Everyone coming to visit Barcelona has to try the famous tapas. For many people it is the perfect excuse to meet with friends and have a good time. Spanish tapas are an appetizer or typical Spanish starter. But let’s start by explaining that there are many different concepts of tapas: There are easy, fast and cheap, more elaborate and even gourmet tapas. Check out our recommendations for the best Tapas experience in town!
This restaurant has a very special charm, its modern and rustic at the same time. The atmosphere is casual, multicultural and pleasant for all ages. Whats especially nice about this place is the amazing and fast service. The waiters are funny and the food is excellent. Many consider it to be the best Tapas restaurant in Barcelona. I must say that if I was to take a visitor out to a restaurant in Barcelona I would always choose this place. In relation to price and quality, it is the best option, the food is great and the prices are accessible.
Location: Carrer d’Aribau, 23
If you want to try some other well-known restaurants from the same owner:
Cervesería Catalana: Carrer de Mallorca, 236
Vinitus: Carrer del Consell de Cent, 333
Ciudad Condal: Rambla de Catalunya, 18
La Flauta II: Carrer de Balmes 164
El Nacional – La Tapería
El Nacional is actually one of the most famous and biggest restaurant in Barcelona. Why? Because there are actually 4 restaurants in one huge food court. From Argentine meat to the best Fish and Tapas you can find everything your heart desires. The waiters are always with a smile and the treatment is so nice. At the Taperia, the idea is that the waiter goes through with different tapas and you just take the ones you want! A different and fun system! We assure you that the first time you enter this special place you will fall in love. The decoration is amazing and the quality of the products is one of the best.
Location: Passeig de Gràcia, 24
Located in the trendy neighborhood of El Borne, this bar has been a success since it opened in 2013. If what you are looking for are affordable and authentic tapas, this is the place. Their menu consists of several incredible tapas, including their famous ‘mojo picón’ potatoes and fried eggplants with honey that are to die for. Naturally, you can also enjoy the typical tapas: Patatas Bravas, bread with tomato and tortillas. It is better that you order several dishes to share so you can try a little of everything, be brave! The waiters are very attentive and always offer advice. If you’re lucky you can have a table next to the window. This way you will be able to observe the city passing while you enjoy the best tapas.
Location: Plaça Comercial, 1
With more than 50 different tapas on the menu and the photos help you to decide which ones to choose. From classic patatas bravas to Iberian ham croquettes, they also have a wide selection of seafood dishes, salads, skewers of meat and mini tapas.With 5 restaurants throughout the city, they are a popular chain in Barcelona and offer a large selection of tapas. They are all located near the most famous places in Barcelona, making it the perfect place to dine after a day of sightseeing. If you come with a large group we recommend to reserve a table with the online booking form.
Location: Passeig de Gràcia, 44. This is the one we like best!
Taller de Tapas
Tasty tapas, pleasant atmosphere and excellent service! It has six restaurants spread around Barcelona. They present a gastronomic offer based on traditional tapas and market dishes, always based on highest quality and seasonal produce. The restaurants are ideal for any time of the day thanks to the uninterrupted cooking service. Taller de Tapas on Rambla Catalunya has been recently renovated and has a spectacular decor by the famous interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán. Check it out this weekend!
Location: Rambla de Catalunya, 49