In Spain it is generally common to get a free tapa when you order a drink or beer, but in Barcelona you should look for the most generous bars if you don’t want to pay for it. And when we say tapa we mean a delicious typical Spanish side dish, not poor crisps or a few olives.  If you want to enjoy the best food from our city and, also, for free, joinus at the best free tapa bars in Barcelona.

Gata Mala: free tapas in Gràcia

This bar is not for claustrophobic because it is always full but that’s for a good reason. Their delicious tapas are free when you order a beer; potato omelette, Russian salad, sausage pieces with bread…all of them handmade and with the best Spanish products. Maybe you have to struggle for a space in the bar, but it will be well worth it. This offer is only available at afternoon/night.

How to get there: Metro L4 Joanic

Casa Mayo: Galician specialities

Near to Sants Estació you can find this typical Galician bar with a simple decor and amazing tapas such as quiche or chistorra pinchos. In a familiar atmosphere and friendly and personalized service, be sure to try the Galician octopus and lacón, the Galicia culinary specialties.

How to get there: L5/L3 Sants EstacióBoquerones

El Moll de Rebaix: away from tourists in Barceloneta

This little tapas bar in the depths of Barceloneta is the perfect site if you don’t like the typical tourist places. The wooden bar waits for the local people to offer its best tapas surrounded by walls full of classic cinema. Fried fish and other delights as pimientos del padrón (chily peppers) or migas (bread crumbs with meat or vegetables) are free while you’re drinking a cold beer. The tapas are served by Parra family, and the owner grew up on the neighborhood.

How to get there: L4 Barceloneta

Nou ambiente del Sur: the taste of Southern Spain

You probably know that the most typical tapas zone is the south of Spain, especially cities such as Málaga or Granada, where free tapas are another tourist attraction. In Ambiente del Sur you can eat little snacks with serrano ham, croquettes or calamari rings, for example, and obviously a piece of its famous and enormous potato omelet.  Don’t expect a modern local or nouvelle cuisine, just homemade food and low prices.

How to get there: L1 RocafortPulpo-gallega


Bar Casa Lolo: the best Spanish food

Another place where to find the best Spanish food… ¡and for free! In this case, you should know that the other way round: first order the tapa and for the same price you get a free drink. Gazpacho, eggplant with honey and other little dishes with the best Spanish taste.

How to get there: L5/L3 Sants Estació

El Capritxo: for seafood lovers

The place has been specially designed for seafood lovers where with only 2 euros you can be delighted with one of the fish varieties that the owner cooks following the best Andalusian style. Prepare your stomach for sepia, prawns and small fried fish inside the bar or at the terrace.

How to get there: L3 Plaça del Centre

Bar Mingus: craft beers in the city centre

In the middle of the Gothic, just behind the city council, you can find this little bar with 6 craft beers tap and a cool decor. The walls are covered with skateboards and cheerful music sounds in the background.  If you’re looking for free tapas in Barcelona’s center, that’s the place.

How to get there: L4 Jaume I

Café de los Angelitos: music and chill by the beach

This bar is a tribute to famous Buenos Aires bar with the same name. Every day until 10 pm you can taste a free tapa with your drink; asparagus with sauce chef, omelette, patatas bravas (fried potatoes with spicy tomato sauce)… You can also stay at night to drink one of its fresh cocktails in a relaxed environment.

How to get there: L4 Barceloneta