Your guide to tapas in Stockholm

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Do you like snack-sized dishes and looking for good tapas in Stockholm? Then you have plenty of options. Nowadays, tapas are a natural element in the Swedish dining culture, and the city is full of excellent tapas restaurants that serve delicious small dishes that make your mouth water. This finger food, mainly associated with Spain, is perfect for spending time together around the dinner table and sharing a wonderful dining experience. And here’s the guide to Stockholm’s best tapas restaurants.
Last updated: September 15, 2022

Whether you are looking for fine dining in tapas form or want to revel in snack-sized dishes in a festive atmosphere, there’s a tapas restaurant in Stockholm for you. Sweden – and Stockholm – have welcomed the small dish culture with open arms, and tapas have been a natural part of the restaurant scene for a long time – at least as popular as Italian, Indian, and sushi.

What are tapas? You probably know that, but a more detailed explanation might still be worth mentioning. Tapas is a collective name for small dishes and is often associated with Spain (but they can be found in many other kitchens than the Spanish). The dishes can be both hot and cold, and you can eat them at any time during the day (or night). Enjoy them as a snack with a glass of wine or combine several small dishes for a whole dinner. Tapas are food full of opportunity. And perfect if you’re hungry for a little bit of everything.

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Stockholm is the place to be for the tapas fan

Enjoy Stockholm’s best tapas in high-class restaurants


To help you find your way in your search for fantastic tapas in Stockholm, we have selected a number of the city’s leading tapas restaurants. You’ll find everything from luxury tapas in stylish premises to a homely and cozy atmosphere à la bodega in Madrid or Barcelona. In other words, there’s something for all tastes. Bienvenidos on a culinary journey in the wonderful world of small dishes!

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La Barra

La Barra - tapas restaurant in Stockholm
The intense aromas, the delicious flavors, the lively vibe at Spain’s tapas bars – that’s the inspiration behind La Barra that you find in the middle of central Stockholm. And it’s mainly in the gigantic bar (as La Barra means in Spanish) where things happen at this cozy Spanish restaurant. It’s in the bar that you as a guest eat, drink, talk, and laugh (but don’t worry, there are also tables if more your thing). The fact that you don’t have to book in advance but can drop by whenever you get in the Spanish spirit makes it even better – half of the restaurant’s seats can not be reserved; you can just sit down where you find an empty chair.

Here you can have both lunch and dinner, and on the extensive menu, there are small Spanish dishes that’ll water your taste buds: a mixture of the chef’s specials, charcuterie, cheese, tapas, and desserts. Fresh, well thought out, and tasty. Tortillas, lamb racks, Plato Mixto, and fried calamari with aioli are some of the guests’ favorites. The drink list, including some first-class Spanish wines, is also excellent, and the staff will take good care of you. In the late hours, they turn up the music volume, and a lot of cocktails are being mixed. In short, La Barra takes Spain to Stockholm, or the Stockholmers to Spain, as they put it themselves. So head to Norrlandsgatan the next time you get a craving for southern latitudes.

Norrlandsgatan 7, Norrmalm/City

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Boqueria

Boqueria - tapas in Stockholm

Boqueria is many people’s top candidate when listing Stockholm’s best tapas restaurant, and here you’re offered both tapas and pintxos. And it’s no surprise that this place is so popular. It’s like Spain, but on Jakobsbergsgatan. At this lively restaurant in the mall MOOD Stockholm, they focus on the Spanish food culture’s community, joy, and flavors. And you can have both lunch, brunch, and dinner. Or why not an after work?

Boqueria offers a large selection of excellent tapas and also several larger dishes that you share with your company. The creative menu is constantly varied and is full of tasty delicacies – poultry, meat, seafood, fish, and vegetarian tapas. Duck liver, steak tartare, white asparagus, fried goat cheese, scallops, bleak roe, and salmon tartare are a few examples of the huge selection. With your meal, you can enjoy selected wines or beers. So, get ready for a grand scale Spanish tapas fiesta. And don’t miss out on trying Boqueria’s famous cocktails before heading out to the Stockholm night.

Jakobsbergsgatan 17, Norrmalm/City

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Ramblas

In the mood for really good tapas in Södermalm? Then you should head to Ramblas – either at Mariatorget or Hornstull. Whichever you choose, you get to experience an authentic Spanish tapas restaurant and a fantastic dining experience. Here you and your party enjoy Spanish homemade tapas dishes in a cozy and relaxed environment with top-class service. Everyone is welcome, and the feeling is Spanish tavern.

