The old red-light district has become one of the most interesting and multicultural neighbourhoods in the city. Nowadays it is an area rich in contrasts and a meeting point for underground movements, artists and skaters.
Where: Caravelle. Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 31, 08001 Barcelona
Why: Founded by Zim, an Australian living in Barcelona, Caravelle is the place to go for brunch. Great coffee, craft beers, craft sodas and tacos complete its gastronomic offer.
Where: Candela. Carrer de Salvador Seguí, 13, 08001 Barcelona
Why: “The best terrace in Raval”, says host Tizziana. Hosts cannot stop recommending the aubergines, ricotta and parmesan buñuelos.
Where: La Monroe. Plaça de Salvador Seguí, 1, 08001 Barcelona
Why: The nachos ‘Supernachoman’ may be its most famous dish, but the restaurant also hosts film shootings, flea markets, art exhibits and performances from local DJs.
Where: Bar Cañete. Carrer de la Unió, 17, 08001 Barcelona
Why: If you are looking for Andalusian food in Barcelona, you cannot miss Bar Cañete, nor its croquettes.