Top 10 Places to Eat in Sitges Sitges is a destination for many as the mercury rises, humidity eagerly snapping at its heels. A 40-minute car or train ride away from Barcelona. Once a fishing village. The modest days of Sitges are long gone. Instead, you will find a picturesque town with more than its fair share of villas. The beaches fill up early and the restaurants struggle to keep up with the mob of people.
It can feel overwhelming to select a place to eat. My friend Miriam Burke who is one half of a local luxury villa rental business: Utopia Villas has done the hard work and compiled a useful list: utopia-villas.com/sitges-restaurants-and-bars
My top 10 places to eat in Sitges are:
Big Al’s American Kitchen
If you fancy a juicy burger, in a soft bun with a side of curly fries – look no further. Plenty of seating, and good service. It will hit the spot.
C/ de Fransesc Gumà, 21
A table in the sunshine overlooking the bobbing boats in the port feels like you are living the life. A seafood restaurant. My favourite dish here is the tiny tallarines – a small clam.
Passeig del Port d’Aiguadolç 49
Part of the Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. Dolce is perched atop Sitges, overlooking a manicured golf course. The terrace restaurant next to one of the 4 pools is good for eating with a view.
Avinguda Camí de Miralpeix, 12
A small, vegan, organic restaurant run by a dedicated couple that specializes in South Indian food. Dosa’s in particular (a large crepe made from fermented batter). Everything here is made and sourced with care.
Carrer de Santa Tecla 5
At El Cable, patrons are to be found spilling out onto the streets. The popularity of this old tapas restaurant shows no signs of waning. A bustling, fun spot.
C/ Barcelona, 1
Nem is run by 2 chefs, one local and one British. They make small plates for sharing and take inspiration from around the world. Their desserts are out of this world. Order at least two!
C/ Illa de Cuba, 9
La Incidencia del Factor Vi
A good wine list. Lots of splurts and squirts of sauce on the plate combined with architectural plating. They are trying to do something different here and have a good following from locals.
C/ Bonaire, 25
A fish restaurant close to San Sebastien beach. A place to order whole fish, grilled over coals. The side of soft-cooked potatoes is not to be missed. Family-run so can be slow at points.
C/ Rafael Llopart, 49
A tapas restaurant run by Kim and Sebastien. Tasty bites in a homey space. Usually busy despite being off the beaten track. There is a small terrace at the back that is charming.
Sant Damià 14
A small place, almost a hallway that goes through to a pretty blue terrace at the back. They have a good menu del dia that runs through the week and it’s a solid choice for Spanish tapas and drinks with friends in the heart of Sitges.
Carrer Jesus 12
Rice dishes by the sea on a pretty terrace. Zorra is Arroz spelt backwards and as you would expect this is a paella restaurant. Best for lunch and essential to book in advance.
Passeig Marítim No 1-3
Moreno Major 17
Plates of ham, broken eggs on top of a generous serving of potatoes or a selection of cheese. Moreno is the place to go if you good Spanish ingredients with minimal fuss. Its location high up on Carrer Major, makes for the best kind of people watching while sipping your cava.
Carrer Major, 17
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