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Published in November 2014 by: Zahorí de Ideas www.zahorideideas.com Ajuntament de Barcelona Direcció d’Imatge i Serveis Editorials www.bcn.cat/barcelonallibres © Zahorí de Ideas and Ajuntament de Barcelona © texts and illustrations, Santi Sallés Argila Layout: Hobra design English translation: Pere Bramon and Neil Charlton Proofreading: Angie Trius Catalan translation: Diana Novell Legal deposit: B 12964-2014 ISBN Zahorí de Ideas: 978-84-941150-7-3 ISBN Ajuntament de Barcelona: 978-84-9850-574-0


Barcelona Summer 2014 Top Tapas BARCELONA GUIDE Tapas combine the concept of eating with socialising. This is why the tapa is linked to the action of “tapear� (going to different bars to eat tapas). Here you will find a tapas journey across Barcelona and discover the best places and their incredible culinary delights in mini version.


You just have to walk around the streets of Barcelona to see that it is one of the most motorcycle-filled cities in Europe. They're everywhere! Here's my scooter, ready to start this culinary journey!

Drawing is my visual expression of thought, a kind of silent language. I will take you to my favourite tapas places THROUGH my sketchbook and using watercolours, pencils and marker pens.


Top Tapas Barcelona Map The Catalan capital has countless bars and restaurants displaying long lists of mouth-watering tapas. The choice is quite overwhelming and only Barcelona offers such a variety of type, style and sophistication. This book captures some of the most emblematic restaurants, wine bars and bars serving top tapas in Barcelona.


la barceloneta 1 El Vaso de Oro 2 La Cova Fumada 3 L'ELECTRICITAT el born 4 El Xampanyet 5 Tapeo 6 Can Cisa - Bar Brutal 7 Cal Pep 8 Bar Ángel gÒtic/raVal 9 Bar La Plata 10 El Quim de la Boqueria 1 1 Pinotxo Bar 12 Dos Palillos 13 Cañete 14 La Perla de Oro 15 QUIMET & QUIMET 16 CELLER CAL MARINO 17 Casa de Tapas Cañota

eixample 18 Taktika Berri 19 Morro Fi 20 Bar Mut 21 Lolita Tapería 22 Tickets Bar grÀcia 23 La Pepita 24 El Tiet Taver-Teca sarriÀ/ sant gervasi/ les corts 25 Bar Tomás 26 Bar Mandri 27 Kao Dim Sum 28 Fragments Cafè nou barris/ horta/guinardó 29 La Esquinica 30 El Quimet d´Horta 31 Els Tres Porquets 32 El 58 33 La Pubilla de Taulat


More than 50 years ago, Gabriel Fort Siscart, second generation of restaurateurs, opened what today is one of the classic bars in Barcelona. A narrow space with a long bar of 20 metres! Its cuisine is based on the culture of the tapa and “platillo� (small portions) and its proximity to the sea. Fresh fish arrives from the beach to the restaurant every evening at seven. They have been precursors of the culture of fine ales in the city and they brew their own artisan ale: Cervezas Fort.


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El Vaso de Oro Carrer de Balboa, 6

SOLOMILLO CON FOIE Sirloin steak with foie Ingredients:

Beef sirloin steak Duck foie mi-cuit Sweet dry onion Coarse salt

Highlights:

Spicy tuna, “ensaladilla rusa” (literally Russian salad, a potato and tuna based salad with mayonnaise) and “campero” sandwich (a rich Club Sandwich). Artisan ales are the essence of El Vaso de Oro. A cosmopolitan atmosphere, 100% La Barceloneta style.


Founded in 1945, it is an old wine cellar bar that still has barrels and marble tables. Today it is run by Magí Solé Pla, grandson of Maria Pla, the founder. The open kitchen, visible to the diners, specialises in tapas and homemade “platillos” with fish as the main ingredient. A very popular place that does not ACCEPT reservations. Other great tapas are the grilled sardines and squids, fried artichokes and steamed mussels with allioli (a garlic mayonnaise).


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La Cova Fumada

CARRER DEL BALUART, 56

LA BOMBA DE LA BARCELONETA Potato croquette filled with spicy meat Highlights:

They are the proud inventors of the famous “LA BOMBA DE LA BARCELONETA”. IT'S impossible to go to La Cova Fumada and not try one: choose from very hot (“de macho”, for real men), not hot (“de femella”, for ladies) or mild (“de marica”, for sissies).

Ingredients:

Potato Minced meat Spicy allioli


Highlights:

Establishment with a very authentic flavour and great atmosphere. In front of La Barceloneta Market. Five minutes away from La Barceloneta beaches.


3 Musicians always pop in to play.

L'ELECTRICITAT

Carrer de Sant Carles, 15

ENSALADILLA DE CANGREJO Crab salad Ingredients: Crab sticks Mayonnaise Hard-boiled egg Bread sticks

Victoria has run this bar for the last 12 years, but the establishment has existed for over 100 years. It's a family business where everyone lends a hand. Other exquisite tapas are the “esqueixada� (cold cod salad), the prawn and cod fritters and the fried fresh anchovies, artichokes and squids. Not to be missed if you go to La Barceloneta.


Highlights:

You must enjoy it all together, first the anchovy and then the “xampanyet�!

Located in one of the streets with the most beautiful medieval palaces in the old quarter, an area with a vibrant atmosphere all day long. Near the gothic church of Santa Maria del Mar and 3 minutes from the Picasso Museum.


4 ANCHOA CON “XAMPANYET” Anchovy with house sparkling wine El Xampanyet

Carrer de Montcada, 22

Ingredients:

Anchovy from the Cantabrian Sea Wine vinegar A glass of “Xampanyet” (house sparkling wine).

Desalted anchovies ready to serve

Joan Carles (known as L'Estevet Petit) is the third generation of the Esteve family running this business founded in 1929. With the owner always on the go, it's a legendary place in the area of El Born. The star tapa is the anchovy from the Cantabrian Sea accompanied by a glass of “xampanyet”. Other tapas are the bread stick wrapped in Iberian pancetta, tomato with cod, and stuffed peppers.

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Top Tapas Barcelona Guide  

Guia dels millors locals de tapes de Barcelona i les seves especialitats culinàries.

Top Tapas Barcelona Guide  

Guia dels millors locals de tapes de Barcelona i les seves especialitats culinàries.

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