Tapear in Barcelona

Tapas are dishes prepared to accompany a beer or glass of wine. You can taste the tapas any time of day, there is always a bar a restaurant serving tapas all day.

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The most popular tapas are patatas bravas, potatoes with spicy aioli (sauce of olive oil and garlic). The kabobs, sandwiches made ​​with various ingredients, skewered with a toothpick and mounted on a slice of bread. And do not miss the seafood tapas or ham and olives spanish omelette, perhaps the most famous!

A bit of history!
The name comes from the verb tapas “tapar” which means to cover. Today the concept of tapas means to eat, socialize and enjoy the company of friends. The origin of tapas is uncertain and there are many legends surrounding this popular dish. The most famous legend dating back to the sixteenth century. During a trip to Cadiz, King Ferdinand II of Aragon came to an inn and ordered wine. Due to the heat, there were lots of flies and for this reason the king asked the waiter to cover the glass with something. The waiter placed the glass a piece of bread with a slice of salami and said to the king: “Here’s your , your Majesty.” Since then, the cap became a specialty in every inn.
Surely now you must be hungry and want to advise a number of typical tapas bars. There are many in Barcelona: those that encotrarás here are some of my favorites. I do not recommend the most touristic. Find the most typical, Barcelona is full of good tapas bars.

Tapear a Barcelona - Casa Tortilla Barcelona Blog

Tapear a Barcelona - Casa Tortilla Barcelona Blog

My favorite places
This is the list of my 10 favorite places to eat tapas in authentic spanish atmosphere! All places on the list you will find comfort in my map of the tapas bars of Barcelona.


Visualizza Tapas a Barcelona in una mappa di dimensioni maggiori

El Quim
La Rambla, 91
A small kiosk, a small kitchen, waiters to many works. The atmosphere is very special as it is within the market of La Boqueria. Both the food and the hospitality are excellent. As always, beware ham prices here in Spain is as good as expensive.

Bar Pinotxo
La Rambla, 91
Quim is very similar to both as regards the type of restaurant food. Definitely ideal for laa wonderful Spanish tapas in the most famous market in Barcelona. An experience not to be missed.

Tapear a Barcelona - Casa Tortilla Barcelona Blog

Tapear a Barcelona - Casa Tortilla Barcelona Blog

Bar Tomas
Carrer Major de Sarrià, 49
One of the most historic bars in Barcelona. It is said that here were invented patatas bravas, which are the specialty of the house. Tip: go early, otherwise you can neither enter.

Quimet & Quimet
Calle Poeta Cabanyes, 25
Quimet & Quimet is a great tapas bar in the old neighborhood of Poble Sec Very special are the tapas of cheese and mussels.
One of the best variety of wines from Barcelona.

Tapear a Barcelona - Casa Tortilla Barcelona Blog

Tapear a Barcelona - Casa Tortilla Barcelona Blog

La Cova Fumada
Carrer del Baluart, 56
Right in the heart of Barceloneta is a piece of the history of Barcelona. A small restaurant where the magic takes you back in time. To prove the pumps and crostini bread.

Bar del Pla
Placeta Montcada, 2
A place discovered by chance has become a regular stop when I have guests to carry around. In the heart of the Ribera offers quality caps.

Tapear a Barcelona - Casa Tortilla Barcelona Blog

Tapear a Barcelona - Casa Tortilla Barcelona Blog

El Vaso de Oro
Calle Balboa de, 6
The first time I went to the Vaso de Oro, I was surprised for two things: beer and a steak cap and paté.
The beer is produced by them and is very good and the cover of filet mignon and pâté what else I can say … Is very close to Port Vell. Attention to prices.

La Bodegueta
Rambla de Catalunya, 100
A small tapas restaurant in one of the most beautiful streets in Barcelona: Rambla Catalunya. Family atmosphere and good food, not exactly cheap, so be careful.

Tapear a Barcelona - Casa Tortilla Barcelona Blog

Tapear a Barcelona - Casa Tortilla Barcelona Blog

La Plata
Carrer de la Mercè, 28
The place is very small and is always very crowded, but it is one of the most characteristic of the Gothic quarter. Prepare only 4 types of tapas very simple: bread with chorizo, olives, onion salad and fried anchovies unforgettable. Irresistible!

Champaneria “Can Paixano”
Carrer de la Reina Cristina, 7
Known as the Champaneria is located near Port Vell. The atmosphere is the same as 50 years ago, and the place is often crowded, sometimes unbearable, especially when eating, but that does not scare you off: is one of the most special places in Barcelona. Sunday is closed!

Tapear a Barcelona - Casa Tortilla Barcelona Blog

Tapear a Barcelona - Casa Tortilla Barcelona Blog

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