🥔 Best Vegan Bravas in Barcelona 🌿

Who hasn't heard of Spanish patatas bravas? It's believed that this popular Spanish dish has its roots in Madrid, where it began to be served in bars and taverns in the early 20th century. By default, it is a vegetarian dish consisting of a bunch of potatoes, which might have been fried, boiled in water, boiled in oil, or even baked (depending on the personal homemade recipe), mixed with a spicy sauce and/or mayonnaise or aioli (in Catalunya). But in this guide, I'm going to recommend places in Barcelona where you can enjoy this fantastic tapa in its vegan version. Get ready to lick the plate clean!
30 Places • 3 Saves • ago
Free

Thanks to the ingenuity of two Madrid establishments, Casa Pellico and La Casona, which unfortunately no longer exist, Spain has been delighting in one of the most internationally recognized tapas since the 1950s and 1960s. This dish was even acknowledged by the UN in 2008 as a typical Spanish delicacy.

The name "patatas bravas" derives from the Spanish adjective "bravo," which translates to "brave" or "fierce." It is believed that this name reflects the bold and spicy flavor of the sauce that accompanies the potatoes.

First, let's talk about the potato itself: it can be prepared in various ways and cut in different styles—fried, baked, or cooked in oil. It can be thinly sliced, thickly cut, or diced. Some even prefer it boiled.

Second, the sauce. There's an interesting history: did you know that its traditional and original recipe featured a reduction of beef broth? Nowadays, the sauce has evolved into countless variations, reflecting the preferences of individual cooks. They generally align with two main camps: those who advocate for the inclusion of tomato and those who argue it's unnecessary, attributing the color solely to the presence of paprika.

Speaking of variations, the inventive folks in Barcelona put their own twist on the dish: they added aioli (mayonnaise with garlic) on top, which intriguingly is served cold, reigniting the debate over patatas bravas.

And if you're curious about a designated day for celebrating this iconic dish, wonder no more. In Spain, February 28th is recognized as National Patatas Bravas Day—a perfect opportunity to savor this culinary delight in bars and restaurants throughout the country.

🥔 The listing

After an exhaustive search, here's a delightful list categorized by neighborhood in Barcelona, where you can indulge in 100% vegan patatas bravas (and the list keeps growing!).

Let yourself be seduced by the wide variety of recipes around the city and enjoy them as a tapa*, perfectly complemented by a beer, wine, or vermouth** (herb-infused wine).

The choices are abundant, and each tavern or bar boasts its own rendition and creative flair. Pick your preferred texture, select your salsa, and dive in! 🙃

*Disclaimer: The photos may differ from the tapas you find in the restaurant, either because the format or recipe has changed according to the season. Please make sure before ordering your patatas bravas that you specify the vegan option you desire.

**All of the Yzaguirre versions and Miró are vegan, but Martini and Campari aren’t.

Gràcia

Atabalats Gastroburgers
@travelwithsandra
Fantastic fries with a homemade high-quality bravas sauce.
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Details
Quinoa Bar
@travelwithsandra
Roasted potatoes with homemade vegan chiplote mayo and alioli sauce.
Add to
Details
La PerraVerde
@travelwithsandra
Cool potatoes with spicy kimchi fermented mayonnaise.
Add to
Details
La Golosa Vegan Vurger - Gracia
@travelwithsandra
BRAVAS with vegan aioli and smoked chipotle sauce or GOLOSAS BRAVAS with creamy vegan aioli and smoked chipotle sauce.
Add to
Details
Wild Food BCN
@travelwithsandra
Crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside, served with bravas sauce and black garlic aioli.
Add to
Details

Gòtic & Raval

SAVTA
@travelwithsandra
Chip-style potatoes with homemade vegan bravas sauce.
Add to
Details
Teresa Carles
@travelwithsandra
Potatoes, carrots, beets, and sweet potatoes roasted in the oven with herbs, topped with chipotle mayonnaise, and served with a cayenne and paprika sauce with a touch of cilantro.
Add to
Details
Doña Rosa - Cocina Urbana
@travelwithsandra
Patatas Bravas served with homemade Pico de Gallo salsa.
Add to
Details
Velada
@travelwithsandra
Boiled and baked potatoes served with creamy vegan aioli and handmade tomato sauce.
Add to
Details
Vegetalia Gòtic
@travelwithsandra
Baked potatoes seasoned with sweet paprika and served with vegan bravas sauce.
Add to
Details
Taverna del Bisbe
@travelwithsandra
Potatoes with vegan aioli and a subtle touch of sweet paprika.
Add to
Details
Vegan Cat Bar
@travelwithsandra
CatBarCAT Vegano
Add to
Details

