/
Close
Newsletters  | Mobile

Barcelona

Arola

19-21 Marina
Hotel Arts
Barcelona, 08005, Spain
TEL: 34-93-221-1000

Catalan chef Sergi Arola—from Michelin two-starred Sergi Arola Gastro in Madrid—opened this tapas restaurant at the Hotel Arts in Olympic Village, in 2004. Located on the second floor, the terrace has prime views of Frank Gehry's bronze whale sculpture and Barceloneta Beach. This is a pica-pica style restaurant, meaning nibble-sized-portions are served in stages and shared by the table. Seasonal cold and hot small plates range from heavy (fried potatoes filled with chili sauce) to light (sardines marinated in olive oil). In the dining room, rows of two-tops are situated between cream-colored, wrap-around chairs and cushioned benches with purple pillows. Local DJs spin nightly.

Insider Tip:

If you prefer a larger meal, order three rounds of tapas for the table and your own meat or fish course à la carte. The menu lists Mediterranean fare like red mullet and Iberian pearls (mussels) seasoned with fish stock or grilled, macadamia-infused squid.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Dinner
  • Family Style
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Monday - Closed
  • Notable Wine List
  • Patio/Outdoor Seating
  • Tuesday - Closed
  • Tasting Menu

Cuisine Type:: Spanish/Tapas

Advertisement

Sign Up


Connect With Travel + Leisure
  • Travel+Leisure
  • Tablet
  • Available devices

Already a subscriber?
Get FREE ACCESS to the digital edition


Advertisement


Advertisement

Advertisement

Marketplace