Experience one of Spain’s favorite activities—evening tapas at these 10 popular spots in Barcelona. Join the locals for an afternoon or early evening feast of small plates ranging from blood sausages and Spanish omelets to more inventive small plates like tuna topped with caviar and platters of garlic prawns. When it comes to local flavor, you won’t find any chain restaurants on this list but trendy, old-fashioned hideaways serving up classic Spanish dishes.
10. El Rincon del Cava
In the heart of the Poble Sec neighborhood of Barcelona, get ready to feast on pre-dinner tapas like prawns, mussels, chorizo, and all the classic dishes at El Rincon del Cava, a popular local taperia. While unknowing out of town travelers get gauged at nearby tourist traps, you can rest easy since most tapas are around 3 Euro and pints of beer only 2.50. Not bad for the budget traveler feeling peckish in between meals. You’ll find it situated on Carrer de Blasco de Garay, which lies in the middle of a cultural mecca of chic restaurants, lively bars, and historic landmarks like the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC), a treasure trove of art history relics.