TICKETS BAR: FUN, INNOVATIVE AND THE BEST RESTAURANT IN BARCELONA

Tickets Bar is ranked 29 on The World’s 50 Best restaurants in the world! Tickets Bar is fun, innovative and the best restaurant in Barcelona! The restaurant is circus themed which makes for a fun experience. The food is gastronomic and one of the most imaginative tapas experience I’ve ever had, they even have a secret dessert bar that takes you into a fairy tale candy land.

Tickets Bar is owned by two brothers, Albert and Ferran Adrià. They have multiple restaurants in the area and all have great reviews. If you’re unable to get reservations to Tickets, I suggest trying one of their other popular restaurants: Pakta, Bodega 1900, Hoja Santa and Nino Viejo.

Tickets Bar

How to Get Reservations: Reservations are required and are available two months out. They open the reservation at midnight. Give yourself a few available days for dinner and have an alarm set to make reservations on their website. The website tends to crash but keep refreshing and opting for different times. I was able to get reservations the second day of trying and boy was I happy! You can make a reservation here

After two months of anticipation, the day has arrived! The place is casual, fun and I was blown away by every single dish! Everything I ate was unexpected and blew my mind away!

Food Rundown

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Liquid Olives – They popped right into our mouth and was so good! A great way to start the meal

Basil air waffles

Basil Air Waffles

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Nordic Landscape

Manchego cheese foam on mini air bag

Manchego Cheese on Mini Air Bag

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Making us tuna hand rolls

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Hand rolls and amazing oysters!

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Octopus with Pickled Piparra

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Marinated Chicken with Lime Air

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Shrimps

We ordered quite a bit but everything is small and bite size. It was the perfect amount and I was completely content with everything we had! The olives were definitely unique. I wish I could have tried more food but we wanted to leave room for dessert. There is nothing bad here so anything ordered will be more then exceptional.

Dessert

The restaurant has a secret dessert bar hidden in the back. With very limited seating, not everyone is able to experience it. I asked if we could get seated there and lucky for us we got a seat! Once I walked into the room I felt like I was in a fairy tale candy land! Strawberries were hanging from the ceiling and when we got seated there was a rose on the table that had edible jelly in the middle! We gave them the option to provide us with their best desserts.

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Carrot Cone – Surprisingly really good!

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Tickets Bar

Nitrogen Ice Cream

Making Magic – Nitrogen Ice Cream

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Tickets Bar

There’s no other tapas bar in the world quite like Tickets. It’s truly a fun, innovative and one of the most creative and best restaurants in Barcelona! For such a great dining experience, the meal was a little over $100 per person USD. It was very affordable and I was very surprised how cheap it was for the amount of food we had. Don’t leave Barcelona without trying Tickets or at least one of the multiple restaurants from the Adrià Brothers.

Have you visited a fun, innovative restaurant like Tickets? I would love to know about more restaurants like this. Comment below!

 

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37 comments

  • Anisa

    August 23, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    This does look like the most amazing tapas I have ever seen. I love that they have the secret dessert bar. I want to go back to Barcelona and I am definitely going to try to get a reservation at Tickets!

    1. Tour de Lust

      August 23, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      You will love it! Can’t wait for you to try it and share your experience =)

  • Lena Elzayn

    August 23, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    This place sounds AWESOME and LOVED your pictures! Will definitely bookmark for when we are in Barcelona.

    1. Tour de Lust

      August 23, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Thanks Lena!! So glad you want to check it out, the place is amazing!

  • nicki

    August 23, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    WOW! The food looks awesome – I am a sucker for desserts so I would eat them all. haha – the carrot cone didn’t sound appetizing but something tells me it was!

    1. Tour de Lust

      August 23, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      haha I know right? The carrot dessert was actually interesting!

  • verushka

    August 24, 2016 at 7:29 am

    This place sounds and looks amazing! Would love to eat here
    Love the playful take on everything.

    1. Tour de Lust

      August 24, 2016 at 8:10 am

      Thanks Verushka! It really is my favorite restaurant!

  • Jamie

    August 24, 2016 at 9:15 am

    This is so cool! After living in Spain I kind of gloss over when you say tapas, but this is really interesting! I love restaurants that create something new.

