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Sitges Tapas Favourites

Sitges features more than 30 qualified tapas joints at any given time, ranging from well-established places that have been around for decades to more new and emerging offerings. Twice a year the town holds its long-running, week-long Tapa a Tapa festival, when restaurants compete with a new signature dish paired with a glass of wine or beer for 4 euros a plate. You get a little booklet to collect stamps for each one you try and rate them for the grand prize of best tapa dish in Sitges. 

A few of our favourites:

Guria Taberna
Carrer de Sant Pere, 30
tel. 935 16 96 85

With a wooden sign bearing the telltale font of the traditional Basque tavern, this cosy nook gets rammed almost immediately after opening with locals — a surefire sign that they are delivering the goods. Pinxos on the bar get charged by the stick, while the hot dishes a la carte from the kitchen are consistently excellent… strong recommend!

Carrer de l’Illa de Cuba, 9
tel. 938 94 93 32

Many crimes are committed in the name of “tapas fusion”, but NeM consistently gets it right, sticking to simple combinations that introduce Asian flavours with subtlety and balance. No cloying sweet and sour sauces, but plenty of yummy options on a constantly changing menu, and  a warm, well-decorated room in which to to enjoy them. 

el Cable
1 Barcelona St.
+34 938 94 87 61

One of Sitges’ oldest and still one of its best, El Cable is a big draw in the summer season, with the tables getting packed out early and hungry punters making do with scarfing plates and draining glasses passed through a crowded service window looking into the bar. Located Just up a lane from St. Sebastian beach, El Cable offerings have consistently placed on the podium with the biannual Tapa a Tapa competition. Get there early, particularly late in the week. Note: a tough one for vegetarians, with nary a salad or even green veg in sight, spare the grilled poblano peppers.

El Pou Tapes & Vins
Carrer Sant Bonaventura 21
tel. 930 13 47 98

Terrific menu, excellent food and atmosphere. Don’t bring the kids, great for a date night. Not far from Calle San Mus, just up the Espalter and around the bend. Creative takes on tapas plates with an eye for detail, definitely worth a visit.

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