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Restaurante Tantarantana

#979 of 6,849 Restaurants in Barcelona
#1,066 of 7,127 Places to Eat in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
El Born / La Ribera
Mediterranean, Tapas
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C / Tantarantana 24, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
932682410
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: A charming and nice tapas restaurant located right in the heart of the...
A charming and nice tapas restaurant located right in the heart of the trendiest suburb of Barcelona, Barrio Borne, with 2 terraces, with a cosy and cool athmosphere and a great relationship of price and quality.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic and cool

Eat where the locals eat. This place clearly favours its regular local clientele and won't try too hard to find a table if you are a tourist. However it's worth the wait, with a quaint authentic setting and good tapas food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Eat where the locals eat. This place clearly favours its regular local clientele and won't try too hard to find a table if you are a tourist. However it's worth the wait, with a quaint authentic setting and good tapas food.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I loved the atmosphere of this place. I stopped in to get a late lunch here after visiting the Picasso Museum. They were very nice even though it was a weird time and I was by myself and don't speak Spanish, which I totally appreciated. The food was delicious. I got meatballs and rigatoni (two separate dishes) and a glass... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We were greeted by a very friendly, honest and cheerful waitress, which really set the spirit right from the beginning. We asked her to compose a menu for our party, and the food was plenty and delicious! It's hard to pick any favourites, but we were particularly impressed by the honey glassed eggplant and the baked green peppers. The meatballs... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Food was quite nice, had a few tapas dishes to start and planned on having a few more but changed our mind when the bald waiter pretty rude to us, rushing us through ordering and snapping when asked a question about the drinks. It's a shame because the dishes we had were really tasty and reasonably priced. The guy lets... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We asked the waitress what Tantarantana meant. Her guess was as good as ours but she performed a little twirl whilst we drummed on the tabletop...tantarantana! Barcelona is crammed with tapas restaurants, so what is special about this one? It is located in El Born district and you can eat inside or out. The food comes in sizeable portions and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We had a gorgeous lunch here, superb tapas and friendly service. The tapas we had were beautifully prepared and a little bit special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The food is really great (especially the mussels, the salmon tatar and the green pepper). Staff is very friendly and the service quick! Try it ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

We came here 3 years ago during winter and we tried a lot of the dishes on the menu, my eyes were bigger than my belly but I still managed the lemon pie, which without a doubt is the best lemon pie I have had anywhere...and I have tried a lot. We came just this month, May 2015 and can... More 

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Alessandria, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

I have been there with my gf and a friend. The atmosphere was pretty nice but very very laugh (we were at first floor) but the food is clearly a joke compared to the price.. pay 9.50 euro for a half tomate (green and hard) with atun.. or 7 euro for bread with Aguacate..is too much.. The waiter was nice..... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Charming service and really good tapas! We opted for 5 starter dishes and 3 mains between 4 and it was just the right quantity, washed down with a bottle of Rioja in the outside dining area. Particularly good are the fried fish, the mushroom risotto, and the meatballs!

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Additional Information about Restaurante Tantarantana

Address: C / Tantarantana 24, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 932682410
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
Average Prices: USD 26 - 50
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C / Tantarantana 24, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: 932682410

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 50
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

A charming and nice tapas restaurant located right in the heart of the trendiest suburb of Barcelona, Barrio Borne, with 2 terraces, with a cosy and cool athmosphere and a great relationship of price and quality.

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighborhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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