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Placa de Pau Vila, 1 | 08003, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 21 02 20
12:00 - 23:30
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice area to sit and have a lazy lunch, but poor food and high cost. But it a pop in place without thinking and it was a miss. Nice prompt service

Thank Stu531
Palma, Islas Baleares, Spain
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

great location, but couldn't recommend poor to indifferent service food ok but not great not cheap All about location

Thank Megadg
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is the first time I go in the hospital after eating in a restaurant it is the worst experience I never have go away

Thank gege74Annecy
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely location with poor service and expensive food. Had a fillet steak and it was poor . No steak knife in table . Mussels we're good but overall very disappointing for the money he paid

Thank Ray P
Mexico City, Mexico
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118 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The terrace is very nice and the Catalan traditional food is amazing. The ambiance is relaxing with a beautiful view to the port.

Thank Santiago F
1 review
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Wasted money Bad service, the dish of salmon was uncooked with half a potato and some slices of carrot as side-dish. We complained and we received the same plate just heated up in a microwave. Please go somewhere else.

Thank Eirik B
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We always have lunch here - usually on our last day in Barcelona. The setting and views of the port are exceptional. The service is spot on, and the food is fresh and delicious. I particularly enjoyed the dorada in salt, and my wife's asparagus in Romeso sauce was also superb.

Thank iankosborne
Bali, Indonesia
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We had dinner at Emperador on our first night in Barcelona last week on a recommendation from a friend. It was a very wet rainy night so it was not a nice night to view the Marina. When we arrived the waitstaff were not so eager to help us get a table, they were still busy cleaning, however once we... More 

Thank Flowerpolyn
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I was on a business trip and a couple of my colleagues and I decided to go to la Barceloneta for lunch. The had an amazing paella, high quality. It was the seafood one, it was amazing. The prices are per person, but I think maybe one for two people plus a starter is enough. We also had padron pepper... More 

Thank pryscilla713
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The interior and place is nice and the server was very nice. Unfortunately we were there to eat and the food was terrible. We had a wide selection of dishes since we were a large group and not a single one of us were satisfied with the food. We made complaints but they were neglected. Probably they know tourists are... More 

Thank Mathias S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 36 - US$ 146
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa de Pau Vila, 1 | 08003, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932 21 02 20

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barceloneta

Neighbourhood Profile
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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