The best tapas in Barcelona
Barcelona isn’t a traditional tapas city; they don’t usually serve free tapas in bars when you order a drink and the restaurants that specialize in tapas tend to be on the expensive side. But then there’s La Esquinica, a restaurant far from the city center but easily accessible (metro line 5, Virrei Amat or Vilapicina stops) that has a very extensive and affordable tapas menu.
The place is very well-decorated, the service is quick and friendly, and the portions are generous and flavorful. You don’t need to go in a large group to be able to sample various dishes; if you order around two tapas per person, you’ll leave satisfied.