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!
At Zona d'Ombra it's a real treat to discover ecological wines of exclusive producers and sublime quality tapas. This wine bar (enoteca) is one of the references of Barcelona for the Catalan wines. Cordial and greedy mood. You can discover wines by the glass or even to buy a bottle with the possibility of corkage service.
You will appreciate also generous tapas (Tabla de Ibéricos, Tabla de queso, Tabla de ahumados, carpaccio de buey, croqueton de Bacalao, de setas..).
The owner likes gadgets and will show you how to serve wine from a bottle without removing its cork!
Another miracle of this excellent wine bar.
Opening hours : 12am to 12pm every day
Phone : +34 935 00 58 02
Metro/Bus : Jaume I
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
This restaurant is not a chiringuito but is largely inspired by: large terrace always crowdy, music, Dj's and restoration for youngsters which learnedly mixes - regressive and amusing - dishes like: hamburgers, tacos, guacamole, ceviche, nachos, ensaladas, gambas, calamares, tapas. We are well in Barcelona, this city which mixes briskly exotic and tradition. The cocktails are not forgotten, quite to the contrary. Taste the mojito with mango to see.
Opened every day Juanita Lalá is a really ideal place to dine and dance: food and boom!!
Opening hours : From 12 to 5pm and from 8pm to 00am
Phone : +34 932 21 37 70
Metro/Bus : Barceloneta
Impassioned by the world cuisine chef Juanjo Martinez does not miss audacity. Its Lata-berna restaurant is one of the new institutions of creative tapas in Barcelona. The former chef of the Arts hotel does not like anything more than to mix Mediterranean savours with those of Asia and India.
Textures, colors and emotions are thus a la carte of this very cordial place where the chief is always present and where the prices are always reasonable: one tapa with a beer is 2.5€, a menu without drink is 9€ and for greedier tapas count between 15 and 30€/pers.
A real treat!
Opening hours : Tuesday - Sunday from 1pm-midnight.
Phone : 931 93 02 88
Metro/Bus : Verdaguer (M: L2, L5)
In a few months Matís Bar became the idol of Barcelona. Its receipt: revisited tapas, a magical place and an ultra welcoming team!
For people of Matís Bar the place is as important as the table. To look like their cuisine they settled at the "Col·legi d’Arquitectes".. For Artur Martínez the young Michelin spangled chef (Capritx) this new adventure is the occasion to reinvent the Catalan cuisine and tapas, because both are at the menu. One retains the "Bombon de queso y tomate" (1.85€), the "Salpiconde pulpo"(7.85€), the "Carpaccio de bacalao" (7.5€), and the Arroz Parellada (8.5€). Real delights.
But the ultimate experience is to take the tasting menu, the "Menu Pim Pam" (25€/per - but for two people minimum). A very reasonable price for a journey in the very contemporary universe of the slow food, the km 0, the ultra healthy products and of an unparalleled knack!
Clever is one who reserves !
Opening hours : From monday to saturday from 8am to 12pm
Phone : +34630455043
Metro/Bus : Jaume I
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