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Jai-Ca

#406 of 7,649 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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Barceloneta
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Calle Ginebra, 13 | Ginebra 13 y Ginegra 9, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 68 32 65
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09:00 - 23:30
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Sun 09:00 - 22:30
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Don't go expecting an effusive welcome, or close and attentive service once you are seated. Get past that and just wait for the full of flavour, rock solid, old school tapas. There is nothing new or inventive, no snazzy interpretations, just good cooking the way their grandmother's grandmother was taught to do it.

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Thornhill, Canada
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122 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I went here upon recommendation of a chef. The place is small and gets easily crowded, so be prepared to wait. The payoff is its excellent, fresh seafood and vegetarian tapas. The portions are generous and the prices are very reasonable. Located in the heart of Barceloneta, so easy to find. Highly recommend if you want an authentic tapas experience,... More 

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Thank Debi1959
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Never disappoints when I go there. Most of the food (including fried, as most of tapas) is quite nice, from the squid, bravas to more veggie "pimentos padron". The only thing i didnt like so far was the eggplant with soy sauce. Also, queues... this place is often crowded. Recommended!

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Thank Mário A
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

Really authentic excellent tapas. My classic order in here in chipirones (deep fried baby squid) and pescaito (like whitebait) and obviously got to have some bravas. Always absolutely first rate. If you're in a group you'll be very lucky to get a table as its tiny and always rammed with locals. I usually go on my own and sit at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

We have ended up in Jai-ca after reading recommendations on tripadvisor. Seeing all the FC Barca posters on the wall only proved that we were in the right place. Staff was friendly, atmosphere very homely. Portions big and food delicious. Our bill in the end was also reasonable. I would definitely come back for another Estrella :)

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Othis, France
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

It had been the second time, I have eaten here. And I have to say the food is just great. I got this place recommended by a local, so that does say something about the quality. Unfortunately the bar area was closed, so we had to go to the restaurant area, which is a bit less nice, because of the... More 

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Gracias por sus comentarios y su tiempo. Trabajamos para mejorar dia a dia, y esperamos en un futuro darle un... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

I've been going to Jai-ca for years, and it has always been a great place to go with lots of friends and stay for hours. The tapas are great and the place is pretty cheap, so even after a whole afternoon the bill was reasonable. Service was never good, but worth suffering through. Shame they didn't feel the same; I... More 

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JuanjoMoragriega, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Jai-Ca, responded to this review
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Lamentamos su opinión negativa, fruto de un mal entendimiento en cuanto al servicio que podíamos darles, puesto que Vds. intentaban... More 

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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

This restaurant in the heart of Barceloneta offers a great selection of wonderful tapas. The selection includes dishes with fish, meat or vegetarian and both cold and warm tapas plus wines, beers etc. The service is quick and also dishes are served in no time, even though the place is usually absolutely packed (so you better be early...!). Prices are... More 

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JuanjoMoragriega, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Jai-Ca, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su opinión y su tiempo. Esperamos volver a verle y atenderle mejor aún pues trabajamos para mejorar. More 

Toulouse, France
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124 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

The best place i ever ate tapas in Barcelona. We toke a lot of things and all was just delicious. The staff is really nice and the location very good too.

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JuanjoMoragriega, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Jai-Ca, responded to this review
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Muchisimas gracias por su opinión y su tiempo. Esperamos que vuelva a nuestra ciudad y nos visite para poder darle... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Really nice local feel to this place. Around the corner from the main road so not overly busy. The prices are good and the tapas has real quality. The people working there are happy to help explain things to non native speakers.

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Gracias por su opìnion y por su tiempo. Le esperamos de nuevo More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 32
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:30
Thursday
09:00 - 23:30
Friday
09:00 - 23:30
Saturday
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Ginebra, 13 | Ginebra 13 y Ginegra 9, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932 68 32 65
Description
Abierto el uno de Julio del 1955, el ano que viene cumplimos sesenta anos, y mantenemos la ilusion y las ganas de hacerlo bien que nos inculcaron nuestros ancestros. Salut.

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Staying in Barceloneta

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Barceloneta
Originally a fisherman’s quarter, this quaint area can’t escape its small village feel: laundry hanging over the narrow streets, old ladies clamoring at each other from their balconies and elder gentlemen playing games on short wooden benches gossiping the day away, Barceloneta could double as a film set. Artists line the boardwalk displaying their magnificently detailed sand structures making this the most visited beach in the city (the shirtless men working out might help too). You’ll know by the delicious aroma that you're in the right place to try some of the best and most authentic seafood including paella, Spain’s national dish.
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