Tapas at the Sagardi in the Barri Gotic, Barcelona
Tapas at the Old City location of Sagardi. (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)

The best tascas in Barcelona for nibbling your way through the bite-sized edible delights that are tapas

Quimet i Quimet tapas bar in Barcelona
Quimet i Quimet tapas bar in Barcelona.
When in Spain, do like the Spanish—indulge in an early-evening tapeo (tapas bar crawl).

Tapas rank somewhere between a snack and a passion in Spain, a selection of bite-sized morsels, montaditos sandwiches, and savories-on-a-stick serves at tascas (tapas bars) across Barcelona.

One of Barcelona's best tascas (tapas bars) is Sagardi in the bustling Born section of La Ribera. Basque-style finger foods and traditional cider make a great pre-dinner social event, or a full meal. Carrer Argenteria 62 (tel. +34-933-199-993; www.sagardi.com).

Tiny Quimet i Quimet has been a beloved Barcelona bodega for four generations, with nothing fried, throngs of locals (and tourists; thanks a lot, Anthony Bourdain), and their own Belgian beer in tap. Carrer del Poeya Cabanyes 25 (tel. +34-934-423-142; www.facebook.com/pages/Quimet-y-Quimet/177424185646006).

Just off La Rambla, look for the building with all the umbrellas and double back behind it to find the Taverna Basca Irati, known for homemade pintxos (tapas) and some carefully selected wines. Carrer Cardenal Casanyes 17 (tel. +34-902-520-522; www.iratitavernabasca.com)

Bodega la Plata, a block off the portside boulevard in the Barri Gotíc, specializes in deep-fried sardines. Carrer Mercè 28 (tel. +34-933-151-009)

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