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There are bars and restaurants which serve tapas almost everywhere in the Catalunya’s capital. There is a huge choice, and nowhere else than in Barcelona you will find as much variety. But this also applies yo the quality of this small typical dishes. Following you will find the restaurants, bodegas, coffee shops, and tapas bars which serve the best dishes of Barcelona.
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In a vintage atmosphere, with dusty wine bottles, this small but classic bar compensates his lack of space with its delicious tapas. The specialties are the “conservas” (shellfish who are kept in tin cans), who are not only for Spanish people, but the “montaditos”, this tapas served on top of bread, are spectacular. Try the sashimi salmon with cheese cream, honey or soja, cod, passata, or a paté of black olives. Arrive early if you want to have a chance to have a surface on which put your drink!
Contact: Tel : +34 93 442 31 42 /Facebook
Address: Poeta Cabanyes, 25 Poble-sec
Schedule: Sunday closed. From Monday to Friday from 12.00 pm to 4.00 pm and from 7.00 pm to 10.30 pm. Saturday and public holiday from 12.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
How to go: Paral·lel (M: L2,L3)
Poblenou needed a young and creative tapas bar, El 58 offers quality products with innovative recipes like skewers of lobster with sweet pepper. One of the biggest advantages is that they have the value of money so their dishes are at really affordable prices. The tremendous patatas bravas pay tribute to the tradition of tapas but the recipe changes a little. El 58 is a really nice place with a beautiful inner courtyard.
Contact: Tel : +34 656 311 676 /Facebook
Address: Rambla del Poblenou, 58 El Poblenou
Schedule: Monday closed. From Tuesday to Saturday 1.30 pm to 11.00 pm et Sunday from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm
How to go: Poblenou (M: L4)
This is a small place in the district of Nou Barris. When you see the line in front of La Esquinica, it is a proof of the great value of the tapas who are sold there. The most attended nights, you will be asked to take a ticket like in a supermarket. The waiters will propose to beginners their “chocos” (creamy squid rings), some patatas bravas with aïoli, sausage “llonganissa” and “tigres” (stuffed mussels). After that, ou will become fan of oysters, shells or clam.
Contact: Tel : +34 93 358 25 19 Web
Address: Passeig de Fabra i Puig, 296 Nou Barris
Schedule: Closed on the two last weeks of August and Mondays too. From Tuesday to Friday from 8.00 am to midnight. Saturday from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm and from 6.30 pm to midnight. Sunday from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm
How to go: Vilapicina (M: L5)
In this restaurant, Jordi Cruz (who worked in Àbac) shows us what should be for him a tapas bar. This includes his own version of traditional tapas, like the squid with lemon aïoli, or dishes from Àbac like the foie gras with figs, migas, or ice creams with Sichuan’s pepper.
Contact: Tel : +34 93 319 60 00 Web
Address: Rec, 79 Born-Ribera
Schedule: Everyday from 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm and from 7.30 pm to 11.00 pm. Friday and Saturday open until midnight
How to go: Jaume I (M: L4)
The ex businessman Jaume Muedra has come back to home and he has taken with him the kitchen of his mother. He opened an excellent tapas bar with squid, Russian salad, oxtail, grilled fish… everything is high quality. It’s a tavern just beside the sea with all the comforts of the 21st century.
Contact: Tel : +34 93 221 47 58 Web
Address: Pl. de la Barceloneta, 1 Ciutat Vella
Schedule: Every day from 10.00 am to 11.45 pm
How to go: Barceloneta (M: L4)