Ramblas’ menu has a great selection of Spanish-scented goodies for the tapas lover – vegetarian tapas, meat tapas, fish tapas, and other small munches. And if anyone doesn’t want to have small dishes, there are also a couple of main courses – the Spanish national dish paella and entrecote. You round off the dinner in the best way with a sweet dessert. The selection of wine and champagne is excellent, and so is the drink menu. Tapas in Södermalm, good drinks, and open late. What more can you ask for? Make sure to book a table because Ramblas is usually packed with people from all over Stockholm.

S:t Paulsgatan 22D, Södermalm
Långholmsgatan 3, Södermalm
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STHLM TAPAS Vasastan

Tapas in Vasastan, anyone? Then STHLM TAPAS Vasastan is the natural choice. And if you thought tapas was a Spanish phenomenon, think again – at this super nice tapas restaurant in Stockholm, you can enjoy tasty small dishes from all over the world (including Spain). Because here, a tapa are nothing more than a small dish – the origin doesn’t matter. Toast Skagen, Asian tuna, calamari, patatas bravas, Jamaican jerk chicken, and much more can be found on the menu. Mix and match as you like and go on a gastronomic journey around the world.

STHLM TAPAS Vasastan’s philosophy is that their small dishes should encourage conversation and socializing. The important thing is that the dish is tasty and makes you curious about the next one. And they have definitely succeeded. The range of drinks is also high class. You can enjoy wine from all over the world, good beer, and excellent cava. The room is crowded and cozy, with a vibrant atmosphere and impeccable service. During the warm seasons, the restaurant also has a pleasant outdoor seating area. If you don’t want to eat on-site, STHLM TAPAS Vasastan also offers takeaway that you can easily order in their webshop.

Torsgatan 55, Vasastan

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Aqui Tapas & Bar

Spain in the middle of Stockholm city? Yes, if you visit Aqui Tapas & Bar. This reputable tapas restaurant describes itself as tapas for real. And that they know what they’re doing is evidenced by their ranking as number 29 of more than 2,700 restaurants in Stockholm. In the lovely room, where the relaxed Spanish atmosphere is rooted in the walls, you can enjoy excellent food and drinks that make your taste buds dance and even the pickiest person overjoyed. The tastes, the aromas, the experience – everything exudes Spanish culture.

The extensive menu includes the best of the Spanish cuisine, including tapas highlights such as fried calamari with aioli, cider-cooked chorizo, cheese-gratinated mussels, bacon-wrapped dates, Spanish homemade meatballs, and grilled halloumi. If you’re a bit hungrier, there are also main courses such as fajitas and seafood platter. Aqui Tapas & Bar also has a popular after work. Music and dancing between the tables, a blissful mix of guests, and friendly staff make this an unbeatable tapas experience. And if you’re lucky, you’ll get to wear a sombrero!

Kammakargatan 9, Norrmalm/City
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Hallmans Matbar

Hallmans Matbar is an excellent alternative if you’re looking for really good tapas in Södermalm. Here you’re offered a homely Catalan neighborhood restaurant inspired by Barcelona with a personal and unpretentious atmosphere, friendly hospitality, and superb service. And, of course, fantastic food. Outstanding Iberic charcuterie, excellent cheese, and fresh seasonal ingredients are just a few reasons to head to the heart of Södermalm.

Stop by for a quick, spontaneous dinner before your concert or theater. Or book a table for an entire evening in the company of your best friends – Hallmans Matbar delivers on all occasions. In addition to tapas, there are also several ambitious medium-size dishes, and the food is combined with a great wine and drink menu that constantly changes. In addition, the restaurant has a nice outdoor seating area – perfect for a cold beer and your favorite tapas.

Timmermansgatan 39, Södermalm

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Bar Nombre

Bar Nombre in Vasastan is a tapas restaurant in Stockholm that also focuses on Spanish flavors. But some Scandinavian inspiration has also made it into the menu. In the cozy room with stylish Spanish-inspired decor, everyone feels at home. Here you and your party can enjoy modern cuisine with Spanish influences and Spanish wines from a vivid wine list that is constantly renewed. High-class fine dining meets a cozy neighborhood restaurant is a graphic term that describes it well.

Bar Nombre is just as perfect for a cozy date as a dinner with your best friends, and table reservations are recommended. You and your party can choose everything from a three-course menu on the chef’s table to a simpler setup with a good charcuterie tray and a glass of wine. Or why not do an evening of drinks! The menu includes tapas, entrees, charcuterie, main courses, and desserts, and some of the guests’ favorites include the tasty meat and seafood dishes. The food follows the seasons and is prepared from high-quality ingredients.

Odengatan 36, Vasastan
Tapas and cava
Fancy a glass of cava with your tapas?

