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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

Cristina Reche
Bar Marín
1/9

Bar Marín

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

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Sant Andreu
El Bar
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2/9

El Bar

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

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La Nova Esquerra de l'Eixample
Pan & Oli
Cristina Reche
3/9

Pan & Oli

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

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Sants
Bar Tomás
4/9

Bar Tomás

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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Sarrià - Sant Gervasi
Vivanda
Cristina Reche
5/9

Vivanda

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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Sarrià - Sant Gervasi
La Taverna del Clínic
6/9

La Taverna del Clínic

Recommended

Golden spud cylinders. Tasty red sauce. All topped with black sesame seeds, chives and Maldon sea salt.

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Eixample
Taverna Mediterrània
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7/9

Taverna Mediterrània

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

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L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample
Fàbrica Moritz
8/9

Fàbrica Moritz

Recommended

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

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Eixample
Lata-Berna
9/9

Lata-Berna

Recommended

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

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