Restaurant Tickets is Albert Adria’s culinary circus in the heart of Barcelona in Catalonia. One could say it is the fun and animated version of the famous El Bulli Restaurant. After the closing of this iconic restaurant, Albert Adrià built a gastronomic empire with several vibrant culinary concepts. With Tickets, he aims to serve the most inspiring tapas in a relax atmosphere. The interior recalls memories of a happy circus. Fun decoration, lots of happy vibes, a friendly service and, of course, amazing tapas with a creative twist.
This combination makes restaurant Tickets an unforgettable experience and must go in Barcelona – if not the world. Albert’s vision for Tickets is clear: at ‘La vida tapa’ there is only place for laughter, amazing food, and great drinks. It is a formula that clearly works and restaurant Tickets has become one of the most difficult reservations in the world.
The dining rooms of restaurant Tickets are divided over different areas. “La Presumida” (the vain) is the reflection of Mediterranean Barcelona, with the blue sea and the upcoming sun in the morning. In this area guest can see Barceloneta with its famous balconies and blinds, and seafood is the star here. The “La Estrella” (the Star) area is the drink area. A third area is called the “Gallinero” (Chicken coop) or “Camarote de los Marx” (the Marx Brothers’ Cabin). This area is located at the entrance and has been decorated like a box office from an old theatre. Then there is “Nostromo”, comprising a high bar with a futuristic look where “xuxis” (chuchis) are served. “El Garatge” (the garage) is the place where the simplest and the most complicated food is made, pa amb tomàquet (bread with a tomato spread). Finally, there is the wonderful dessert area “La Dolça” (the sweet), where magical desserts are served as if one was in Wonderland.
At Tickets, the craziest molecular dishes (like the famous spherical olives from El Bulli) are served next to pure, product-driven dishes like grilled Wagyu or asparagus with liquorice. This combination ensures a dazzling kitchen which broadcasts the very best food from of all over Spain. The newest techniques are used to create dishes that most people have never seen before. However, at the same time, ancient cooking methods are applied to surprise guests with timeless flavours.
There is wide selection of dishes that can be ordered from the à la carte menu to share. On the other hand, and our recommendation, you can give the kitchen ‘carte blanche’ and the chefs will compose a menu for you. Expect an amazing culinary journey with a tapas-flight including 20 up to 40 dishes. Sharing is caring at Tickets, which makes the fun even bigger. The wine list is extensive as well and includes some hard to find Spanish wines. A great opportunity to sample some of the best wines of the country!
Restaurant Tickets is special. Bringing together the heart of Spanish food culture – tapas – with the newest as well as traditional techniques, a meal at Tickets is the definition of contemporary dining. A culinary rollercoaster combining lots of fun, amazing food and surprising drinks, all wrapped up in an environment that makes everyone smile. Your Ticket to culinary happiness!
Written by Sven & Frank