El Born

Ziryab Fusion Tapas Bar
@travelwithsandra
Fried potatoes topped with vegan aioli, caramelized soy, and harissa (a spicy Tunisian paste served on the side).
Add to
Details
Las Fritas
@travelwithsandra
Crinkle-cut fries in a cone with vegan bravas or truffle sauce.
Add to
Details
Vegetalia Born
@travelwithsandra
Baked potatoes seasoned with sweet paprika and served with vegan bravas sauce.
Add to
Details

Eixample

Chez Kessler
@travelwithsandra
High-quality baby variety potatoes, oven-baked and served with vegan homemade aioli and tomato sauces.
Add to
Details
PÖTSTOT
@travelwithsandra
Special potatoes with their version of vegan aioli and bravas sauce. 100% Gluten free.
Add to
Details

Poble Sec

La Raposa
@travelwithsandra
Vegan bar and feminist bookstore operated as a cooperative, offering wedge-cut potatoes served with separate generous servings of aioli and tomato sauces.
Add to
Details
Bar Seco
@travelwithsandra
Neighborhood bar with very interesting homemade vegan bravas potatoes.
Add to
Details
Abirradero: CraftBeer & Tapas
@travelwithsandra
Vegan mayonnaise, like spicy Romesco-style sauce, and crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside Monalisa potatoes
Add to
Details
La Galla Tasca Vegana
@travelwithsandra
Potatoes stuffed with wasabi aioli, spiced with habaneros, red chili, and cider reduction.
Add to
Details

Poble Nou

Blu Bar
@travelwithsandra
Baked potatoes accompanied by their secret recipe bravas sauce and homemade aioli.
Add to
Details
Desoriente
@travelwithsandra
MILBRAVAS: Thin layers of super crispy potato accompanied by homemade aioli and kimchi.
Add to
Details
Van Van VAR
@travelwithsandra
Skin-on fries served with vegan mayonnaise with a hint of lemon, garlic, and kimchi sauce.
Add to
Details
Bubar
@travelwithsandra
Potatoes bravas with skin served with a rich mayonnaise and spicy tomato.
Add to
Details

Sants & Sarrià

Restaurante vegano Alive
@travelwithsandra
Spiced bravas accompanied by a zesty sauce.
Add to
Details
Lute
@travelwithsandra
Traditional fried potatoes with homemade spicy sauce.
Add to
Details
VERMUT I A LA GÀBIA
@travelwithsandra
Crispy Agria variety potatoes served with a parsley-infused soy milk vegan mayonnaise, accompanied by a spiced oil.
Add to
Details
Seixanta Quaranta
@travelwithsandra
Potatoes served with their brava sauce and vegan aioli.
Add to
Details

Barceloneta

Amarre 69 - Vegan food & Drinks
@travelwithsandra
Fried potatoes served with a signature house-made bravas sauce.
Add to
Details

🙌🏻 Want more?

If you feel like going beyond lists and exploring the greener side of El Born with a local, join our Vegan Tapas Tours and have a great time, enjoying delicious vegan food and learning a bit more about the city of Barcelona ✨

www.vegantoursbarcelona.com

🧆 Vegan Tapas Tours

📸 Photowalk and Vegan Tapas

👥 Private Groups

📚 More guides

* * *
CURATED BY
👋🏻 I'm Sandra, born and bred in Barcelona. I'm a graphic and web designer, photographer, and passionate vegan traveler. I've been fortunate to live in Wales, Thailand, Poland, Menorca, and now I'm back in Barcelona again. I'm the founder of vegantoursbarcelona.com, where I showcase the vegan side of Barcelona to travelers while they learn a little bit about the fascinating historical curiosities of the city. As a curious learner and devoted ramen lover, I'm particularly enthusiastic about Asia. I advocate for slow travel and share concerns about the impact of tourism on local communities, both economically and environmentally. I am committed to traveling in the most responsible, ethical, and sustainable manner possible. A motto I always keep in mind: Traveling with kindness, curiosity, as slowly as possible, connecting with people, respecting and admiring nature, always supporting local initiatives, and personally committing to leaving each place a little better than it was before 💚 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Why choose me? I specialize in: 🗺️ Crafting custom itineraries that emphasize local experiences and cultural mindfulness. 📌 Curating recommendations to uncover hidden gems and support diverse businesses and social enterprises. ✨ Providing a hassle-free plan tailored to your interests and concerns, ensuring a seamless vegan travel experience. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * And last but not least: 🌱 Plan your vegan tour in Barcelona with me (hello@vegantoursbarcelona.com) 🌱 Follow me on Instagram for updates (@vegantoursbarcelona) 🌱 Stay tuned for new content releases on my Thatch profile (@travelwithsandra)!
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🥔 Best Vegan Bravas in Barcelona 🌿

