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Tapas in Raval

A multicultural neighborhood in the heart of the Ciutat Vella, Raval is one of the main areas of Contemporary Art in Barcelona and a lively area where there are numerous restaurants and bars. Do you like tapas? (not to be confused with pintxos!) ShBarcelona has selected the best bars in the area for “tapear”, as they say in Spain.

Hotel Barceló Raval B Lounge

Hotel Barceló Raval is the home of B Lounge restaurant, whose menu offers excellent tapas inspired by the Catalan, Spanish, Moroccan, and Latin American cuisine. For various prices (2.50 € to 9.50 € for a tapa), you can enjoy quality cuisine in a fancy design venue.

Address: Rambla del Raval, 17-21

La Monroe

Photo via Visualhunt

Photo via Visualhunt

La Monroe is the bar of la Filmoteca de Catalunya. It offers classic tapas (eggplant salad, homemade croquetas, chorizo cooked in beer…) with great taste and flavors. Prices also vary greatly from one tapa to another: between 1.50 € and 9.50 €.

Address: Plaça de Salvador Seguí, 1

La Confitería

With a particular decor combining of wood and mirrors, the Confitería is an interesting venue that offers a  selection of tapas. This bar is a classic tapas venue in Raval.

Address: Carrer de Sant Pau, 128

Related article: Great hotels in El Raval

La Masía

La Masía is a reference in the neighborhood, with a special decor remind us of the city’s old bars. The tapas served are the same ones you could find in the tapas bars of the last century.

Address: Carrer d’Elisabets, 16

Bar Kasparo

This bar is one of the busiest in the Raval, especially on sunny days, because the bar has a terrace overlooking Plaça de Vicenç Martorell. However, it is not only the venue that attracts the crowd, but the menu. The choice of tapas is extensive and features many classics such as “patatas bravas” or homemade croquetas.

Address: Plaça de Vicenç Martorell, 4

Bar 68

Bar 68 offers a varied menu of exotic and original tapas from € 3.50. The atmosphere and decor are modern.

Address: Carrer de Sant Pau, 68

Related article: Ultimate gourmet tapas experience for passionate foodies

Cassette Bar

Photo by freddy via VisualHunt.com / CC BY-NC-SA

Photo by freddy via VisualHunt.com / CC BY-NC-SA

Cassette Bar is ideal for those who are nostalgic for the 80s. Between its decor (mainly illustrations from the 80s) and its music, the bar promises an inevitable return to that era, in addition to various drinks and tapas of all kinds.

Address: Carrer de l’Est, 11

El Colectivo

El Colectivo provides all meals (breakfast, lunch, snacks) in the form of tapas. This concept coffee bar also allows you to enjoy good music and art exhibitions.

Address: Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 22

In summary, the choice is very wide if you go for tapas in Raval.

About the author

Mae-Lise De Sousa

Barcelona is Maé-Lise's favorite city in all of Europe. Her articles in ShBarcelona share her journey through the Catalan capital.

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