6 Must Try Tapas Bars in Barcelona

Our resident global gourmet traveller with a great guide to great tapas eating in Barcelona.
By Mayssam Samaha

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Bar Mut's tomato tartare with anchovies and almonds

Bar Mut: an elegant gem

The plates, place and people are absolutely elegant in this gorgeous tapas bar! Situated near the business district, Bar Mut is filled with an elegantly dressed crowd…

Must try: The egg yolk carpaccio and the grilled octopus

Carrer de Pau Claris, 192
08037 Barcelona
+34 93 217 43 38

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Tasca el Corral's flaming chgorizo with agua ardiente

Tasca el Corral: the people’s choice

This may seem like a dark and gloomy place but the food is absolutely delicious! It only fills up with a local crowd later in the evening. Order some cider and watch the very original way in which they pour it!

Must try: Chorizo al diablo (flaming chorizo with agua ardiente), Manchego cheese and cider.

Carrer de la Mercè, 17
08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 93 315 20 59

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Pata negra ham at Set Del Born

Set del Born: the hipster hangout

Set el Born is where the beautiful and hip people go for a night of tapas bar hopping.

Must try: Pata negra ham and the special way they prepare patatas bravas

Carrer de l’Esparteria, 7
08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 93 319 35 31
www.setbarcelona.es

Beef filet with port wine and foie sauce at Segons Mercat © Will Travel for Food
Beef filet with port wine and foie sauce at Segons Mercat

Segons Mercat: modern sophistication

Located in the heart of Barceloneta, Segons Mercat specializes in seafood and fish. Take a seat on their beautiful terrace while you sample some of their delicious tapas.

Must try: Beef filet with port wine and foie sauce

Carrer de Balboa, 16
08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 93 310 78 80
www.segonsmercat.com

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Chocolate and hazelnut dessert at Bubó

Bubó: a dessert-lover’s paradise

Bubo tapas bar carries delicious tapas that you can eat while seated outside with a beautiful view of  the gorgeous Santa Maria del Mar cathedral. They also carry amazing dessert that are displayed like jewels in beautiful packaging at the Bubó chocolate store next door!

Must try: The desserts from Bubó pastry and chocolate shop next door! Get some of the chocolate-covered macadamia nuts to take home!

Carrer Caputxes, 6
08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 93 268 72 24
www.bubo.ws

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Tomato salad at Tickets tapas bar

Tickets tapas bar: the neighbourhood’s elBulli

This Adrià brothers’ tapas bar is on a whole other level than all the other bars listed here. The food is sophisticated, uses the absolutely best ingredients and the price range is higher but not unattainable. Albert Adrià, former pastry chef and researcher at elBulli, is in the kitchen every night overseeing every dish at this charming tapas bar that he would like to turn into the “neighbourhood’s elBulli”. Reservations are necessary and must be done online 90 days ahead of time so plan ahead!

Must try: Everything! Seriously everything on the menu is delicious but if I could only pick one dish, I would pick the tomato salad.

Avinguda del Paral·lel, 164
08015 Barcelona, Spain
www.ticketsbar.es

6 Comments
  1. Hi! Great post!

    We would love if you’d tried our humble kitchen in el Betlem Miscelánea Gastronómica. c/ Girona 70.

    El Betlem is where traditional cuisine meets good product and a great cook does the rest. You won’t regret the visit. I promise!

    Thanks! and I hope to see you soon!

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