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The Best Tapas Bars in Barcelona (Spanish cuisine snack)

In Barcelona, you will find an overwhelming amount of Tapas Bars to enjoy delicious tapas with a refreshing glass of beer in your hand. There are Tapas Bars pretty much on every corner of every neighborhood in Barcelona, and most are very reasonably priced. However, here is a list of a few which stick out as being some of the best to try:

El Quim

El Quim de la Boqueria

This is an extremely popular place and it’s no wonder why. Situated in the bustling Boqueria market, you can see how the great fresh produce around you can be put to good use! You may have to wait a while to get a stool at the bar especially on weekends but it is definitely worth the wait. They serve up deliciously fresh tapas with a mix of seafood and meats to tantalize your taste buds. There is nothing better than enjoying tapas whilst watching the people milling about in one of the best markets in Europe.


This unassuming and informal bar offers homemade tapas with apparently the best croquettes in Barcelona. Although I’ve yet to taste all the croquettes in Barcelona this one is definitely the main contender. Founded in 1970, it has more than 40 years of serving up great tapas. You can dine here anytime of the day be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner and are guaranteed a good meal.

Adress: Calle Napoles, 291


Quimet y Quimet

Quimet y Quimet Barcelona

If you are looking for a truly authentic and local tapas bar there are none more so than Quimet y Quiment. Located near Paral-lel on Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes this tiny place is crammed full of wine bottles with only two tables and a bar but don’t be fooled, this is an extremely popular place and it soon fills up. Here you will find many locals coming to sample the delightful tapas.

Adress: Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes, 25

Los Toreros

This modest and unassuming restaurant tucked away off of La Rambla offers great value tapas. You can easily eat for €15 each and order a huge array of tapas. It also has a great lunch menu and is perfect for families with a friendly and efficient service.

Carrer d’en Xuclà, 5.

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Photo credits:

El Quim ; Quimet & Quimet

One comment

  1. I’m looking forward to trying those famous tapas as it is obligatory to taste some when you’re in Spain right! All of your food look so good here you’re lucky guys 🙂

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