Tasca el Corral: Rustic tapas in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter

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.

Tasca el corral Barcelona tapas bar food travel holiday

The food

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

Total: €10.05

The staff

Good moustaches, good jokes.

Best bits


Friendly, social atmosphere thanks to the picnic-table layout and amenable staff.  The food was excellent – rustic tapas at their best.

Tasca el Corral tapas bar, Barcelona Gothic Quarter

Rustic interior (guns and all) at Tasca el Corral

Bad bits

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.

Jamon hanging out at Tasca el Corral, Barcelona

Traditional jamon hanging out at Tasca el Corral, Barcelona


More information


Tasca el Corral

Carrer el Merce, 17

08002 Barcelona

Tel: 0034 93 315 20 59

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