Barcelona is world famous for its tasty Tapas food. So, on this tapas tour you will know a variety of bars specialized in Tapas where you stop to sit down and taste these beautiful delicacies. This way you will discover the secrets of Barcelona’s food.
The word ‘tapa’ in Spanish means ‘lid’, and the ‘s’ simply shows its plural form. There are many cited origins for the tradition of eating tapas, and how they got their name, with the most romantic featuring King Alfonso X in a starring role.
The King, also known as Alfonso the Wise, was gallivanting around his kingdom many moons ago, when he decided to visit an inn and duly ordered a beer. The innkeeper served this refreshing pint of ale with a small complimentary dish of food on top of the glass.
Sure, tapas were not a traditional Catalan way of dining in the past, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t become a staple of Barcelona’s international restaurant scene. The city is teeming with fantastic tapas bars, and it’s our job to help you find them! Among the best bars in Barcelona are cocktail classics, swanky innovators, traditional vermouth houses and some really great beer.