Barcelona Best Tapas Bars

By Local Heroes

Barcelona is a big city that offers a wide variety of bars and restaurants to choose from. Tourists usually want to try the typical food of the place they travel to, but it may be a little bit hard to find good restaurants with good food that aren't scams if you don't have the help of a local. That's why this article is intended to help you find the best tapas bars in Barcelona, so that you can try the traditional food in good places.

The 9 best tapas bars in Barcelona

The following items consist of 9 of the best tapas bars that tripUniq's Local Heroes suggest in the Barcelona Guides.

The 9 best tapas bars in Barcelona

#1 Quimet i Quimet

This restaurant-cellar has been open for four generations of its family and it offers delicious tapas, wine, beer and vermouth. The ambience is friendly and informal and the average price for a meal is 25 €.

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Andrea

Andrea, 29, Vermouth fan

Andrea
It only has two tables and a bar, but it's so famous and good that people don't mind to stand while enjoying the food!

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The 9 best tapas bars in Barcelona

#2 Cervesería Catalana

This tavern offers a wide variety of montaditos and tapas and it’s located near la Rambla de Catalunya. It's very popular between locals and tourists because of its good quality-price relation, the average price for a meal is 20 €.

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Tomás

Tomás, 36,

Tomás
Get there early because they don't take reservations and it's always crowded!

Tomás, 36,

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#3 Bodega Can Ros

This classic cellar opened in 1970 and it serves homemade Mediterranean tapas and dishes, and a variety of beer, sangría and national wine. The average price is 35 €.

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Gemma

Gemma, 34, Tour guide

Gemma
Here you can try the typical tapas, like patatas bravas or russian salad, while enjoying a glass of wine or a beer!

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The 9 best tapas bars in Barcelona

#4 Bodega Massana

Typical neighbourhood cellar that was inaugurated in 1930. Its specialty is wine in bulk but they also serve vermouth, cava or cognac. The average price for a meal is 10 €.

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Charles

Charles, 37, Startuper

Charles
You can’t miss their onion sausages, catalan sausage and chistorra!

Charles, 37, Startuper

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#5 Bar del Pla

Bar located in the Born neighborhood that offers market-cuisine tapas and wine. It's a good place to “do the vermouth”, a typical catalan tradition.

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Marc

Marc, 37, Event Organiser

Marc
Make sure to call and book beforehand and try their squid in ink croquette.

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The 9 best tapas bars in Barcelona

#6 La Bitácora

A classic bar that offers the typical tapas -patatas bravas, pa amb tomaquet, potatoes tortilla- or more elaborated dishes like paella. Its informal ambience goes perfect with the Barceloneta old fishermen neighbourhood. The average price for a meal is 15 €.

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Sergi

Sergi, 25, Executive consultant

Sergi
It can get really crowded, so make sure to get there early to have a sit or you’ll have to wait in line.

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#7 Bodega 1900

Classy yet informal tapas restaurant that’s directed by famous chef Albert Adrià and that offers the classics and some creative tapas. Its average price is 45 €.

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Mercedes

Mercedes, 27, Tourismologist

Mercedes
Book beforehand or you wou'll have to wait for a long time!

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#8 Cañete

Traditional Spanish Cuisine and tapas in a nice decorated restaurant that reminds of a house in Sevilla with an old style atmosphere. The average price is 30 €.

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Helene

Helene, 31, Corporate Finance

Helene
It's pricey but tapas are excellent: Gazpacho, Fricandó de Rap, Solomillo con foie, Zamburriñas, russian salad...

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The 9 best tapas bars in Barcelona

#9 La Cova Fumada

Antique cellar founded in 1944 that still preserves its barrels and its marble tables. It has a familiar and friendly ambience and the average price for a meal is 15 €.

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Josefina

Josefina, 27, Travel Journalist

Josefina
They invented the famous tapa called “Bomba de la Barceloneta” so, if you come here, you have to try them!

Josefina, 27, Travel Journalist

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