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Tapas Bars in Barcelona: A Selection of Barcelona's Top Taps Bars

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Although Barcelona is not one if Spain's top destinations for tapas, it still offers its fair share of gems. If you are looking for a tapas adventure it is best to aim to spread yourself around the city - hop from bar to bar tasting the house specialties. The area of El Born is a good place to start, hosting some of Barcelona's best-loved tapas spots.

This article provide details of some of the best tapas bars in Barcelona - names, addresses, metro stops and what makes them great.

El Xampanyet
El Xampanyet

El Xampanyet

The homemade cava is not to be missed and the specialities are homemade sundried tomatoes and the deliciously spicy 'picante' - the perfect hangover cure.

Calle Montcada, 22
Barcelona, España.

MetroMetro: Jaume I (Yellow Line, L4)


El Vaso d'Oro

El Vaso d'Oro
El Vaso d'Oro

The smartly dressed bar staff serve food cooked in front of you on a large hot plate. Squeeze in to the small building for some of the finest steak in town.

Calle Balboa, 6
Barcelona, España.

MetroMetro: Barceloneta (Yellow Line, L4)


Jai-ca
Jai-ca

Jai-ca

A local Barceloneta favourite - there are always hoards of people waiting outside to get a table. The tapas on offer are all the classics and the atmosphere is electric.

Calle Ginebra, 13
Barcelona, España.

MetroMetro: Barceloneta (Yellow Line, L4)


Cal Pep

Cal Pep
Cal Pep

One of the more expensive options but arguably one of the best restaurant in Barcelona. For a full review read our Site Visitor's Review.

Plaça de les Olles, 8
Barcelona, España.

Metro Metro: Barceloneta (Yellow Line, L4)


Quimet y Quimet
Quimet y Quimet

Quimet y Quimet

A favourite of the famous Spanish chef - Ferran Adria. The tiny bar specialises in tinned seafoods of the highest standards.

Calle Poeta Cabanyes, 25
Barcelona, España.

MetroMetro: Paral.lel (Green Line, L3)

For advice on the do's and don'ts of tapas eating, check our A Guide to the Etiquette of Tapas. During a trip to Barcelona make sure that you don't miss out on a tapas adventure - it could be the highlight of your trip.


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