Bar La Plata
Bar La Plata
4.5
11:30 - 15:00, 18:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
About
If you are looking for an authentic tapas bar in Barcelona, preserving its original menu since its opening in 1945, where you can enjoy an exceptional vermouth, Bar La Plata is the right place for you. At La Plata you can find an amazing mixture of tourists and lifelong customers & friends, anonymous and famous guests. From the chefs Ferran Adrià & Jamie Oliver getting inspired about new dishes to Daniel Brühl preparing his next film over to the singers C. Tangana, Bono (U2), Kevin Parker (Tame Impala), tuning in their voices for the next concert. All of them looking for a place at one of the six tables of this charming restaurant in the heart of the Gothic Quarter.
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Neighbourhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
How to get there
  • Barceloneta • 5 min walk
  • Jaume I • 6 min walk
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Michał D
Reda, Poland38 contributions
May 2022
In the midle of Gothic Old Town of Barcelona there is a small restaurant with perfect food - in the season you will have to wait for the table but it is worth to. !
Written 8 May 2022
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Jackie R
Seattle, WA164 contributions
Sept 2021
Very local. If you want to feel the life of Spain and its residents visit Bar La Plata. The food choices are limited and are all excellent. The ladies in the back are experts with the fryers. The guy at the bar is a bit gruff but he only adds to the charm. We stumbled on this place our first night and went back for a quick glass of wine once more during our visit. The food is great, the wine is good and the beer is cold. Best of all it is exactly what you think of when you think of Spain and a stop during a tapas crawl.
Written 11 October 2021
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Leannie
Hanoi, Vietnam1,421 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This place is very cosy and welcoming, it was fairly busy for a sat night. They only do a selection of 6 tapas and 5 were available on the night we visited. For me the selection was pretty below average for such a small menu, a plate of chopped tomatoes with onion, a plate of four sardines, sausage on bread which is something that felt more English pub like than Spanish tapas, the fried anchovies were nice but no sauce or lemon etc provided. Overall not great, much better selections elsewhere
Written 9 February 2020
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Eoin M
London, UK4 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
They do 3/4 dishes and they do them really well. If you're in the mood for small, fried fish and white wine from the barrel then it's ideal. Loved this place
Written 15 July 2019
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Allison
10 contributions
Jun 2019
My family and I loved this place! Such yummy tapas and 3 choices of wine right from the barrel! We tried each of the wines and loved them all. The staff was so kind and helpful. This was our favorite food/drink spot in Barcelona!
Written 11 June 2019
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
Sept 2018 • Friends
As my twin brother Stephen and I were wandering around the wonderful old streets of the Gothic Quarter we chanced upon this superb bar and what a great find.
An authentic traditional Spanish tapa bar with great decor and furnishings including a cool looking blue tiled serving bar and plenty of seating options spread throughout this tapa bar, it's a really nice place to unwind in.
We were here on a really hot Monday night, greeted warmly by a very pleasant member of staff who served us a beer each, we just chilled out and took in the great bar we were in and the stunning location.
My beer was just so fresh and refreshing, on a hot night there's nothing more I enjoy than a cooling beer and the beer served here is iced cold.
This is certainly one popular tapa bar and on our visit was absolutely rammed with a great atmosphere but with beers this cold hardly surprising really.
We really enjoyed our beers in here and although we only stayed for the one beer before we moved on for a first time visit we were very impressed with this bar.
Bar La Plata is easy to locate on Carrer Merce in the magnificent Gothic Quarter which is in an area teeming with pubs, bars and restaurants and some amazing architecture and a major tourist destination.
If your in this part of town I highly recommend you visit this bar.
Written 10 November 2018
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Bookie
Toronto, Canada72 contributions
Sept 2018 • Couples
Having lived in Barcelona before, La Plata was our regular stop prior to evening meal. on our recent holiday in Barce, we stopped in to see our long time friend Ferran. we each recognized each other going back 25 years. The pescaditas (bouqerones) and home made wines are still fabulous. I highly recommend a nightly stop and say hola to this fine gentleman.
Written 9 October 2018
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Nick F
Peterborough, UK80 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Wonderful little place . Small plates of fried fish and white wine . Incredibly fresh food . Lovely atmosphere . Loved it
Written 11 July 2018
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Schahob S
Dallas, TX7 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
They only have four dishes but they are all wonderful and cheap!! Highly recommend making this one of your stops if you want authentic spanish tapas/seafood!
Written 28 June 2017
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RichardofAlaska
Anchorage, AK42 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
It is places like this that make travel so rewarding and memorable!
The food, though simple, was wonderful. The ambience of this tiny bar/restaurant is so thick, you could cut it with a knife! A great spot for tapas, wine or beer, and watching the locals.
Written 20 March 2017
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