Where to Eat Some of the Best Tapas in Barcelona
The one thing that Barcelona has no shortage of is restaurants. Whether you’re looking for a casual tapas bar or an upscale eatery, there are so many delicious choices to pick from! There is a lot of diversity in cuisine and styles of dining, like tapas, pinchos, or set daily menus. If you’re looking to try some delicious tapas in Barcelona, the only problem that you have is trying to narrow down your choices of where to eat! Here are a few suggestions to try some of the best tapas in Barcelona in tried-and-true tapas bars. If you want to eat authentic Spanish cuisine in a locals-approved tapas bar, try these!
Morryssom is as authentic as it gets, serving up traditional tapas and Spanish cuisine since 1974. Family-owned and operated, this bar works with the same vendors for fresh and local ingredients as it did in the beginning. The ensaladilla rusa is a house specialty, as well as gazpacho and zarajos. Everything on the menu is planned with quality in mind, and in each tapa you can taste tradition and authenticity. Morrysson is open Monday through Saturday all day long. This is the place to go to get a taste of true Spanish tapas in the heart of Barcelona.
La Pepita is located in the hip Gràcia district which has many on-point bars and restaurants. If you’re looking for some of the best tapas in Barcelona with a creative twist, this is the place to try! This funky tapas bar has unique dishes and drinks that keep fan coming back for more. Favorite tapas include the eggplant fritters, sea bass, and the incredible corn ice cream. While some dishes may sound strange, La Pepita’s unique take on Spanish cuisine is sure to be fresh and exciting.
You will have to make the trip to the district of Nou Barris to find this local hangout that is a hidden gem in Barcelona. La Esquinica is always packed and it’s not unusual to see groups huddled outside the bar waiting to snatch up a table. This tapas bar has 45 years on its belt and just as many tapas on its traditional menu. The one thing you can’t miss at La Esquinica are the patatas bravas, by far the most popular dish on the menu. The restaurant is influenced with traditions from Aragón, both in decoration and cuisine. Visit La Esquinica and find out why it’s known as “the mecca of tapas” in Barcelona.
Casa de Tapes Cañota
From the culinary geniuses behind Barcelona’s famed restaurant Tickets comes Cañota, a fun and cozy tapas bar with superb cuisine. This restaurant has some of the best tapas in Barcelona for the price, where tradition and modernity meet to create delicious food. Cañota boasts that guests will reach “Nitapa,” or tapas bliss, while they eat and drink. The decoration is bright and cheery, the menu is fun, and most of all, the tapas are exquisite. While there is a wide variety to choose from, the seafood dishes can’t be beat. Cañota’s Galician influence brings something quite exciting and refreshing to Barcelona’s culinary scene.
La Taverna del Clínic
If you have a gourmet palate and are looking for elevated meal in Barcelona, make your way to La Taverna del Clínic. Innovation is perfectly blended with authentic Mediterranean flavors to create some of the most elegant and best tapas in Barcelona. Creativity rules the kitchen and you will be pleasantly surprised by everything on the menu. However, you will notice that this restaurant pays tribute to authentic Spanish cuisine. Many of the tapas are so beautiful you won’t want to eat them! Make sure to try some wine that pairs wonderfully with every dish.
Quimet & Quimet
Lastly, put Quimet & Quimet on your list of tapas bars to try in Barcelona. Part bodega and part tapas bar, this charming tapas bar was originally a wine shop. Carrying that tradition, Quimet & Quimet has a wide variety of wine that pair deliciously with their famous tapas. This bodega dates all the way back to 1914, and is still a family business to this day. You can try conservas, or preserved foods like meat and fish, which are the stars of the menu. If you like, you can even purchase a jar to go home with you! Tradition is important at Quimet & Quimet, and the quality and care is evident in every bite.
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