10 Best Tapas Restaurants in Barcelona

10 Best Tapas Restaurants in Barcelona

Barcelona: A city rich in history, art, and home to the worlds best tapas. 

This city is filled with many fun things to do including amazing food to eat around each corner, and tapas is at the top of the list when it comes to food you must try in Barcelona. 

Barcelona offers a wide variety of tapas from hole in the walls to upscale restaurants with an hour plus wait. There are countless option to choose, but we've narrowed it down for you with a list of 10 tapas restaurants you must try on your trip to Barcelona. 

Today we're going over just 10 of the most delicious tapas restaurants in Barcelona, but there's countless more, so it's time to get exploring. And if not Tapas, check out the best Spanish restaurants in the city.

We also have a little surprise waiting for you at the end of the article!

But let’s have a look first at our list below with 10 Best Tapas Restaurants in Barcelona:


Quimet & Quimet

Having been open for over a century Quimet & Quimet knows what it’s doing when it comes to tapas. It’s old age isn’t the only thing putting it on the list of top tapas in Barcelona, the food is amazing. Quimet & Quimet specializes in made-to-order montaditos, essentially a slice of bread with tapas on top.

The walls are lined with wine bottles and it’s standing room only. You’ll commonly see people on the street either eating or waiting for their chance to order.

Price: $$ - $$$

Operating Hours: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Address: Carrer del Poeta Cabanyes, 25, 08004 Barcelona, Spain


El Xampanyet

Opening in 1929, this family run restaurant is the talk of the town. If you can’t make it to every tapas restaurant in Barcelona, El Xampanyet is a high contender for the best tapas in all of Barcelona. El Xampanyet gets its name from the Cava is serves and it’s best dish is their house tapa which consists of Cantabrian anchovies. Once again, be prepared to stand!

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Price: $$

Operating Hours: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Address: Carrer de Montcada, 22, 08003 Barcelona, Spain



Most famously known for their croquetas, Tossa is the reasonably priced, high- quality tapas restaurant you must eat at in Barcelona. Unlike our first two tapas restaurants, Tossa has plenty of space inside and isn’t very well known by tourists. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy quality tapas without the constant crowding.

Tip: You’ve got to try their stuffed egg tapas, it’s a huge fan favorite and unique to Tossa.

Price: $$ - $$$

Operating Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Sat 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Address: Carrer de Nàpols, 291, 08025 Barcelona, Spain


La Cova Fumada

La Cova Fumada is popular with locals and where you should head to next to find Barcelona's greatest tapas. They’re said to be the birthplace of the deep-fried potato and meatball bomba and is also well-known for their fresh seafood.

Tip: La Cova Fumada is a hole in the wall restaurant and can easily be missed. Watch out for a crowd of people outside, so you don’t miss this spot.

Price: $$

Operating Hours: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Address: Carrer del Baluart, 56, 08003 Barcelona, Spain



 by Suculent

You're in for a treat when you come to Suculent! This popular tapas restaurant in Barcelona takes a modern spin on the ancient art of tapas. Each dishes is always slightly different than expected, but always amazingly delicious! Their tapas are beautifully presented upon arrival, they almost look too good to eat.

We recommend trying their steak tartare over grilled bone marrow. It's their most famed dish and a customer favorite! 

Price: $$$

Operating Hours:

Wednesday - Friday: 7:00 pm - 12:00 am

Saturday - Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm; 7:00 pm - 12:00 am

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Address: Rambla del Raval, 45, 08001 Barcelona, Spain


Bar Thomas

Bar Thomas is located in a neighborhood known as Sarria. This village is a bit off the beat path, but that's how you know it's good! Sarria is filled with amazing bars, cafes, and restaurants around each corner, but the star of this village is Bar Thomas.

People line up down the street to get a taste of this Barcelona tapas restaurant and food good reason too! It's one of the most if not the most authentic tapas experience you'll find in Barcelona. They known for their patatas bravas or spicy fried potatoes. It's definately a must try dish while in the city. 

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Price: $

Operating Hours:

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Closed on Sundays

Address: Carrer Major de Sarrià, 49, 08017 Barcelona, Spain



El Quim e la Boqueria


El Quim is the tapas bar of the ages. It started off  in 1987 as a small 3 meter long counter with 5 seats. Today it's the premire spot in Barcelona to try some of the cities' best tapas. Chefs and tourists from across the country come to try this restaurants more famous dish, Huevos con Chipirones (fried eggs with baby squid). 

Price: $$ - $$$

Operating Hours:

Mon & Wed: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tues & Thurs: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

 Fri & Sat: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sun: Closed

Address: Local 606 Mercat de La Boqueria Rambles, 91 08001 Barcelona


Bar Canete

Bar Canete is the quaint family run tapas restaurant you must try on your Barcelona visit. The draw of Bar Canete is it's passion for local food. All of it's fish come from Catalan markets. The fish is always fresh and the veggies are severed on a seasonal basis which are also sourced from local farmers. 

Their focus on traditional style tapas is refreshing and their attention to detail is impeccable, making it one of the best tapas restaurants in Barcelona. 

Price: $$ - $$$

Operating Hours:

1:00 pm - 12:00 am Daily

Closed on Sundays

Address: Carrer de la Unió, 17, 08001 Barcelona, Spain


Pinotxo Bar


Pinotxo Bar has been serving up hearty Catalan tapas for years. Nestled inside La Boqueria, Pinotxo bar is the best tapas bar the market has to offer. It might even be the best in Barcelona! The charming owner Juanito, sets his restaurant apart with his charisma and keeps people coming with his amazing food.

While the menu is completely delicious there are a few must-trys. The first being their Chipirónes con Mongetes (baby squid with white beans). Probably their most popular item and the tapas that made them famous! Another fan-favorite is their Arroz Caldoso con Bogavante, a seafood broth with soupy rice. 

Price: $$ - $$$

Operating Hours:

6:30 am - 4:00 pm Daily

Closed on Sundays

Address: Mercat de la Boqueria, Carrer la Rambla, 89, 08002 Barcelona, Spain


La Plata

La Plata opened up in 1945 and is famously known for only serving four dishes along with the fact those tapas are some of the best in Barcelona. It’s located right across from Picasso’s first studio and had been family run since opening.

La Plata’s four dishes include a tomato, onion, and olive salad, fresh anchovies, deep-fried sardines, and botifarra known as Catalan sausage.

Price: $

Operating Hours: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Address: Carrer de la Mercè, 28, 08002 Barcelona, Spain


That’s it! Plus we've got a little bonus for you...

We hope that our list of “10 Best Tapas Restaurants in Barcelona” will help you discover what to eat on your journey to Barcelona. 

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