La Xula Taperia
Carrer de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats, 18, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
Photo courtesy of La Xula Taperia
Sun 12pm - 11pm
Mon - Fri 6pm - 12am
Sat 12pm - 12am
La Xula TaperíaSet in the trendy Gràcia neighborhood, this lively, convivial tapas bar is a magnet for hip locals seeking a modern twist on traditional Catalan cuisine. The creative young kitchen staff turn out an array of fresh, inventive, generously portioned dishes at surprisingly affordable prices. Start with the salmon tartare with wasabi ice cream or tuna tataki on flatbread; mains include grilled octopus nestled atop sweet potatoes and drizzled in a smoky olive oil, and cannelloni stuffed with traditional butifarra sausage and mushrooms. Prices range from 4.50 to 12.90 euros (approximately $5 to $14). Service is friendly and efficient.