El Born is undoubtedly the most fashionable neighbourhood in Barcelona and a favorite among tourists who decide to travel to Barcelona. It’s an old neighborhood, characterized by its narrow cobbled streets and, in recent times, for its great cuisine, culture and entertainment offer. Here are some tips to enjoy this wonderful neighborhood at night.

Dining at El Born

El Born is full of restaurants of all types, from fast food to haute cuisine. If you’re looking for plenty to eat and to spend the least possible, we recommend you go to Puerto Plata, a Caribbean restaurant – especially Puerto Rican, that will not disappoint you, we recommend ordering a menu for 2 persons (c/tragi, 1, 08003, Barcelona). If you want to tapas, you can go to the famous Taller de Tapas (Argentería 51), or to Lonja de Tapas (Pla Palau, 7), in both places you can sit and enjoy some tapas with a modern twist, but if you arrive late you’ll have to wait. If you’re looking forward to eating seafood in Barcelona, do not hesitate to go to La Paradeta (C/ comercial 7), a cool concept where you can find a wide variety of seafood at a great price. La Paradeta not accept reservations, so try to arrive early or you’ll have to wait for a table to be available. If you like author cuisine and upscale restaurants, you can book a table at Comerç 24 (Comerç 24),one of the most famous restaurants in Barcelona. You can also have some sushi with a Peruvian touch at Komomoto (Princesa 35), or enjoy a delicious Mediterranean fusion at Bestiari (Comerç 3). If you’re a fan of the Basque tapas, you can not miss to taste the creations of El Golfo de Vizcaya (Vidriera 12, 08003, Barcelona), or the classic Sagardi (Argentería 62). Finally, if you’re brave and dare to try Mexican food, you can go to La Cantinita de la Coronela (Consolat de Mar 15).

Bars and clubs in El Born

If you want to go out partying in El Born, we will recommend you some great places. Right in front of the Cathedral of the Sea will find a small bar called La Vinya del Senyor (Plaça Santa Maria 5), here you can enjoy a superb selection of wines and cheeses and ham. If you’re looking to go drinking with friends to a classic and youthful atmosphere, either to have some beers, cocktails or mojitos, we recommend you to visit Princesa23 (Princess 23), El Xampanyet (Montcada 22), Cactus Bar (Passeig del Born30) or El Born (Passeig del Born 26). El Xampanyet is known for making its own cava (Spanish champagne). If you like bars with a little more unique environment and have a higher budget, we recommend yo the Rouge Bar (Plaça Comercial 2), a small bar with an excellent service and ambience, or you can go to Coppelia (Rera Palau 4), a vintage cocktail lounge where you can drink your favorite cocktail and dance with great music by their DJ. But if you want to party until six in the morning, you can not miss the Magic (Passeig Picasso 40), a legendary club night in Barcelona, with great music and an unpretentious atmosphere.

And then?

If you come on holiday and want to go out at night and you’ suffer wondering if you’ll need to ride the metro or take a taxi to get back to your hotel, we recommend you to rent an apartment in El Born, and make the most out of your visit to Barcelona, without being woken up early by the housekeeper.

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