Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Can Majó: The Best Seafood Paella in Barcelona

The family run Can Majó was founded in 1968, a time when Barceloneta was still a small fishing village. Now one of the most established seafood restaurants in Barceloneta, Can Majó
 still sits alongside the original 'chiringuitos', or old shanty style beachfront bars that used to line the shore here. Even so, there's nothing 'shanty' about the décor at Can Majó, with its elegant nautical-inspired interior, linen tablecloths and original seafaring paintings that line the walls. Considered one of the best places for fresh fish and paella in Barcelona, the menu is clear and simple: fresh seafood of impeccable quality along with paellas, fideuàs, rich homemade desserts, and a wine list that offers a wide range from delicious local wines to fine vintages from Rioja and Navarra. While paella traces it’s origins to Valencia, the dish can be found all around the Spanish Mediterranean, with each region having a unique variation, the best seafood paellas in Barcelona can be found at Can Majó, prepared with only the freshest seafood brought in from the coast every day. Enrique, the owner, is personally in charge of buying the fresh ingredients, something he learnt from his father who used to work as a fisherman in the village, alongside his wife Maria who would weave her magic in the kitchen, a tradition which has been inherited by their children Enrique and Rosa, who nowadays manage the restaurant with their parents, the heart and culinary soul of Barceloneta.

With an elegant nautical-inspired interior and linen tablecloths, Can Majó is one of Barcelona's best seafood restaurants in the old fishing neighbourhood of Barceloneta

Plump Galician olives, pickled onions and gherkins

The menu features the freshest possible shellfish and the best paellas and fideuàs in Barcelona

2017 Terras Gauda O Rosal Albariño, from one of Galicia's most prestigious wineries, 
belonging to the Rías Baixas DO

A lovely, elegant and lively Albariño

Complimentary tempura de verduras fritas

Homemade croutons for the Fish Soup

Sopa de Pescado y Marisco, a bouillabaisse-style fish soup made with local seafood, which we shared

Paella de Marisco Can Majó, an absolutely sensational seafood paella — the best in Barcelona

With enormous prawns, clams, shrimp, mussels, scallops, calamari and perfectly cooked rice, 
Can Majó's Seafood Paella was absolutely delicious

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