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Bar La Plata

Carrer Merce, 28, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 15 10 09
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fried fish” (22 reviews)
“tomato salad” (16 reviews)
“sardines” (17 reviews)
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Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Carrer Merce, 28, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Reviewed yesterday

The charm is that is like an old spanish bodega but I do not know what the fuss about the food. It was ok though

Thank cavedoni83
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Been here a few times and great to pop in Small choice of drinks and tapas which means quick service and consistently good at what they provide always pretty busy with a quick turnover

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered everything on the menu - sausage; anchovies; salad; little fried fish; tomato bread. It was all great. We then ordered more of the little fish - they were fresh and also fired very lightly. Wine is basic and perfectly acceptable (much to the...More

Thank HerniaBay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a must visit for authentic tapas in Barcelona! Service is exceptional.. the food, wine and beer are out of this world! We went 3 times during our visit! 5stars!

Thank ACompaero
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh and simple and not too expensive, definitely recommend. We ordered everything on the menu and a bottle of Estrella - paid 17.50 in total

Thank monobee1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The anchovies are incredible... the menu is small but its all that is needed. sit down with a bottle of the house table wine. Order the five dishes available.

Thank Sofia Z
AnnaMarjanet, Propietario at Bar La Plata, responded to this review

Thank you so much Sofia!! We hope to see you soon again!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Usually I write my opinions in Spanish, but today I want all of you to know about La Plata. La Plata... nothing more than a little, very little, restaurant at the heart of Barcelona's gothic quarter. A place where my parents went when they were...More

Thank jcolo1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They said it was close even if we we're in the scheduled timetable. When asked about it, the owner just didn't care...

Thank João S
AnnaMarjanet, Propietario at Bar La Plata, responded to this review

Good evening Joao, At lunchtime we close doors at 3.30. As Pepe, our waiter, told you, at 3.15 the kitchen it's already closed. Yours faithfully, La Plata

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Barcelona many times and I am not quite sure how I missed this gem. It's a tiny bar full of character and warmth from its locals and owner. Cheap cheap wine from a local winery is delicious! Less than 2 euros...More

Thank shawnaleighm
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for our breakfast/brunch. The place is small, but it's full with local (10am), we ordered americano, which was really good! 1 tapas with bread and sausages, and also the fried fish, both were really tasty!! Definitely you have to try the fish. The...More

1  Thank Zulrahman E
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this
picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of
Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days
under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War
with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and
authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be
thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas
brought to life by the many small bars and local
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Tim G
Is this an appropriate place to visit with my wife and 14 year old daughter ?
1 July 2016|
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Response from allyson p | Reviewed this property |
This is a small local bar, only about 5 or 6 tables- I would take a 14 year old there. It is just tapas and cold beer and wine. Delicious deep fried fish ! Usually frequented by locals and walking groups.
monica w
HI there, Will you be open on Good Friday and the day after? April 3 & 4?
23 February 2015|
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Response from AnnaMarjanet | Property representative |
Hi Monica, Matt is right. We'll be closed from April 3th until 7th. If you are planning to stay more days in Barcelona we'll be more glad to meet you at La Plata. Best regards, La Plata
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defreyne c
We want to make a reservation for 2 persons on saturday 31/1 around 19 h. Fam. Defreyne. Visitors from Belgium. Is this possible?
26 January 2015|
Response from AnnaMarjanet | Property representative |
Hi Defreyne, Sorry, we didn't see your request before. We hope that you've had an amazing time in Barcelona and expect to see you next time at bar La Plata, Best, Bar La Plata
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 19
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 15:30
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer Merce, 28, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933 15 10 09
  • E-mail
If you are looking for an authentic tapas bar, with the same dishes (anchovies, sausage tomato salad with onions, anchovies and olives and fried sardines) than when it was founded in 1945, where you can enjoy an exceptional wine, do not hesitate. Tourists and lifelong parishioners, anonymous and famous guests (from Ferran Adria taking a break from his techno-emotional cuisine to Daniel Bruhl preparing his next film or Bono, from U2, tuning his voice); all of them looking for a place in one of the six tables of this charming restaurant in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, a reference and an institution of tapas in Barcelona.