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Barcelona Tapas Tour

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Bar #2 - a mix of Spanish and French influences

It described itself as ‘three hours of power eating – Spanish style’.

Of course I was intrigued.

I booked my Barcelona tapas tour with Creative Holidays and arrived at the designated meeting point at precisely 5:30pm on a Thursday evening in Barcelona.

What followed really was no less than power eating, as we visited a total of four tapas bars and tried different wines/local aperitifs at each place, which was of course accompanied by a variety of tapas.

As it turns out, the ‘power eating’ aspect was not something to be overlooked. Whilst I had expected one small tapa at each bar, I was actually met with a small plate of food at each bar, so much so that by the second bar I had to skip the food in order to save room for the others.

This is truly the only way to indulge in an evening of tapas like a local – as your guide takes you from one place to the next in a local neighbourhood and makes recommendations on what each establishment is renowned for/what their specialty is.

At the first bar I tried patatas aioli – Spanish potatos in bite size, covered in aioli. SO YUM. I also had grilled veggies with goats cheese (being a vegetarian), whilst the rest of the group tried Spanish sausages and a variety of peppers and meats.

bar #3 - filling up on Parallel Street!

bar #3 – filling up on Parallel Street!

At the second bar I had to skip the food, but here there were small pieces of bread with toppings, much like bruschetta (uh oh, yes, I did just describe a SPANISH food by referencing an ITALIAN one!!!!).

At the third bar things got a little more serious as the owners decided to bring out plates and plates and plates of food to show off their Spanish cuisine (they are proud people!). There were cold meats, calamari, Spanish tortilla, tuna, bread with tomato, and so much more I can not remember.

Bar #4 - time for CHURROS!

Bar #4 – time for CHURROS!

At the final bar it was time for a glass of bubbly and a sweet tapa – CHURROS! I was so happy to finish off the evening with a churro coated in gooey chocolate sauce – bliss!

Book a Tapas tour with Creative Holidays or at least visit my favourite tapas bar of the night, Blai Q.

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    December 15, 2015 at 1:40 am

    Mmmmmh sounds delicious !

    August 27, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    This article is intersted and I must to follow it. I Love Barcelona

    May 28, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Hi Brooke

    What was the name of this tour? I am having difficulty booking through Creative Holidays.


    May 20, 2014 at 12:55 am

    Yum! Tapas are such a great way to eat; I love the way it encourages you to try a little bit of everything and share it with other people as you do it. Also: churros are always the best way to finish an evening!

    Unconventional Veteran
    May 19, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Awesome! I just left Barcelona last week, I love that city – so much to do. If you like craft beer you have to stop by the Gotic area and visit a place called La Cervateca – they have tons of awesome micro brew beer. I’m pretty new to this blogging thing and just stumbling across your blog I have to say I’m quite inspired. Thx for sharing!


    May 19, 2014 at 10:28 am

    That looks so amazing! I went to Barcelona last fall and absolutely loved the tapas!