[dropcap]O[/dropcap]pened in 1997, Ciudad Condal, is located on the bustling corner of Rambla Catalunya and Gran Via. The restaurant offers a large variety of montaditos and tapas and boasts an impressive selection of imported beers. Try the brocheta d’escamarlans (brochette of large shrimp).
Unlike many of the best tapas restaurants in Barcelona, Ciudad Condal has expansive hours; open after midnight, on Sundays and during the month of August.
Ciudad Condal (Ciutat Comtal in Catalan) is the old name for the city of Barcelona, originating from its past when it was the seat of the Count of Barcelona. The Count of Barcelona was the ruler of Catalonia from the 9th until the 15th century.
The restaurant is very busy, with a long pleasant bar and wood panelled decor. The clientele is a mix of international visitors and locals. Smartly dressed waiters, resembling naval officers attend to the flowing stream of patrons. Outside there is a terrace on the middle of Rambla Catalunya where one can watch the world go by.
The owners of Ciudad Condal also operate Cerveseria Catalana, situated further up Rambla de Catalunya on the corner of Carrer de Mallorca.
Address: Rambla de Catalunya, 18, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday from 8h-1:30h
Nearest Metro: Passeig de Gràcia (L3, L4)
Phone: +34 933 18 19 97
Credit cards accepted: Yes