Close to Gracia Street in Barcelona, there is a famous tapas bar, Vinitus. From day to night, you can see this restaurant crowded with many people to enjoy the nice tapas menus. Locals usually start dinner around 8p.m. making a long queue in front of many tapas restaurants. If you prefer more calm and relaxing atmosphere, we recommend you to visit Vinitus during lunch hours or early evening.
There are seats outside, and some bar tables and normal tables inside as well. There are more seats prepared downstairs. The restaurant is cozy, lively, and welcoming at the same time. It is a famous tapas bar not only among tourists, but also among the locals.
As Barcelona is very close to the Mediterranean sea, they can serve you fresh seafood. At seafood counter, you can see various and fresh seafood ready for tapas.
Spanish tapas culture is famous worldwide. Tapas is to serve a small quantity of foods on a plate, which allows you to try various types of foods at a cheaper cost. From vegetables to meats and seafood, there are many different tapas menus you can enjoy.
One of the most famous seafood tapas in Barcelona, razor shells. Razor shell in Spanish is navaja. On a bit salty razor shells, you can squeeze the lemon a bit. It is not fishy at all, rather, it is savory and chewy.
On soft codfish, they added olive oil, mayonnaise, and honey to make it even tastier. Codfish with honey is beyond your imagination. It will totally boost you up with its sweet and unique taste. If it is too sweet for you, you can put the sauce aside to enjoy it with your own style. Be careful as there can be small but thick bones of codfish inside.
On top of a small piece of baguette, beef tenderloin and a fried pepper are stacked up. There are some other tapas like this, with the small baguette underneath, which you can order by unit. Beef tenderloin is extremely tender and instantly melts in your mouth while fried pepper balances the taste perfectly so that it is not greasy.
Other than the menus introduced above, there are so many different tapas menus which will attract each of you. There is an English menu as well. In Spain, there are many local alcohols like sangria, cava and clara lemon beer which goes perfectly with tapas menus.
Some menus have the same name in different categories. If you are confused which one to order, you can ask the staffs and they will kindly explain the menus to you. Or you can also prepare photos of menus you want so that they can show you which one to order. From spanish omelette which is perfect as breakfast menu, to various tapas menus, salads, and baguette sandwiches, they have everything you want which you can enjoy anytime you want.
Words and Photographs by Yuna Lee
Address : Carrer del Consell de Cent, 333, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Transportation : Metro Line L2, L3, L4 Passeig de Gràcia Station
Opening Hours : Daily 11:30-01:00