Feeling peckish? On a tight budget? Want to try a few tapas dishes to see if you like them without risking too much precious cash?
Well, here, at the heart of Poble Sec, most tapas cost less than € 3, and they serve half-priced portions, allowing you to sample before feasting on prawns, calamari, mussels, chorizo, jamón, salami, cheeses, stuffed peppers, pescaditos (fried whitebait), albondigas (meatballs), berenjenas, (aubergine/eggplant) and all the usual delights. And, you can wash it all down with a pint of very cold beer for just € 2.50, or a bottle of cava rosado (pink fizz) for just € 3.95, or cava brut (the good stuff) for only € 6.30.
If you’re in a group it’s a good place to meet up to take the edge off your appetite before grazing across town.
And, if you’re not that hungry you can buy a straight espresso for just 70 centimos, or a carajillo (a coffee with brandy, rum or whisky) for just € 1.15.
The walls here are covered from floor to ceiling with snaps of happy customers, so when you’ve done, smile, as you’ll be asked if you want your photo taken for the collection. There isn’t so much space left on the walls, so you’ll probably end up in a slideshow on the screen on the bar.