Have you ever eaten tapas? Do you know what a tapa is? For those ones who haven’t taken yet, a tapa is just a small portion of a typical Spanish dish, but it becomes a really nice experience when you share different tapas with a group of people.
There many different tapas dishes: prawns, mussels, fried or grilled squid, sardines, small sardines, octopus, grilled razor fish, cuttlefish, sepia drawing, tuna, cod, cod croquettes, anchovies, chips, spicy sauce chips, chicken croquettes, made salad, sausage, ham, olives, bread with olive oil,…
Recently it has appeared also a kind of different small tapa called “montadito”. It is a slice of bread covered with a coating made salad, tuna with peppers, croquettes, sauce,…
Tapas and montaditos are a very good option when you are a group of people and so you can try several dishes and not get full quickly. In Barcelona and in general throughout Spain, we use to take tapas and montaditos at dinner time but they could also be good as a starter in lunch time or as an aperitif. We use to take them with a beer or a glass of wine, coke or water could also be an option.
Most of bars have some tapas and montaditos in the bar and also most of the restaurants have their tapas section in their menu so don’t worry you will find them easily.
But, being from Barcelona, we would like to recommend you our preferred restaurants of tapas & montaditos. Surely we have missed some remarkable places but this is the risk of any list :)
LA FLAUTA (€-€€) Carrer d’Aribau 23 (Eixample). +34 933237038
CERVERIA CATALANA (€-€€) C/ Mallorca, 236 (Eixample). 932160368.
CIUDAD CONDAL (€-€€) Rambla de Catalunya, 18 (Eixample – Plaza Catalunya). 933181997.
SANTA CATARINA MARKET (€-€€). Francesc Cambó, 16 (Born-Gotic)
BAR PINOTXO (BOQUERIA MARKET) (€-€€). Las Ramblas, 91 +34933171731 (Gotic)
EL XAMPANYET (€-€€) Carrer de Montcada, 22 (Gotic). +34 933197003
QUIMET & QUIMET (€-€€) carrer Poeta Cabanyes, 25 (Poble Sec). +34 934423142
BILBAO (€€) carrer Perill, 33 (Gracia). +34 934589624