Calling itself a “wine restaurant,” Cata 1.81 serves only tapas, but they’re hardly run-of-the-mill small plates. Here you’ll find a “bikini” (the ubiquitous grilled ham and cheese sandwich) with black truffle, grilled foie gras with orange marmalade and “caviar” of chocolate grains, and a ground pork burger with curry ketchup and a fried egg. You can order a la carte, or opt for a tasting menu that is cheaper than ordering the dishes separately. The wine list is deep and broad, covering most of Spain and some of France, Italy, and California.
Carrer Valencia, 181
Our Rating Neighborhood L'Eixample Hours Sun–Fri 1pm–midnight; Sat 8pm–12:30am Transportation Metro: Passeig de Gràcia or Hospital Clínic Phone 93-323-68-18 Prices Tasting menu 30€ for 7 savory dishes and 2 desserts, 45€ with 4 glasses of wine; individual tapas 4.75€–8€ Cuisine type Catalan/Tapas Web site Cata 1.81 Other Reservations required. Closed 3 weeks in Aug
MapCarrer Valencia, 181 Barcelona
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