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“Looked interesting, but disappointed”

La Tasca del Corral
Ranked #1,836 of 11,013 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: After-hours
Neighbourhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We had tried earlier in the week to get in here, but the interesting area in the front was full and at the back there were some works going on. We finally got in at 22:30 one day. After finding a place to sit at the back room (hot, stuffy, and sticky), no one approached us at all for 30 minutes even to say welcome and offer a menu. Tables next to us and behind us were approached and served but not ours.

We finally got someone's eye and managed to order a pitcher of Sangria (which was horrible) took another 15 minutes to come. We asked for a menu at the same time which never came, but we looked around and decided we could order just the standard you get all over (i.e. Hams and Cheeses and Calamari) .... No one came to take our food order.... at all! Even after getting the waiters eye.

Finally after one hour we paid for our Sangria and left. Totally disgusted at the service and glad we had actually not spent more money here.

We noted the place in the front was full of locals and also noted that the Spanish speaking clientele seemed to be served and approached regularly and we were ignored point blank by the waiter even when trying to pay. We actually had to go hunt him down to pay.

The place was dirty, sticky and what we saw of the food out on tables did not look appetising and Sangria was awful. The room in the back is hot, stuffy, sticky and actually quite bad - at least a fan or two would have helped and doesn't cost a fortune... I would not recommend at all to anyone.

The menu options, though many in number actually just boiled down to sliced meats and cheese mostly...nothing special (we actually on leaving grabbed a menu on another table to have a look), I could do better going to the supermarket and getting the same cheeses and meats. A truly horrible experience compared to the rest of the holiday.

Go to the place opposite and nearby instead, you can see my review of those separately.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Ate here more than once in our week. Very generous portions. Friendly staff. Great Manchego cheese plate.

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

We came here as the other places were closing for lunch. It was rather empty but the waiter was friendly and we chose to eat here. The menu is limited to meats, cheeses and the only warm dish you can get is a potato omelette, for your information so you don't walk in here wanting more. We had great spicy Chorizo and good cheeses and average omelette and tostada.

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Thank Joachim B
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Superb. Minimal menu, great Jamón and queso. Go with their recommendations. Good bottles of wine, house glasses bit ropey but infinitely quaffable. Beers good. Known locally for their vermouth ...(which I can't drink for unfortunate teenaged binge drinking reasons) but I got a very generous serve of Ricard Pastis which is a great favourite. Super friendly staff too.

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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

As recommended by local, we stopped by to have "a small" bite on Sunday evening. Meat, chorizo and manchego cheese were absolutely delicious. There was no English menu which we considered a huge plus. :)

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