El Xampanyet is one of Barcelona’s best-known cava bars offering the house cava, tapas, and Cantabrian anchovies, among other dishes. This small family run bar is a great place for a quick bite before hitting the bars or clubs.
An incredibly popular tapas place, Lolita Taperia stands where the also incredibly popular Inopia once stood. With a complex menu, playful atmosphere, and simple yet modern decor, no wonder the regulars are a mixture of foodies and hip locals. Late night turns into a party with cocktails and a DJ!
Family run Elsa y Fred is a class tapas bar with creativity, and is one of the busiest places in the Born neighborhood, with mostly locals frequenting the restaurant. With a variety of tapas and other dishes, and a homey atmosphere, it’s a great place for a meal any time of the day.
Quimet i Quimet is a great little, standing room only, family run place. Serving a variety of simple dishes including tapas and a meat and cheese plate, along with their own label of bottled beers and cava, it’s a great place to get a small bite to eat before dinner.
Paco Meralgo, an intimate tapas bar, one of the best places to eat in Spain! Choose from a wide variety of cuisine, from the Spanish delicacy espardenyes (sea slugs) to delightful variations on tapas and montaditos. Of course you can’t forget the wine, order by the glass or bottle. Salud!
A tiny seafood tapas restaurant in Barcelona, Cal Pep Tapas offers dishes with the freshest ingredients that vary from day to day based what products are available. With an inventive Mediterranean cuisine you’re sure to get a delicious, and fresh meal.
Said to be the birthplace of the spicy potato bomba, La Cova Fumada is a family run tapas bodega. Located in the fishing town of Barceloneta, a variety of dishes and locally sourced fresh seafood comes out of their small open kitchen. A great little hole-in-the-wall type of place!
Run by Chef Charles Abellan, the master of Comerc 24, Tapas24 is known for their gourmet take on old favorites such as the McFoie Burger or the Bikini (cured ham and cheese sandwich with a truffle). You can’t book a reservation, but it’s definitely worth the wait!
El Canota, the younger brother of the renowned Rias de Galicia, offers Galician-inspired seafood tapas. With many delicious traditional dishes to choose from, and the opportunity to purchase a tee shirt covered with cartoon seafood characters, it’s definitely an experience!
El Vaso de Oro, in the heart of Barcelona, is a popular tapas bar in an unusual space, only counter seating is available as the interior is long and narrow. Serving traditional tapas and their own brew of beer, they take great pride in their offerings.