Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Tapas 24

Trendy modern tapas bar


Tapas 24

Tapas 24 is the brainchild of Carles Abellan, who used to work under the legendary Ferran Adria of El Bulli. I visited his flagship restaurant, 1 Michelin starred Comerc 24 two years ago and was really impressed how Carles had taken the humble tapas to a whole new level, full of creative and cutting edge elements. Tapas 24 on the other hand is much more informal with a no booking policy and you can be in and out in less than an hour. I didn't manage to have a full meal there, rather I was visiting for some pre-dinner drink and snacks as a lot of locals still do. 


Bikini Comerc 24
Spanish omelette with Iberian ham

I couldn't fault the Spanish omelette aka tortilla in Spain, it was cooked to perfection with fluffy soft potato slices inside. "Bikini Comerc 24" is basically a very luxurious sandwich with black truffle, Iberian ham and mozzarella in the mix, again it was finely executed but hardly a masterpiece and that is something you can do yourself as long as you have the right ingredients. Bear in mind this place is full of tourists as prices aren't that affordable with most tapas costing around 10 Euro. This tapas bar is hardly authentic or traditional and in fact is totally the opposite with a hipster element written all over with its branding and modern take on tapas.

Food 2.5/5

What I paid: 

£7 per person

Average cost without drinks and services:

£22

Carrer de la DiputaciĆ³, 269, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

http://www.carlesabellan.es/restaurantes-tapas-24/

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