Restaurant Martinez: relaxed atmosphere and typical Catalan cuisine

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The Martinez is in an idyllic setting with a sea view and typical Catalan cuisine. Book a table to find out for yourself!

Martinez restaurant terrace
Where?

Carrer de Miramar 38
Montjuic

When?

every day
from 1pm to 11:30pm

How much?

à partir de 40€/personne

Why?

for the atmosphere

The Martinez is an absolutely unique restaurant in Barcelona due to its special setting in the middle of nature, its view of the Mediterranean, and the relaxed atmosphere. It’s a real joy to find yourself there for a moment of pure relaxation.

The Martinez’s relaxed atmosphere

Considered decor

The Martinez’s setting is as enchanting at night as during the day, which is its main winning feature.

Between lush plants, wooden tables and lanterns you feel like you’re in an old village café. You feel like you’ve stepped into another world.

But this lovely restaurant celebrates Catalan gastronomic tradition, while openly claiming its place as a trendy restaurant.

martinez front

Personally I love the atmosphere there and I am happy to pay extra for it. If this isn’t the case for you then the Martinez might not be the best place for you: for the same price you can eat much better in the small restaurants in the city centre, even though the views won’t be the same.

Between sea and mountain

High in the natural setting of Montjuïc, the Martinez offers a panoramic view of the sea and the industrial port: prepare to feel disconnected from the city!

What’s on your plate at the Martinez

Seafood and rice

The owner of the Martinez also owns the Cañete, a restaurant/bar mentioned in our article Tapas bars and little restaurants near the Ramblas. Which is a mark of quality!

seafood martinez

The Martinez specialises in rices, paellas and seafood: lobster, oysters, shrimps, fish of the day… The menu is very varied. Good pieces of beef and veal cooked in a charcoal oven are also on the menu. However, it’s not cheap.

The Martinez top tip: the €40 set menu

rice martinez

The €40 set menu is available Monday to Sunday for lunch and dinner and includes:

  • A half-litre of Moritz or traditionally prepared vermouth
  • A “ensaladilla rusa”, tapas made with vegetables and mayonnaise.
  • A choice of two (succulent) croquettes or 300 grammes of mussels
  • A paella-type rice dish served with fish or seafood (cuttlefish, shrimp…)

 

  • Dessert
  • A bottle of wine for two

What’s really great is the theatrical way the the aperitif is served in a little barrel filled with ice. If you go for vermouth or mussels the portions are generous.

apéro martinez

  • Warning: The Martinez has a controversial policy of placing customers who order à la carte at tables with the best view. If you order the set menu you will be in the back of the restaurant which is also on the terrace and very pleasant. It’s my favourite part even if it has less of a sea view.
  • If you have children, a Foosball table is set up at the back of the Martinez, which is great for keeping them occupied!

If the price doesn’t fit your budget but you want to go and enjoy the view then visit the Martinez outside of meal times for a coffee or a drink.

vermouth bar martinez

Useful information

  • The restaurant has a car park at the entrance.
  • The servers sometimes only bring the main menu. Ask for the set menu too (la fórmula).
  • We advise you to book in advance (stating that you want a table on the terrace) at  +34 931 06 60 52 or write to them at info@martinezbarcelona.com

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Pauline

Pauline loves books, food and new discoveries. For her articles, she loves finding original and authentic places which are a treat for both the eyes and the tastebuds. Her favourite thing to do in Barcelona? Getting lost in the Old Town and soaking up its unique atmosphere... whilst enjoying the appetising smells emerging from restaurant kitchens! Is there anything better than that?