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Cavabaren

Cavabaren is made for the tapas fan in search of a great after work place with a relaxed atmosphere and affordable prices. Here you and your colleagues can enjoy good tapas while you unwind with a glass of cava or wine.

Cavabaren’s tapas menu includes meat, chicken, cheese, and fine pizza in snack size form. They also have several vegetarian tapas, such as roasted beetroot salad and the old classic Pimentos de Padron. The drinks menu has a good selection of wines, including some limited-edition wines. But as the name suggests – it’s the sparkling wine cava that is the most common order in the bar. Many people drink it with their favorite tapas – or why not with oysters. Cavabaren is also a popular place for a pre-drink before heading out into the Stockholm night.

Jakobsbergsgatan 21, Norrmalm/City

09

Smak

As the name reveals, taste is what Smak (‘Taste’ in English) is all about. At this stylish and ambitious tapas restaurant, located in the middle of central Stockholm, you can enjoy small creative dishes with inspiration from around the world. Or rather creative tastes – because at Smak, the dishes are called tastes, and you as a guest choose dishes according to the taste. Are you following along? Regardless, you’ll be treated to a gastronomic highlight during your visit, and it’s far from the traditional tapas bar that you’re used to.

Smak mixes bold flavors, which they then pack in a tapa. Chili, ginger, and cress are paired with chicken, oysters, and fish. This makes every bite a surprise, and your taste buds get to experience an exciting journey exploring these unusual yet perfect combinations. You build your own tasting menu with three, five, or seven tastes, and there are many to choose from. Examples are Wasabi – sea bass, cantaloupe, and tomato or Jalapeño – halibut, mussels, and cabbage. The desserts follow the same structure, and of course, there’s also a vegetarian menu. And in addition to excellent tapas dinners, Smak also serves a popular lunch.

Oxtorgsgatan 14, Norrmalm/City

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Caliente Tapas Bar

Do you want to eat tapas in Stockholm’s Old Town (Gamla stan)? Maybe in Norrmalm or Kungsholmen? And why not after your shopping tour in Stockholm’s largest shopping center? Then Caliente Tapas Bar is a good choice. Since 1996, this tapas chain has served both Stockholmers and tourists who like Spanish cuisine. That makes them one of Stockholm’s oldest tapas restaurants, and today they have four locations in the Stockholm area.

Choose your favorites from the large menu of delicious small dishes or main courses. Order a cold Spanish beer or a refreshing sangria. Sit down in the cozy restaurant where everyone feels welcome. Feel the Spanish food culture and atmosphere. Share, socialize, and thrive. That’s all there’s to it – and the concept has proven to be successful among Caliente Tapas Bar’s guests.

Adolf Fredriks kyrkogata 12, Norrmalm/City
Österlånggatan 26, Old Town
Fleminggatan 22, Kungsholmen
Mall of Scandinavia, Stjärntorget, Solna
Tapas restaurant Stockholm
Get ready for a delicious tapas fiesta!

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Pinchos

Are you a family with children, like tapas, and have access to a smartphone? Then Pinchos is the tapas restaurant for you. The restaurant chain has expanded fast throughout Sweden, and today they have five locations in Stockholm. Here, it’s above all the happy and welcoming atmosphere that attracts – the restaurant’s fun circus theme offers many extraordinary surprises that especially the younger guests love. Paintings, mirrors, spinning ballerinas on the ceiling, powerful sounds from unexpected places, and the smell of popcorn make both young and old smile.

You order food and drinks via the restaurant’s app, and on the menu, there’s a vast selection of tapas from around the world to choose from. Cheeseburger, chicken wings, dumplings, quesadillas, pad thai, and crème brûlée are a few examples. Everything served on wooden planks. When it comes to drinking, you also have several options. Whether you are craving sweet, sour, bitter, hot, cold, fruity, or non-alcoholic, the bartender has something ‘Pincholicious’ that suits you. Good food, festive drinks, and a spectacular show as part of the deal – Pinchos offers, to say the least, an experience beyond the ordinary.

Norrlandsgatan 31–33, Norrmalm/City
Folkungagatan 105, Södermalm
Alströmergatan 20, Kungsholmen
Heliosgången 2, Hammarby Sjöstad
Sundbybergs Torg 1, Sundbyberg
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Find your favorite restaurant and enjoy Stockholm’s best tapas


There you have our list of Stockholm’s best tapas. We hope you’ll find a tapas restaurant that suits you, whether your lacking dinner plans on a Monday night, going on a date with your partner, or having a full evening with your friends. Stockholm has a fantastic selection of great tapas restaurants where you can enjoy tasty snack-sized meals. Bon appétit!

