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Bravas: more than just a potato

Chop potatoes. Fry. Serve with spicy sauce. Easy? Well, not everyone gets patatas bravas right, so here's our guide to Barcelona's best

By Ricard Martín
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Bar Marín

Bars and pubs Tapas bars Sant Andreu

A family has run this place for the past 30 years and they're keeping their bravas recipe close to their chest.

El Bar
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El Bar

Bars and pubs Tapas bars La Nova Esquerra de l'Eixample

The chef's special sauce includes minced chorizo sausage, tomate with roasted chilli and home-made mayo.

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Pan & Oli. Braves
Cristina Reche

Pan & Oli

Bars and pubs Tapas bars Sants

A mini serving of whipped bravas topped with a garlic, chilli and paprika sauce – what happens when inspiration strikes.

Bar Tomás

Restaurants Sarrià - Sant Gervasi

Best in town? Some say yay, others a big nay. We're not getting involved but the old place certainly merits a look-see.

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Vivanda

Restaurants Creative contemporary Sarrià - Sant Gervasi

These potatoes are roasted rather than fried and served with a bottle of spicy oil, so burn junkies can go all out.

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Taverna Mediterrània
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Taverna Mediterrània

4 out of 5 stars
Bars and pubs Tapas bars L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample

You don't get a historic venue, just straight-up delicious 'chef's' bravas in this quality tapas spot.

Fàbrica Moritz

Restaurants Creative contemporary Eixample

Their Catalan-style bravas come topped with garlic mayonnaise ('allioli') and spicy oil.

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Lata-Berna

Restaurants

OK, they're not bravas, but these meat-and-potato balls ('patates d'Olot') are a rich treat for carnivores.

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