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When visiting Spain the must-eat dish is of course the Spanish tapas! Tapas in a nutshell is a wide variety of appetizers and snacks. Tapas can be surprisingly filling and it can be enjoyed as lunch or dinner, also a lot of times it is enjoyed as an appetizer. Tapas can be as simple as a bowl of olives or slices of Serrano ham but also some of the greatest tapas restaurants have come up with more creative tapas with a peculiar touch.
The history of tapas is quite interesting and it has its roots in Andalucia, Spain. Tapa is translated in English as cover and it was born when the Spanish king Alfonso, the 10th had to take small bites of food with some wine between meals because of his illness. And once he was recovered he said that wine can’t be served without a small bite of food. It was a wise precaution to counteract the adverse effects of alcohol on those people who didn’t have enough money to buy a nourishing meal and drank alcohol on an empty stomach.
Barcelona has some great and inexpensive tapas restaurants, you just need to find the right ones, not the ones that are “tourist traps” but the ones that are authentic with reasonable pricing. We have listed below couple of our favorite tapas restaurants and bars in the city!
This small tapas bar is absolutely amazing with its terrific selection of different kind of tapas. This place is something you must go to when in Barcelona! As a tip; you should get there early, it can get quite crowded, there are no chairs so be ready to eat while standing!
Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes, 25 – Montjuic
This tapas restaurant takes its inspiration from Galician seafood. The restaurant offers delicious traditional tapas from fried fish to ensalada rusa. Highly recommended to make a reservation since it gets packed quite often.
Lleida 7 – Montjuic
This tapas restaurant has a fantastic atmosphere, lovely service, not to mention the marvelous food they offer. Tickets is famous for their truly delightful selection of tapas with a creative touch! Totally worth a try when visiting Barcelona!
Av. Paral-lel, 164 – El Raval
Bormuth is rather tiny but truly charming restaurant, the atmosphere is cozy and the staff is very welcoming. The restaurant offers a wide variety of different kind of traditional tapas from all around Spain, every tapas is mouthwatering and worth a try!
Plaça Comercial, 1 – El Born / La Ribera
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information, we are also happy to help you with the restaurant reservations!