Fodor's Expert Review Bar Mut

$$$ Eixample Spanish

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 wine selections and range of dishes proposed on the chalkboard behind the bar are creative and traditional. 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. 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. Entrepanes Diaz, directly opposite, is a spin-off that serves more humble (and more sensibly priced) snacks and sandwiches in a similarly elegant style.

Spanish Catalan Lively Lunch Dinner $$$ Quick Bite

Quick Facts

Pau Claris 192
Barcelona, Catalonia  08037, Spain

93-217–4338

www.barmut.com

Known For:
  • Upmarket tapas
  • Great wine list
  • Snacks at nearby spin-off Entrepanes Diaz

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