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Where to eat the best tapas in Barcelona


Barcelona is not only a land with an artistic flavor, but also, like many Spanish cities, of tapas.

But what exactly are tapas? And where to eat the best of the place? Good.

Tapas are traditional Spanish appetizers and snacks, served in a wide variety of choices: made with local ingredients from the Mediterranean cuisine, tapas can be served both cold and hot. In this guide, we find the best places for tapas in Barcelona.


Quimet & Quimet

Quimet and Quimet

Delightful place near Parallel, in the Montjuïc area; offers Mediterranean, European, Spanish cuisine, Wine Bar and dishes also for vegetarians.

Open for lunch, dinner and after midnight, this place is one of the most famous in Barcelona, ​​for the creation of splendid plates of effect of tapas; do not miss those with caviar, fresh salmon, cheese, olives, balsamic vinegar, truffle oil and typical local salami.

Don't let the crowds and waiting time scare you! It is possible to eat standing up.

Where it is

Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes, 25 | Metro L3 Poble Sec | Nearby attractions: El Raval, Plaça Espanya

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Beautiful little restaurant near the Ramblas, in the Poblenou area; offers Mediterranean, Spanish cuisine, gluten-free and vegan menu options, as well as truly inexpensive dishes.

Open for lunch, dinner and after midnight, this little restaurant is known for its delicious tapas that can be enjoyed in a pleasant internal patio or eat in the open air.

The tapas are impeccably presented and are really good; not to be missed those based on pan tomate, ox croquettes, cod carpaccio with herbs, strawberries, figs and cherry tomatoes, patatas bravas and aubergines, honey and rosemary.



Where it is

Rambla del Poblenou, 58 | Metro L4 Lagoon

La Esquinica

Typical local tapicas, located in the Fabra area, far from the Catalan nightlife; it offers Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine, as well as of course the typical tapas dishes.

This typical tapicas offers some of the best tapas in Barcelona.

Cheap, cheerful and perfect place, where you can breathe the real local gastronomy air and where you can queue at the table; do not miss the tapas based on fried fish, the bomba, the patatas bravas, the chistorra, the longaniza aragonesa and the inevitable bread and tomato.

Where it is

Passeig de Fabra i Puig, 296 | Metro L5 Virrei Amat

The Champagne

Typical tapas bar with an antique and traditional decor, located in the El Born / La Ribera area; offers cheap meals, local Spanish and vegetarian cuisine.

In this place you can eat standing or directly at the counter. Do not miss the tapas based on a selection of cold cuts including Jamon, cheeses, fish, salmon, anchovies, tuna and cherry tomatoes.

Where it is

Carrer de Montcada, 22 | Metro L4 Barceloneta | Nearby attractions: Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar, Picasso Museum, Barceloneta

Paco Meralgo

Typical tapas-based restaurant located in the Eixample area; offers Mediterranean, Spanish, gluten-free and vegan menu options, as well as truly spectacular dishes suitable for special occasions.

This place is one of the most famous in Barcelona, ​​for the creation of a great variety of dishes of typical local tapas.


It is possible to eat standing at the counter or sit comfortably at the table; do not miss the tapas based on Obama croquettes and crispy prawns, as well as a wide selection of fresh fish and seafood on display at the counter.


Where it is

Carrer de Muntaner, 171 | Metro L3, L5 Diagonal | Nearby attractions: La Pedrera - Casa Milà, Casa Amatller

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Typical traditional place offering some of the best tapas in the area, located in the Eixample area.

This little restaurant is suitable for tasting the local cuisine and for special occasions; it is possible to eat standing at the counter with a comfortable buffet with tapas on view, or to sit at tables in the indoor and outdoor dining room and order.

Don't miss the tapas based on montadito crostino with fillet of beef and green pepper, mini hamburgers, with salmon, with a crab and shrimp salad, with anchovies and olives, with a delicious stick of fried Camembert covered with hazelnuts and a berry sauce.

Where it is

Rambla de Catalunya, 18 | Metro L2, L3, L4 Passeig de Gràcia | Nearby attractions: Plaça de Catalunya, Hard Rock Café

Catalan Brewery

Excellent local brewery and very characteristic location, located in the Eixample area.


It is a perfect place for large groups of friends and families.

In this brewery it is possible both to eat standing at the counter with a comfortable buffet with tapas on view, and to sit at tables in the indoor and outdoor dining room and order.

Do not miss the tapas based on shrimp skewers, grilled cuttlefish, bravas potatoes and the various croutons seasoned with an infinite variety of fresh and local ingredients.

Where it is

Carrer de Mallorca, 236 | Metro L3, L5 Diagonal | Nearby attractions: Casa Batlló, La Pedrera - Casa Milà, Egyptian Museum of Barcelona

The Smoky Cave

Typical tapas-based restaurant located in the Barceloneta area

The specialty is the cuisine based on fresh fish and seafood.


Open for lunch, dinner, after midnight and brunch, this splendid venue offers typical Spanish cuisine at average prices.

Here you can eat standing at the counter or sit comfortably at the table; do not miss the tapas freshly prepared, based on octopus, divine, morcilla with garbanzos, cod with tomato, torrada pomodoro or alioli, fried artichokes and of course the mythical bomb.

Where it is

Carrer del Baluart, 56 | Metro L4 Barceloneta | Nearby attractions: Barceloneta

Cañete Bar

Typical tapas bar with antique and traditional decor, located in the El Raval area.

This restaurant is suitable for tasting local cuisine and for special occasions, it accepts reservations and it is possible to enjoy excellent and traditional tapas either sitting comfortably with an order or standing at the counter, with buffet specialties.

Do not miss the tapas based on ham croquettes (croqueta de jamón de bellota), suckling pig (espectacular cochinillo ibérico deshuesado), croquettes with lobster and fried eggplant, small fried squid, Iberian ham and bocherones in oil with roasted prawns.

Where it is

Union Street, 17 | Metro L3 Liceu | Nearby attractions: Palau Guell, Ramblas, La Boqueria

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