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Isabelle Kliger

Contributing Writer

Contributing Writer

Isabelle Kliger is a freelance writer for Condé Nast Traveler. Based out of Barcelona, she is happiest when she's out exploring the world, searching for delicious food and secret hotels, and meeting locals to hear their stories. Isabelle has lived in Sweden, the U.K., Ireland, and Spain, and has written for a variety of publications including Travel + Leisure, Suitcase Magazine, and Scandinavian Traveler. She loves gin, soccer, and spicy food, and prefers to spend her time in Southeast Asia, Tel Aviv, and Italy.

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Bar Mut

A cozy bar that harks back to Barcelona's modernist era.

Bodega La Puntual

Authentic, honest food at an accessible price point.


Whether a natural wine connoisseur or a newbie, Denassus has you covered. 

Contracorrent Bar

This neighborhood wine bar set away from the tourist circuit draws a mostly Catalan-speaking, natural wine-loving following.

Mr Porter

Glamorous, cool, and delicious inside the Sir Victor hotel.

Cocina Hermanos Torres

The Torres brothers have done it again at this converted tire factory.


Get in now before Miquel Pardo becomes internationally famous.

Xavier Pellicer

A plant-forward tasting menu experience for every diet.


Somehow, Alkimia has managed to stay somewhat under the radar.


Three El Bulli alums come together to serve playful, sensual cuisine in a surprisingly laid-back atmosphere.


The best of Catalonia and Galicia in one kitchen.


A rustic-chic restaurant with a homey feel.

Enoteca Paco Pérez

A two Michelin-star experience for buttoned-up diners, special occasions, and extremely deep pockets.


Eschew the tourist trail for this off-the-beaten-track restaurant, which continues to wow the critics and local foodies.

La Cova Fumada

This gem of a local bar, beloved for its affordable wines and seafood tapas, hasn’t changed and hopefully never will.

Pepa Bar a Vins

A meeting spot for Barcelona’s natural wine lovers, expect plenty of intellectual-looking types sporting trendy eyewear and doing lots of swirling, sniffing and swilling.

Bar Ramón

Few places in Barcelona offer a more local experience than this tapas bar, which hasn't changed since the 1930s.