Experience an exclusive gastronomic tour of Barcelona’s best tapas places, hopping from bar to bar like demanding locals do. Enjoy Catalan cuisine with a tapas tasting itinerary that will make it a day to remember.
Starting in the Boqueria market hall you keep tasting a couple of the best delicacies in each tapas place, visiting some 5 or 6 of them, all highly reputed among the locals. No fancy places, nor luxurious decor: just the best food around combined with great local wines, cava or beer.
Try some delicious baby squid with beans and maybe some fresh oysters in the oldest market place in Europe. Enjoy after a short walk a plate of the best acorn-fed cured ham with tomato bread next to an irresistible grilled pork loin on a slate board or a bunch of steamed mussels.
After trying the unforgettable txistorra red sausage and some mushroom croquettes in a Basque taverna, another short walk will take you where they’ll seduce your palate with a garlic shrimp cassoulette that will follow some tasty fried sweet green peppers.
Last but not least, another stroll gives you the chance of indulging yourself into two great bars that, facing each other, compete in excellence: one is in business since 1929 and is still at its best, while the other one across the lane is succeeding in the difficult task of improving the quality level of the most traditional Catalan snacks.
Not to mention either the fried flakes of artichokes, the rovellons wild mushrooms or the calçots young grilled onions when they are in season, plus the delicacies of clams and cockles according to daily market conditions.