Tuesday 30 July 2013

Tapas 24, Barcelona, Spain.

Isn't it satisfying when a plan comes together? I've been wanting to visit Tapas 24 for years since I heard that they did a McFoie, (their signature burger with foie-gras) but we'd got no available 'slots' to eat there on our trip to Barcelona. However we did have a breakfast free, so on the way to get the train to Sitges for the day, we stopped off there as it was quite convenient for the station as well. We even passed some Barcelona landmarks on the way, some famous Gaudi buildings....

As it was breakfast time, it was still fairly quiet so we sat outside. Our cheeky waitress looked doubtful when I ordered; "that's a lot of bread!" She frowned. I don't actually remember asking her opinion on my order, but she was dead right, it was a lot of bread, but I just had to order these dishes even though I wouldn't normally eat this much for breakfast.

First the tomato bread, we'd had these in a few places, but this was a superior version; the ratio of crispy toasted bread, fresh tomato, olive oil and garlic was spot on.

Their signature 'bikini' was very good as well; a toasted sandwich with black truffles, mozzarella & jamon. In fact no, it was better than very good it was excellent.

But the pièce de résistance, what I'd been waiting for the Mc Foie was heaven on a plate. Surprisingly the foie came separately and was in creamy liquid form. I poured it on. The burger was so rare, it was almost like a steak tartare. Fabulous! Probably the best burger of the year, and as you may know, I've eaten a lot this year!

It was well worth coming down for breakfast. Tapas24 is truly a superior tapas bar in a city that has no shortage of fine tapas bars. My only regret was not being able to try more off the menu. Ah well, next time I suppose.



  1. I have to say I am getting addicted to your blog!! So many passions in common..on my first visit to Barca we ate in Tapas 24, the McFoie still remains one of the best things I have ever eaten...they also do a fantastic black calamari, the batter made with the squid ink..I really need a visit to Barcelona...cheers for the trip down memory lane!

    1. Thanks Gary, great minds think alike :)
      That black calamari sounds great!