La Fresca

Tapas in Barceloneta, the Waterfront & El Poblenou

This little neighbourhood joint is simple but intimate, with red banquettes, mismatched chairs and wine bottles adorning bare walls. A TV pumps out footie games, but it's not obtrusive. Sweet staff serve tapas that run the usual gamut: the roasted vegetables with goats cheese and the fried fish are standouts, while the apple cake with cream is king among desserts.