Bar del Pla
C/Montcada 2, Barcelona, 08003
- Recommended for:
- Seasoned travellers, Nightlife
Expert review of Bar del Pla
After a lengthy renovation before it opened, which gave the vaulted space a classy Parisian look with colourful tiling, a long marble bar and wooden shelving, it has recently undergone a slightly baffling overhaul that has seen the walls plastered with printed A5 sheets emblazoned with the day’s offers. The food is still top notch, however, and a serving hatch to the street and a couple of stools outside is a nice touch.
My favourite dish, a pig’s trotter crisply fried in a parcel of filo pastry (so much nicer than it sounds), seems to have disappeared from the menu, but you’ll still find patatas bravas, a good haul of seafood, oxtail, fried egg with sausage, and delicious marinated salmon with a yoghurt and mustard sauce. To drink there are short, sweet and icy-cold glasses of Mahou beer, and a good list of wines.
This animated and bright bar inevitably pulls in a lot of tourists from the nearby Museu Picasso, but manages to stay popular with locals.
It can sometimes be a job to catch someone’s eye, even on apparently slow days, but once you do, the service is fine.
Many people seem to struggle to find this one because they don’t realise that C/Montcada (where the Museu Picasso is) continues up beyond C/Princesa.
Though the prices are not ludicrous, they can rack up over a leisurely lunch (I’ve paid 60-70 euros for two in here, including wine), so don’t go too crazy.
More information on Bar del Pla:
- Price guide:
- Tapas bar
- Catalan, Spanish, Tapas
- C/Montcada 2, Barcelona, 08003
- 93 268 30 03
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Tue-Thur, Sun noon-11pm. Fri-Sat noon-midnight. Closed Mondays.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Quick bites, Wine