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Aug 12, 2009 11:35 AM

BEST TAPAS Barcelona

We are going back to BCN and want to eat tapas and more tapas. Where are the BEST places to go. No touristy spots please. THANKS

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  1. Hey Sockster,

    There's an amazing place called Ginger in the Barri Gotic area. Though the name may imply its Asian, its strictly Spanish.

    They serve great tapas, and I had perhaps the best pollo arroz at this place. I had to order it two times. They have a good wine selection as well. The place is small, lights are low, waitresses are nice. Try to get a seat upstairs. Amazing.

    1. We had superb tapas at Tapac 24 a few days ago. They had a nice combination of classics and innovative tapas I haven't seen elsewhere. Prices were reasonable.

      1. Inopia (we went twice in a 4 1/2 day trip). Quimet i Quimet (also went here twice). Paco Meralgo.

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        1. re: kathryn

          I also did a mostly tapas trip to Spain a while back, it was great fun. I still dream with the montaditos at Quimet and Quimet. We didn't think much of Inopia, but many people really love it. We also really liked Ciutat Comtal. Do not miss Pinotxo at the Boqueria Market, and if the owner himself is there you are in for a treat, sit close to him and just tell him to serve you whatever is good, and have the garbanzos and the bull if being offered. We also had great croquetas at a little hole in the wall called La Bodegueta. Ok I am booking my ticket to go back now...

          1. re: yomyb

            Oh, we also went to Pinotxo twice on our trip, didn't like it as much the second day because the menu varies greatly from day to day. They kept trying to put jamon sandwiches on us when my husband only wanted eggs with seafood, which we'd had the previous day.

        2. Cerveceria Catalana
          Address : C/ Mallorca, 236
          Opening hours : From Monday to Friday from 8ham to 1:30am. Saturday and Sunday they open at 9ham. Closed for Christmas.
          Phone : +34
          Cerveceria Catalana one of the best tapas restaurant of the city of Barcelona!!


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          1. re: cohstu

            I have to agree with Cerveceria Catalana - ask the man behind the bar for the veal sirloin and langostine montadillos also - they were the best. Damm Estrella on tap was less than 2 euro also.

            Place is on the corner of Mallorca and Las Ramblas.

            1. re: seal

              Hi Seal , is it still as good ?? the last time i was there was 12 months ago , but it was the best then ,, ??

              1. re: cohstu

                I was just there a few weeks ago and I miss them a lot. We had tapas at a few other places including Tapac24 and CC was far and away better and cheaper to boot.

                We ate there several times (including one breakfast - great molten chocolate cake and ham bocadillos) and I can't say tyvm enough to all the hounds who suggested the place. Of course, our apartment was only about 8 blocks away, but there were plenty of other food choices nearby.

          2. We were recently in Barcelona, sadly only one day before leaving on a cruise. We had the most amazing dinner at Tapas 24. A must try for tapas. Make sure you have the fried sprats (sometimes called small fried fish), the omelet and when it gets to dessett-get the chocolate balls drizzled with fruity olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt---to die for. Everything we saw around us looked amazing.