Menorca tapas bar in beautiful ancient city of Ciutadella

Gin at the Yacht Club, Menorca-Style: Club Nautic, Ciutadella

What’s the deal? Creek-front bar looking over Ciutadella’s atmospheric harbour.  Relaxed place with a stunning terrace built out over the water, excellent tapas and a lively octogenarian dominoes scene inside (don’t intervene; it can get nasty).  At weekends, entire families…

Bar Pasajes

Quirky tapas in medieval Sant Pere, Barcelona

What’s the deal? Yes, we are taking you down a dark alleyway. But fear not! For this is Bar Pasajes, one of Barcelona’s most unique watering holes. Occupying a covered walkway that runs between Calle Trafalgar and Sant Pere Mes…

Bar Roure (Bar El Roble), Barcelona

Tapas and sea snails at Bar Roure, Barcelona

  Roure is a Bermuda Triangle kind of place.  You mean to head to the Korean joint up the road, or for some sushi or, you know.  Try the kind of restaurant that Time Out tells you to try.  The…

Bar Funicular, Barcelona

Revolution and beer at Bar Funicular, Barcelona

1950s-style local bar on a corner in the well-groomed Dreta de l’Exiample (that’s the right hand side of the Exiample to you and me).  A firm favorite among residents and, as legend would have it, the last place Salvador Puig…

Traditional Spanish ham in Bar Teruel, tapas bar in Barcelona Eixample

No-nonsense tapas at Bar Teruel, Barcelona

No-nonsense, homely neighbourhood bar in the Exiample.  If you like to see four-year-olds playing on tragaperras slot machines and old men chewing on cheap cigars, El Teruel is the place to be.  There is plenty of room both inside and on the…

Vermuteria el Tano (Barcelona)

Home brew and tapas at La Vermutería del Tano, Barcelona

When our awesome photographer friend invited us over for lunch at the weekend and insisted we went out for a Vermouth apéritif, well, who were we to object? And so, we ended up in Gracia’s La Vermutería del Tano sipping…

Tasca el corral, Barcelona

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…

Bar Celta, octopus bar in Barcelona

Bar Celta, tapas in Barcelona’s Old Town

Galician tapas bar and pulpería (bar specialised in serving octopus) with natty 1960s décor.  Nice touches include the little white ceramic bowls used variously to serve wine (sold by the bottle only) and as coat hooks.  We especially liked the…

Beer Cadiz bar Andalucia holiday

Bar Club Caleta: tapas on the beach in Cadiz

Fed up with chilly Barcelona, Gusto Guides decided to head south for at least a little of the winter.  And where better than Andalucia?  We headed to the very south of the south, to the city of Cadiz. What’s the…