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Tapas in Barcelona

Currently Barcelona is experiencing a sophisticated culinary movement, and many of the best chefs in the city are applying their talents to breathe life into these typical small snacks. Here at Niza Cars, we have selected the best bars for tapas in Barcelona to help you discover the gastronomy of this place, the cradle of master chefs such as Ferran Adrià.

Tapas restaurants in Barcelona

Quimet & Quimet

Situated away from the most visited tourist area of the city, this restaurant is located in Poble Sec and offers excellent traditional tapas in Barcelona. Canned foods are an important part of the menu.
Since 1914 the Quimet family have produced wine in the family winery. Without a doubt this is a charming little place where you can enjoy great tapas.

Source: Tripadvisor


Ciudad Condal

This busy restaurant is located very close to Plaça de Catalunya and its menu offers a large variety of tapas in Barcelona and an extensive selection of imported beers.

Source: Tripadvisor


Cervecería Catalana

Belonging to the same family as Ciudad Condal, this bar is located in the Rambla de Catalunya, and is one of the people of Barcelona's favourite tapas places.


El Xampanyet

This family winery located in El Born dates back to 1929. Its name comes from the cava wine called Xampanyet and here you can enjoy its history and great food in Barcelona.

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La Pepita

La Pepita has its origin in a Spanish meat sandwich traditionally called a "pepito". There are currently numerous versions, from the traditional pepito with meat to small hamburgers and other more select sandwiches filled with salmon. Another speciality of the restaurant is their trifásicos (or three-phases), which consist of two hot tapas and a tapa made from canned foods.

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Paco Meralgo

The Taberna Paco Meralgo is one of the most visited restaurants in the city. Its name is a play on the words ‘para comer algo’ ('to eat something'). The restaurant creates innovative tapas with the best fresh products available in Barcelona. If you are daring, it is possible to sample unique delicacies such as sea cucumber.

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Bar Velódromo

This tapas bar in Barcelona is decorated Art Deco style and has been a witness to numerous historical events. It was a place where intellectuals gathered and it is said that part of the plot to start the civil war was hatched here.
It features signature cuisine with many dishes of the purest Catalan gastronomy.

Source: Tripadvisor


Cal Pep

Located in El Born, this restaurant offers traditional food that is very pleasing to the palate. It is common to have to queue in order to sample the delicious tapas of Pep in Barcelona.

Source: Tripadvisor


El Quim de la Boquería

El Quim de la Boquería has the reputation of being one of the best tapas bars in Barcelona. Since 1987 it has offered all who visit a large array of flavours in the heart of the Boquería Market.

Source: Tripadvisor


Pinotxo Bar

Pinotxo bar, open since 1940, is a symbol of the city, and it has been offering meals for more than 70 years.

There is no better place to sample tapas of traditional Catalan cuisine than here, a place listed by Ferran Adrià himself as a "gastronomic temple".

Source: Tripadvisor


If tapas in Barcelona is not quite enough for you, visit our Barcelona Guide, and make the most of your trip.