Who hasn't heard of Spanish patatas bravas? It's believed that this popular Spanish dish has its roots in Madrid, where it began to be served in bars and taverns in the early 20th century. By default, it is a vegetarian dish consisting of a bunch of potatoes, which might have been fried, boiled in water, boiled in oil, or even baked (depending on the personal homemade recipe), mixed with a spicy sauce and/or mayonnaise or aioli (in Catalunya). But in this guide, I'm going to recommend places in Barcelona where you can enjoy this fantastic tapa in its vegan version. Get ready to lick the plate clean!
30 Places • 3 Saves • ago
Free

Thanks to the ingenuity of two Madrid establishments, Casa Pellico and La Casona, which unfortunately no longer exist, Spain has been delighting in one of the most internationally recognized tapas since the 1950s and 1960s. This dish was even acknowledged by the UN in 2008 as a typical Spanish delicacy.

The name "patatas bravas" derives from the Spanish adjective "bravo," which translates to "brave" or "fierce." It is believed that this name reflects the bold and spicy flavor of the sauce that accompanies the potatoes.

First, let's talk about the potato itself: it can be prepared in various ways and cut in different styles—fried, baked, or cooked in oil. It can be thinly sliced, thickly cut, or diced. Some even prefer it boiled.

Second, the sauce. There's an interesting history: did you know that its traditional and original recipe featured a reduction of beef broth? Nowadays, the sauce has evolved into countless variations, reflecting the preferences of individual cooks. They generally align with two main camps: those who advocate for the inclusion of tomato and those who argue it's unnecessary, attributing the color solely to the presence of paprika.

Speaking of variations, the inventive folks in Barcelona put their own twist on the dish: they added aioli (mayonnaise with garlic) on top, which intriguingly is served cold, reigniting the debate over patatas bravas.

And if you're curious about a designated day for celebrating this iconic dish, wonder no more. In Spain, February 28th is recognized as National Patatas Bravas Day—a perfect opportunity to savor this culinary delight in bars and restaurants throughout the country.

🥔 The listing

After an exhaustive search, here's a delightful list categorized by neighborhood in Barcelona, where you can indulge in 100% vegan patatas bravas (and the list keeps growing!).

Let yourself be seduced by the wide variety of recipes around the city and enjoy them as a tapa*, perfectly complemented by a beer, wine, or vermouth** (herb-infused wine).

The choices are abundant, and each tavern or bar boasts its own rendition and creative flair. Pick your preferred texture, select your salsa, and dive in! 🙃

*Disclaimer: The photos may differ from the tapas you find in the restaurant, either because the format or recipe has changed according to the season. Please make sure before ordering your patatas bravas that you specify the vegan option you desire.

**All of the Yzaguirre versions and Miró are vegan, but Martini and Campari aren’t.

Gràcia

Atabalats Gastroburgers
@travelwithsandra
Fantastic fries with a homemade high-quality bravas sauce.
Add to
Details
Quinoa Bar
@travelwithsandra
Roasted potatoes with homemade vegan chiplote mayo and alioli sauce.
Add to
Details
La PerraVerde
@travelwithsandra
Cool potatoes with spicy kimchi fermented mayonnaise.
Add to
Details
La Golosa Vegan Vurger - Gracia
@travelwithsandra
BRAVAS with vegan aioli and smoked chipotle sauce or GOLOSAS BRAVAS with creamy vegan aioli and smoked chipotle sauce.
Add to
Details
Wild Food BCN
@travelwithsandra
Crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside, served with bravas sauce and black garlic aioli.
Add to
Details

Gòtic & Raval

SAVTA
@travelwithsandra
Chip-style potatoes with homemade vegan bravas sauce.
Add to
Details
Teresa Carles
@travelwithsandra
Potatoes, carrots, beets, and sweet potatoes roasted in the oven with herbs, topped with chipotle mayonnaise, and served with a cayenne and paprika sauce with a touch of cilantro.
Add to
Details
Doña Rosa - Cocina Urbana
@travelwithsandra
Patatas Bravas served with homemade Pico de Gallo salsa.
Add to
Details
Velada
@travelwithsandra
Boiled and baked potatoes served with creamy vegan aioli and handmade tomato sauce.
Add to
Details
Vegetalia Gòtic
@travelwithsandra
Baked potatoes seasoned with sweet paprika and served with vegan bravas sauce.
Add to
Details
Taverna del Bisbe
@travelwithsandra
Potatoes with vegan aioli and a subtle touch of sweet paprika.
Add to
Details
Vegan Cat Bar
@travelwithsandra
CatBarCAT Vegano
Add to
Details

