Quimet i Quimet

Price guide: Mid-range

C/Poeta Cabanyes 25, Barcelona, 08004

Price guide: Mid-range

Quimet i Quimet

By Sally Davies, your Barcelona expert

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#10 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Barcelona
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.5
4.5
Location:
3.8
3.8
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Seasoned travellers, People watching

Expert review of Quimet i Quimet

It’s standing room only at everybody’s favourite tapas bar.

The tiny Quimet i Quimet has been around for donkey’s years (as have many of the bottles lining its walls) and is still unmatched for great wines and superb tapas.

Food and drink: 

The two specialities are conservas (tinned clams, cockles and so on) and montaditos – tapas mounted on slices of bread. These are largely improvised from the array of gourmet foodstuffs on the counter – ventresca (tuna belly), sushi-grade salmon, grilled peppers, cheeses from around Spain and a host of other things – according to where your tastes lie.

Ambience: 

There are no tables (there is no room for tables) and this little room, open to the street one side, is as high as it is wide, with bottles of wine stacked up to the ceiling. It’s a riotous affair, and always packed.

Service: 

It’s a little hard to elbow your way to the bar to get served, but once you’re there you’ll find consummate professionals, skilled in helping clueless tourists.

Location: 

A quiet residential street in Poble Sec.

More information on Quimet i Quimet:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Tapas bar
Food:
Tapas
Address:
C/Poeta Cabanyes 25, Barcelona, 08004
Telephone:
93 442 31 42
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Fri noon-4pm, 7-10.30pm, Sat noon-4pm. Closed Sundays. Closed August.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible

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