What is it that makes these tiny meals so delicious? Maybe it’s choosing more than one thing from the menu or just that bite-sized food is fun – but I think it’s because they’re more than a meal. Tapas are an experience.
It’s discussing the menu down to the last detail (yes, what sauce comes on the side is important), sharing something delicious with friends and the anticipation of which tiny meal will arrive at your table next. Pair all of that with a glass of fresh sangria – and you’ve basically got yourself a Spanish dream come true.
The place for the full-on, change-your-life tapas experience in Barcelona is Ciudad Condal, nestled on the corner of Ramba Catalunya and Gran Via. This place knows tapas – and everyone in the city knows it. So, make your way there early and get your name at the top of their list.
Once you get a table, start with the Sangria de Cava – a sparkling white wine version of the drink we all know and love. Pair it with an order of calamares a la romana, huevos estrellados and pescadito frito for the authentic Catalan experience.
Finish your meal off with Crema Catalana, the Spanish version of Crème brûlée, because getting dessert is never (ever) a question.