For an effortless evening out, plan drinks and appetizers, or tapas, at up-scale Cervecería Catalana. This is one of the famous tapas restaurants of Barcelona, loved by locals and tourists alike. I adore their outdoor seating on the sidewalk, their wooden bar where they display piles of tapa ingredients, and the fresh flowers placed just so around this classy bar-restaurant.
This is the place to go if you want to have an in-depth tapas experience or just a couple glasses of wine and a snack to start your evening off. They’ve got it all, from spicy potatoes, to garlic shrimp to Basque-style stacked tapas. At Cervecería Catalana order off the menu, or simply go up to the bar and point at what you want. I recommend a glass (bottle?) of cava, Catalan Champagne, your tapas.
Many times in Spain, tapas can be more than an appetizer, they can be a whole meal! Usually dinner is eaten around 9pm or later, but tapas and a couple beers or wine can be had, well, pretty much anytime of day. Cervecería Catalana is a popular spot and you may have to wait in line. If you are just having a drink and a bite before dinner or before a show, then sit at the bar and skip the queue.
Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 236 (Barcelona)
Tel:93 216 03 68
Post by Regina Winkle-Bryan. See more on Spain at The Spain Scoop.com