Top Tapas Restaurants in Barcelona

Top Tapas Restaurants in Barcelona

Tapas are little appetizers, or snacks, in Spanish cuisine.

A true institution in Barcelona: the occasion to meet friends at any hour of the day!


As Barcelona is creative and traditional at the same time, you will find in this selection very “modern” cuisine tapas and absolutely delicious traditional tapas.. 


According to the appetite, one can order a complete ration: una ración, a half ration: una media ración, or a simple tapa (small mouthful) many of them have a pincho or toothpick through them.


 This is our selection of top tapas restaurants in Barcelona

Pollería Fontana - Restaurant

Grandmother's tapas

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Pollería Fontana - Barcelona

He carried out his dream, to take again the family butchery to do a tapas restaurant where are honored his grandmother's receipts.  At Pollería Fontana they don't trifle with Tradition!


In a friendly spirit and a lot of pride one can taste today traditional receipts such as Russian salad of ventresca of tuna, the chicken or potato croquettes. The reading of the carte is like a voyage in time, which makes you cross the city come rain come shine: Bunyols de bacallà, Morro fregit, Pop a la gallega, Bacallà farcit de pernil ibèric i gambes, Mandonguilles amb sèpia. Up to you to discover what hides behind these words. 4,5 or 7 euros a tapa. They is absolutely delicious and not expensive.


It will be necessary to go a little towards the district of Gracià to deserve this unique tapas bar!

Address : Carrer de Sant Lluís, 9
Opening hours : Tuesday to saturday from 6pm to 1am
Phone : +34 932 17 39 04
Metro/Bus : Fontana

Tickets - Restaurant

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Tickets - Barcelona

Tickets - Barcelona

Tickets - Barcelona

A new eatery in Barcelona by most prestigious Chef Ferran Adrià.
This time it’s a tapas bar but of course not a traditional one. At Tickets tapas are innovative and creative like all avant-garde culinary ideas of Adrià.
The chef will not be cooking at Tickets but just around the corner to validate every new tapa..


Get ready to taste:
Jamón de toro: Home-salting tuna belly painted with Iberian cured ham fat (12,50€), Spiced tomato tartare with crunchy bread (8,50€)
Steamed razor clams with ginger, Cayenne pepper and lemon air (11,20€), Liquid ravioli with Payoyo cheese (3,40€) / piece, Half roast bonito with garlic-sauce jelly (3,80€ /piece) and more..


Beware: Booking online is the rule to get a table.. No other way..

Address : Avinguda Paral·lel, 164
Opening hours : Tuesday to Saturday from 7 p.m. til 11.30pm
Phone : 932 924 250
Metro/Bus : Metro: L3 Poble Sec

Cal Pep - Restaurant

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Cal Pep - Barcelona

Cal Pep - Barcelona

Cal Pep - Barcelona

Cal Pep is one of the most known tapas restaurant in Barcelona.

Its reputation goes largely behind the city wall and it's justified. Everything is fresh and fun, the tapas, the people, the service, the wine...


Nothing to say just that you have to be there once otherwise you don't know what tapas are. While waiting, look the orders and make your menu. Every meal is a delight and every season a new pleasure that follows the market arrivals.


There is also the restaurant " Cal Pep" next door with notorious fish and seafood dishes as well. Both are crowded, book, book, book at the restaurant or be patient at the bar but go there...


Fresh daily tapas that change depending on the market products of the day!

Address : Pl. de les Olles, 8
Opening hours : Monday from 7.30pm to 11.30pm / Tuesday - Friday from 1pm to 3.45pm and from 7.30pm to 11.30pm / Saturday from 1pm to 3.45pm / Closed Sunays and holidays
Phone : +34 933 107 961
Metro/Bus : Metro: Barceloneta (L4) / Bus: 17, 36, 40, 45, 57, 59, 64, 157

Bodega 1900 - Restaurant

Tapas bar by Adrià’s family!

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Bodega 1900 - Barcelona

Bodega 1900 - Barcelona

Bodega 1900 - Barcelona

Open in septembre 2013, Bodega 1900 is another special place by Albert Adrià in Barcelona (the brother of.. & owner of the famous Tickets tapas bar).
Tapas bar and vermutería this is the ideal place for a late afternoon aperitif with friends.


Patatas chips(2.9€), Berberechos (5.6€), Empanadilla (3.2€), Boquerones (4.6€), Tartine de Jamon (11,5€), foie gras (11.8€), French oysters by Gillardeau, cheeses and cakes..


High quality products and a touch of nouvelle cuisine with Adrià‘s famous olive “spheres”, a souvenir from El Bulli!

Address : C/ Tamarit, 91
Opening hours : From tuesday to saturday 1pm to 8pm.
Phone : 933 252 659
Metro/Bus : Poble Sec

Arola - Restaurant

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Arola - Barcelona

Arola - Barcelona

Arola - Barcelona

Arola restaurant in Barcelona is located on the second floor of the luxury Hotel Arts.

One comes there for its brand new pop design, its beautiful terrace in front of Frank Gehry's giant wale and great live music set with local DJs.


But not only! 


Catalan chef Sergi Arola is a rising star of Spain's culinary world. Disciple of Ferran Adrià and Pierre Gagnaire, Sergi Arola offers here a fine “menú degustación pica-pica » that is a selection of tapas:

Patatas “Bravas de Arola”, fritas y rellenas de salsa picante y recubiertas de alioli -  A “Tartar de Filet Mignon con infusión de soja y jenjibre” .. And many others hot and cold surprises.

This testing menu of tapas is at 50€


But you can also have main courses “A la carte”  that bring you to an upper level of the dexterity of the head chef with:

Lubina  (sea bass)  asada , emulsión de berros , cebolleta y pimienta rosa (28€) - Lomo de ternera perfumado en brasas, cereales y jugo ligero de setas  (28€)…


A well-stocked cellar offers over 900 wines..


