Fodor's Expert Review La Cova Fumada

$ La Ciutadella and Barceloneta Spanish Fodor's Choice
There's no glitz, no glamour, and not even a sign on the wall, but the battered wooden doors of this old, family-owned tavern hide a tapas bar to be treasured. Loyal customers queue for the market-fresh seafood, served hot from the furiously busy kitchen. Squeeze on to one of the cramped tables, and order the original bomba (a fried potato ball containing spiced minced meat). It's raucous, rough-and-ready, and tremendous fun.
Spanish Tapas Historical Lively Lunch Quick Bite $ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Del Baluard 56
Barcelona, Catalonia  08003, Spain

93-221–4061

Known For:
  • Impromptu live music
  • The original \"bomba\" fried potato croquette
  • Erratic opening times
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. No dinner Mon.–Wed. and Sat.

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