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The Best Tapas in Barcelona

Here are the best tapas restaurants in Barcelona, recommended by local chefs and food enthusiasts.

Updated on Nov 23, 2023 | World of Mouth team

Barcelona, a vibrant city known for its diverse culture and stunning architecture, is equally renowned for its tapas scene – sharing small dishes that range from anchovies and classic patatas bravas to more sophisticated, chef-crafted creations. Tapas, originally served as bite-sized snacks with drinks, have evolved into a cornerstone of Barcelona's culinary identity, offering a range of flavors at bustling market counters, family-run bars, and even Michelin-starred establishments. In this guide, we bring you the best tapas restaurants and bars in Barcelona.

From the fresh seafood delights at Lluritu to the rustic charm of La Cova Fumada and the buzzing vibe of El Xampanyet, each venue offers a different window into Barcelona's tapas places. All picks in this article are based on recommendations from World of Mouth experts, such as Albert Adrià, Bruna Amendola, and Izaskun Escribano. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a local food enthusiast, join us and discover the best tapas in Barcelona.

Lluritu

Carrer del Torrent de les Flors, 71

Carrer del Torrent de les Flors, 71, 08024 Barcelona, Spain

Lluritu is a casual seafood restaurant in Gracia, known for its simple, daily-changing menu. The eatery is popular for its fresh, expertly cooked seafood including grilled calamari, shrimp, scallops, clams, and a standout smoked eel salad. With a lively atmosphere, a marble counter, a wall menu featuring daily specials, and a selection of fine wines and local beers, Lluritu offers a refreshing seafood dining experience.

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One of my favourite seafood tapas bars, without the tourist crowds, in Gracia.Lluritu is that seafood tapas bar we all dream of for our Barcelona trip, with a marble counter, and a menu on the wall with daily specials written on the tiles. Excellent fresh seafood, order the grilled calamar, shrimp, scallops, clams and the tomato and smoked eel salad. Also fish grilled or fried on the plancha. And those olives with anchovy filling with a glass of ice cold sherry, beer or white wine! Nice service, too. The other restaurant, Lluritu 2, is a few blocks away and has a similar menu but a modern interior.

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Lluritu

Lluritu

Carrer del Torrent de les Flors, 71

Carrer del Torrent de les Flors, 71, 08024 Barcelona, Spain

La Cova Fumada

C/ del Baluard, 56

C/ del Baluard, 56, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

La Cova Fumada is a family-operated tapas bar that has been serving customers since 1944, renowned for inventing the "Bombas" croquetas. Known for its authentic atmosphere, it offers an array of traditional and seasonal dishes, including the must-try bomba croquet with beef filling and alioli, mussels, and calamari. It's recommended to visit for breakfast before the crowds, and enjoy the local favorites in one of the oldest tapas bars still in operation.

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Authentic hole in the wall breakfast and lunch tapas bar in Barceloneta.Wine and tapas for breakfast? Why not, as this place opens at 9 and closes after lunch. No sparkling wine, only cold cheap wine poured from the barrell. A must try is the bomba croquet with beef filling and alioli, the mussels and the calamar. A few tables and a bar. Love this place.

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La Cova Fumada

La Cova Fumada

C/ del Baluard, 56

C/ del Baluard, 56, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

El Xampanyet

C/ de Montcada, 22

C/ de Montcada, 22, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

El Xampanyet is a well-known centenary tapas bar, managed by Joan Carles Ninou, offering a lively atmosphere. This spot is popular among both locals and tourists, serving homemade sparkling wine and a variety of tapas, including their signature cod omelette, calamari, and chickpeas with pancetta. Despite its small size and constant crowd, it's praised for its authentic vibe, traditional and innovative tapas, and notably, its anchovies.

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Iconic tapas bar in El Born with great mix of locals and tourists.El Xampanyet is a tapas bar in the El Born district named after the homemade sparkling wine that it serves. Good tapas, both funky and traditional vibes. Great mix of locals and tourist all day long. No reservations.

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El Xampanyet

El Xampanyet

C/ de Montcada, 22

C/ de Montcada, 22, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Cañete

Carrer de la Unió, 17

Carrer de la Unió, 17, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

Cañete is an authentic tapas bar renowned for its fun atmosphere and exceptional Catalan cuisine. The eatery offers a wide range of dishes, from traditional tapas to seafood and land-based Catalan dishes, all served by a friendly and lively staff. The restaurant is particularly known for its squid sandwich, and a well-curated wine list complements the food perfectly.

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Fantastic authentic Catalan classic. Not to be missed for tapas and more.A classic institution with a wonderful ambience. From excellent tapas to Catalan dishes both from the sea and land. If you want to choose one casual Catalan restaurant or tapas bar this would be my choice. Very affordable considering what you get.

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Cañete

Cañete

Carrer de la Unió, 17

Carrer de la Unió, 17, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

Mont Bar

C/ de la Diputació, 220

C/ de la Diputació, 220, 08011 Barcelona, Spain

Mont Bar is a cozy gastro bar known for its refined tapas created by Chef Fran Agudo. The menu features a range of seasonal dishes, with the chef drawing inspiration from various global cuisines, resulting in a playful blend of traditional and creative tapas. The restaurant also boasts an extensive wine list, making it a great spot for those seeking a relaxed environment to enjoy high-quality food and wine.