This guy is magic !


Better book.. 

Find the latest menu on Arola's website 

Address : Marina 19-21

Opening hours : 1:30-3:30pm and 8:00-11:30pm every day
Phone : 93 483 80 90
Metro/Bus : Ciutadella, Vila Olimpica

Quimet & Quimet - Restaurant

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Quimet & Quimet - Barcelona

Quimet & Quimet - Barcelona

Quimet & Quimet - Barcelona


Quimet & Quimet is a great tapas bar, especially for cheese and mussels. One of the most fantastic wine cellar of Barcelona.


Order other delights such as mussels with tomato, navajas, or any of the original "montaditos". 

Address : Poeta Cabanyes, 25
Opening hours : Monday to Friday from 12am to 4pm and from 7pm to 10.30pm. Saturday from 12am to 4pm
Phone : 93 442 31 42
Metro/Bus : Metro: L2 Paral·lel

Pinotxo - Restaurant

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Pinotxo - Boqueria market Barcelona

Pinotxo - Boqueria market Barcelona

Pinotxo - Boqueria market Barcelona

No lie, when we go to eat at the Boqueria Mercat (market in Catalan) it’s always difficult for us to choose between El Quim de la Boqueria and this other tapas bar called Pinotxo.. Go to both and tell us what is your favourite..

At Pinotxo (located to the right of the main entrance) you will appreciate for sure: lamb stew, lentils, vegetable stew, cod, grilled lobster, clams and many kind of rice.. Difficult to choose..

Address : La Rambla, 91
Opening hours : 6am-4pm Monday to Saturday
Phone : +34 93 317 17 31
Metro/Bus : Metro: L3 Liceu

El Quim - Restaurant

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El Quim de la Boqueria - Barcelona

El Quim de la Boqueria - Barcelona

El Quim de la Boqueria - Barcelona

El Quim de la Boqueria is truly a family business: mom, dad and son serve traditional catalan dishes around the bar when there is space.


Even the regulars have to wait for a place to sit, as El Quim is a stall in the most beautiful and bustling market in Barcelona: the Boqueria market.


Boquerones, chipirones, arroz negro.. From 3€ to 9€... Best tapas around..



If there is no table for you, go to Pinotxo another tapas bar in the same Boqueria market.

Address : La Rambla, 91
Opening hours : Tuesday to Thursday from 7am to 4pm / Friday and Saturday from 7am to 5pm / Closed Sunday and Monday
Phone : +34 93 301 98 10
Metro/Bus : Metro: Liceu (L3) / Bus 14, 38, 91, N9, N12, N15

Casa Alfonso - Restaurant

Casa Alfonso - Barcelona


Casa Alfonso - Barcelona

Casa Alfonso - Barcelona

Old bodega opened in 1934, Casa Alfonso is from now on a restaurant famous for its tapas.


We advise you to taste amoung the tapas the delicious bocadillos. Then try hams like Jabugo, famous croquettes and cheeses.


A normal chart offers also typically Catalan dishes. Excellent wines!


Very traditional. Perfect

Address : Roger De Llúria, 6
Opening hours : Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 1am
Phone : +34 933 019 783
Metro/Bus : Metro: L4 Urquinaona,

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  1. Matis Bar deserves it - fante (28 May 2015 - 09:18)

    great tapas, we loved Matis tapas Bar and just can't tell anything else but go there and enjoy

  2. tickets.. - SandraHie (15 Feb 2015 - 12:15)

    I did it.. book a table at tickets. tell you later on but friends told me not to miss this one . Tapas tapas!

  3. love El Quim - good (20 Mar 2013 - 09:15)

    Love El Quim. One of the best with no doubt! can't tell you what to eat. Everything is really good.

  4. tickets is great - paco (19 Feb 2013 - 08:45)

    Is you can make it, hard to book- try tickets. One of the best for me in barcelona in this kind of cuisine!

  5. precio - constantina de grecia (15 Feb 2013 - 08:00)

    tiene que poner precios en cada bar para que sepa la gente y elija cual bar prefiere

  6. love this page - franz (12 Nov 2012 - 09:15)

    can't wait to come eand try these restaurants..

  7. Bodega biarrizt rue vidre n 8 a côtė de la place reial - bruno et Isabelle (30 Sep 2012 - 10:45)

    superbes tapas , ambiance assurée , dans l' authenticité du lieu on s est vraiment amusé ..... A connaitre ......

  8. bar de tapes les meilleurs tapas chaudes , bodega biarritz - stéphanie (10 Sep 2012 - 11:15)

    sans doute le meilleur bar à tapas chaudes de barcelone , à surtout ne pas manquer , en plein centre ville , calle vidre numero 8 , ( à coté de plaça Reial) .
    ce sont vraiment les meilleurs .

  9. Bar monumental en creu coberta 87 - gomezmaria (8 Jul 2012 - 06:15)

    Es un bar en el que cobran muy caro 2 cervezas y 2 tapas 9 euros

  10. arvin - delavar (21 Jun 2012 - 09:30)

    hi barcelona i love barca

  11. love tapas - ted (2 Jun 2012 - 12:45)

    tapas is just the best way to eat: fun, good and healthy if you choose well.; better than hamburger no?

  12. j'adore les tapas! - étienne (8 Dec 2011 - 18:30)

    Effectivement à Barcelone aussi les tapas sont excellentes. Je pensais que c'était plus une spécialité de l'Andalousie mais c'est finalement partout délicieux en Espagne. Bref ne rater pas ces petits repas sublimes et pas chers (normalement)..

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