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Restaurante Tantarantana

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El Born / La Ribera
Mediterranean, Tapas
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C / Tantarantana 24, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
932682410
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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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
Cosy and warm

This restaurant is not so big. But very cosy and with a lot a atomsphere. They are quite busy, so in the weekends book a table. It was the best tapas we tried in Barcelona and we tried our share :-). Tasteful, solid and most of all a good varition.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
HG70
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Greve, Denmark
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Went after reading the reviews in TA. It's clearly changed since the most recent review. On arriving and requesting a table for two, "Have you booked?" "No" "Oh....huff...wait here..." Five mins later, taken to an upper level which had 8 to 10 vacant tables. The menu arrived. "Do you have a menu with things other than tapes?" (As you have... More 

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Greve, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This restaurant is not so big. But very cosy and with a lot a atomsphere. They are quite busy, so in the weekends book a table. It was the best tapas we tried in Barcelona and we tried our share :-). Tasteful, solid and most of all a good varition.

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Calgary, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We arrived into Barcelona late and it was about 10PM when we finally made it out of our hotel to find a place to eat. It was both our first time in Barcelona and we had no bearings as to where we were. We wandered from L'exiample into El Born and had never been to a tapas place - we... More 

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Grupo S, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Tantarantana, responded to this review

Dear ACCTD14, thank you very much for your kind review. We really appreciate your words. Hope to see you again soon! Kindest regards, Tantarantana More 

Bratislava, Slovakia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I read mostly positive reviews about the place and therefore gave it a shot last week but have to say I was rather disappointed. You pay quite a lot considering what you get for your money. Steak was alright but mini burger was tasteless. Service wasn't particularly accommodating either. Quite the opposite in all fairness. Maybe we were just unlucky... More 

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Grupo S, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Tantarantana, responded to this review

Dear Tomas P, thank you very much for your comment. We are really sorry for your bad experience. Of course we will make a note of this. Thank you again. Best regards More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This restaurant must be visited! The restaurant is nice and cozy furnishings, the waiters are friendly and are knowledgeable about the food, so that they can guide you. We were recommended only to order 5-6 dishes for 2 people and it was the perfect amount. We ordered hotwings, goat cheese, the cheese plait, tuna, croquettes, pepper and everything was absolutely... More 

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Grupo S, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Tantarantana, responded to this review

Dear Cph8, thank you very much for your nice review. We are happy to read what you say and we take good note. Hope to see yopu again. Best regards More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Recommended by our AirBnB host and just a short walk from our apartment. Service excellent, tapas similarly so and, with a bottle to take home, pretty good value too. Highly recommended and an excellent reintroduction to Barcelona.

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Grupo S, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Tantarantana, responded to this review

Dear Nigel C, thank you very very much for your nice review. We are very happy. Hope to see you soon! Kindest regards. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We always make a point of going to Tantarantana when in Barcelona. The tapas is just brilliant. This is the first time we ate inside though, as usually we go for tapas in the afternoon, but this being February we were too cold. They do an excellent aubergine and mozarella rigatone. Also the aubergine in honey is highly recommended. My... More 

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Grupo S, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Tantarantana, responded to this review

Dear FuzzleyFuzzington, we really appreciate your kind review about Tanta. Thank you very very very much, Hope to see you soon again! Best, Tanta team More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Tantarantana is the best tapas restaurant in town high quality food great service it is a little more expensive then regular tapas places in town. but atmosphere is great an don't forget a bottle of catalan wine (which is very reasonably priced at 19€ a bottle) together this will make a great evening reservations recommended

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Grupo S, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Tantarantana, responded to this review

fromanna, thank you very much for your kind and lovely review! Hope to see you again! Best, Tanta More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The place is cool and has a nice terrace. Nice mini burgers and classic tapas from spain. Not super cheap but fair prices taking into account the area of the restaurant.

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Grupo S, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Tantarantana, responded to this review

Dear Flavio S, thank you very much for your kind review. We hope you have enjoyed your visit! Warm greetings from Tanta ;-) More 

Grossenkneten
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great tapas in a warm lovely atmosphere in the old quarter Born of Barcelona. The staff is friendly and will try everything to get you a table even without reservation. But of course reservation is recommended.

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Restaurant Details

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 25 - 49
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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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