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Loved this place…Mont Bar is a beautiful small place serving some fantastic dishes. There’s a tasting menu and an a la carte option. We tried many dishes and loved them all.

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Mont Bar

Mont Bar

C/ de la Diputació, 220

C/ de la Diputació, 220, 08011 Barcelona, Spain

Cal Pep

Plaça de les Olles, 8

Plaça de les Olles, 8, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Cal Pep is a renowned tapas restaurant, serving Spain's finest tapas since 1989. This bustling local hotspot is known for its lively atmosphere and knowledgeable staff, offering a variety of seafood and other dishes, particularly those with shells like clams, razor clams, prawns, and eggs. The restaurant prides itself on its fresh, seasonal ingredients, prepared simply to enhance their flavors, and served in a way that encourages sharing and enjoyment, akin to the tapas style.

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Buzzy local tapas and seafood bar - this place is a must when in BarcelonaLively and great atmosphere, funny waitstaff with great local knowledge and attitudeUser friendly beverage offering with great local favouritesOrder anything with a shell - clams, razor clams, prawns, eggs

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Cal Pep

Cal Pep

Plaça de les Olles, 8

Plaça de les Olles, 8, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Bar Restaurant Pinotxo

Carrer del Compte d'Urgell 1 Mercat de Sant Antoni 18-19-20-21

Carrer del Compte d'Urgell 1 Mercat de Sant Antoni 18-19-20-21, 08011 Barcelona, Spain

Bar Restaurant Pinotxo is a traditional tapas bar that has been serving delicious food for decades in Mercado de la Boqueria food market. This family-run eatery, boasting three generations of culinary expertise, is known for its fresh and flavorful tapas. Patrons recommend sitting at the bar and asking the chefs to whip up a meal for an authentic experience.

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Traditional family Catalan tapas bar in Mercado de la Boqueria.Traditional family Catalan tapas bar in Mercado de la Boqueria.Such a cool street food bar, sit down and ask the chefs to cook for you. 3 generations of family, with personality and passion for delicious, fresh food.

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Bar Restaurant Pinotxo

Bar Restaurant Pinotxo

Carrer del Compte d'Urgell 1 Mercat de Sant Antoni 18-19-20-21

Carrer del Compte d'Urgell 1 Mercat de Sant Antoni 18-19-20-21, 08011 Barcelona, Spain

El Quim de la Boqueria

Mercado de La Boqueria, La Rambla, 91

Mercado de La Boqueria, La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

El Quim de la Boqueria is a long-standing market restaurant known for its inventive tapas. Since 1987, it has been serving traditional market cuisine using local produce in the heart of one of the world's most emblematic markets. The restaurant is named after its owner, Quim, who is also the driving force behind its authentic service and culinary creations.

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Long-standing market restaurant serving inventive TAPAS. Located in the middle of Barcelona's emblematic BOQUERIASince 1987. Extraordinary traditional market cuisine in the heart of one of the most emblematic markets in the world. El Quim is one of those places that you should always visit and for which you don't need an excuse. Local produce, traditional cuisine and authentic service. Quim is the name of the restaurant and the name of its owner who you will find at the helm of the stall day in and day out.

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El Quim de la Boqueria

El Quim de la Boqueria

Mercado de La Boqueria, La Rambla, 91

Mercado de La Boqueria, La Rambla, 91, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

Bar Salvatge

C. de Verdi, 50

C. de Verdi, 50, 08012 Barcelona, Spain

Bar Salvatge is a rustic-chic establishment offering a variety of natural wines and tapas. It's a popular spot for natural wine enthusiasts, boasting a wide selection from local producers. Customers can enjoy their wine in-house with delicious bites, or opt for purchasing bottles to enjoy at home.

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A cool spot for Natural wine fansThis small bar with a lot of cool energy located in the heart of Gracia neighbourhood has a bunch of different varieties of local natural wine producers. It's perfect to have some glasses there accompanied by some good bites and also for buying bottles to take away.

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Bar Salvatge

Bar Salvatge

C. de Verdi, 50

C. de Verdi, 50, 08012 Barcelona, Spain

Dos Pebrots

C. del Doctor Dou, 19

C. del Doctor Dou, 19, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

Dos Pebrots delves into the history of Mediterranean cuisine, focusing on the revival of age-old recipes. Chef Albert Raurich and his team bring to life dishes inspired by various civilizations that have influenced the Mediterranean culinary landscape. From their gnocchi, a dish rooted in 7th century Rome, to their innovative tapas, the restaurant showcases a blend of traditional and contemporary cooking techniques.

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Explore the origins of Mediterranean cuisineA super restaurant in the Raval that looks to the civilisations that have come and gone in the Mediterranean and what they ate for inspiration. Some interesting use of garums, and nice plays on texture and temperature as you'd expect from ex-elBulli, but also brilliant meat cooking. Take a seat at the counter and marvel at the calmness of the kitchen as you work your way through the tasting menu or a la carte.

