Top choice tapas in Montjuïc, Poble Sec & Sant Antoni

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A flamboyant affair playing with circus images and theatre lights, this is one of the sizzling tickets in the restaurant world: a Michelin-starred tapas bar opened by Ferran Adrià, of the legendary (since closed) El Bulli, and his brother Albert. Bookings are only taken online 60 days in advance, but you can try calling for last-minute cancellations.

The food veers towards the deliciously surreal in concoctions like crispy octopus with kimichi mayo or sage-marinated prawns with frozen salt, followed by sweet-potato sorbet with liquorice and tangerine sponge. The seafood bar serves a variety of oysters, with caviar, borscht and other unusual toppings.