Guzzo: a refined gastronomic and cultural spot in Barcelona
Article updated 13 March, 2019.
Situated in the heart of the Born, Guzzo echoes all the best things about its host quarter: it's sophisticated, cutting-edge and packed with surprises. A fantastic discovery in Barcelona's Old Town!
Born (Metro Jaume 1 or Barceloneta)
Plaça Comercial 10
Monday - Friday: 6pm - 3am
Weekend: 12pm - 3.30am
From 6 euros
For its exotic side
Located in the lower part of Barcelona, the Born quarter is home to many designer shops, art galleries and boho-style bars. If you’re looking for somewhere unusual to have a drink, a bite to eat or even see a concert, head for Guzzo!
Guzzo: the venue
The décor at Guzzo has been described as urban, elegant, sophisticated, cutting-edge, modern and harmonious, amongst other things! Comforable sofas and coffee tables in the entrance hall are great for relaxing, whilst the colourful, decorated tables further in are just perfect for drinks or a meal.
Going past the bar, follow the passageway to the back room and fall under the charm of the soft lighting, bright frescoes and mismatched furniture.
At Guzzo, “taste” doesn’t just apply to the food!
The food at Guzzo is definitely out of the ordinary: the dishes on offer are exotic, bursting with flavours from far-away lands.
Options include guacamole, mexican-style gambas, stir fries, tuna or salmon tataki, and delicious ceviches, which come with our seal of approval. A treat for the eyes and the palate: tender and juicy fish, surrounded by an assortment of fresh fruit and vegetables, creating a cool and spectacular multi-coloured taste explosion!
If cocktails are your thing, then you’ve come to the right place! Guzzo offers a whole range of cocktails, centering around vodka, tequila, gin, rum and whisky. We haven’t tried them, but our friends are big fans!
The restaurant also serves wine, spritzes, beer, cava and champagne alongside fruit juices, sodas and water.
Guzzo isn’t the sort of place to go if you’re looking for really cheap eats – for that, see our list of places to eat for under 5 euros in Barcelona. The prices are very reasonable, though, with starters for around €6, mains from €8 – 12, cocktails from €8 – 10, and wines and beers for €3 – 4. Given the impressive setting, the quality and the originality of the dishes on offer, that seems like a pretty good offer!
Guzzo: added extras
- The venue has a terrace which overlooks the esplanade in front of the Born Cultural Centre. It’s a pedestrianized area, so you won’t be bothered by traffic noise.
- The staff are friendly and helpful – service with a smile!
- The bread (great) and water are included in the price, something which is fairly unusual for Barcelona.
- Guzzo is open every day, and serves brunch on Sundays.
Guzzo: a cultural hub
Looking for somewhere to discover new things of an evening? Guzzo plays host to a variety of events throughout the week. Recent options have included concerts, parties, clothing swap-shops, designer sales and themed dinners.
Thanks to Charlotte for the tip!
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