The best Pintxos bars in Barcelona

What have the pintxos that we all love? Anyway, let’s discover which are some of the best tapas bars in Barcelona. Loosen your belt, because you’ll need it!

Taktika Berri. Both the cider as the ingredients come straight from the Basque country and are served to prepare not only some of the best tapas in Barcelona, but also fantastic dishes like veal chop with red peppers.

Txirimiri. More than 50 varieties of pintxos await you in this restaurant, with a short bar. As a curiosity, we will tell you that his name evokes a very fine, own rain in the Basque Country.

Euskal Etxe. The Basque House was one of the first taverns of its kind opened in Barcelona. You can try its offer both in the bustle space of the bar or in a comfortable table, and have both the typical pintxos or the most creative ones. A good example is the tropical sardines with lemon peel and lemon sweet: amazing, right?

Txakolin. This is one of the least known of all Barcelona, with a range of 45 different tapas both hot and cold.

Itxaso. Unlike other pintxos taverns, which are usually very rustic, Itxaso advocate a maritime décor. Even its name means “sea”. A different point perfect to accompany the hot and cold tapas that you will taste.

Maitea. Here you will find the widest range: over a hundred hot and cold pintxos you can enjoy in the bar and tables. The most important feature of Maitea, which means love or affection, is that this tapas bar in Barcelona has achieved an incredible fusion of Basque and Catalan cuisine. Do not forget to try the leek with romesco, it will leave you speechless!

Irati. 15 years preparing pintxos near La Boqueria make this tavern is the best known of the city. The 50 varieties move between the traditional and the innovative, well adapted to all tastes. Which one you’ll try?

Lagunak. This restaurant, which have more than 10 years experience, is located in the district of Les Corts. It offers a variety of 30 different tapas and various casseroles. All ingredients come directly from the Basque Country and the owner is from San Sebastian, can it be more authentic?

Sagardi Argentaria. 80 different proposals has this chain of bars that import the ingredients mostly from the Basque Country.

If you are spending a few days in Barcelona and you fancy discovering a bit of the Basque Country gastronomy, in these “Pintxos” bars in Barcelona you will enjoy your time.


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