Barcelona - Tapas and Wine bars

Apr 22nd, 2010, 12:43 PM
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Barcelona - Tapas and Wine bars

I was in Barcelona a few years ago and we walked into a section of the city that was overflowing with tapas bars, restaurants, and wine bars. It was almost like a a little Soho from NYC. I am returning in June and would like to return to this area and cannot remember the name of the neighborhood. Does anyone know the name?
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Apr 22nd, 2010, 01:12 PM
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I'm guessing it may have been El Born. Does that sound right? It's just east of the area where the Cathedral is and many tapas places cluster around the Santa Maria del Mar church.
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Apr 22nd, 2010, 01:25 PM
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The main tapss bar district is El Born, around Carrer de la Princesa, Carrer de l'Argenteria. Look for places where no English is spoken and where you see no Americans.

In any case, avoid Las Ramblas - the main tourist rip-offs.
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Apr 22nd, 2010, 02:11 PM
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Hi Ischlo,

when we went to Barcelona last September, we ate for our entire 3 days in tapas bars, bar one meal, and had some great food.

wherever you are in the city, it's hard to go wrong, so long as you avoid the obvious touristy spots [identified by the multi-lingual menus and often waiters stood outside].
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Apr 22nd, 2010, 03:04 PM
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Also in El Born is the Placa de Pi which also has tapas bars where little English is spoken.
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Apr 22nd, 2010, 03:21 PM
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thank you all very much it must have been El Born! I'm very excited to return.
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