The Gothic Quarter is on the list of the trendiest neighborhoods in the Catalan capital. It is an area that is steeped in history and is also the area in the city with the highest concentration of tapas bars.
Here are our top 4.
Sensi Bistro opened in 2013 and quickly earned a very good reputation for quality and originality. It is a modern venue with a great atmosphere, serving creative and innovative tapas; a mixture of Mediterranean and European, with an Asian touch. The decor is very attractive and they have pleasant local music playing inside. This, along with the excellent service, makes for an extremely satisfying experience. They also offer a wide selection of both local wines and beers to accompany the delicious tapas.
Address: Carrer Regomir 4, 08002, Barcelona
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Taller de Tapas
Taller de Tapas is a restaurant chain that has several establishments throughout Barcelona. In the Gothic Quarter, there are two of them: one in the lively street Comtal, and the other in Plaza de Sant Josep Oriol. The second is the oldest and more established one, with the Comtal premises joining in only in 2007. They are both characterized by a comfortable and elegant design, offering all kinds of tapas of the day for a mixture of tastes. They also stock lots of different beers and fine wines, all at a good price. Each day the newly purchased fresh fish is brought in from La Boqueria. You can enjoy watching your dishes being prepared in the open kitchen, witnessing firsthand the skills of the chefs.
Address: Carrer Comtal, 28, 08002 Barcelona & Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol, 9, 08002 Barcelona
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Orio BCN is a lively and informal restaurant located on Calle de Ferran. They have a bar overflowing with “pintxos“, along with an extensive wine list, and space to taste the dishes of the menu. In the bar of “pintxos”, you will find more than 80 varieties which are constantly renewed, depending on the season, market products and new trends. The menu, which is short but varied, is inspired by the fishing villages of Euskadi and offers the best fish dishes of the Basque Country. The great thing about the place is that it’s ideal for any type of meal (breakfast, snack, lunch or dinner).
Bilbao Berria is a Basque tapas restaurant. They serve the best of Basque cuisine: a wide range of “pintxos”, as well as an ‘a la carte’ menu of creative food. It’s a very warm and welcoming place, able to cover all needs, from breakfast to dinner. In addition to its rich food, they have wine and teas, all sold at a reasonable price. This is just one of 3 premises ran by the same company.
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Thompson is a musician from the U.K who fell in love with Barcelona. He is constantly discovering new things in the city, which he shares with the readers through his articles.