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Barcelona's Tapas Bars

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Photo: David Nicolas

The style of grazing indigenous to Barcelona revolves around "bares de producto," ingredient-laden counters inspired by the kioskos (dining stalls) of the city's buoyant Boqueria market. Read the article

Destinations: Barcelona · La Rambla

Themes: Food + Drink

Inspired by: A Tapas Tour of Spain — by Anya von Bremzen, Published Oct. 2007

Restaurants (9)

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    La Taverna del Clínic

    Taverna—which resembles a dozen other barrio bars, with Ronaldinho kicking the ball on the tele suspended above the long marble counter—has a treas

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    El Vaso de Oro

    Among the old fishermen’s houses of Barceloneta, this sepia-toned cervecería is full of local sea dogs and other salty types who come for house-bre

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    Bar Central

    Deeper into the market, Ana Gambeta, of the tourist-friendly Bar Central, hawks her baked dorada (bream), her butifarra sausage with white beans, a

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    Alta Taberna Paco Meralgo

    Most Barcelona bars shut down on Sunday nights—which is why Alta Taberna Paco Meralgo is so indispensable. Plus, Paco serves Barcelona’s greatest t

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    Bomba Bar Cova Fumada

    The past lives on at this historic haunt where actual fishermen order up salt-cod croquettes at a tatty old marble counter. Twenty dollars buys gri

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    Kiosko Universal

    20 kinds of Mediterranean sea creatures—from humble sardines to live langoustines—glisten on ice, awaiting a gentle bath in hot olive oil or a brie

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    El Quim de la Boqueria

    Everything at this Boquería Market stall is exalted, especially the llanqueta, tiny fried fish served with eggs.

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    Quimet & Quimet

    Patrons stand elbow-to-elbow at this tiny bustling tapas bar just off of Pral Lel. With walls of shelves filled with wine, this fifth generation re

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    Pinotxo

    A Barcelona institution, Bar Pinotxo is located inside the Mercat de la Boqueria. This small tapas bar is owned and operated by Juanito Bayen. The

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