This place used to be a little secret for locals only but now it's firmly on the gastronomic map of Paris along with the crowds that come with it. 

Despite being a little squishy, the food is well worth the squeeze with an extraordinary tapas menu that hangs from the ceiling.

Yell your order over the bar to the cheerful staff and make sure to get a bottle of wine from their extensive menu to go with your world class small plates.

Early evening or late night are the best times to go to this tiny wine bar if you're not in the mood for rubbing shoulders with the person next to you.

3 Carrefour de l'Odéon
6th arrondissement

Open every day

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