Set on a charming tree-filled square, Els Pescadors serves perfectly cooked fish, seafood and rice dishes in Barcelona’s Sant Marti district. The menu changes with the season and according to what can be freshly, locally sourced that day, but guests can expect mouthwatering cuisine whenever they visit. Dishes like duck foie gras (served in a salt crust with truffle and tarragon) and turbot with black butter appear alongside Spanish classics like paella and salt cod in various guises (anything from Esqueixada, a shredded salt cod salad, to gratin, fritters or served simply grilled).
There are three dining rooms: one with an old-world taverna vibe, two that are more modern, but all with an aversion to over-adornment, allowing the quality of the food, the crispness of the tablecloths and the gleam of the stemware to speak for itself. During the summer, meanwhile, the action moves outside, with the tables on the terrace being hotly contested, particularly in the early evening. An ideal spot to while away the hours with an aperitif or a bottle of local cava from Els Pescadors’ wine cellar.