After a hot busy morning visiting the Nou Camp and Gaudi’s Parc Guell, we decided that we should make the most of our last afternoon in Barcelona by doing what we do best – eating!
Not wanting to restict ourselves to just one place, we thought we’d do a little DIY tapas tour! Now there are plenty of organised tapas tours that you can join, but that isn’t really our thing. Instead we wandered the shady streets of the El Born area and stopped at anywhere we liked the look of!
First up was Tantarantana where we had a plate of deliciously soft Iberican ham & light crispy Catalan tomato bread with cervesas. It really does depend on the bar as to what you will get when you asked for ‘Dos cervesas por favor’, this time it was Cruzcampo Gran Reserva, quite a dark beer
Second was Bodega La Puntual where we chose their ‘Catalan Table’. This consisted of fuet, catalan sausage & cheese, this time with Estrella. The cheese reminded me of an un-ripe brie, and was nice and creamy. Both meats were delicious.
Third up we decided to deviate slightly and grab a couple of pinxtos at Sagardi. After having some great pinxtos a couple nights before, I chose two that looked different to anything I’d had previously. The first was boquerones (anchovies) and the second was cheesecake with blueberries – I hadn’t realised this would be a sweet one so I’m glad I ate them that way round! Both were delicious. To go with the pinxtos I went for tinto de verano, kind of like sangria but a bit lighter and more refreshing
Next up was Bliss bar, and possibly my favourite dish – veal carpaccio, cheese, rocket & truffle. Very indulgent, the veal literally melted in your mouth. Yet more bread accompanied it, along with sangria for me & San Miguel for him
After that we wandered to Bodega de la Palma. Here we had morcilla with apple, and a Spanish omelette. This time I chose cava to drink and the other half had red wine. The morcilla was probably the softest I’ve ever had and was great with the sweet apple. Top notch Spanish omelette from here too.
Last of the savory was courtesy of Sensi Tapas. We decided on mini chorizo braised in beer which you can see below, and also some ox cheek mini burgers which were ridiculously rich! One last glass of sangria and we were done – stuffed to the gills!
Well, until we went past Giovanni Gelateria! I couldn’t resist their pistachio ice cream cone…
Just over the road from where we were staying was a lovely little wine & gastrobar, Moix. With no room left for food, we sat at their bar & ordered cortados
Luckily we didn’t have far to go to crawl in to bed! Or little tour lasted about 4 hours, and I’d highly recommend having a go yourself!