El Born

Ziryab Fusion Tapas Bar
@travelwithsandra
Fried potatoes topped with vegan aioli, caramelized soy, and harissa (a spicy Tunisian paste served on the side).
Add to
Details
Las Fritas
@travelwithsandra
Crinkle-cut fries in a cone with vegan bravas or truffle sauce.
Add to
Details
Vegetalia Born
@travelwithsandra
Baked potatoes seasoned with sweet paprika and served with vegan bravas sauce.
Add to
Details

Eixample

Chez Kessler
@travelwithsandra
High-quality baby variety potatoes, oven-baked and served with vegan homemade aioli and tomato sauces.
Add to
Details
PÖTSTOT
@travelwithsandra
Special potatoes with their version of vegan aioli and bravas sauce. 100% Gluten free.
Add to
Details

Poble Sec

La Raposa
@travelwithsandra
Vegan bar and feminist bookstore operated as a cooperative, offering wedge-cut potatoes served with separate generous servings of aioli and tomato sauces.
Add to
Details
Bar Seco
@travelwithsandra
Neighborhood bar with very interesting homemade vegan bravas potatoes.
Add to
Details
Abirradero: CraftBeer & Tapas
@travelwithsandra
Vegan mayonnaise, like spicy Romesco-style sauce, and crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside Monalisa potatoes
Add to
Details
La Galla Tasca Vegana
@travelwithsandra
Potatoes stuffed with wasabi aioli, spiced with habaneros, red chili, and cider reduction.
Add to
Details

Poble Nou

Blu Bar
@travelwithsandra
Baked potatoes accompanied by their secret recipe bravas sauce and homemade aioli.
Add to
Details
Desoriente
@travelwithsandra
MILBRAVAS: Thin layers of super crispy potato accompanied by homemade aioli and kimchi.
Add to
Details
Van Van VAR
@travelwithsandra
Skin-on fries served with vegan mayonnaise with a hint of lemon, garlic, and kimchi sauce.
Add to
Details
Bubar
@travelwithsandra
Potatoes bravas with skin served with a rich mayonnaise and spicy tomato.
Add to
Details

Sants & Sarrià

Restaurante vegano Alive
@travelwithsandra
Spiced bravas accompanied by a zesty sauce.
Add to
Details
Lute
@travelwithsandra
Traditional fried potatoes with homemade spicy sauce.
Add to
Details
VERMUT I A LA GÀBIA
@travelwithsandra
Crispy Agria variety potatoes served with a parsley-infused soy milk vegan mayonnaise, accompanied by a spiced oil.
Add to
Details
Seixanta Quaranta
@travelwithsandra
Potatoes served with their brava sauce and vegan aioli.
Add to
Details

Barceloneta

Amarre 69 - Vegan food & Drinks
@travelwithsandra
Fried potatoes served with a signature house-made bravas sauce.
Add to
Details

🙌🏻 Want more?

If you feel like going beyond lists and exploring the greener side of El Born with a local, join our Vegan Tapas Tours and have a great time, enjoying delicious vegan food and learning a bit more about the city of Barcelona ✨

www.vegantoursbarcelona.com

🧆 Vegan Tapas Tours

📸 Photowalk and Vegan Tapas

👥 Private Groups

📚 More guides

* * *
CURATED BY
👋🏻 I'm Sandra, born and bred in Barcelona. I'm a graphic and web designer, photographer, and passionate vegan traveler. I've been fortunate to live in Wales, Thailand, Poland, Menorca, and now I'm back in Barcelona again. I'm the founder of vegantoursbarcelona.com, where I showcase the vegan side of Barcelona to travelers while they learn a little bit about the fascinating historical curiosities of the city. As a curious learner and devoted ramen lover, I'm particularly enthusiastic about Asia. I advocate for slow travel and share concerns about the impact of tourism on local communities, both economically and environmentally. I am committed to traveling in the most responsible, ethical, and sustainable manner possible. A motto I always keep in mind: Traveling with kindness, curiosity, as slowly as possible, connecting with people, respecting and admiring nature, always supporting local initiatives, and personally committing to leaving each place a little better than it was before 💚 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Why choose me? I specialize in: 🗺️ Crafting custom itineraries that emphasize local experiences and cultural mindfulness. 📌 Curating recommendations to uncover hidden gems and support diverse businesses and social enterprises. ✨ Providing a hassle-free plan tailored to your interests and concerns, ensuring a seamless vegan travel experience. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * And last but not least: 🌱 Plan your vegan tour in Barcelona with me (hello@vegantoursbarcelona.com) 🌱 Follow me on Instagram for updates (@vegantoursbarcelona) 🌱 Stay tuned for new content releases on my Thatch profile (@travelwithsandra)!
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