The top ten best tapas in Barcelona are in these bars and restaurants

The top ten best tapas in Barcelona are in these bars and restaurants

Have you been dreaming of a weekend out in Barcelona solo or with your loved one? What can be better? A set-jetter will recall "Wicky Christina Barcelona" by Woody Allen, or "Homage to Catalonia" by George Orwell, but a veritable foodie will think of nothing else then tacos...

Can't get enough of tapas

It is them that entice to Barcelona both a jaded connoisseur and a grub-starved backpacker... Head here, but first check out our top ten tapas restaurants in Barcelona...

1. Casa de Tapas Canota - for tasty patatas bravas

Known for its great tapas as well as seafood, patatas bravas, sangria and wine, Casa de Tapas Canota is one of the best tapas bars in Barcelona.

Where to find it ?

The tapas restaurant is situated at 7 c/de Leida and works from 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm and from 7.30 pm to 11.00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 1.30 pm to 4. pm on Sundays.

2. Bar del Pla - the best tapas bar

Known as one of the best tapas bar in Barcelona, Bar del Pla also doubles as a cool wine bar and is known for its ambrosial red wine, as well as tuna tartare, fried fish, and delicious beer and typical tapas Barcelona is renowned for...

Where to find it ?

Note that Bar del Pla is situated at 2 C/de Montana...and is open from Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 11 pm; and, on Friday, and Saturday, from 11 am to 11.30 pm, with Sunday as an official day off.

3. Quimet I Quimet

Quimet I Quimet is a cosy tapas bar in El Poble-sec. Usually, packed with antic bottles of red wine, and famished tacos aficionados it is an iconic eatery.

Despite its puny size, it makes up for it with its impressive selection of really ambrosial tapas. Its main tapas signature dishes are conserves (shellfish preserved in tins), and its sculpted tapas served on bread, known as montaditos, prized by the most jaded of gourmands.

Try other prime examples of Catalan fusion gastronomy such as salmon sashimi with cream cheese, honey and soy, or cod, passata and black olive pâté. However, it's best to get there early to find enough room to tuck into your munchy tacos with enough elbow room...

Where to find it ?

Bear in mind that Quimet Quimet bar is located at 25, Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes, and works from 12 pm to 4 pm and from 6 pm to 10.3o pm daily except for on weekends...

4. Poleria Fontana

Renowned for home-made Catalan fare, this tapas bar/restaurant, sitting in Vila de Gràcia, serves you some ambrosial in-house authentic Catalan fare.

The diner's chef, Nil Ros and his squad of culinary wizards use his grandmother's recipes to come up with the freshest classic dishes and tapas menu, including paellas.

Where to find it ?

Head from 6 pm to 12 am, to 9 de San Lluis, to gorge on the delicious Catalan food.

5. La Cova Fumada

Run by a household, the tapas bar has been in operation since 1949. Here you can try authentic Catlana tacos, washed down with traditional Catalan wines, all in a non-pareil Barcelona setting...

Where to find it ?

You can find it at C/ del Baluard, 56. Note that the bar works from 9 am to 3.45 from Monday to Friday, and from 9am to 2pm on Saturday....

6. Xanc i Meli

Known as one of the best places to eat Spanish cuisine and one of the best tapas restaurants in Barcelona, it is a veritable magnet for a foodie... Here you can tuck into ambrosial Barcelona tapas; have other delicious Spanish food, making it one of the best places to eat out in Barcelona on real Barcelona tapas....

Where to find it ?

Make your way to 53 Carrer del Francoli, and relish the yummy tacos and other menu items that make this food restaurant one of the best spots to dine out with your loved one in Bcn. Note that the you have the chance to delight in the restaurant's delicious menu from 1 pm to 3.30 pm and from 7 pm to 11.30 pm daily except for on weekends...

7. L'Ostia bar

Known for its ambrosial tapas and Spanish food, L'Ostia is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of civilisation, and a nice place to visit after a tour of the Picasso Museum or before a night out in Bcn dancing the super-hot la Marinera...

Where to find it ?

It is situated at 1, Placa de la Barceloneta and is open from 10 am to 11 pm, daily...

8. O'Retorno, one of the best tapas bars in Barcelona

One of the best places to munch on tacos in Barna is O'Retorno... Here you can find free tacos if you buy one beer, and also some prime Catalan seafood like an octopus. Don't be deceived by the eatery's dilapidated exterior, it is truly worth a visit.

Where to find it ?

Pay a visit to 168, Carrer del Comte d'Urgell from 8am to 12 am daily except for on Mondays.

9. El Hampanyet, one of the best restaurant in Barcelona

Having remained under the ownership of the same family, El-Hampanyet is one of the best places to combine drinking premium cava and vermouth, and eating mouthwatering tapas, which makes it one of the best bar to go to with your significant other, if you feel in for a night at a nice tapas restaurant.

Where to find it ?

It's located C/ de Montcada, 22. You can visit it from 12 pm to 3.30 pm and from 7 pm to 11 pm on Friday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and from 12.00 pm to 3.30 pm.

10. La Boqueria

One of the best places to eat out on tapas in Barna is la Boqueria, a one-of-its-kind street market known for ambrosial tapas, just as fresh as in the restaurants in Barcelona... Note that you can also find some nice fresh vegetables and other traditional Catalan cuisine.

Where to find it ?

La Boqueria Market is located in La Rambla, 91. The market is situated in the Ciutat Vella district, which is the historic center of Barcelona.

After a good meal, up for a drink ?

Are you ready to take your drinking game to new heights? Literally! Our next article features the top ten cocktail rooftop-bars in Barcelona. So grab your friends, hop on the elevator, and let's elevate our spirits (and our altitude) to enjoy some of the best views and drinks the city has to offer. Trust us, the view alone will be worth the climb (or elevator ride). Cheers to reaching new heights in Barcelona!