Fodor's Expert Review El Vaso de Oro

$ Barceloneta Spanish Fodor's Choice

A favorite with gourmands, this often overcrowded little counter serves some of the best beer and tapas in town. The house-brewed artisanal draft beer—named after the Fort family who own and run the bar—is drawn and served with loving care by veteran epauletted waiters who have it down to a fine art. To eat, the solomillo con foie y cebolla (beef filet mignon with duck liver and onions) is an overwhelming favorite, but the fresh fish prepared a la plancha (on the grill) is also excellent. If you avoid peak local lunch and dinner hours (2–4 and 9–11), you will have better luck carving out a place to enjoy your food and drink.

Spanish Tapas Lively Quick Bite Fodor's Choice Historical Service Lunch Dinner $

Quick Facts

Balboa 6
Barcelona, Catalonia  08003, Spain


Known For:
  • Old-school service
  • Stand-up dining
  • Beef fillet is a favorite
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed 1st 3 wks of Sept.

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