Situated in a residential area on the quieter side of the Eixample, this chill tapas bar is the kind of neighborhood spot that everyone coming to Barcelona for the first time hopes to find, but seldom does. Everything here is delicious and affordable, the staff is friendly, and it’s just one of those places where you’ll want to spend as much time as possible. Grab a stool by the window indoors or watch the world go by at one of the outdoor tables, and order a few staples like fried calamari and Iberian jamón and croquettes. Betlem also serves creative specials like the steak tartare with smoked eel and the omelet with black pudding and seasonal mushrooms, in case you feel like mixing things up.
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