14 Dec Our Favourite Tapas Restaurants in Barcelona
A guide to our favourite tapas restaurants in Barcelona
In Barcelona there are hundreds of tapas restaurants to choose from. This is why we have compiled a list of our favourite tapas restaurants. Happy choosing! Also, on our blog we have a wide range of activities to do in Barcelona.
Bodega 1900, Carrer de Tamarit, €€€
This intimate tapas restaurant in El Raval is part of the famous elBarri. A group of tapas restaurants in Barcelona, which comprises of 6 restaurants. Albert Adria, the famous Catalan chef, opened this Michelin Star status restaurant in 2013 and it has been very successful. Try the tasting menu for a variety of experimental and tasty dishes. You will enjoy it because the service is extremely attentive. The menu is heavily seafood based, also, save room for desert because they are magnificent! Highlights were the gin infused melon, the ‘liquid’ olive and the prawns.
Bormuth, Carrer Mec, €€
Bormuth provides the perfect atmosphere for dinner with friends and visitors for a multitude of reasons. Firstly, it is located in the heart of El Born, just off Passeig del Born. Moreover, it has a lively atmosphere and the food is extremely tasty. The menu tends to stick to traditional dishes and everything on the menu is a hit with the crowds. The highlights include choricitos a la sidra and the berenjena rebozada con miel. The tapas can be paired with the delicious Albariño white wine on the menu. Due to their great food and the fantastic atmosphere Bormuth is a real winner!
This restaurant is extremely popular so make sure to book in advance for groups. Finally, there is an enclosed outside area which is a great table to book if there is space.
Cerveceria Catalana, Carrer de Mallorca, €€
The tapas in Barcelona can often be lacklustre and while many leave the city disappointed, no one will leave Cerveceria Catalana without their bellies full and mouths still watering. Located in Eixample on Carrer Mallorca, near Gaudì’s “La Pedrera” and “Casa Battló,” this authentic bar is full of character and it is upscale yet the prices are affordable, expect to spend around 20 euros per person for tapas and a drink. The restaurant specialises in tapas and traditional Catalan food and the highlights include crispy camembert, honey cod and prawn skewers. Don’t miss it!
El Xampanyet, Carrer de Montcada, €
The food at this tapas bar is very highly rated on TripAdvisor. It has a familial feel, it opened in 1929 and now run by the founder’s grandchildren. El Xampanyet is in El Born right next to the the Picasso museum thus it is ideal to visit for lunch or after a long day of touristing. Moreover, it is the place to go for the authentic feel as the food is traditional and full of flavour and expect to be surrounded by loud, chatty spaniards. Be sure to try the home made cava and the grilled squid.
Gastera, Calle Verdi, €
If you are in Gracia and looking for an old-school style place to eat, don’t miss this hidden gem! The atmosphere is friendly and lively. The food is tasty yet extremely affordable. They display Pinxos (Catalan style food on a stick) and cold tapas and there is hot tapas available to order. Furthermore, there is a great wine list and Estrella on tap, and finally, don’t miss the squid, the Catalan traditional sausage pinxos and the crispy aubergine (eggplant) with feta and drizzled in honey.
La Luna, Carrer Abaixadors, €€
In the heart of Born, La Luna is a hidden gem off a touristic street. Great value for money, we recommend the Tuna Tataki and the pan con tomate (bread with tomato) in addition to the homemade Sangria, although you cannot go wrong with the menu. Finally, the service is great and the portions are large.
Loft del Born, Plaça Comercial, €€
Well placed and modern, Loft del Born is located just off Passeig del Born. Loft del Born is the best place for great cocktails and good tapas. First of all, the gin and tonics are very sizeable. Moreover, the food is very tasty and affordable, so if you’re in El Born give it a try. The most noteworthy items are the chicken teriyaki and sashimi salmon.
Vinitus Barcelona, Carrer Del Consell de Cent, €€
This tapas restaurant in Barcelona has a very high score on TripAdvisor. The place is very trendy and not pretentious. Also, the staff are very friendly. The tapas is excellent and definitely save room for dessert as Vinitus also does great churros. This is the sister restaurant to Cerveceria Catalana. Try everything on the menu and I’m sure consequently you will make it your go to tapas restaurant!