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Dos Pebrots

Dos Pebrots

C. del Doctor Dou, 19

C. del Doctor Dou, 19, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

Mediamanga

C/ d'Aribau, 13

C/ d'Aribau, 13, 08011 Barcelona, Spain

Mediamanga is a gastro-bar known for its eclectic atmosphere, curated by the renowned Chef Fran Agudo. The restaurant offers a unique gastronomic experience with its open kitchen, allowing guests to witness the preparation of Mediterranean dishes based on traditional recipes. With a focus on sharing, Mediamanga offers the best tapas in town, including the highly recommended dessert, la Torrija.

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Classic - Revisited Tapas Gastro Bar Perfect for sharing as a good Tapas bar, in this case, the atmosphere is quite eclectic Art Deco and modern with a big Bar and open kitchen. Chef Fran Agudo after 8 years working at TICKETS with Albert Adria is in charge of the best Tapas in town. Be sure to have a spot to try la Torrija for dessert.

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Mediamanga

Mediamanga

C/ d'Aribau, 13

C/ d'Aribau, 13, 08011 Barcelona, Spain

Entrepans Díaz

C. de Pau Claris, 189

C. de Pau Claris, 189, 08037 Barcelona, Spain

Entrepans Díaz is a vibrant spot renowned for its Spanish cuisine, particularly its signature sandwiches. The restaurant provides a modern twist on traditional tapas, filling sandwiches with classic recipes. Visitors often commend the high-quality food and excellent service, with the sandwich offerings being a standout feature.

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New-old school tapas Bar how to fill a sandwich with a classic recipeGood food and excellent service as an old school tapas bar. The highlights for sure are all the signature sandwiches as the meaning of the name of the place Entrepanes (in between bread)

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Entrepans Díaz

Entrepans Díaz

C. de Pau Claris, 189

C. de Pau Claris, 189, 08037 Barcelona, Spain

Ciutat Comtal

Rambla de Catalunya, 18

Rambla de Catalunya, 18, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

Ciutat Comtal is a well-liked tapas bar renowned for its fresh and tasty portions. The establishment offers a large, popular terrace that extends across the street, providing an ideal setting for enjoying tapas. Despite its indoor seating option, the real charm of Ciutat Comtal is found in its outdoor dining experience.

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Barcelona’s favourite tapas summer terraceA very popular tapas bar with good and fresh portions. It’s nice to sit inside but the whole point is to enjoy their tapas on the big and popular terrace that extends across the street.

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Ciutat Comtal

Ciutat Comtal

Rambla de Catalunya, 18

Rambla de Catalunya, 18, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

Suru Bar

C. de Casanova, 134

C. de Casanova, 134, 08036 Barcelona, Spain

Suru Bar specializes in serving Yakitori and offal paired with wines primarily sourced from small producers. Known for its modern tapas made from top-notch ingredients, this place offers an informal setting to enjoy shared dishes and exquisite wines. With a cool atmosphere and a diverse menu that can be explored by a group of four, Suru Bar is a great spot to spend time with good company.

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Cool, modern tapas with the best ingredients and a great natural wine selection.An informal place to share dishes and great wines in a cool atmosphere, the 3 partners came from Gresca and opened this new place last December. At a table of 4, you can almost taste the whole menu. A great place to spend some time with good company.

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Suru Bar

Suru Bar

C. de Casanova, 134

C. de Casanova, 134, 08036 Barcelona, Spain

Xarcuteria La Pineda

Carrer del Pi, 16

Carrer del Pi, 16, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Xarcuteria La Pineda is a historical tapas bar, established in 1930, known for its selection of four different jamón ibéricos and affordable wine. The venue is recognized for its dedicated staff and a variety of tapas to choose from. Visitors can enjoy the taste of specially selected jamón ibéricos accompanied by a glass of good, inexpensive wine.

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A unique tapas bar for eating jamón ibérico and drinking cheap wine.A historical cult venue, opened in 1930, with skilled and tremendously involved staff. Simply unique, with tapas and the bar's specially selected 4 different jamón ibéricos to be tasted at your choice. Good and cheap wines to drink by the glass.

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Xarcuteria La Pineda

Xarcuteria La Pineda

Carrer del Pi, 16

Carrer del Pi, 16, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Floreria Atlantico Barcelona

Av. del Marquès de l'Argentera, 19

Av. del Marquès de l'Argentera, 19, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Floreria Atlantico Barcelona is a well-known speakeasy-style restaurant that specializes in cocktails and seafood tapas. Inspired by the underwater world, it provides an immersive atmosphere that makes you feel as if you're dining under the sea. As the underground counterpart of Braseria Atlantico, it's a must-visit for both food and drink enthusiasts.

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From The expert Tatto Giovanonni , Floreria Atlantico just landed in Barcelona! As a great speaky easy Cocktails and sea food tapas , located in the heart of ciudad comtal , Floreria is the underground of braseria atlantico. You can feel as if you were under the see

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Floreria Atlantico Barcelona

Floreria Atlantico Barcelona

Av. del Marquès de l'Argentera, 19

Av. del Marquès de l'Argentera, 19, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

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