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Carballeira

#521 of 7,967 Restaurants in Barcelona
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C/ Reina Cristina, 3, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 10 10 06
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Edmonton, Canada
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123 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is located near the waterfront. It has been established for over 70 years. The language spoken inside was Catalan (staff and clientele), which lets you know that it is well established in the community. We found the service friendly and professional, if a bit tentative at first, largely because of the language barrier. However, we soon moved beyond... More 

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Thank Richard W
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear Richard W, We are very pleased to know that you really grasp the essence of Carballeira and that you like it! Well-established restaurant (since 1944) with product-based cuisine (very fresh wild fish and unique seafood) and friendly professional waiting staff with years of experience who know our local clientele well. That’s us. We are also glad to know that... More 

Matching Tye, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We decided to treat ourselves with a nice evening meal at a restaurant near the port area and were recommended this as a good place that does great fish. We hadn't reserved a table (Friday evening about 6:30pm) but they were very helpful and found us a table. The service was excellent but alas the food wasn't anything special. To... More 

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Thank Michael T
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear Sr, We appreciate your comment about the service and we regret that you couldn’t find in our restaurant what you were looking for. Thank you for writing. More 

Weil am Rhein, Germany
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We found this restaurant just around the corner from our hotel - H10 Port Vell. We had been looking for a stylish, seafood restaurant off the tourist track. This one fit the bill. Yes, there were other tourists but what can you expect so close to the marina. But the 'locals' were there in greater numbers. i can understand why.... More 

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Thank jeturner7
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear Sr, We are very pleased to know that you could select your favourite piece of fish and chat about the cooking options with one of our chefs. Better still, knowing that you came twice is a double satisfaction for us. Thank you very much for sharing your opinion and recommending us. We hope to see you again. More 

New York City, New York
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place is more intimate than I expected and pricier. The hotel recommended it to us so I should have known that it was going to be on the pricier side. The food was okay but given that there are plenty of other places out there that can deliver equally good food at a fraction of the price, this place... More 

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1 Thank StevenTristanYoung
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear client, We really sorry that you didn’t find in our restaurant what you were looking for. More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We loved this restaurant. Great service and food ... and is child friendly restaurant. Our daughter is a difficult eater, but we were well advised in the choice of her dish. We strongly recommend it. Advice: book in advance.

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Thank HopeMHappy
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear client, We are proud to have some delicious dishes that are impossible to resist even for small "selective" eaters :) Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again! More 

Barcelona, Spain
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is our favourite fresh sea food place in Barcelona. Located in Barcelona, very near the sea front and marina. The staff is very friendly and helpful when deciding what to pick from the large selection of fresh sea food. Our favourite started is the Pulpo a Feira (Octopus Galician style), do not bother with the bread basket and order... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The "natural" evolution of a restaurant recommended in several travel guides seems to be a significant decrease in quality while increasing prices. Unfortunately, our experience at the Carballeira restaurant (5 people for dinner, end of november 2016) confirms that evolution: In a restaurant with rather high prices (to local standards) like the Carballeira you would expect particularly tasty food and... More 

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Thank Heinz S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My wife and I wanted to have lunch with a cousin of hers who is getting his Master's in Barcelona and this place was recommended by a neighbor's son who was recently there.We made the reservation online and everything was ready when we arrived. This was one of the best meals we have ever had and the service and surroundings... More 

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1 Thank Victor M
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear Victor, Thank you for your kind words. We will be happy to welcoming you next time you are in Barcelona. More 

Arlington, Texas
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

On our last night in Barcelona, we had a cab take us to Carballeira, which is near the harbor and the W hotel. The menu is great Catalonian food. We had the Grouper and it was excellent! You get to pick the fish or shellfish you want to have them cook as everything is fresh! We had a Muga red... More 

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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel as having great paella and seafood. We did more research after making the reservation this morning and decided to get seafood and wait to have paella elsewhere. The seafood was okay. Nothing very exciting here. There's a few items like sea cucumbers that I can't bring myself to eat... so maybe real seafood... More 

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1 Thank Andrea B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 66
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 00:00
Monday
13:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 00:00
Thursday
13:00 - 00:00
Friday
13:00 - 00:00
Saturday
13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/ Reina Cristina, 3, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 933 10 10 06
Description
Carballeira is an emblematic restaurant that, since 1944 has been offering the best fresh seafood delivered daily from Galicia.Located in Barceloneta district, a few steps from the sea and right in front of Port Vell, Carballeira has maintained from its beginning, the essence of one of the most popular and authentic seafood restaurants in town.Local waiters with years of experience ensure an excellent service.Delectable seafood carefully selected. Delicious rices: with lobster, "a banda" or black with cuttlefish. Line-caught fish, succulent dishes of monkfish, bass, turbot or hake. And for meat lovers a good T-bone steak or a Galician Veal entrecote. A wide selection of dishes to please every taste.SPECIAL SERVICES • Private dining rooms with natural light inside for groups of 10-40 people. Group menus, also customizable.• All day dining service from 13h to 24h, to dine at your leisure.

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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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