Tapas are a wide variety of appetizers or snacks in Spanish cuisine. They may be hot or cold depending on the products. There’s a huge variety of sweet, savoury and spicy tapas to taste in almost every corner of Catalan capital. Doesn’t really matter in which neighbourhood you rent the apartment in Barcelona is located, you will always find some “Tapas” place during short time holiday or long term stay in the 2nd largest Spanish city. This post will talk about most typical tapas you have to try during your stay in Catalan capital.

Patatas bravas

Potatoes are usually fried in oil before being served with either a spicy tomato-based sauce or (what is more typical for Catalonia) alongside aioli.


Gambas al ajillo

Gambas al ajillo are fresh prawns that are cooked in sizzling olive oil with garlic and chilli peppers.


Ensaladilla rusa

Russian salad- potato salad mixed with mayo, peas and vegetables like carrots. This salad has Russian roots, but the dish id popular across the entire Spain.



Gazpacho is a cold tomato soup originally from the southern Spanish region of Andlusia. Vegetables like garlic, onions, and peppers will be mixed with oil and added to the soup. This dish is perfect during the hot summer months.


Tortilla de patatas

Tortilla de patatas is an omelette made with potatoes bound with egg usually flavoured with onions. This tapa could be served cold or warm.


The choice of tapas can be overwhelming, and nowhere else but Barcelona provides tapas in such a big variety. In this post we listed “must eat” tapas, which definitely have to be tried during your visit in Barcelona. Note that Barcelona4seasons not only offers short and long term rental in Barcelona, but we always recommend best places to visit and to eat out. Stay tuned to get more hints about Barcelona and it’s authentic features.

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