One cannot help trying tapas when spending a holiday in Barcelona. All those savoury patatas bravas, crunchy calamares a la romana, limpsmacking brochetas de langostinos, delicious pulpos a la gallega and other small local-food dishes do not let you just pass by. There are as many views on what the best tapas bar in Barcelona is as tapas themselves. Here comes our point of view.
Number 1. Bar Mut (Carrer Pau Claris 192, 08037 Barcelona)
For more glamorous and elaborated tapas, come to this place and do not forget to make a reservation as you might stay without a table. Must try: shrimp and yolk carpaccio.
|Bar Mut Barcelona|
Number 2. Cerveceria Catalana (Carrer Mallorca 236, 08008 Barcelona)
Beloved by the travellers from all over the world and completely full all the time, this tapas bar benefits form a central location and extremely efficient personnel. You might wait for quite some time for a table, but never for a dish. Must try: huevos cabreados.
|Cerveceria Catalana Barcelona|
Number 3. Paco Meralgo (Carrer Muntaner 181, 08036 Barcelona) Minimalist in design, the place offers a vast menu of creative haute tapas to all the tastes. Do not miss: bombas Paco Meralgo.
|Paco Meralgo Barcelona|
|El Quim de la Boqueria Barcelona|
Number 5. El Xampanyet. Located in the heart of the Old City (Carrer Montcada 22, 08003 Barcelona) this blue-tiled-walled traditional bar serves the classical tapas and gets full in the snap of a finger for you to have an authentic experience in a loud and packed Spanish bar (in a positive sense). Must try: anchovies and home-made drink xampanyet.
|El Xampanyet Barcelona|
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