Lets have some fun and make the tapa experience an ever long lasting memory. All of the following offer very tasty food. I have chosen five bars for you to discover so as to get a general feel of what tapas is about. All in the city center.
Tapas In Barcelona
Cal Pep. Excelent seafood and home cooking. A lot of tourists.
Los Toreros. 100 years old, a sort of a bullfighting restaurant, bar, museum with 50 traditional tapas to choose from. A lot of tourists
Bar Tomás The best bravas in town( special fried potatoes with mayonnaise and or hot sauces. Hardly any tourists here.
Sagardi. A different way of having tapas from the northern region of Spain, Pais Vasco. A lot of tourists.
La Esquinica Discover other parts of Barcelona where locals live, work and enjoy very good tapas. This is a very popular establishment so get in early. Again hardly any tourists.
Cal Pep. ( Pepe´s house)
Pl. de les Olles 8 , Barcelona, 08003 (Ciutat Vella) See Map
Tel. 93 310 79 61 / 93 319 61 83
A small cozy restaurant, tavern style. They serve fresh seafood and traditional cuisine. The seafood can be expensive but the quality is great. Do not be embarrassed by asking how much it is if you are not sure as the prices can go sky rise since fresh seafood can be very expensive.
Opening hours Monday: 20 to 23.15 Tuesdays through Saturdays from 13.15 to 16.15 and 20 to 23.15 h. Closed in August and Holy Week.
C Xuclá, 3-5, Barcelona, 08001. (Going down the ramblas on the right hand side) Tel: 93 318 23 25 See Map
50 tapas of traditional cuisine in a bullfighting museum type setting. It has been around for almost a hundred years. Worthwhile sitting down having a beer and trying some tapas you have not had before.
Closed on Mondays.
The best bravas in town ( special fried potatoes with mayonnaise and or hot sauce. Major de Sarrià 49, Barcelona, 08017 See Map You can get there by subway from our Hostal , it would be a 10 minute ride .
Opens Thursday through Monday from 12:00 to 16:00 and from 18:00 to 22:00. Once again hardly any tourists for now.
La Esquinica. Very popular by locals and very busy. A huge variety of very tasty traditional tapas.
C/Passeig de Fabra i Puig, 296, Barcelona, 08031. See map.
Area: Nou Barris , Turó de la Peira. Closed on Mondays . It would take you about 20 minutes to get there form our Hostal.
C/ Argenteria 62, Barcelona 08003 ( born area) Map
Sit or stand at the counter, ask for a plate, pick your own montaditos, small portions of food on small pieces of bread, order some wine and do not through away the toothpicks. You pay at the end by the number of toothpicks you have on your plate.
Opens every day from 13.30 a 16 h and from 20 a 24 h.