The ancient square that Els Pescadors opens off of was once a favorite hunt of local fishermen, no doubt because of its convenient proximity to the Mediterranean. It is an apt—as well as idyllic—location for one of the city’s best fish restaurants.
Els Pescadors serves its guests on marble-topped tables in a beautifully preserved, wood-accented dining room. The terrace on Plaza Prim, the site of many a 19th-century party, continues to be a popular choice on warm summer evenings. The food itself is equally appealing: meat and vegetables imported from the excellent Catalonian producers; a long but discriminating wine list; and fish quite literally fresh off the boat, delivered daily from the nearby village of Arenys del Mar. All together, it’s enough to make anyone sing with joy—just make sure it’s a sea shanty!