Open since December 2014, the restaurant Disfrutar (in English “Enjoy”) arose after years of intense work at elBulli, where Mateu Casañas, Oriol Castro and Eduard Xatruch met and trained professionally, and after reaffirming the work done at Compartir opened in April 2012 in Cadaqués. Located in the Eixample, just in front of the Ninot Market, the premises are also surprising due to their design. Respect for the history and legacy of the Mediterranean are the inspiration and ceramic is the common theme marking the interior. The entrance area is inspired by Barcelona, by the wrought iron of the Ninot Market and the colours of Mironian ceramics. The central corridor, made from ceramic with the colours and textures of clay, goes through the kitchen which is completely visible to clients and leads to the main dining room. This is inspired by small fishing villages and stands out as a bright, white space, that transports one outside the city and connects with the terrace; a nod to Compartir. In short, surprisingly Mediterranean premises, with an intimate and welcoming manner, and creative cuisine designed to “Disfrutar”.

Oriol Castro, Eduard Xatruch, Mateu Casañas

In Barcelona the gastronomic offer revolves around the tasting menu, with clearly avant-garde cuisine and where the dishes stand out for their great, markedly Mediterranean identity. In short, a restaurant with daring, fun and modern cuisine searching for taste as the main proposition.

Disfrutar’s Success

Second place in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2023.

Two Stars in the Michelin Guide since 2018.

Macarfi’s Guide Best Restaurant in Barcelona from 2016 to 2021 and entry in the Top of the Tops from 2022.

The Best Chef Top 100 Awards 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Three Soles in the Repsol Guide since 2018.

Best foreign chefs in the Italian guide Identità Golose 2017.

Award for Best New European Restaurant 2016 and entry in the Top 100+ European Restaurants OAD list of the best restaurants in Europe since 2016.

Best restaurant of the year by the Catalan Academy of Gastronomy and Nutrition 2015.

First prize for the Interior category at the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2015.

What does Michelin Guide say about Disfrutar?

“This restaurant is characterised by the inventive spirit of the three chefs at the helm (Eduard Xatruch, Oriol Castro and Mateu Casañas), who have made creativity their watchword. Clearly their time working alongside Ferran Adrià at El Bulli really made an impression!
What’s so special about this place? The food itself is highly innovative. Playing with shapes, textures and flavours, the chefs exhibit an indisputable craftsmanship. Moreover, a constant stream of innovations emerges from their laboratory, such as their “solid bubbles” or, even more remarkably, a “living table” that changes as the meal progresses (by reservation only). Two tasting menus are proposed: “Classic”, comprising the signature dishes of the house, and “Festival”, which showcases the latest seasonal creations. One of the pairing options is alcohol-free.”



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