Taller de Tapas

Price guide: Mid-range

Plaça Sant Josep Oriol 9, Barcelona, 08002

Price guide: Mid-range

Taller de Tapas

By Sally Davies, your Barcelona expert

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#30 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Barcelona
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
3.8
3.8
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, No fuss

Expert review of Taller de Tapas

A chain of successful and tourist-friendly tapas restaurants.

Set up by Brit Kate Preston, the Taller de Tapas chain now has four branches, such is the demand for decently priced and varied tapas in an unintimidating environment (by which I mean menus are in English, waiters multilingual, and you’ll be seated at a table as opposed to jostling for space at the bar).

Food and drink: 

A really excellent range of tapas runs from goat’s cheese salad to cod croquettes and a T-bone steak. Try the torrijas for pudding – a kind of local take on bread and butter pudding. The wine list is good and reasonably priced.

Ambience: 

The Tallers are modern, airy spaces, and all have tables outside. The most picturesque of the terraces is this central one, in Plaça Sant Josep Oriol.

Service: 

The service tends to be the only aspect of the chain that attracts complaint, and I’ve had a few bad-tempered waiters in the various branches, but then again I’ve had a few good ones, too. It’s difficult to generalise in an operation of this size.

Location: 

A stone’s throw from the cathedral, this branch is on a quiet square in the heart of the medieval Barri Gòtic labyrinth.

Price advice: 

You can eat well here for 20-25 euros a head including wine.

Other useful branches: 

There are other branches at C/Argenteria 51 in Born, Rambla de Catalunya 49-51, Eixample and C/Comtal 28 in Barri Gòtic.

More information on Taller de Tapas:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant, Tapas bar
Food:
Catalan, Spanish
Address:
Plaça Sant Josep Oriol 9, Barcelona, 08002
Telephone:
93 301 8020
Website:
http://www.tallerdetapas.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 10.30am-1am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary
Free tags / Keywords:
Al fresco

Have you been to Taller de Tapas? Would you recommended it?