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“Excellent Local Basque Taberna”
Review of Maitea Taberna

Maitea Taberna
Ranked #253 of 10,031 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 6 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Buffet, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Eixample
Reviewed 19 March 2012

Too tired to trek beyond our hotel's location in the west end of Eixemple, we asked for a recommendation from the front desk at U232 and they highly recommended this Basque Taberna two blocks away. It was only 7pm, but we were warmly welcomed and immediately told that we could order any of the tapas on their menu or any meals cooked to order, after a polite explanation that real eating does not normally get underway in Spain until 9pm (we knew that). We were just hungry from a day of marathon touristing. The food was outstanding...each dish was perfectly prepared and the tapas/pintos were excellent and very reasonably priced. It is a small family run place, and I can understand how it might get quite crowded at times...there are only about ten tables plus many more chairs along the bar. At 7pm on a Monday evening we were treated like royalty. This is Basque cuisine, so if you need Catalan or Castllian specialities this might not be your place. We loved it and will come back when next in beautiful Barcelona.

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Reviewed 13 March 2012

Family run restaurant with great range of tapas, friendly service.
We had tapas for lunch which were excellent and also tried the restaurant out back for dinner. Rustic, traditional food which was good but nothing exceptional - definitely better for tapas.

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Thank Linem
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

The food here from beginning to end is awesome, the pinchos in particular, especially the ones they bring you un requested. The service we had was not great, with the waiter having some trouble getting things right (and it wasn't a language barrier - our Spanish friends did the ordering). Nevertheless, for a great sampling of Basque cuisine, try this place.

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Thank Morpheus1041
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

It's impossible stop eating & drinking!! Go back for sureeee

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1  Thank xavierescala
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

We had tapas at this place couple of times we were in Barcelona and we were very pleased each time. There's a wide range of tapa selection, cold and hot. Everything tasted fresh and different. We also tried sangria and some local wine and they were equally delicious. The value was great too, we ended up paying less than 40 Euros both 2 people with drinks. I haven't tried their main courses so I can't comment but it felt like a snack place rather than a sit-down dinner place and it gets pretty busy later in the night. Regardless though, I definitely recommend this place for some quick snacks and wine earlier in the night.

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3  Thank Atamel
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