Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 12pm – 1am, closed on Thursdays.
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With its secret corners and gorgeous, sunny filled plaças, this ancient coastal city offers plenty of beautiful spots to sip local vermut, share a plate of patatas bravas, and catch up with old friends. A modern world among the ruins, we explore some of Tarragona’s most visited and loved haunts in the old town.
There is no better place in the city to sit outside and absorb the sunshine than in Plaça Forum. Why not do it whilst drinking local vermut and enjoying a juicy burger at La Fàbrica? This little cafe has a small but diverse selection of dishes which all come with a side portion of bravas. The staff are very accommodating and you might even spot the famous, chubby cat Tito who likes to lounge on the balcony above the premises.
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 12pm – 3pm and 6pm – 11pm, closed on Wednesdays.
La Fàbrica, Plaça Forum, 6, Tarragona, Spain +34 977 08 20 38
Sandwiched in between Plaça del Rei and Plaça Forum, hidden away in its own unassuming placa, El Complet could easily be over-looked. The menu here is superb – all the locals love it and it is reasonably priced, offering a selection of typical Catalan dishes such as bravas and calamari as well as tasty and creative pincho-bites. If you like historical artifacts, ask them about their internal Roman wall…
Opening Hours: Tues – Sat 7.30pm – 11.45, Thurs – Sat 11.50am – 4pm, Sun 11.50am – 4pm.
El Complet, Carrer de Natzaret, 7, Tarragona, Spain +34 667 77 73 92
By far the best choice for lunch on any day of the week during the warmer months, Itaca in Plaça del Rei is a must. If you are lucky, you may even see a castell performance taking place here. There is a mouth-watering selection of dishes, featuring an array of seafood, cheese and meat platters, as well as a comprehensive wine list.
Opening Hours: Tues – Wed 12pm – 8pm, Thurs – Sat 12pm – 11pm, Sun 12pm – 8pm.
Itaca, Plaça del Rei, 4, Tarragona, Spain +34 977 22 45 79