On our first night in Barcelona, we taxied to Lolita for dinner but it was closed (see my rant). Thank goodness I had my restaurant list, so we went to Tapaç 24 instead.
Carles Abellan, who previously worked at El Bulli with Ferran Adria for 15 years, opened his hugely successful restaurant Comerç 24 (a Michelin-1 star) and later opened a no-fuss hip tapas bar, Tapaç 24.
We got there before 8pm so there were plenty of seats!
bikini comerç 24 (sandwich with black truffles, cured Iberian ham and buffalo mozzarella)…. The best grilled cheese sandwich ever! haha… Tapaç 24’s version is so gourmet.. with the added truffles! If only mommy makes her grilled cheese sandwiches like this!
McFoie burger (small hamburger with foie-gras mayo)... Tapaç 24 is really giving fast-food a gourmet treatment. This time.. it’s foie-gras mayo! I’ve had teri-mayo… wasabi-mayo.. but this foie-gras mayo is seriously in a league of its own. I applied a generous spread of this mayo onto my hamburger and it’s like eating actual foie gras because the mayo’s so smooth. Not to forget about the burger.. the beef patty was cooked medium-rare and the bread was crispy! But it’s the FOIE GRAS MAYO that stole the show!
grilled baby squid.. this was part of the daily tapas special… this was the most delicious squid I ever had! The baby squid was so fresh that no seasoning is needed, well, it’s own squid ink had enough flavour! Even though this was the most expensive dish that night at 16 euros, it was totally worth it.
steamed mussels…. omg… the mussels were also very fresh.. Usually there’s a slight hint of fishiness but not these! and the mussels were steamed till it’s just cooked but it has the freshness/texture of raw oysters.. so good!!!!
I really like how Tapaç 24 has the basic tapas (pan con tomate, bravas) and also offers gourmet versions of typical fast food. Plus, the seafood served is of a high quality. Despite the expensive dinner at 91 Euros, this was soooo worth it! The location of Tapaç 24 is superbe cause just around the corner is Passeig de Gràcia, the most important street for shopping and architecture in Barcelona.
FAIM? OUI OUI!!
C/ Diputació, 269, Barcelona – 934 880 977