In 1835, the Bofarull family founded one of the most charismatic restaurants in the city, Can Bofarull, in the most emblematic part of the Gothic District, near Las Ramblas in Barcelona. Over time, the restaurant was renamed in honor of one of its most famous dishes, Los Caracoles (snails). Since then, four more generations of the Bofarull family have managed to maintain the excellent standard of its high quality traditional cooking.
With our hosts from Cosentino, we were lucky enough to have our party of 12 seated in the intimate Cellar space. With legs of jamon hanging from the ceiling, one gets an instant flavor for the space, its food and its authenticity.
Los Caracoles is not only popular due to the culinary pleasures served, but for the charm of its numerous little corners that are so full of history.
Further adding to the ambiance, live music only adds another layer to the culinary experience. Our entire table got into the action, requesting songs and signing along.
From paella to mussels and bread that is in the shape of los caracoles, they have it all covered!
The restaurant’s well-earned fame has spread all over the world and is now an absolute must for all those visiting Barcelona. It stands out as being frequented by famous personalities from the world of art, show business, politics and finance, hence it’s award for the Medal of Merit for Tourism.