Las Ramblas Specialty
El Quim de la Boqueria
91 Les Rambles, Las Ramblas
In 1987, Quim Márquez set up his tapas shop at La Boqueria, Barcelona's famed food market. His space was a three meter-long counter with five stools. El Quim's following grew exponentially in the next decade—and in 2000, it moved to a 16 meter-long counter with 18 stools. Absolutely stop here for an egg breakfast (with ham or foie gras, mushrooms, prawns, squid, etc.) before perusing La Boqueria. As super foodie Phil Rosenthal, creator of Everybody Loves Raymond, says, it's the kid of meal that will call you back to Barcelona.
Mercat de la Boqueria
Carrer de la Boqueria, Las Ramblas
Mercat de la Boqueria is in the middle of Las Ramblas—you truly can’t miss it. It’s one of the most beautiful, lively markets in the world, and the inside is peppered with great little places to eat.