La Masia: cult cool bar in El Raval, Barcelona

This friendly, family-run joint in Barcelona’s El Raval neighbourhood is a Cutre Crawler winner for its good food, happy staff and eclectic décor (think framed pictures of Spiderman and CF Barcelona alongside a neat collection of antiques).

Conveniently placed between the MACBA and Las Ramblas, Masia is a nice quirky place to linger over a couple of beers and a snack.  Or tapas.  Snackas.  We’re patenting that word.  Snackas.

Bar La Masia, Barcelona

The food

Nice selection of tapas and sandwiches.  Also, for those of our readers too lazy to choose their own dinner, Masia offers a number of good value set selections of house tapas.

Our bill

2 cañas

1 Chistorra sandwich (chistorra is a kind of spicy sausage typical of the north of Spain)

1 Squid ring sandwich (ok, yes, we are fans of the calamares)

Total: €10.20

The staff

Friendly and easygoing with possibly the best-coiffed barman in the world.

Best bits

Great personality, welcoming staff.

Bad bits

Cañas served in hi-ball glasses.  We don’t know why but we just don’t like it.

More information

Address: Calle Elisabets, 16

El Raval

08001 Barcelona

 Telephone:  (0034)933022430

Opening hours:  Monday to Saturday 0900 to 0030

Website:  Sorry, Masia is too cool for the internet 

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