Tried a few times to go here, but always put off by the long queue that snakes around the bar.
Decided to stick it out this time, and my only regret is not having eaten here sooner!
The restaurant is fairly small with the only seating being around the tapas bar that surrounds the chefs, with no other separate tables. Buzzing atmosphere and throroughly enjoyed the counter top dining
The food is fantastic - had the prawn tortilla which was made fresh and hot, the meat board where each meat stood out in its own right, ham croquetas that were lovely and creamy inside, along with a few other dishes. The standout dish was octopus and capers - a must try
Great service with a smile, with the chefs even helping pour our wine throughout the meal, even though they were insanely busy.
Clearly with the counter top tapas bar setting, it probably doesn't suit bigger groups than 2 or 3, but the food makes this restaurant a must. Its not particularly cheap (£80 including wine for 2 of us), but certainly worth every penny.
To summarise, Barrafina is the best tapas restaurant I've ever been to hands down.
p.s. Would also recommend Tapas Brindisa (at Soho or London Bridge), which is slightly cheaper and has actual dining tables - but still very good food.