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Tapa Tapa Barcelona Reviews
Good food with a touch of tourism Jun 24, 2008
If you want to eat the local food in Barcelona it is pretty safe to say that Tapa Tapa is a good place to start. Located across the street of the famous Casa Batlló on the Passeig de Graçia it is easily accessible from the Plaça de Catalunya.
The restaurant has a welcoming facade, with entrances on both sides of the corner on which the establishment is situated. When you come in the first thing you see is the bar where you can sit down for a quick snack. Just make your pick from the tapas on display, enjoy it (or them) and be on your way again.
If a more elaborated meal is your goal, just take a seat at one of the tables and choose the things you like from the placemat, that serves as a menu, in front of you. If the (rather small) pictures aren't enough for you; another display bar isn't far away, so most things can be seen in real life as well. The tapas on display are constantly replenished and are homemade in the restaurants kitchen.
The waiters are very friendly, although not all of them speak English, there's always someone present that can understand you. It is obvious that tourists are Tapa Tapa's most important clients, but the food is of good quality.
As for the price, all the tapas are paid for separately (prices vary from Euro 2,50 to a little over 4 Euros). If you spend 15 Euros per person you'll have had a very proper meal. Half a litre of lovely homemade Sangria will set you back 11 Euros.
Conclusion: Although Tapa Tapa isn't the cheapest or most authentic tapas restaurant in the city, it offers a great diversity of delicious foods (don't forget to order some tomato bread) for a reasonable price.
Part of the Barcelona 2008 travel blog
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Jul 20, 2006
I ate here one night and had a great time. In addition to a large seating area inside and outside on a sidewalk patio, they also have a long bar where you can sit and look at various tapas they have for sale. They have a placemat with photos of theirassortment of tapas which is in catalan, however they have a written menu that is in spanish, english, dutch, and french, available for customers as well. Tapas are small portions of meals.
I would order a drink and a tapa and then eat and drink while I read my book and socialized with others around me. I then repeated. I had 6 tapas and 5 beers over the span of a few hours and paid about €40. At first I thought this was a bit steep but when I thought about the food, the time, and the number of beers I wasn´t too concerned.
What I saw as more common would be that locals would sit at the bar and order two tapas and a drink and then leave when they finished. I have read that it is common to go between bars and drink and havea little to eat all night.
While this is definatly a tourist spot it´s a good step into the world of tapas because their menu was so large. Visitors should know that not all they offer is pictured and that a few questions to the waiter or a review of the menu with a dose of adventure will likely expose them to new and exciting foods.
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