Affordable Excellent L'Esquerra de l'Eixample Tapas

Bar Bágoa, L’Esquerra de l’Eixample

Bar Bágoa is hidden gem located in a sunny square at the far end of Enric Granados, one of Barcelona’s trendiest streets. If you were to pass by this place one day, you wouldn’t think much of it, it basically looks like any random football bar that you’d expect to find in any corner of the city, and the terrace isn’t too flashy either, just some of those classic silver aluminum chairs and tables that are seen everywhere. However, if you venture inside for a couple of seconds, you’d notice something standing out right away: a massive chunk of meat resting behind a glass case on the counter, it looks like ham but it’s not the typical “jamon” you find in most places, this one is called “jamon canario” and it’s the specialty of the house.

We went there on a relaxed Saturday afternoon to eat a few delicious tapas and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Restaurant information
Type of food: Tapas.
Address: Plaça del Dr. Letamendi, 24, 08007 Barcelona
Opening hours: Mon – Thu: 7:30AM – 1AM / Fri, Sat – 7:30AM – 3AM / Sun: 11AM–12AM
Online menu:
Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten-free options: Vegetarian available.
Type of atmosphere: Friendly, casual, gets busy when there are football matches.

Our experience
People: Eeva and Rafa.
Visited on: June 2019.
Type of meal: Lunch
Drinks: 4 beers. (4)
Average drink price: €1.50 – €2.00

Chips, Olives and Beer
Bagoa Olives and Chips.jpg


Medium Plate of Jamon Canario
Bagoa Jamon Canario.jpg

“Tortilla de Patata” Pincho and “Pan con Tomate”
Bagoa Pincho de Tortilla.jpg

Total price (incl. drinks):
€25.60. Per person: €12.80 – Affordable

Our opinions
Eeva – “Their ham is amazing and it always brings me memories from Finland. On Christmas day we usually eat ham and the one in Bágoa reminds me of this perfectly cooked Christmas ham. The consistency is super soft and it simply melts in your mouth. The best part comes when you take some ”pan con tomate” and clean the remaining juices from your plate with it. We hadn’t tried the ”tortilla de patata” before and it turned out to be a great surprise. It was very nicely cooked, not too hard or soggy, definitely one of the best I’ve had in Barcelona. I will keep going back to Bágoa as often as possible .

Rafa – “I’ll never get tired of going to Bágoa. The atmosphere is nice and their jamon canario is unlike any tapa you can find in Barcelona, the meat is deliciously tender and rich in flavour. We usually get plates of jamon if we are eating in a big group along with some tomato bread but if you’re feeling a bit lazy on a certain day you can also get the ham in a classic bocadillo a.k.a sandwich and even add some cheese if you’re in the mood. They also serve classic tapas such as tortilla, bravas and pimientos del padron, which are very tasty as well, but to be honest I think just stopping by to eat their specialty is all you need.

Final Ratings
Eeva – 8.8 / Rafa – 9.0

Consensus: 8.9 (Excellent)

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