This tapas bar seems to always feature in our guest book, so we thought we had better include it here, as it tends to get the thumbs up from everyone.
It´s just around the corner from the flat, on Calle Provença (actually there are 2 branches quite close to each other- there´s another on Rambla de Catalunya, but this one is the closest). Just step out of the flat, turn right and then right again on Calle Provença. Bodegueta Provenca is just at the end of the block before you get to Rambla de Catalunya.
Famous for its wine, fuet and jamon selection and charcuterie. You can either sit along the bar, or on tables along the side, or outside on the leafy pavement.
We recommend the baby octopus sauteed in red wine, garlic and olive oil, but all of the tapas is excellent here and we have good reports about the friendly staff who speak English.