MEXICAN RESTAURANTS IN BARCELONA
Tacos, Burritos, Nachos, Quesadillas, Enchiladas – All dishes that are well known and enjoyed pretty much everywhere in the world. Mexican cuisine is as diverse as it is tasty, and is often fused with cuisine from other countries, creating an even more interesting variety of delicious dishes made up of refried beans, chilli and guacamole, and blended with whatever interesting ingredients the chef can come up with. Unfortunately however, the authentic flavor is often lost (as often happens when foreign cuisine is prepared in another country.) Fortunately, due to Spain being like a cousin to Mexico, there are some really great Mexican restaurants in Barcelona, and most of them are owned and managed by native Mexicans, who try to keep the original flavor as closely as possible by using ingredients that are imported from Mexico.
Here are a few recommendations from us for some great Mexican restaurants in Barcelona :
ROSA del RAVAL / ROSA NEGRA
Famous for their €3,50 Mojito (either original mint or strawberry) and Margharitas, Rosa has become one of the most popular Mexican eateries in Barcelona. They have two locations : Rosa del Raval is (as the name suggests) located in Raval. (Carrer dels Àngels). The other restaurant is located on Via Laietana near metro Jaume 1. They offer all the typical dishes, available either as spicy or regular, but one of our favorites is the Vegetarian burrito, filled with wild rice, mushrooms, lettuce, tomato and cheese! Have a look at their website here and here
Located on Carrer de Arago 236, close to Rambla Catalunya, this restaurant specializes in tacos and is one of the most authentic places to enjoy real Mexican tacos in Barcelona. They offer a good variety of different fillings for your tacos as well as delicious desserts and a good selection of specially prepared water, such as Tamarind, Jamaican, Lemonade and many more. They offer a menu of the day which includes a starter, 3 tacos of your choice, a drink and dessert for around €10. The place doesn´t look like much from the outside, but the food, service and location are excellent. Check out their Facebook page here