When it comes to Spanish cuisine, it doesn’t get much more authentic than patatas bravas. What better place to try this national delicacy than Barcelona? Delicious potatoes, aioli and spicy tomato sauce; this classic Spanish delicacy is an absolute must-try on your trip to the Catalan Capital. Patatas Bravas are available on almost every menu in this fabulous city, and with so many options available it can be hard to choose where to eat them.
Take a look at our top recommendations below for where to find the best bravas in Barcelona.
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Where to find the best bravas in Barcelona
For some seriously delicious Patatas Bravas, make sure to visit a few of the below restaurants and bars in Barcelona.
Bar El Tomás de Sarrià
Widely recognised as the home of the best bravas in Barcelona, El Tomás de Sarrià is at the top of our list of recommendations. Located in the charming area of Sarrià, this spot boasts traditional, authentic bravas, hand cut and incredibly fresh. Served with aioli, and their special spicy sauce (a secret recipe!), these bravas are a unique stand-out in Barcelona.
Address: Carrer Major de Sarrià, 49, 08017, Barcelona
Open every day of the year, this spot is highly popular. Located centrally in between Eixample and El Raval, Fàbrica Moritz serves up its delicious bravas in one of Europe’s largest microbreweries. Its friendly staff and cool interior are what make this such a special location to enjoy the delicacy. Their slightly spicy tomato sauce is not one to miss!
Address: Ronda de Sant Antoni, 41, 08011, Barcelona
The bravas at Senyor Vermut are up there as some of our absolute favourite bravas in Barcelona. They are lovingly prepared, twice cooked, and bathed in a divine combination of creamy aioli and classic tomato. The bravas are then topped with green peppers and ready for eating. Yummy!
Address: C/ de Provença, 85, 08029, Barcelona
Celler de Tapas
Conveniently located just opposite the Universitat de Barcelona, Celler de Tapas is popular with students for their fabulous selection of yummy food and cocktails. The patatas bravas at this spot are simply incredible. Soft in the middle, yet with a slight crisp to them, topped generously with their slightly spicy sauce, and delicious garlic aioli, these bravas are perfect.
Address: Plaça de la Universitat, 5, 08001, Barcelona
Casa Diaz Bcn
This spot provides an interesting take on the classic patatas bravas. Casa Diaz Bcn is a Venezuelan-Spanish fusion tapas restaurant that has some pretty unforgettable bravas options. If the more traditional bravas take your fancy, then Casa Diaz will not disappoint. However, the real showstopper this restaurant has to offer is their tequebravas. This fascinating fusion of traditional Venezuelan cheese tequeños atop a generous portion of bravas combine to delicious effect. This take on patatas bravas is a party in the mouth and certainly one to try!
Address: Carrer de los Castillejos, 285, 08025, Barcelona
Just a few minutes walk from the iconic Mercat de la Boqueria, Bar Mendizabal is a little-known spot with some of the best patatas bravas on offer in Barcelona. This spot is well-priced and popular with locals… and we can certainly see why! Their patatas bravas are delicious (and generous in portion size). Bar Mendizabal has a cool vibe to it with a terrace and take-away counter. This is definitely one of the more casual recommendations- a great place to make a pit stop for lunch if you’re near Las Ramblas.
Side note: The sandwiches here are also pretty excellent! Our recommendation? Share a few dishes with your friends to get a good taste of everything. Don’t forget the bravas, though, of course!
Address: Carrer de la Junta de Comerç, 2, 08001, Barcelona
So, there you have it! Our guide to the best bravas in Barcelona.
As you can see, there are a multitude of great options in the city to try out this iconic dish.
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