The Best Patatas Bravas In Barcelona, Spain

Patatas Bravas | © Cyclonebill /Flickr
Patatas Bravas | © Cyclonebill /Flickr
Photo of Alison Moss
28 November 2016

While many bars in Barcelona offer patatas bravas on their menu, only a few of them take their deliciousness to the next level. We take you through the best places to sample this tasty Spanish dish at its finest.

Bar Tomás

Bar, Pub Grub, Spanish
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Patatas bravas at Bar Tomás need very little introduction. They have been labeled ‘the best in Barcelona’ by countless news outlets for years, and they definitely live up to their reputation. It is hard to explain what exactly makes them so delicious, but something about their smooth texture and their nicely balanced sauce sends them to the top of our list.

Elsa & Fred

This gastrobar in the Born is a lovely spot to enjoy some of Barcelona’s best bravas. Their mild alioli sauce grants them some character while keeping them tame enough for those who cannot handle spicy food. Overall, an elegant and gastronomic take on this typical dish.

Elsa & Fred, Carrer del Rec Comtal 11, Barcelona, Spain, +34 935 016 611

Patatas Bravas, Elsa Y Fred |© Sonse/Flickr

Patatas Bravas, Elsa Y Fred |© Sonse/Flickr


Moritz lets you choose between Catalan or Spanish bravas, or as they call them ‘braves d’aquí’ (meaning from Catalonia) or ‘braves d’allà‘ (that is, from the other regions in Spain). The Catalan take on the bravas features some spicy alioli and the Spanish version sticks to the original salsa brava. Although they use very different sauces, they do have something in common: they are delicious!

Moritz, Ronda de Sant Antoni, 39 – 41, Barcelona, Spain, +34 934 231 136

Braves d'aquí, Moritz |© Moritz Barcelona/Flickr

Braves d’aquí, Moritz |© Moritz Barcelona/Flickr


Restaurant, Spanish
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Patatas Bravas at Bacoa
Patatas Bravas at Bacoa | Photo by Alison Moss
Bacoa is a quality ‘fast-food’ restaurant that has been making generous burgers with first-class ingredients since 2010. If you’re looking for a quick snack in an informal setting, their enormous potato wedges with their homemade sauce will keep you satisfied for hours.

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