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Xaica Restaurant

c/ Jovellanos, 5-7, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 17 85 43
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (25 reviews)
“tapas” (8 reviews)
“main course” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, European
c/ Jovellanos, 5-7, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
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1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

The petit Xaica is a joke , paella from can, frozen fries and escalope. The meat look like it's coming from the dog plate. Bad, very bad restaurant

Thank Tartifl74
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Good rang of dishes in the lunch menu. You have diferent menu options too. Nice food and big quantity. Typical dishes and very well made. We enjoyed a lot all the things we tried. Fideuà was great! Big restaurant, not cousy but ok. It looks...More

Thank Momo F
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Maybe the most authentic tapas, very tasty. Served without a trace of quality service, but who cares when the food served was top. If you expect quality environment, high quality service you've missed. Go for the food, delicious.

Thank StenerOe
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Great service and nice people. I will go back. The location was good also.you will go back if you try it. I love restaurants with a family-friendly ambient. Love it and my wife too.

Thank ipave4u
Reviewed 12 January 2017

It was lunchtime on a midweek day between Christmas and New Year and didn't think many "traditional" restaurants would be open but we liked the look of the fixed-price tapas menu and went for it. Best decision all holiday. Probably the best food too. The...More

Thank pauldoody
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I honestly thought the arrogance and unfriendliness of the staff here was a joke and something that people visited this place for,but no its no joke. As for the food,it may be cheap but my meal consisting of a simple burger and chips was inedible!

Thank Pat G
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Called in here for drinks and Tapas after a long afternoon travelling. We weren't disappointed. We sat at the bar but because the 4 of us ordered the set menu Tapas (£14 per head) we were shown to a table, where another table was promptly...More

Thank Clare M
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We visit this little restaurant every year when we visit Barcelona. It isn't posh or fancy but it is a lovely friendly place with fantastic tapas dishes. Many locals eat here, which is usually a good sign, and they make lovely sangria!

Thank Julie2309
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

When i was a student in Barcelona 5 years ago I used to have lunch in Xaica. For just 10 euros I've got hell a lot of food! Portions were so big, it was enough to eat 1 lunch and survive through the day. So,...More

Thank Elena J
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

This restaurant serves authentic catalunian dishes that is delicious and has a big serving. I love their paella, Price is affordable. The waiters though speaks limited english. It is mostly locals who eat here . Perfect meal after a day of shopping .

Thank Restlesspinay
El Raval
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authenticity protrudes from the many independent
record stores, second hand shops, and student bars
that seem to light up the streets day and night. The
rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 23
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: c/ Jovellanos, 5-7, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighbourhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: +34 933 17 85 43
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