It doesn’t get much better than spending an afternoon on the terrace of La Vinya del Senyor taking in the glorious Gothic facade of the church of Santa María del Mar—especially if there’s a wedding taking place. The vinoteca serves glasses of wine with a modest tapas menu. It’s not uncommon to find several Priorats, several more Riojas, and a selection of Ruedas and Albariños by the glass. If you’re drinking a bottle, you can choose from more than 300 still wines and cavas, sherries, and Moscatels. Tapas include many usual suspects—Manchego cheese, jamón serrano—and some Catalan surprises like walnut rolls drizzled with Catalan olive oil. La Vinya also serves the sweet, crisp version of coca, a Catalan flatbread scented with anisette and rolled in sugar and pine nuts. Because it absorbs the tannins in your mouth, it’s a great complement to a powerful red wine.
La Vinya del Senyor
Plaça Santa María, 5
Our Rating Neighborhood Barri Gotic, La Ribera and Born Hours Sun–Thurs noon–1am, Fri–Sat noon–2am Transportation Metro: Jaume I or Barceloneta Phone 93-310-33-79 Prices Wines by the glass 2€–25€, tapas 2€–20€ Cuisine type Vinoteca/Tapas Web site La Vinya del Senyor
MapPlaça Santa María, 5 Barcelona
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.