Bar El Tropezon: "Wonderful tapas at good price!" Bar Tasca El Tropezon Tip by Laura_Mexico

Bar Tasca El Tropezon, Barcelona: 1 reviews and 4 photos

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This was another of our hostel staff's recommendations. They told us they had very good tapas here and at reasonable prices. When we first walked by this place (only 1-2 blocks away from our hostel) we didn't even see it because it was closed -- they open at 2 PM -- but we came back on our last night in order to have a typical Spanish food.

We were surprised to see the place was CROWDED (it was Friday night, but there are like a million other bars & restaurants in this area) and had a very lively environment. All the tables on the lower level were full, but they led us upstairs to a sort of loft they have where some other 30-35 people can be seated. It was a little crammed, but we decided to stay as this place seemed to be really good judging by the crowd there was. And we were not disappointed.

The tapas here are served on oval dishes and they're enough to share between 2-3 people (so you can ask for 3-4 different dishes and try them all). They have a huge list of about 50 different kinds of tapas to choose from (and sandwiches too). Most of them are 5-6 EUR, so you can have a decent meal for 2 for 20-25 EUR (drinks included). The portions are big enough and the food is tasty. The sodas are only 2 EUR and a big glass of sangria is 5.50 EUR. The hostel's owner had warned us that the service wasn't good, but we thought it was pretty quick and everything in our order was correct. They're not very kind because they're always in a rush, but I have no complaints. We went there by 9-10 PM and there still were a lot of people, but I think they close at 11 PM.

Favorite Dish: You can't miss the PATATAS BRAVAS (they claim to have been awarded with the "best patatas bravas in Barcelona" prize), and the BOMBA PICANTE (a sort of cakes made with potato and meat, breaded & fried and served with spicy sauce) which I didn't try but it's their other specialty. Their sangria was also nice.

Address: Carrer Regomir 26
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: In the Barri Gothic, a couple of blocks away from Paseo Colon which runs parallel to the sea and 1 block away from Carrer Ample. On the corner of Carrer Gignas.
Phone: 933 101 864
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 4
Theme: Local

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  • Updated Oct 1, 2011
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