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Salamanca paella by the beach | Gimme Some Barcelona Travel Guide


What It Is: 

Surprisingly good paella in a touristy part of Barceloneta beach.

Where It’s Located:

Barceloneta | Google Map

Why We Love It: 

We had a handful of locals recommend this place to us for paella when we first moved to Barcelona, and finally went to try it out recently. By all appearances, it’s a total tourist trap (from the decor down to the servers trying to up-sell you on ordering a million things). But people were right — the paella was actually really good.

Menu Recommendations:

  • We had the seafood paella – it was fresh and flavorful, and the portions were incredibly generous.

Other Tips:

  • Most places will automatically serve you tomato bread (pan con tomate), and charge you about €2 per person for it. We rarely post negative reviews here, but would recommend you ask the server not to bring it to your table here. We both agreed it was some of the worst pan con tomate we’d had. So save yourself the room and a few euros, and save your appetite for the paella. ;)
  • Check out our downloadable travel guide map for other recommendations nearby!


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