Just above Diagonal, this elegant retro space serves first-rate products ranging from wild sea bass to the best Ibérico hams. Crowded, noisy, chaotic, delicious: it's everything a great tapas bar or restaurant should be. The name is a play on the word vermut (vermouth), which, not so long ago, was about as close to tapas as Barcelona was apt to get. The wine selections and range of dishes proposed on the chalkboard behind the bar are creative and traditional. Don't let
the friendly and casual feel of the place lull you into thinking that la cuenta (the check) will be anything but sobering.