As someone who often dreams of camembert rather than the Eiffel tower, when we decided to go to Barcelona it was tapas that I had on my mind. So after spending a week in Barcelona, here are what we think are the best tapas in Barcelona + Barcelona tapas map (with a free printable map at the end of the post).
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The Best Tapas In Barcelona
Quimet & Quimet
Opened in 1913, Quimet & Quimet is a beautiful little traditional tapas bar behind a red door in Poble Sec. Small and cosy, it can understandably get really busy so go early if you want to avoid the crowds. Our favourite tapas here were the Iberian pork cheek and the mushroom, cheese and truffle oil montadito (small open sandwich), but we loved them all. Quimet & Quimet is our pick for best tapas in Barcelona for a traditional experience.
Poeta Cabanyes 25
Monday – Saturday from 12 pm to 4 pm + Monday – Friday from 7 pm to 10.30 pm
This was our first tapas experience in Barcelona and it definitely left an impression. In this two-story expansive restaurant, you can sit at the bar downstairs or at a table. As so many tapas are had at the bar or standing, it was actually really nice to be able to have a table and order the tapas sitting down. We had so many delicious things here but perhaps one of the most memorable was the crispy camembert… delicious! The sister restaurant is Cerveceria Catalana and they have a very similar menu. Ciudad Condal is our pick for best tapas in Barcelona when you’re wanting to sit down and order at your seat.
Rambla de Catalunya 18
Every day from 8 AM to 1.30 AM
We had dinner at La Flauta on our last night in Barcelona and it was such a great atmosphere sitting at the bar and the service was so friendly. We loved the huevos cabreados (otherwise known as broken or angry eggs), which is a fried egg mixed through thinly sliced crispy potato or chips. The pork and cheese flauta (sandwich) and grilled prawns were also delicious.
Carrer d’Aribau 23
Monday to Saturday 1 PM to 4.30 PM + 7.30 PM to 1 AM
Elsa Y Fred
Elsa Y Fred was one of my favourite food experiences in Barcelona. The ambience is cosy, the space has a vintage feel, the service is friendly and the food is delicious with a mix of modern and traditional dishes. We loved the patatas bravas (crispy potato with a spicy sauce and aioli) and the beetroot carpaccio.
Carrer del Rec Comtal 11
Every day from 8.30 AM to 1 AM
El Quim de la Boqueria
Located in the La Boqueria market, El Quim de la Boqueria is a buzzing tapas bar. The perfect place for lunch whilst exploring the market, we loved the Padron peppers and the croquettes.
Local 606, Mercado de La Boqueria, Ramblas, 91
Monday from 12 PM to 4 PM + Tuesday to Thursday from 7 AM to 4 PM + Friday and Saturday 7 AM to 5 PM
Bonus: Xiringuito Escribà
Although not a tapas bar, dining at Xiringuito Escribà is such a great experience we couldn’t leave it out. A beautiful restaurant near Bogatell Beach, and the perfect place to get your paella fix in Barcelona. Chris got the sea and mountain paella and I got the Valencian-style paella and both were delicious. When you order youre paella, they will give you a sand timer so you know when your paella will be ready, such a nice touch! So if you’re wanting to dine by the beach, eat great food and try a paella, this is the perfect pick.
Avinguda Litoral 62
Every day from 1 PM to 5 PM + Friday to Saturday 7 PM to 10.30 PM
More Options For Tapas In Barcelona
The ones we didn’t get to try but looked amazing…
El Xampanyet | Cerveceria Catalana | Bar Canete | La Pepita | Bar Ramon | Bar Calders | Cal Pep | La Cova Fumada | Paco Meralgo
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