Fodor's Expert Review La Flauta

$ Eixample Spanish

The name of this boisterous restaurant refers to the staple flutelike baguettes used for sandwiches here. There is also an infinite number of tapas and small portions of everything from wild mushrooms in season to wild asparagus or xipirones (baby cuttlefish) served in this tightly packed space. Try a sobrassada (pork paste with paprika from Majorca) flauta (thin sandwich). Although the food is fresh and flavorsome, service can be brusque—perhaps a result of the sheer number of customers—and you may feel pressure to eat quickly when the queue outside is particularly long. A second branch—the original but perhaps not as good—is at Carrer Balmes 171.

Spanish Tapas Lively Quick Bite $ Lunch Dinner

Quick Facts

Aribau 23
Barcelona, Catalonia  08006, Spain


Known For:
  • Infinite tapas list
  • Wonderful flautas (thin sandwiches)
  • Delicious in-season vegetables
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and 3 wks in Aug.

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