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!
Imagine two chefs, with professional records as long as their arms, to open a restaurant of tapas where one would like to come every day: It’s Bambarol.
Cirera and Firpo worked at best places like : Saüc, Bulli, Can Roca, Moo... For finally returning to their roots: a Mediterranean, Catalan and gastronomical cuisine as their mothers and grandmothers would have done it. But a cuisine revisited by 15 years of technique and voyages.
At the menu, cold or hot tapas of which we retain with emotion this day: a salmon marinated, the rice of the day, a fish ragout, a pot of lamb or an extraordinary sirloin. The carte changes according to the seasons and the products. Benefit from the 25€ menu which is dazzling.
It is far from the center, the gourmets will have to make an effort…
Opening hours : Tuesday to Saturday from 13.30 to 23.00
Phone : +34 93 250 70 74
Metro/Bus : Travessera de Gràcia-Muntaner
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!
Opening hours : Tuesday to saturday from 6pm to 1am
Phone : +34 932 17 39 04
Metro/Bus : Fontana
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..
Opening hours : Tuesday to Saturday from 7 p.m. til 11.30pm
Phone : 932 924 250
Metro/Bus : Metro: L3 Poble Sec
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!
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
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!
Opening hours : From tuesday to saturday 1pm to 8pm.
Phone : 933 252 659
Metro/Bus : Poble Sec
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..
Opening hours : 6am-4pm Monday to Saturday
Phone : +34 93 317 17 31
Metro/Bus : Metro: L3 Liceu
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.
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
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
Opening hours : Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 1am
Phone : +34 933 019 783
Metro/Bus : Metro: L4 Urquinaona,
For those who really want to discover the tapas. Zeruko, famous in its country at San Sebastián, opened its second restaurant in… Barcelona!!
An honor for gourmets from around the world who will be happy to bend to the Basque terminology that wants to call tapas: pintxos .. One speaks however well about the same thing, this marvellous Spanish invention: a small ration of food over a slice of bread. In Barcelona, Zeruko positions itself immediately among best of the speciality. That’s 33 years that they strive to create pintxos between tradition and creativity. To discover: Falso Tomato, Canelón Foie or Tosta Bogavante (Pintxos from 3 to 8.5€). Wonderful!
The carte is abundant and irresistible. One of the best tables of the moment…
Opening hours : From monday to saturday from 12 am to 4 pm and from 8pm to midnight.
Phone : +34 935 005 595
Metro/Bus : Passeig de Gràcia
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