Tapas, tapas, tapas.
Maybe I’ve just been very lucky but I can’t imagine a bad meal in Barcelona. I think you’d have to work pretty hard to find one. Order a drink, in the simplest of places or even the most touristic, and it will arrive accompanied by a plate of olives, coca (grilled bread with topping), or potatoes with aioli.
Still, tapas in Barcelona is a bit like sushi in Tokyo or dim sum in Hong Kong. Perfectly delicious and wonderful until you’ve had one too many meals of the stuff.
However, as is true of sushi and dim sum, there’s a new breed of tapas that has emerged over the years and I can’t imagine tiring of it. Tapas 24 is a fine example of this innovative approach to a cuisine with fairly humble roots.