Ariana Díaz Celma

When visiting Vienna, you’ll surely want to see people dance a waltz; if you are in Buenos Aires, you’ll want to see tango and, if you are in Lisbon, you’d probably want to listen to fado. But… what if you go to Barcelona? Well it seems that one can finally enjoy Catalan rumba at La Rumbeta, a club that also serves food.

Every night, La Rumbeta offers the performance of three bands playing the flamenco box, Spanish guitars, percussion and vocals. Bands are mostly made up of Catalan Gypsies from Gràcia and Raval. They delight the audience with classic versions of well-known singers of Catalan rumba such as Peret, The Gipsy Kings, Antonio González ‘El Pescaílla ‘ or Gato Pérez, as well as songs mixing rumba fusion with other styles. Fans of the genre are in luck because La Rumbeta is presented as the ideal choice to listen to rumba and pamper the palate.

Joaquim Fàbregas and Jordi Thomas, two former classmates, meet after several years apart and decided to create a space for ?the new Catalan rumba?. La Rumbeta is born to encourage the formation of new bands.? La Rumbeta will also serve as a record label to release new rumba songs. La Rumbeta is conveniently located in the Plaza Joaquim Xirau, just a few steps from La Rambla, and it’s suitable for all audiences. Passes are held every day at 19:30 and 20:30. The price of a tasting menu including a show is 42 euros. Dinner consists of typical products of Catalan cuisine accompanied by drinks served in the traditional porrón.

They also offer a very special take away: if you want any of the bands to play in party, event or whatever, just make your reservation here.


  • Address: Passatge d'Escudellers, 7, Barcelona