BEST IDEAS FOR WHERE TO EAT IN TARRAGONA, BY DISTRICTS
Tarragona is a little known destination just over one hour drive South of Barcelona. It has a bunch of fascinating Roman ruins that have been declared Human Heritage by UNESCO, and a lovely Old Town (also known as Part Alta) with quaint alleys that remind you of Italy. It is also located by the Mediterranean Sea, and very close to the Port Aventura World theme parks.
Today we want to share with you some great places to eat if you are planning a vacation there, a weekend scape or even a one day trip. But first you’ll need to choose where you’ll want to eat. The obvious choice for one-day trip goes is the Old Town or Part Alta: that’s where you’ll be sightseeing and you don’t want to waste your precious and limited time in Tarragona heading somewhere else.
The next favorite Tarragona restaurants are located in El Serrallo, the port district: it’s a scenic area that smells of sea and salt, with the sound of the seagulls in the background. The perfect place for paella and seafood! It’s harder to get to, because it’s separated from the city by a mass of railways (so… taxi it is!). A more central area with an exciting food scene is the Eixample, a more modern part of the city where locals go about their lifes. Finally, the beaches of El Miracle and l’Arrabassada are worth exploring if you have several days in Tarragona and don’t mind going a bit further or have a car.
Places to eat in Tarragona Old Town (Part Alta)
AQ goes for Ana and Quintin, the owners, who met each other when they were students in the Cooking School of Castellon and have been together ever since. They went through their education and their professional life in renowned restaurants of Barcelona, then a hotel in Reus, before creating AQ to have entire freedom to do what they really wanted to do. Having worked for the Ritz Cartlon for some years, the idea of quality and service is deeply impregnated in Ana’s soul, and that shows in their restaurant.
The rumours say that after fighting for a Michelin star for years, they gave up and decided to transform their venue from a place for special occasions to a place to hang up with your loved ones. Their menu changes very often, but expect seafood to have an important role and to see traditional recipes revisited with fun touches.