If eating top quality food is in your to do list in Barcelona make sure to check out these two places that are definitely elevating the traditional tapas game in the city
Brugarol is a small (only 20 seats) but cosy restaurant in one of the narrow historic streets of Barri Gótic that mastered a mixed vibe between old and hipster. It is possible to watch the kitchen/bar action from almost every table which adds a cool touch to the experience (especially for the foodies). Service is warming and attentive (a bit less when it is in it’s full capacity) but their tapas are undoubtedly next level and inventive with some perfected classics like the Patatas Bravas which was the best I’ve ever had so far.With a la carte or a degustation menu they have options that fit any appetite or budget levels. Wine list was to the point with great quality/price bottles to choose from. This was my favorite restaurant during this trip to Barcelona and if you’re looking for fine dining quality tapas Brugarol is an absolute must do. Make sure to book in advance.
Here you can get the best of both worlds: hanging out in a cool bar downstairs with trendy atmosphere and music, friendly service and tapas options to nibble on while enjoying your night out OR indulge in some serious take on fusion tapas in their restaurant upstairs that runs in a gastropub vibe with most of the tables by the bar, open kitchen and an equally cool ambiance. I tried one out of their many degustation menus and all dishes were creative and flavourful like the Jeow Mak Kewa a Laos dish made of coal fired Eggplant dip served with wonton chips. Chaka Khan is trendy and without doubt the perfect spot to try around the world tapas all while having a fun night out.