We are in love. We are in love with Tasca el Corral’s carnivorous carta (menu), cave-like interior and charming camareros (waiters).
On a bar-lined street in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, Tasca el Corral is a haven for tapas-loving locals and guiris in the know. Head through to the (strangely log-roofed) back room and get cosy at one of the picnic benches.
We sat next to a crowd of beer-drinkin’, woman-chasin’, loud-shoutin’ rugby players. But lo! When their food arrived, they sat and scoffed in total silence and awe. That is the power of Tasca el Corral’s chorizo.
The menu is meat-heavy but excellent, with a wide choice of sausages and cured meats hot and cold, with a particularly impressive-looking chorizo al diablo as well as traditionally-served cider (sidra).
What we ate
1 glass white wine: €2.00
1 glass red wine: €2.00
1 plate of chorizo al sidra: €4.95
Tomato bread: €1.10
Good moustaches, good jokes.
Friendly, social atmosphere thanks to the picnic-table layout and amenable staff. The food was excellent – rustic tapas at their best.
We should have ordered the chorizo al diablo – a flaming dish of spicy chorizo. Serious case of food envy.
The verdict: will we be going back?
Yes, and ASAP.
Tasca el Corral
Carrer el Merce, 17
Tel: 0034 93 315 20 59