Poble-Sec

Classic food with a contemporary twist

Poble-Sec (Catalan for 'Dry village') is Barcelona’s old but vibrant performing arts district, a centrally located neighbourhood boasting elegant 19th-century architecture. The neighbourhood is so named because it had no source of water, until a fountain was built in the late 19th century. Prior to this, the area was outside of the city’s walls and inhabited mainly by residents that couldn’t afford the higher prices for accommodation inside the walls. Once incorporated ( a small section of the original wall can still be found at the end of Paral·lel) it became a dynamic part of Barcelona, generating electricity that would power the city’s development throughout the late 19th century and well into the 20th. Nowadays it is known more for its ample offering of theatres and nightclubs, making it Barcelona’s top entertainment district.

Despite being so close to key landmarks of Barcelona, it doesn’t tend to be nearly as crowded or full of tourists as some other neighbourhoods. Plaça Espanya borders it to the west, the Ramblas or Boquería to the north and the port, museums and World Trade Center to the east. But here one can enjoy an evening here and feel like they’re seeing a “real” part of the city – an area much less inundated by tourists.

We fell in love with Poble Sec because of the incredible culinary offering it has had for the past few decades. The neighbourhood is a hotbed of young chefs running some of the most exciting restaurants in the city. This makes it the perfect setting for a tapas tour – the food is exceptional, with key traditional dishes offered with a little contemporary twist.

 

What could you be eating on your Barcelona tapas tour?

The great thing about tapas is that there's always something for everyone. Whether you love meat, fish, vegetables – or all of the above – there's sure to be a delicious dish to devour. Here's some samples to whet your appetite...

Find your delicious tour of Poble-Sec

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Many beautiful people have joined us on our food tours – and here are some of the lovely things they've said about the time they spent with us... 

Thanks to their reviews we've been given a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!


The Barcelona Taste has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for its food tours
John E
October 24, 2022
A wonderful night tasting traditional Barcelona food Every visit to Barcelona should include a guided tour of the small Tapa Restaurants in the Gothic area of the city. We learned so much during out evening with Maribel and truly enjoyed the culinary experience. I cannot say enough good things about this tour. Highly recommended!
Terri G
October 21, 2022
Perfect Taste of Barcelona A perfect Tapas Tour! Lorea is the perfect guide-she explains the food from the different regions, picks restaurants with not only wonderful food, but amazing architecture! We wandered around with her, and even though it was raining, she makes it feel like it's a warm, sunny day! I highly recommend this tour!
Lindsey H
July 20, 2021
Fantastic Evening Out! I had been on a tour with Barcelona Taste about 4 years ago and it was great to see the quality of the venues and dishes selected were still amazing. A great evening to experience with friends visiting the city and we received an email the following day with a food recommendations which we will take great pleasure in testing out! Thanks for an awesome time!

The Barcelona Taste: because it's delicious

Barcelona is a major tourist destination – the number of guidebooks and websites devoted to the city is overwhelming! Which is why we started The Barcelona Taste ... to let you experience all the great food Barcelona has to offer while side-stepping the crowds. 

We take you to restaurants and shops on our scrumptious tours because they’re great. We visit, we taste and then we visit again and taste again. Ad infinitum! That’s our research.

We strike no deals and ask for no discounts or commissions. This is how it must be done, with 100% respect for small, local business and delicious, quality food.

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