Tapas with a Twist: Mosquito Tapas in Barcelona, Spain


Mosquito Tapas
C. Carders 46 · Barcelona

I recently returned from my “bucket list” trip to Spain, and all I can do is reminisce… and attempt to control my mouth from watering. When I think back on all of the foods we tried, I cannot help but miss the tapas. Tapas are part of the culture in Spain and a way to look into the heart of the country. Most of my afternoons on this trip were spent at a bar, ordering a round and receiving tapas with that round.

Shrimp DumplingsAs delicious as they are, one night we were craving something different. Our Airbnb host, a self-proclaimed foodie himself recommended that we try Mosquito, an Asian tapas bar that was serving up the flavors of Vietnam, China and Korea right in the heart of Barcelona. Dumplings are the focus of Mosquito but not their only option. We ordered the shrimp and the pork dumplings.

pork dumplings

They were the perfect little bites. The dough was delicate with the shrimp combined into a subtle than all of a sudden flavor bomb in your mouth. Can you tell the shrimp were my favorite?

Next, we had the pork ribs, which were fall off the bone tender. The green onion added a nice flavor in contrast to the semi-sweet and salty meat.


Crispy DuckWhile this place may be known for their dumplings, the crispy duck was the star. The crispy duck was just that; crispy skin with tender meat oozing with flavor. If I remember correctly we finished this plate first and debated ordering another and another. If you leave without this dish, I will shed tears for you.

Mosquito RestaurantShould you find yourself in Barcelona, Mosquito is a must try! Look for the green and head on into to a different kind of tapas.

Christina W

I grew up moving around the world for my father’s job; which fueled my love of food and new food experiences. Put something new in front of me and I cannot wait to dig in. Italian food is my downfall… a bowl of noodles and sauce does not stand a chance with me. You can also find me in the kitchen, throwing in this and that, attempting to make the best sauce. I love cooking and experimenting, however baking is a total disaster for me. Having to measure ingredients perfectly is not my thing. This aversion to attention to detail in the kitchen is comical, as I am an attorney and attention to detail in the office is critical. Next to food, traveling is my second love. I just ticked off my bucket list spots of Vietnam, Cambodia and Spain. Much of what I did in all three locations was eat, eat, eat! Minneapolis, Minnesota is my current home and the restaurant scene is exploding! The buzz on new places is exciting and I try to make it to many of them; burger places, Minneapolis’s new fried chicken craze to all of the new Italian spots. I write about many local Minneapolis restaurants and my travels on Olivedoesthecity. I’m excited about joining the Girls on Food community, connecting with others and learning about food around the country!

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    April 21, 2016

    We went to Spain years ago for our honeymoon, and I have wanted to expat there as soon as we retire ever since! In like, 40 years! Looks like you guys had an amazing trip! Can’t wait to go back and try out Mosquito!