    1. Tour de Lust

      August 24, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      Me too, I love finding unique and creative restaurants like this when I travel

  • Katy Clarke

    August 24, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Ooh that is a bargain for an Adria meal. Looks amazing. We had the rose lychee at a special series of dinners they did in London recently. I would love to try Tickets next time we are in Barcelona

    1. Tour de Lust

      August 24, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      Oh wow that rose lychee sounds amazing!! Go glad you go to go to an event in London! Must have been amazing!

  • Maria

    August 24, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    I’ve seen this restaurant on TV on a documentary about fine dining. I am hoping to go to Barcelona soon and hopefully, this will be one of the places to eat! Thanks for sharing your experience!

    1. Tour de Lust

      August 24, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      How cool! I bet that documentary got you really wanting to eat there! Ticket’s is so much more affordable then other fine dining restaurants too.

  • mark wyld

    August 24, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    I so wish our upcoming trip to Barcelona was without kids so we could experience this place. The food looks amazing the desert room just wow. Hopefully one day in the future when we visit with no kids

    1. Tour de Lust

      August 24, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      I think it’s kid friendly if you are still interested in going with the kids =) Hope you get to try it soon.

  • Maydi

    August 24, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    This looks fantastic! Definitely trying Tickets next time I’m in Barcelona!

    1. Tour de Lust

      August 24, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      Yay! You’ll love it!

  • Lara Dunning

    August 24, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    With reservations two months out it must be very, very popular. I’d love to try the basil waffles.

    1. Tour de Lust

      August 24, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      It is very popular but all worth it =)

  • Kim

    August 24, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    It all looks so delicious!

    1. Tour de Lust

      August 24, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      Thanks Kim! Everything was amazing!

  • runawaybrit

    August 25, 2016 at 7:57 am

    I love the idea of a secret dessert bar, but I’d be gutted if I didn’t get a table in there!!

    1. Tour de Lust

      August 25, 2016 at 8:09 am

      Totally! I would have been pretty disappointed if I didn’t either. So happy I got one! =)

  • Vicky and Buddy

    August 25, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    This looks like such an amazing place!! No wonder you need to reserve 2 months out! I like that they’re small meals, so you can try more things.

    1. Tour de Lust

      August 28, 2016 at 9:44 am

      I agree! That is why I love tapas!! You get to try so many different types of dishes =)

  • Mags

    August 26, 2016 at 9:14 am

    This is so cool! It reminds me of a molecular gastronomy restaurant I went to in Cancun. I’ll definitely check out Tickets when I finally make it to Barcelona

    1. Tour de Lust

      August 28, 2016 at 9:45 am

      I’ve heard of one in Cancun!! I definitely will check that place out the next time I’m there!

  • CarolT

    August 29, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    We were here in April, one of the best meals we have ever had, from the olives to those eclairs (and that “pancake”) and it was so much fun… I have to go drool over my pix now!

    1. Tour de Lust

      August 29, 2016 at 4:30 pm

      haha it was the best meal I ever had too!!

  • Emily

    December 7, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    OK I’m officially in love with your blog. Beautiful layout and informative content! 🙂

    1. Tour de Lust

      December 7, 2016 at 6:22 pm

      Thanks Emily!! I’m so glad you like it!

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  • Vlad

    December 31, 2016 at 5:57 am

    The imagination and creativity of Albert Adria is unparalleled.
    The olive-s, and the lychee/rose dessert are indescribable to anyone who has not experienced how they gently explode in your mouth, triggering a response in every corner of your palate.
    Thank you for bringing back delicious memories of our Barcelona visit!

    1. Tour de Lust

      January 3, 2017 at 9:54 pm

      I’m so glad you got to experience Tickets Bar! The olives and the lychee rose dessert was truly indescribable!

  • Tad

    February 13, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Saw your blog as I am organizing my attempt to get reservations at Tickets. Nice job!

    If in Turin you should try Combal Zero. I had a fabulous meal there and it was created with humour and ingenuity. I’m sure you’d like it too.

    1. Tour de Lust

      February 13, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      Hi Tad! Thank you so much for reading! Did you get reservations?? I hope you did!

      Thank you for the recommendation! I’ll definitely look it up when I visit Turin!!

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