Carrer Blai Tapas and Restaurants

Perhaps the most famous dishes from Spanish cuisine, there is no place like Carrer Blai for Tapas and Pintxos, a must-try when visiting Barcelona. Just one minute away from our beautiful boutique hotel, the tapas and pintxos street, Carrer Blai is a street where you find so many tapas restaurants where they serve you these delicious meals. You know when it’s good when it’s full of local people that go there and have an aperitif with a drink or vermouth at a really cheap price!

If there is a thing that describes the Spanish culture is the table meetings, either at a bar or restaurant or at home. Every day it’s a celebration around food enjoyed with good drinks of course. But if there is a specific thing that defines Spanish Joy as its best is Tapas and Vermouths culture. Perhaps you might be wondering what are tapas and pintxos. Tapas are small plates with food either to eat alone or to share. A pintxo is very small, is a small bite but incredibly tasteful, and for 1-2 euros each.

carrer-blai-tapas-restaurants-street- casa-vaganto-hotel-barcelonaYou can find great bars and restaurants all over the city where they offer all sorts of tapas and even specifically vermouth bars. It is worth sitting at a terrace a couple of hours before lunch to enjoy the small pleasures of life. You won’t have to walk much to find the best tapas place since this street located in the Poble Sec neighborhood is right next to our hotel.

Between Plaça Espanya and the harbor, on the south side of Avinguda Parallel, Poble Sec is the trendiest neighborhood in town. Nestled right above the montjuïc mountain where you’ll find great parks, museums, and Olympic sports venues, as well as a former defense castle. It is a really vibrant neighborhood, usually very busy, especially on the weekend at Carrer Blai for vermouths and tapas. You’ll find a list below of the best restaurants on this street.

Carrer de Blai’s Tapas Bars and Restaurants

Quimet i Quimet Tapas Bar

  • Price range €€ – €€€
  • This centenary winery founded in 1914, also offers an assortment of tapas that would take away anyone’s hunger.
  •  Must-try: House specialties, canned food, and daring mix
  • Opening hours: 12:00 PM -10:30 PM

La Koska Taverna 

  • Price range €€
  • Elegance made tapa is what you will find in La Koska Taberna, a bar run by an Argentine and a Basque.
  •  Must-try: Tortilla de patatas, gildas and pintxos bascos.
  • Opening hours: 12:00 PM -12:00 AM

Blai 9 Pintxos & Tapas Bar

  • Price range €
  • On this bar, you will find creative pintxos that look like art at 1-2 Euros each. A must enjoy with a good drink.
  •  Must-try: Creative variety of pintxos made with seasonal products.
  • Opening hours: 1:00 PM -1:00 AM


Bar Seco

  • Price range €€
  • Bar Seco combines traditional vermouth with a healthy organic culinary proposal.
  • Must-try: Vermouth and local seasonal organic food.
  • Opening hours: 1:00 PM -1:00 AM

Gran Bodega Saltó

  • Price range €
  • This winery not only offers hand-made vermouth of tap, but it also offers the opportunity to take it in an authentic atmosphere.
  •  Must-try: Wine barrel, vermouth, and cold tapas.
  • Opening hours: 12:00 PM -03:00 AM

La Tasqueta de Blai tapas bar

  • Price range €€
  • Is perhaps the best example of a delicious expression of typical Andalusian tapas.
  •  Must-try: Cold fresh pintxos and home-baked bread with tomato.
  • Opening hours: 12:00 PM -12:00 AM


La Esquinita de Blai tapas bar

  • Price range €€
  • A must stop to taste a delicious pintxo or tapa and drink a caña, as the locals refer for a beer.
  •  Must-try: tapas, knuckles, snails, mussels, bravas, cuttlefish, and the best serranitos in Baix Llobregat.
  • Opening hours: 1:00 PM -1:00 AM

Pincho J

  • Price range €
  • Full of locals, this restaurant is medium size, not small, so you should find it easy to find a table to sit and eat with all your senses.
  •  Must-try: tortilla, ensaladilla and meatballs
  • Opening hours: 12:00 PM -12:00 AM

Blai Tonight Tapas Bar

  • Price range €
  • Also known as Fábrica de Pinchos, this place is great to enjoy with a big group of friends or families while eating the most delicious tapas ever.
  •  Must-try: House specialties: tortillas, eggs and cold pintxos
  • Opening hours: 01:00 PM -12:00 AM

carrer-blai-tapas-vermouth-street-casa-vaganto-hotel-barcelonaVermouth time is synonymous with fun and merges perfectly with Poble Sec! In the vicinity of our boutique hotel, close to Carrer Blai, the Tapas and pintxos street, in one of the most interesting neighborhoods of Barcelona that you shouldn’t miss visiting when you come to Barcelona!

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