There are perhaps hundreds of tapas bars in Barcelona serving innovative small plates. But the taste-testers there at Epicurious.com boast about one in particular, It’s called El Quim de la Boqueria right in the middle of the rambling Boqueria marketplace, which specializes in fricassee of artichokes and white asparagus, lamb strips in dark beer, tiny clams steamed in spring wine, teeny squid sauteed with garlic and olive oil over fried eggs, and many more.
In fact, its 18 seats are often host to admiring chefs from other tapas bars in the Catalon area. And La Boqueria market is so much of a culinary drawing card that a cooking school is now on premises.
El Quim de la Boqueria, 586-606 Mercat de la Boqueria, La Rambla 101; 93-301-9810.