The three essential tapas at this emblematic bar with just six tables are the fried whole anchovies, the tomato salad, onion and olive salad, and the ‘pintxo’ of ‘morcilla’ sausage. We’ll add a fourth because we love it, and because, indeed, with this addition we’ll have presented the entire menu at La Plata: the gorgeous pintxo of simply the best anchovies around. They’ve been serving these same staples since 1945, making La Plata experts at what they do. Good service, good food, and good wine! Why fix it if it ain’t broke?
Your Barcelona itinerary might be crammed full, but we can bet tapas is pretty high on your list. After all, this city knows its bravas. But though you’ll find a tapas joint on nearly every road in Barca, not all of them are worth your dough. But some of them might just serve you the best patatas bravas you’ve ever tried in your life.
Whether you’re looking for a light bite with an afternoon drink or a full-blown tapas tasting menu, you’ll find what you’re looking for on our list. We’ve sampled more jambon, croquetas and pimientos de padron than we care to admit, but it does make us experts in the stuff. Here are the best places to get tapas in all of Barcelona.
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