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Codigo de Barra, restaurant in Cádiz

Codigo de Barra, one-Michelin-star restaurant in Cádiz

In the heart of Cádiz old city, Codigo de Barra (bar code in Spanish – geddit?) is a small restaurant owned by Dutch chef Leon Griffioen and his wife Paqui Marquez. Choose from two tasting menus (four or five starters, five mains, and a dessert) which take diners through the colourful history and rich gastronomic culture of Cádiz, from a contemporary perspective. Dishes might include a new twist on regional classics such as tortilla de camarones (prawn fritters), and seafood specialities such as babeta de choco (cuttlefish noodles) and crujiente de cañailla (crispy sea snails). Great sherry list too.

Codigo de Barra was awarded its Michelin star in the 2023 guide.

Closed Sunday and Monday.



As it says in the guide
This gastronomic oasis, located along a busy pedestrianised street in the historic quarter of Cádiz, will definitely leave its mark thanks to its contemporary take on some of the more hidden aspects of the city’s cuisine over its 3 000-year history. The decorative combination of stone, brick and whitewashed walls that also extends to the large table by the kitchen induces a sense of calm that provides the perfect habitat for chef Léon Griffioen (originally from the Netherlands) and his wife Paqui Márquez (sommelier and front of house) to showcase their skills. The two tasting menus (Cotinusa and Gadir) provide an insight into the flavours of Cádiz’s cuisine from a contemporary perspective, revealing specific aspects of its history through the region’s very best ingredients.


Tel: +34 635 533 305


Calle San Francisco 7, 11004 Cádiz