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“Wow - in Barca? You HAVE to go here - fantastic food and wine”
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Ranked #111 of 9,534 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 0 - US$ 30
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Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
Glasgow
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wow - in Barca? You HAVE to go here - fantastic food and wine”
Reviewed 30 July 2012

I cannot say enough about Tapeo, its the best Tapas I've ever had. We ate here two nights. It gets EXTREMELY busy after 9pm, so if you can book a table. I recommend eating at the bar, this way you can order a few tapas at a time and stop the busy staff to order more or get a drink - very difficult to do that at a table. Service was top class, and chef cooked everything fresh. I found it unusual that there was no chicken tapas dishes, but it wasn't a problem as there were so many more things to choose from.

The restaurant is very small, but adds to a great atmosphere. We even went for drinks with the nice Finnish couple who sat next to us at the bar - so some good things come out of the quaint atmosphere :-)

Price wise, we were about £45 per meal, which was about 5/6 tapas, btl wine, coffee (no deserts) - which for this quality of food is outstanding.

Definitely go here, you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited July 2012
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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Best tapas in Barcelona”
Reviewed 29 July 2012 via mobile

They say it's 5th in Barcelona but it's more like 1st!Not easy to pick out but a nice and relaxing restaraunt.Outstanding food suitable for kids as well.Try maximum 6 dishes to start off with then see how it goes.Pork ribs are outstanding,the lamb is amazing,the omelette is unbelievable and if you don't like tapas get simple chips!Waitors are friendly and the restaurant is extradionarily clean.Amazing tapas I'd go any day.I promise you'll love it!

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London, UK
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162 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Excellent tapas”
Reviewed 29 July 2012 via mobile

Believe everything you read here. The food is great, service is very friendly. It is a small place so if you turn up after 9pm expect to wait!

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New York City, New York
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“Tapeo is a MUST!”
Reviewed 28 July 2012 via mobile

We went to Tapeo after three tries to get into the hectic and highly recommended tapas restaurant across the street. We're so glad we did! We will never again try to fight our way through locals and tourists to elbow up to a bar in a fluorescent lighted cafeteria of tapas.

Tapeo is the ultimate opposite, not only in location, but in ambiance, service, and quality. We easily made a reservation (recommended). When we arrived, our table was not ready, but the smiling hostess immediately brought us cold cava to enjoy while we briefly waited. Once seated, our jovial professional waiter guided us through the most delicious meal we've had since we've been in Barcelona. The burata and tomato was fresh and smooth, melting in our mouths; the honey and mustard ribs were heavenly, and their signature bomb of minced meat was delicate; finally the special of strawberries and Parmesan was a divine treat.

We plan to go back at least once t enjoy this new found treasure.

PS - unlike so many restaurants in Barcelona, Tapeo also greeted arriving diners who did no have reservations with gracious hospitality. More typically, such guests can find themselves shunned and shoved out the door, especially in the busy tourist districts.

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Blackpool
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50 reviews
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“Even better then we remembered”
Reviewed 28 July 2012

Its been little over a month since our last visit to Tapeo and I'm please too say the food and service was every bit as good if not better than I remembered.

All the food was out of this world, but the beef cheek, lamb skewers and ribs deserve a special mention of there own..... delicious!!

It was a nice touch that the head chef remembered us from our last visit (a month ago), and on our last night sent over some Cava Rose, a very nice touch indeed.

We ate here three times on this trip to Barcelona, once for lunch and twice for our evening meal, we just cant get enough of this place!!!

  • Visited July 2012
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