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The Best of Barcelona


For more than 40 years, our family has created the best of Barcelona Cuisine.

Come join us for the freshest seafood, meats and produce that

Barcelona has to offer, classically prepared in Grandmother’s kitchen.

La Yaya Amelia – a local favorite.


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Welcome To La Yaya Amelia

Welcome to La Yaya Amelia, a restaurant that has been a local favorite for more than 40 years.

We focus on local culinary favorites using the freshest ingredients to delight our guests. Our extensive menu features meats, fresh seafood, local produce and deserts. Make sure to call about our specials menu, which features seasonal specialties form the Barcelona area.

Want to try everything?

Check out our fixed prices menus to sample the best of Barcelona cuisine, just how Yaya (grandma) used to make!

Hope to see you soon!


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Only the Best

Freshest Ingredients, Classic Cuisine

The meals crafted using the freshest ingredients,

just how grandma used to make!

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Enjoy locally produced olives, dried meats, and cheeses from the Barcelona area before you start your meal.

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Roast Leg of Lamb

Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Our braised roast leg of lamb comes with Pimientos de Padron and scalloped potatoes.


Salmon Tartare

Fresh salmon crudo is cubed and served over fresh local greens with a light mustard vinaigrette, and topped with fried onion crisps. 


Fish and Shellfish Soup

Grandma’s original recipe!

Fish, shrimp, clams and scallops combine to create the perfect seafood stew. Served table-side over crusty french bread, egg and chives.


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Caprese Salad

Our take on the Italian favorite features mixed local greens over fresh tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.

Finished with a lightly seasoned oil drizzle.

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Roasted Bacalao

Salt Cod, roasted with shaved garlic and pepperoncini peppers.

Finished with a light buttercream sauce and served with scalloped potatoes.



What People are Saying

“Great Experience”

“One of the staff at our hotel suggested this restaurant- wow was I glad he tipped us off! This place looks like a quiet mom and pop type place- until you taste the food. We had quite a refined and exquisite feast. The waiter ( also owner) was attentive and kindly suggested a wonderful wine to pair with our meal. Great experience!”


Don’t Miss It!

Manolo (owner?) was an amazing host/waiter. He recommended our dishes when my wife and I told him we wanted the house special. Absolutely did not disappoint! Salad to start, three different sauces with the salted cod (Bacalao) and a wonderful flan type desert. And a few glasses of wine for about 75 euros. Crack open your wallet and enjoy. Back home it would be easily be over $100.


“Catalan Food at Its Best”

Six of us dined at La Yaya Amelia hoping for an introduction to real Catalan food. We were not disappointed. We were waited on by the owner who was extremely friendly and helpful with menu suggestions. Food was excellent, outstanding meal. Restaurant is small, intimate very cozy. Well worth the experience. You will not be disappointed.

Ed D

“A Jewel”

Recommended by our hotel this restaurant was ideal for an informal freshly cooked meal. The one staff member on duty at 6 waited cooked and served wine. The food was beautiful and the local wine superb. The tiramisu was to die for.

Keith P

Centrally Located

Find La Yaya Amelia in Barcelona

La Yaya Amelia is located 2 and 1/2 blocks from Spain's number one tourist attraction, La Sagrada Familia. 

Hours of Operation

12:00pm – 11:50pm

Find Us

Sardenya 364

08025 Barcelona, Spain

+34 934 56 45 73

Yaya Amelia

Photographed in 1953 in Hostal del Llobregat by Bella Dorita.