I Could Go for A Little Bite: These Are the Best Tapas Spots in Barcelona

From being a bread snack placed on drinks to prevent flies, tapas have come to mean small dishes of delicacies meant for sharing. We can boldly say that your visit to Barcelona isn’t complete without a taste of tapas from different diners- the city has the best tapas in the world! Whether you prefer regulars like patatas bravas or seasonal delicacies like steak topped with mushrooms, there is a long list to choose from. That’s why we bring you the best five spots.


Being the sister restaurant of the popular new Alapar, people often expect it to be anything but ‘back to the basics.’ However, this tiny restaurant is all about the basics- locally sourced delicacies sold at affordable prices.

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Find your way to one of the four high tables and get ready to be wowed. You should try the Mallorquín toastie, which delights your tastebuds with honey, spicy sobrassada, and molten cheese. While the drinks start from about $4, the dishes cost around $10.


Owned by three friends, chef Victor Ródenas and brothers Igansi and Marc García, this restaurant offers patrons extraordinary tapas that break all rules. The restaurant has an extensive menu of natural Catalan and Spanish wines.

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The food menu combines bite-sized tapas and larger dishes, but everything is served tapas-style. We’ll always recommend their beef tendon stew topped with fried hake, pippara peppers, and Calamansi vinegar- you’ll ask for more.

Cal Pep

Cal Pep is one of the city’s most popular restaurants; of course, there is a reason for that. The restaurant has been serving guests mouthwatering tapas in different varieties for years. You might have to wait for thirty minutes to get a seat at the bar.

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Although there are always specials for each day, the restaurant’s most popular dishes include grilled monkfish, chickpea casserole, tuna tartare, and the Spanish omelet with chorizo sausage. You could book their outdoor terrace if you’re going for a romantic meal with your partner.


This is another one of the trendiest restaurants frequented by locals who know the real thing. Run by Oriol Casals and Teo Rubio, this restaurant’s creative gastronomic dishes never cease to attract guests.

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The restaurant offers delicacies made with organic, high-standard, seasonal produce. You shouldn’t visit this restaurant without trying their beef cheek cannelloni with rice and chicken, black pudding, and squid.


If you’re a foodie, this restaurant is the perfect one to eat until you can move no more. Jai-Ca offers giant plates of seafood tapas- if you don’t fancy seafood, the popular fried, meat-filled potato ball called spicy bomba will surely impress you.

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For the seafood lovers, there are different bestselling options for you to choose from. You could try the grilled razor clams, fried squid (calamares, chocos, or chipirones), fried anchovies (boquerones), or steamed mussels and clams.

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