Barcelona Food Experience

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La Cova Fumada

La Cova Fumada

If you’re looking for culinary authenticity it doesn’t get much more real than this. La Cova Fumada rocks! This is the place where you go on a Saturday morning and stuff your face with home-made, old-school tapas and shower them down with a jug of sangria or a cold beer.

There’s a little granny who takes care of the cooking, and it’s probably the same tapas she used to make 50 years ago. The menu is on a black board, and everything on it is tasty. They are famous for their bombas, so they are a must. They have some seasonal dishes too, like artichokes in spring and mushrooms in autumn. The restaurant doesn’t have a sign outside, so make sure you’ve checked the location on a map beforehand.  

Menu on a black board at La Cova Fumada, Barcelona

Menu on a black board at La Cova Fumada, Barcelona

IN A NUTSHELL:

Atmosphere: Fantastic! Loud (in a good way) and fun!
Recommended: The bombas, and anything seasonal. Oh, and the chick peas with squid are delicious (although it might not sound like it).  
Specifics: The place has really weird opening hours, so check that out beforehand. It’s usually open only for lunch, except for Thursdays and Fridays, when it’s open a bit later. Also look up the place in Google maps beforehand to know exactly where it is, because it doesn’t have a name outside.
Price: €
Reservations: They don’t take reservations. If you come early you can get a table right away, but if you come a little bit later you just let the staff know how many you are and they’ll let you know when a table is available for you. You won’t get a table if everyone in your party isn’t present, so better to wait until all of you are there if you didn’t arrive at the same time.  

Bomba: one of the tapas at La Cova Fumada, Barcelona

Bomba: one of the tapas at La Cova Fumada, Barcelona

 
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