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Irati Taverna Basca

Cardenal Casanas, 17, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 42 54 11
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Ranked #170 of 6,040 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $26 - $65
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, Healthy, Basque
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Description: Irati is a lively tapas bar and restaurant, specializing in dishes from the Basque region of Spain. They offer you the choice between rubbing shoulders with a sociable crowd of diners over an extensive tapas selection, or entering the back room for a more authetinc experience, over menu dishes. / Irati es un verdadero bar de tapas y restaurante, especializado en platos del Pais Basco, region de Espana. Ofrece la eleccion entre comer de pie en un ambiente muy sociable una larga seleccion de tapas, o sentarte en el restaurante detras para una experiencia mas autentica de platos a la carta.
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Chandler, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very much enjoyed the feel of this great tapas place. Very casual, friendly staff, and once it gets a little busy, it's a bit like a dinner party. We went for the tapas at the bar but there is a sit down restaurant in the back so can't comment on that experience. Lots of different tapas to choose from, generally... More

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Chicago, Illinois
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This place is awesome. It's located off of Las Ramblas, so it's near all the major sights but is hidden enough so that it's not a tourist rip off. The food is Basque, and there's a huge bar with a lot of options of pintxos (basically bread with different types of toppings). You stand at a table and take whatever... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We spent 2 weeks in Barcelona and for the most part loved the food, and Irati was one of the best. The selection is amazing, everything is tasty and fresh, and with a nice bottle of wine, it's amazing. If we ever go back to Barcelona we'll be back for seconds. Also, it's a real experience to eat at the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

If you don't have time to travel to the north of Spain, be sure to visit Irati. Great selection of pinchos that range from tasty salmon to jamon and dessert-like options. And in a convenient location.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Last day in Barcelona and after the mostly disappointing food journey I've had so far, I decided to seek out TripAdvisor's help in finding a great tapas place. This was the first place that came up and it did not disappoint. Beautiful tapas, well presented and delicious. Off a side street to the Gothic quarter and thankfully far away enough... More

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Waltham St Lawrence, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Just back from a long weekend in Barcelona and I have to recommend this amazing place. The food is fantastic, the staff are excellent and it's very good value for money. There is a seating area at the back of the room, but it's great fun just to stand at the bar and help yourself to the wonderful food. We... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Their pinchos looked and tasted awesome. When my daughter wanted more mini burgers they made another batch for her- great service and tasty filling food. I'd go back again. Hard to stop eating because the were so good. 1.95 euro/piece was good value too!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Do yourself a favor and walk to this spot just off Ramblas. Awesome tapas bites and drinks at a good price. Workers super friendly as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The tapas at Irati Tavern are not from Catalunya, they are Basque, and they are delicious. The best way to eat here is to simply stand at the bar and pick the things that look good. They calculate the cost by counting the different colored toothpicks when you're finished. Try the sparking wine which they serve in an interesting way!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Strange name but fantastic Pintxos, small bread with amazing toppings. Simple pick what you want and pay for the number of toothpicks left. The only problem was the food, it was so good it was hard to stop! They kept topping up with fresh hot delights! Don't miss it!

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