A small neighbourhood known simply as El Born, off all the usual tourist tracks, has been transformed almost overnight into the stylish, fashionable heart of the city. Every day the cafes are packed and at night people move along to Passeig de Born, to sample the many bars, which serve up a mean mojito. Also on Passeig de Born, there is claimed to be the best pizza place in Barcelona, and at 1 euro 50 a slice, you can’t complain.
You will find lots of fantastic restaurants in the quiet alleys of El Born, offering a change from the many pizza and tapas bars. They will usually have a set menu with 2 or 3 courses and prices range from 10-20 euros and in addition to being delicious, the food resembles a work of art.