El Quim is Where the Top Chefs Dine


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El Quim restaurant in La Boqueria market serves excellent food that we recommend to taste. Barcelona restaurants are well known around the world. Once you’ve been to Barcelona and tried a few places for yourself, you’ll understand why! The quality of these culinary establishments is quite high, and the fact that there are a wide variety of price points helps travelers find the right options for their budgets.


El Quim - A top dining experience at La Boqueria market

A top dining experience at La Boqueria market

El Quim is a Top Barcelona Restaurant

This establishment is a fixture in the city. What makes it such an high-profile dining experience? At first glance, it seems like nothing special. In fact, there is no formal dining service.

Plus, you won’t find much of what you might expect at such a well-known restaurants, such as designer glass and silverware, but you can be quite certain that El Quim is a dining treat located right inside the Boqueria Market.

This makes it quite a convenient spot for tourists, as many of them already have visiting the market on their agenda.

El Quim - Quim (left) and Ferran Adria

Quim (left) and Ferran Adria

Want to Eat Where the Top Chefs in Barcelona Dine?

What you will find at El Quim are many of Barcelona’s very best chefs. That’s right, Barcelona’s top chefs often choose this spot as the place where they go to have a good meal. Now, that has your attention, right?


El Quim - The Chef and selected ingredients for the best flavors

The Chef and selected ingredients for the best flavors

Small in Size, But Massive in Flavor

El Quim is named after Chef Quim Márquez Durán. While the restaurant may only have 22 seats, you can be sure to see some of Barcelona’s best informed foodies making their way through its doors. While of modest size by the standards of Barcelona restaurants, you can be quite certain that this restaurant packs ample culinary punch!

How does Chef Quim all of this off with such a small restaurant and limited seating? In part, the answer resides in the food. Chef Quim is dedicated to providing diners the very best flavors possible, and that means there is a serious focus on procuring ingredients possible.

Vendors have been carefully selected, so that every ingredient that appears on the menu is sure to be a true hit and pleasing to the palate. This is why Barcelona’s top chefs find El Quim irresistible.

El Quim - Seafood in citrus soup (left) and Oxtail risotto (right)

Seafood in citrus soup (left) and Oxtail risotto (right)

This Top Barcelona Restaurant Menu Will Get Your Attention

The menu will definitely get stand out among the others. Everything is fresh, tastes fresh and will leave you wanting to return the very next day. Reviewing the menu immediately leads to surprises, such as discovering that all the food is prepared on the spot.

There are delicious tapas and other starters with such treats as artichoke chips. The list of specialties is longer than you might expect. Seafood dishes from clams to salmon, sardines and tuna all help make this of the best spots for seafood in all of Barcelona.

El Quim is even open for breakfast. There are a range of different omelette options. If you love cheese and sausage, you’ll find plenty of options.

El Quim - Cava orange with white chocolate mousse

Cava orange with white chocolate mousse

By All Means Save Room for El Quim’s Range of Homemade Desserts

The final revelation comes at dessert. Not only do they have homemade dessert but the diversity of desserts is quite impressive.

Tiramisu, cheesecake, rice pudding, raspberry yogurt mousse and more are all available and all homemade! This fact alone is enough to earn El Quim a place on your Barcelona restaurants list.

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Visiting the Boqueria Market

Finally, a trip to El Quim means a trip to the Boqueria Market, which dates back to the 1200s. So, if you want to see a piece of living history, then a trip to this restaurant ensures that you will get that experience during your trip.

The Boqueria Market stands as one of the busiest markets in all of Barcelona. While visiting El Quim, make sure that you take in all that the Boqueria Market has to offer.

We offer a great discount on a culinary walking tour that will take you through other food emporiums and landmarks. For the price of the tour, you will not only get to learn a great deal about the city’s food history, but you will also get to enjoy some samples along the way. Who doesn’t love samples? A knowledgeable professional will accompany you on the tour and answer any questions you might have.