539 Ave. Diagonal, Eixample
The bar of this very small ham and cheese shop is a nice place to stop by after work or meetings to have some of their lovely baguettes of jamón de bellota. The mountains of…
Bar El Xampanyet
22 Carrer Montcada, Born
This little tapas place in the Born neighborhood is always crowded, so you have to eat standing up (there’s a little table at the far end, but it’s always taken). To accompany the tapas, ...
49 Carrer Major de Sarrià, Sarrià
In the quiet, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood of Sarrià, this bar is a classic for tapas, especially the patatas bravas—everyone in Barcelona knows the “bravas del Tomás.” It’ ...
20 Carrer del Parlament, Sant Antoni
The first thing you’ll notice about El Cometa is the adorable interior—colorful, design-y stools cluster under the bar under oddly shaped Edison bulbs, and the walls are covered in m ...
El Quim de la Boqueria
91 Les Rambles, Las Ramblas
In 1987, Quim Márquez set up his tapas shop at La Boqueria, Barcelona’s famed food market. His space was a three meter-long counter with five stools. El Quim’s following grew ex ...
38-40 Carrer del Baluart, La Barceloneta
You might smell Forn Baluard before you see it—the sour smell of the bread (all of which is made from homemade sourdough starters) is known to waft through the neighborhood. The bakery its ...
11 Carrer de Petritxol, Gothic Quarter
La Pallaresa is a great place to go for breakfast or an afternoon snack, or churros with “suizo” (melted chocolate with whipped cream) on a quiet weekend morning. It’s in the old Gothi ...
La Taverna del Clínic
155 Carrer Roselló, Eixample
The tapas at Taverna de Clínic are just so, so good. Classic, straightforward, and not too expensive—it’s basically a home run.
7 Carrer de la Reina Cristina, La Barceloneta
This busy, beloved cava spot, best known as La Xampanyeria (also called Can Paixano), is tucked on a side street where a few neighborhoods—Gothic Quarter, La Barceloneta, and Sant Pere, Sa ...
Mercat de la Boqueria
Carrer de la Boqueria, Las Ramblas
Mercat de la Boqueria is in the middle of Las Ramblas—you truly can’t miss it. It’s one of the most beautiful, lively markets in the world, and the inside is peppered with great little ...
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