This tiny family-run bodega was founded in 1944 and is a true blast from the past. It’s always busy and popular with locals, so you may need to share one of the seven marble-topped tables with other diners. Apparently, Maria Pla, grandmother of the current owners, invented the ‘potato bomb’ in the Fifties, a deep fried ball of mashed potato and pork, now a classic Spanish tapa. But, it’s the artfully prepared fish that has people coming back for more here.
La Cova Fumada
Carrer del Baluart 56, 08003 Barcelona
There are dozens of places to get your fill of tapas in Barcelona, from 100-year old eateries and market stalls that serve up top-notch classic tapas, to gourmet bars where every dish is a creative feat. Here are some of our favourites.
May 21, 2015