Legend has it that when wine was offered to a Spanish King in medieval times, a piece of bread or cured meat was laid on top of the cup to protect its contents. Henceforth, the variety of tapas (which in Spanish is taken from the word “Tapa” which refers to a lid or cover) grew and became as important as the alcohol itself. Presumably so people don’t keel over from too much alcohol on an empty stomach before dinner starts, and in Spanish terms, that is no earlier than 9pm.
Here’s some of the more memorable Tapas we ate in Barcelona. Needless to say, they were all delish.
|Tapas 24’s McFoie Burger|
|Lolita Taperia’s eggplant tempura with sweet molasses|
|Cal Pep’s Potato omelet with mayo|
|Cal Pep's deep fried peppers|
|Maitea’s marinated sardine|
Note: Many places don’t take reservations if your party is less than 4, you can either head there early, or have a beer, soak in the atmosphere, and wait. Or perhaps name drop? I hear Ferran is a good one..
Carrer de la diputacio, 269
Tamarit 104 · local 2-4
Placa de les Olles, 8
Carrer de Casanova, 157+34-934395107