Tapas and vinos and
cremas, oh my!
Why locals love it
This is possibly one of the best tapas bars in Barcelona. You won't be free of the tourists, however, but that doesn't keep the locals away - a surefire sign that La Bombeta offers something special. The food's fairly cheap, totally classic and made for sharing. Though there are a number of main courses, the fun is in a stack of plates.
Why you should visit it
This is the kind of place that just seems so typically Catalan that it almost hurts. A recent addition is an English language menu; that took them at least five years to make. The service is quick, but curt, and the noisy atmosphere means you shouldn't be ashamed of being noisy as well. A table in the front section is definitely the most fun.
This is a great place for a large group - go early, tables fill up rapidly. Opening hours are flexible, but you can count on lunch and dinner.