La Bombeta - Eating in Barcelona - LikeALocal Guide

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La Bombeta

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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.

Special tip

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.

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5 Comments

Authentic tapas
Vladimir
Local
February 17, 2018
Excellent recommendation. Will happily go back just to try everything in their menu.
Suzette
Traveller
August 4, 2017
yes! don't expect luxury, but good authentic old school tapas. it is said "la bomba" was invented here. try it!
Pereira @ LunchBox Barcelona Food Tours
Local
September 30, 2016
When in Barcelona, I alway dine here. It is an experience! Everything is delicious--a lot of food is deep fried and heavy, so leave your fears at the door.
Gregg
Traveller
September 8, 2016
Very friendly waiters. I was unable to speak Catalan or Spanish but they were very helpful and made me feel very welcome. The food was delicious. There was a bit of a queue to get in close to midnight, but we spent the time talking to very friendly locals.
Jason
Traveller
June 2, 2015

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