Bormuth opened during one of the transformations of the Born neighbourhood in the mid-2010s. Being popular with locals and visitors alike, the area is sometimes overrun and you have to look carefully for a good place to stop. The danger of a place like Bormuth is that it rests on its laurels and ends up being an ordinary place that loses interest in striving for excellence. Though it's not saying it's the tops of the tops, it is a good place for tapas and it's keeping up to its standards and to the demands of its clientele, loyal and new.
I must say they pour a good draught beer at Bormuth. You've got to pour without trying to save the beer that pours over the side, and though management may frown upon such 'waste', here they're more concerned with the quality and taste they serve. The patatas bravas are good, and seem to be an homage to Bar Tomás. The marinated and fried dogfish is splendid, although it can't beat the one I order in Madrid's Restaurante Triana (try it if you get the chance!). The broken egg dishes with ham or 'chistorra' or black 'botifarra' sausage also help brighten up the day or night. The Russian salad as well as the tender croquettes with a crunchy outside are also highly recommended. It's a great place to share dishes like these in a spot set up for group meals.
Plaça Comercial, 1
Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu 12.30pm-1.30am; Fri, Sat 12.30pm-2.30am; Sun 12.30pm-1.30am|
|Transport:||Jaume I, Barceloneta (M: L4)|