6 Excellent Tapas Bars in Barcelona

A selection of Tapas


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Barcelona, home to some of the most beautiful architecture, fantastic culture and the the best food in the world. Yes a trip to the stunning capital of spain would absolutely not be complete without sampling the national dish- tapas.


Quimet i Quimet


One of Barcelona’s favourites, Quimet i Quimet serves the best of the classics complete with their own unique twist. From their exquisite salmon with truffled honey, tuna dotted with caviar and balsamic syrup, to their mojama (salt-cured, air-dried tuna), canned seafood and croquetas. After you have devoured your way through the menu, why not sample their own-label Belgian beer, excellent wines and cavas.


  • Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes, 25, 08004 Barcelona. +34 934 423 142.


La Cova Fumada


La Cova Fumada is a great little gem in the middle of Barcelona- very traditional, cosy and rather frenetic. It’s a family-run place and only open until 4pm. Ensure you get there well before this to ensure you get a table. The sardines, chickpeas with black pudding, grilled artichokes are all recommended, and the spicy potato bomba is a must.


  • Carrer del Baluart, 56, 08003 Barcelona. +34 93 221 40 61.




Morryssom offers really stunning surroundings with great outside seating as well as very warm and inviting service. The chef serves an excellent range of tapas including pescadito frito (whitebait) gambas rebozadas (prawns in a light batter), and perfectly marinated mussels. Vegetarians are well catered for here. The vegetable paella with goat’s cheese is fantastic and a fully satisfying meat alternative.


  • Calle Girona, 162, 08037 Barcelona. +34 93 458 4817.




Tossa is very close to the Sagrada Familia- so absolutely perfect for a quick and delicious lunch in between your sightseeing. Try the amazing homemade croquetas, sauteed mushroom, foie gras, chicken, cheese and vegetables. They also have a great range of tempting jacket potatoes filled with tuna and topped with your choice of cheese, clams, chocos (squid in oil and parsley), sausages or cured meats.


  • Carrer de Nàpols, 291, 08025 Barcelona. +34 934 57 65 10.




Elisabets is a great little tapas bar. Loved by students from the local university you will absolutely not be disappointed when ordering from the extensive menu. This is very much a no-thrills establishment and as such you will not find much decoration. But what you will get is excellent, attentive service, large portion sizes and a real sense of eating like a local. The stews here are fantastic, serving specialities such as wild boar and suckling pig.


  • Carrer d’Elisabets, 2, 08001 Barcelona. +34 933 17 58 26.


Casa de Tapes Cañota


El Cañota is a Galicia-inspired seafood tapas bar. And oh boy, this is the place to come for excellent quality seafood. They serve all the best traditional dishes including the ubiquitous array of fried fish and seafood, patatas bravas, Galician octopus, and truly special ensaladilla rusa. El Cañota is just around the corner from some of the best theatres in the city, including: Teatre Lliure, Mercat de les Flors, and BTM. Why not grab a quick bite before taking in a show.


  • Carrer de Lleida, 7, 08004 Barcelona. +34 933 25 91 71.


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