Tablao de Carmen
By Jessica Holom
An experience you won’t forget, Tablao de Carmen blends traditional Spanish food, drinks and tapas with an intimate flamenco show, all wrapped up in a venue designed like an original Andalusian theater.
Opened in 1988, the space’s name combines tablao – a venue for a flamenco show, comprising guitarists, singers and dancers – with a reference to legendary Barcelona bailaora, Carmen Amaya. Evoking the often painful history of the Romani (gitano) people, flamenco is a powerful, passionate art form fueled by authenticity and expression through instrument, vocals and dance. Along with an accomplished performance from top flamenco artists, expect attentive service and tapas a-plenty. The theater-restaurant is located inside the scenic Poble Espanyol on Montjuïc hill.
Come early and have a cocktail on the patio. A reservation grants you free access to the Poble, where you can take a step back in time before and after the show.
(First pass at 6pm with show at 6:45pm, second pass at 8:30pm with show at 9:15pm. €45 show + drink, €64 show + tapas menu, €81 + full menu)