Taller de Tapas

Address: Plaça Sant Josep Oriol 9, Barcelona, 08002, Spain
Telephone: 93 301 8020

- Mid-range

4.1

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
4.3
90%
Service
3.8
90%
Food and drink
4.3
90%
Value for money
4.4
90%
Ambience
4.2
90%
Location
4.5
90%

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.

Branches

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

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • First-time travellers
  • No fuss

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