If you are visiting Barcelona or just heading to the cathedral of Barcelona, one of the most emblematic squares in town, make sure you stop by Estruch for a nice tapa, coffee and so much more! Avoid touristy traps and enjoy proper yummy food!
By the way, we are talking about the main cathedral: Catedral de la Santa Creu i de Santa Eulalia.
The Estruch exists since the 19th century and it is a café and restaurant located in front of the Cathedral in the Gothic neighborhood: Avenida de la Catedral, 3, 08002 Barcelona.
I am from central Barcelona myself so believe me when I say that you are going to have a good time there, I eat in the Estruch regulary and I simply love it.
It is a small but really nice and cosy restaurant where you can have lunch with your friends, partner or family. However, it also offers breakfasts, dinners and lots of tapas and montaditos from Monday to Saturday, 7am- 12am.
But if you only want to have a coffee or just drink something such as a glass of wine or a beer, you are more than welcome!
The restaurant has a beautiful terrace, from where you can see the characterful Barcelona’s Gothic monument and being there in summer it’s fantastic! But if you go during winter don’t worry about the cold, hopefully there are heaters outside, so you can enjoy the views in winter as well! But if you prefer being inside, there are tables and also a bar area for you to seat.
I love the fact that employees are very friendly and, of course, that the dishes are just, mmm, DELICIOUS! I strongly recommend the classic hamburger (10,90 euros) accompanied by sweet onion, chips and grilled vegetables.
But there is not only meat; the Estruch offers tasty tapas, salads, pizzas, pasta and homemade desserts among others.
As a tourist myself, I know for sure that eating or drinking something in front of a monument or in the main square of the city, means that prices are usually high. However, the Estruch is not so expensive having in mind where it is situated.
So, if you have the opportunity to come to Barcelona and you want to take a breath and drink or eat something, don’t mind if you come alone or with company, go to the Estruch, a café and restaurant in front of one of the most emblematic buildings in Barcelona.
If you are looking for more information about the restaurant,you can visit their website here
Have you been in Barcelona, and in the Estruch, as well? Tell us how was your experience!