There is a classic appeal in seedy tapas places when you live in a city like Barcelona. However, sometimes you want to eat well in a not-so-crowded, not-so-touristy, not-so-underground place. There is when Casa Delfín cuts the cake.
First: it is located at the Paseo del Borne, one of the most beautiful pedestrian areas downtown, with an interest transit of locals and tourists but hardly ever overcrowded. Second, it has a wonderful terrace with sun throughout the morning and the afternoon and comfortable chairs – and the interior room is not bad either. And third (last but not least) they have a great menu and non-stop kitchen service.
Even if you sit on the terrace, it is always an experience to walk inside and see the tiny kitchen – wonder how they are able to serve such nice food from such a small place. This was an old, traditional bar that has been adapted to a more sophisticated and international menu, yet based mostly on fresh tapas.
I would especially recommend a plate of their pa amb tomaquet (bread with tomato), made with crispy “cocas”. Also, all shell fish and sautéed mushrooms are a great choice, as well as all the “daily specials”. And don’t overlook the rices or the season platters – the cook knows what he’s doing when placing them on the menu.
The international staff and English menu are a good start. If you have to wait to get a table in that terrace, you should know it’s worth it.
Casa Delfín | Restaurants (Tapas) | Meal & drinks +/- € 25
Passeig del Born 36 | +34933195088
08:00 – 01:00 daily