Cuines Santa Caterina
Housed in the renovated Santa Caterina Market, this casual eatery serves four types of cuisine: Asian, Mediterranean, Italian, and vegetarian. Echoing the contemporary design of the market’s undulating mosaic roof, the industrial-style restaurant contains a high ceiling with skylights, exposed wooden rafters, an open kitchen, and communal tables crafted from olive wood. Surrounding the dining room are tall, warehouse-style shelves stacked with flour, vinegar, and olive oil. The menu ranges from sushi and pasta to local dishes like fideuá, a Catalan version of paella. Arriving early is a must, as the restaurant does not accept reservations and is usually crowded.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.