The Best Tapas Bars In Eixample, Barcelona

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Eixample (literally ‘expansion’) is a large area north of Plaça Catalunya. As you walk around its streets, you will find beautiful modernist buildings, lots of shops, and, of course, some of the best tapas restaurants. Here’s our guide to the most delicious venues Eixample has to offer.


Cervecería Catalana

Restaurant, Spanish

Grilled red prawns at the Cercería Catalana © Javier Lastras
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Cervecería Catalana is a well known tapas establishment offering high quality food at affordable prices. You can sit at the bar, inside the restaurant, or on the terrace outside when the weather is nice. It’s the perfect place to have a Barcelona tapas experience.

Alta Taberna Paco Meralgo

Restaurant, Tapas, Spanish, Mediterranean, European

Paco Meralgo is a restaurant in the heart of Eixample that specializes in tapas. The menu offers some of the most creative and delicious tapas in Barcelona. It has a mix of elegant dishes as well as traditional Catalan and Spanish meals, such as Tortilla. The Bombas (meat and potato balls with peppers) are among the most popular tapas.

Tapas 24

Bar, Restaurant, Tapas, Spanish, Mediterranean

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Tapas 24, along Carrer de la Diputació, is a popular tapas bar in the Eixample neighborhood. It has a very diverse and innovative menu consisting of Spanish, Catalan, and Mediterranean dishes. The restaurant is quite small, and it is always busy.

La Flauta

Bar, Spanish

La Flauta is a popular tapas bar among locals. The menu offers a wide variety of delicious dishes, including tapas, sandwiches, and salads. Specialties include the broken egg with fried potatoes; the ham, cheese, and dates sandwich; and the arugula and Parmesan salad with candied pears.

Taktika Berri

Restaurant, Tapas, Mediterranean, Spanish

Inside Morro Fi
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Taktika Berri is the best Basque tapas restaurant in Barcelona. Locals line up every night to get in before the establishment opens to sample the delicious pintxos (Basque tapas). You are able to serve to yourself the many different types of tapas from the kitchen, just like in a typical Basque tavern.

Morro Fi

Bar, Tapas

Morro Fi is a small, very popular tapas bar on Carrer del Consell de Cent in Eixample. It is the ideal place to enjoy some fresh tapas and a beer with some friends, at a reasonable price. The specialty is the vermut — white wine mixed with aromatic herbs and fruits — accompanied by delicious tapas.

El Velódromo

Bar, Restaurant, Tapas, Mediterranean, European, Beer

El Velódromo interior
© Moritz Barcelona
This classic tavern is a beautiful and elegant establishment. Food largely consists of typical Catalan and Spanish food. More than anything, El Velódromo is about history and atmosphere.
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