Cerveceria Catalana is one of the most popular tapas restaurants in Barcelona. It might be slightly frowned upon by locals as its recent renovation means it is now very big, swish and modern. It is not like entering a small, narrow dingy bar/restaurant where no one speaks English and all the customers seem part of the furniture. So in that sense Cerveceria Catalan seems a little bit commercial but the place is packed all day an night, all days of the week. The queue often runs out of the door, and there is utter confusion as you cannot book upfront. The tapas is delicious, they serve some of the best croquettes in the city, pimientos de padrón, calamari, tortialla, tomato bread and much more. The house cava is delicious and the ambience is perfect. The best thing about it is the price as well. You can order so much food you think there is no way you will finish it and drink as much cava as you like and the bill will still average out at about 20€ a head. It is a great place for group dinners, they have tables that can easily house up to 12 people, but beware in big groups you all need to be there to reserve the table. There is a bar at the door where you can sit if there are only a couple of you and have some pintxos (tapas on bread) to get started while your waiting for your table.