La Cova Fumada is an authentic, family-run Barcelona tapas bar that is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. This small basic bodega is located in an old wine cellar, furnished with rustic wooden barrels and original marble chairs. The open kitchen creates a casual and relaxed atmosphere in which one can enjoy authentic Mediterranean fare. Arrive early to secure a table at lunch and dinnertime, otherwise be prepared to share a table or stand with Barcelona’s local worker crowd, as as the small dining room fills up quickly during meal times. Cova Fumada is renowned for its legendary spicy potato ‘bomba’ - a delicious lard, veal and potato croquette - along with superb marinated sardines, onion and tomato salad, and hearty octopus casserole. Elaborate tapas are also one of the restaurant's specialties, including those made from fried fish, calamari, seasoned artichokes and chickpeas sauteed with tripe or sausage. Sample a taste from Cova Fumada’s wide selection of local Spanish wines to complete the Cova Fumada experience.