sneak peek at what’s growing and on their plate. After being seated they’ll enjoy a chef-curated set menu. Each course is thoughtfully prepared using the best of what’s in season from the nearby farms, and paired with award-winning wines. Book a group gourmet wine trip.

Wine Trip near Barcelona

CASA PALOMA ~ vintage, cigar, and meat lovers paradise

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 Catalan wines, provides the perfect spot for a carnivorous group dinner in Barcelona.

Tip: in the basement, you will find a space where you can sip cocktails and smoke cigars, unimaginable!

photo credit: Casa Paloma 

Carrer Casanova, 209, 08021 Barcelona

Tel.: 932 008 296

XIROI CA LA NURI ~ a temple for paellas at the Barcelona beachfront

In case you are dreaming to taste a delicious paella in Barcelona, or even better a fideua (paellas Catalan’ sister), or a bunch of tasty mussels with your group of friends or colleagues, stop here!. At Xiroi Ca La Nuri your group will eat excellent seafood at an affordable price. On top of this, everyone will enjoy a memorable view over the Mediterranean sea.

Fideua catalan dish 

Pg. Marítim de la Nova Icària, 38 Barcelona

Tel.: 932 213 558

EL PRINCIPAL DE L’EIXAMPLE ~ Enjoy with your group a glamorous Mediterranean dinner

Nested at the heart of the glamorous Eixample District, this restaurant has a fantastic infrastructure for hosting large groups. The cuisine is rooted in local traditions and is seasonal Most of the products used come from the Catalan countryside and of course, the Mediterranean sea. Tasty and healthy is the way you’ll eat here.

Group event in Barcelona

Photo Credit: El Principal de L’Eixample

Provença 286 – 288, 08008 Barcelona
Tel.: 93 272 08 45

EL JARDI DE L’ÀPAT ~ homemade food, very local atmosphere, and awesome views over Barcelona

There is no need to go to the countryside to enjoy a traditional Catalan barbeque and a bunch of tasty tapas prepared by grandma. This restaurant located at the hills of Barcelona, close to the Park El Carmel has around 10 group menus. It is a great choice for eating off the beaten path and drink house wine at more than an affordable price.

Calle Albert Llanas, 2 – Torre (on top of Plaça Sanllehy)
Tel.: 932 857 750

ARROCERIA XATIVA ~ take your group for a taste of the real paella Valenciana

Everyone visiting Spain wants to taste the famous Paella from Valencia. So in case, your group doesn’t have the time to get to Valencia, at Arroceria Xativa they will get the real taste of paella. They actually have 2 restaurants in Barcelona, being the one located in Calle Bordeus 35 the first one. Family friendly restaurant for a delicious group meal. Great prices.

arroceria xativa in barcelona

Photo Credit: Arroceria Xativa

Barna Brew ~ excellent spot for a bunch of craft beer and authentic food lovers

This is a unique craft beer bar in Barcelona. They make their own beer at fermenting-tanks that you can see from your tablet. Moreover, the cuisine is really outstanding, an aspect that many beer-pubs forget. This combination makes a perfect combo for organizing a group dinner experience in Barcelona. They have a large table for group gatherings.

Barna Brew Glass of Beer

Photo Credit: Barna Brew

Parlament 45, 08003 Barcelona.

FONDA ESPANYA  ~ The Barcelona version of an “inn”, full of modernist glamour that your group will love while enjoying a fantastic dinner

Led by the famous Catalan chef Martín Berasategui, this restaurant that is nested inside Hotel de Espanya, brings back the old concept of fondas (inn). The cuisine is a mingle of ludic vanguardism with tradition and taste. They have a variety of group menus, from high end to budget options. As well, the atmosphere is just glamorous and rich in history. The restaurant was designed by Antoni Gaudi‘s master: Domènech i Montaner. He

Carrer de Sant Pau, 9-11, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Tel.: 935 50 00 00

TERRAZA MARTINEZ ~ stunning views of Barcelona seaport and delicious arroz negro, an experience that your group won’t forget

Looking for a combination of delicious rice and fantastic views over Barcelona? Terraza Martinez has it! And it is where the locals go over the weekends to eat a fantastic arroz negro. The service is impeccable, and the location is surrounded by nature.

Carretera de Miramar, 38 08038 Barcelona

Tel.: 93 106 60 52

CASA PASCUAL (since 1916) ~ central location for a group dinner in Barcelona plus an easy going atmosphere

Centrally located, casual and lovely. Their terrace overlooks the Barcelona old port and the menu has traditional tapas and Mediterranean dishes.

Pas de Sota Muralla, 7

Tel: 933 10 68 37

PALACIO DEL FLAMENCO (THEATER SINCE 1920) ~ for a different gastronomic group experience

El Palacio del Flamenco is a theater that opened in 1920 and where dinners with flamenco shows are organized.  They can seat up to 400 people in one show. It is a quirky experience, worth taking it at least once in life.

Photo Credit: Palacio del Flamenco

Carrer de Balmes, 139

These great Barcelona restaurants and culinary experience can accommodate large groups. Each has a unique character, and are somehow culinary institutions of this city. We hope this post brought you some value for your group dining experience in Barcelona. Enjoy, eat well and party like hell!