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Find the tapas restaurants on the map
Title Address Description
La Barra
Norrlandsgatan 7, 111 43 Stockholm, SverigeNorrlandsgatan 7
Boqueria
Mood stockholm, Jakobsbergsgatan 17, 111 44 Stockholm, SverigeJakobsbergsgatan 17
Ramblas Mariatorget
Sankt Paulsgatan 22D, 118 48 Stockholm, SverigeS:t Paulsgatan 22D
Ramblas Hornstull
Långholmsgatan 3, 117 33 Stockholm, SverigeLångholmsgatan 3
STHLM TAPAS Vasastan
Torsgatan 55, 113 37 Stockholm, SverigeTorsgatan 55, Vasastan
Aqui Tapas & Bar
Kammakargatan 9, 111 40 Stockholm, SverigeKammakargatan 9
Hallmans Matbar
Timmermansgatan 39, 118 55 Stockholm, SverigeTimmermansgatan 39
Bar Nombre
Odengatan 36, 113 51 Stockholm, SverigeOdengatan 36
Cavabaren
Jakobsbergsgatan 21, 111 44 Stockholm, SverigeJakobsbergsgatan 21
Smak
Oxtorgsgatan 14, 111 57 Stockholm, SverigeOxtorgsgatan 14
Caliente Tapas Bar
Adolf Fredriks kyrkogata 12, 111 37 Stockholm, SverigeAdolf Fredriks kyrkogata 12
Caliente Tapas Bar
Österlånggatan 26, 111 31 Stockholm, SverigeÖsterlånggatan 26
Caliente Tapas Bar
Fleminggatan 22a, 112 32 Stockholm, SverigeFleminggatan 22
Caliente Tapas Bar
Stjärntorget 2, 169 79 Solna, SverigeMall of Scandinavia
Stjärntorget
Pinchos
Norrlandsgatan 33, 111 43 Stockholm, SverigeNorrlandsgatan 31–33
Pinchos
Folkungagatan 105, 116 30 Stockholm, SverigeFolkungagatan 105
Pinchos
Alströmergatan 20, 112 47 Stockholm, SverigeAlströmergatan 20
Pinchos
Heliosgången 2, 120 30 Stockholm, SverigeHeliosgången 2
Pinchos
Sundbybergs torg 1, 172 67 Sundbyberg, SverigeSundbybergs Torg 1
Title Address Description
La Barra
Norrlandsgatan 7, 111 43 Stockholm, SverigeNorrlandsgatan 7
Boqueria
Mood stockholm, Jakobsbergsgatan 17, 111 44 Stockholm, SverigeJakobsbergsgatan 17
Ramblas Mariatorget
Sankt Paulsgatan 22D, 118 48 Stockholm, SverigeS:t Paulsgatan 22D
Ramblas Hornstull
Långholmsgatan 3, 117 33 Stockholm, SverigeLångholmsgatan 3
STHLM TAPAS Vasastan
Torsgatan 55, 113 37 Stockholm, SverigeTorsgatan 55, Vasastan
Aqui Tapas & Bar
Kammakargatan 9, 111 40 Stockholm, SverigeKammakargatan 9
Hallmans Matbar
Timmermansgatan 39, 118 55 Stockholm, SverigeTimmermansgatan 39
Bar Nombre
Odengatan 36, 113 51 Stockholm, SverigeOdengatan 36
Cavabaren
Jakobsbergsgatan 21, 111 44 Stockholm, SverigeJakobsbergsgatan 21
Smak
Oxtorgsgatan 14, 111 57 Stockholm, SverigeOxtorgsgatan 14
Caliente Tapas Bar
Adolf Fredriks kyrkogata 12, 111 37 Stockholm, SverigeAdolf Fredriks kyrkogata 12
Caliente Tapas Bar
Österlånggatan 26, 111 31 Stockholm, SverigeÖsterlånggatan 26
Caliente Tapas Bar
Fleminggatan 22a, 112 32 Stockholm, SverigeFleminggatan 22
Caliente Tapas Bar
Stjärntorget 2, 169 79 Solna, SverigeMall of Scandinavia
Stjärntorget
Pinchos
Norrlandsgatan 33, 111 43 Stockholm, SverigeNorrlandsgatan 31–33
Pinchos
Folkungagatan 105, 116 30 Stockholm, SverigeFolkungagatan 105
Pinchos
Alströmergatan 20, 112 47 Stockholm, SverigeAlströmergatan 20
Pinchos
Heliosgången 2, 120 30 Stockholm, SverigeHeliosgången 2
Pinchos
Sundbybergs torg 1, 172 67 Sundbyberg, SverigeSundbybergs Torg 1
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