Boqueria Bites at Quiosc Modern, Barcelona

Top of many visitors’ to-do list is Barcelona’s Mercat de Sant Josep, better known as La Boqueria.  This behemoth of a foodhall – which has existed in one form or another since the year 1217 – is popular among Barcelona locals and tourists alike for its diverse selection of vendors and its no-nonsense tapas bars, all of which are worth a try (if you can find a seat).

Puesto del Mercado de la Boquería
Mercado de la Boquería

Quiosc Modern sells a variety of uber-fresh seafood (including cockles, razor clams and prawns) cooked before your very eyes, as well as other tapas including pimientos del padron and croquetas.  Wine and cava are served by the glass to wash it all down.  Or, you know.  By the bottle.  Say, to go with the seafood platter (€25 and, frankly, enormous).

Marisco de La Boquería
Delicious Calamares

Our bill


  • 1 portion calamares (fried squid)
  • Pan con tomate (tomato bread)
  • 1 beer
  • 1 glass cava
  • Total: €13
Menú del Kiosco Moderno
Menu at Quiosc Modern

More information

Bar Kiosko Moderno

  • Mercado de la Boquería, Barcelona, Metro: Liceu (L3)
  • Opening hours:  Mon-Thurs 0700-1600h, Fri and Sat 0700-1900h

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