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“Excellent food and excellent prices”
Review of Pollos y Croquetas

Pollos y Croquetas
Ranked #6,184 of 11,157 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: US$ 6 - US$ 17
Neighbourhood: Hostafrancs
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Neighbourhood: Hostafrancs
Reviewed 21 March 2016

we went to Pollos y Croquetas purely by chance. We'd been looking for a place to eat along Creu Coberta (which is not too far from Plaça Espanya), but nothing appealed to us. So, we took off down a side street and found this little gem. It is a family-owned restaurant and they are from South America. The food is amazing! We dined here twice, once before a cruise and once after.

You begin with an appetizer. Choices include a chicken broth soup or croquetas or a pasta dish. The serving is not very big so you won't ruin your appetite. I highly recommend the soup. On both visits I hade the roasted half chicken. It is served with roasted potatoes, all in a thin gravy. It is excellent, and not too big a meal if you're hungry. They use a spice mix that includes rosemary and curry plus a few others, but none overpowers the others. It is a subtle blend that gives a hearty, home-roasted taste to the chicken.

The restaurant itself is warm and cozy. It is rather large, but it feels like home. We were guided to the main dining area on both occasions. The first time (lunch on a weekday) we were the only guests, but the second time (lunch on a Sunday) the place was crowded. We had excellent service both times.

If you are looking for good food at reasonable prices and friendly, polite and professional service, this is the place to go.

Date of visit: February 2016
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

We found Pollos y Croquetas by chance. We were looking for a lunch restaurant in the Creu Coberta street area, and roam around, since the place we loved has been sold.

We went in the restaurant where the "roaster" is. The place is clean and rather big. We were taken by the waiter to a totally different room, well appointed (see pictures).
One important thing before I go further, the bathrooms are really clean!
Now, for the restaurant: they offer a menu with different choices and at a very affordable price. The choices of appetizers go from, soup to croquetas that are home-made, to pasta, and as the main dish there is naturally to roasted chicken that is excellent amongst other choices. The desserts are also very good.

The waiter who served us, speaks perfect English and is very professional.
The restaurant has many locals as customers and that always speaks for itself.
We went back twice, and the last time was a Sunday for lunch (2:30pm approx) at the place was full ! Luckily, they still had a table for us.

According to me it is inexpensive, very good, the atmosphere is there, and it is "very clean" with excellent service. It is a simple place with excellent food.

I highly recommend it

Date of visit: February 2016
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

So we went here on a sunny sunday, after climbing up Montjuic. On the way down, we took a bus, and I tried to see Google Maps for closeby places for a quick lunch. This place came up. On finding it (4 mins from Pl Espanya), we entered it, and it looked very quiet, but it is huge, and we were taken to the area at the back. Smart, informal, it had quite a few table busy with guests.
The place looked family run, and the gentlemen who served us was probably the most soft spoken man I've met here in Barcelona. He asked if we would like prefer English or Spanish. He spoke both very fluently. We had the chicken broth, a portion of croquetas, a primary of the oliver salad and a goats cheese salad. This followed up by half a roast chicken for me, and cannelloni for my friend. The chicken was served with apple, and it was crispy chicken skin, but the softest, moist juicy chicken below that just fell off the bone. It was very very good.. My friends cannelloni was excellent too! It really felt like it was home made. The salads and chicken broth were fantastic, and hit the spot perfectly. We did not have dessert, but coffees were good. Over all, the food was great, hearty home cooked and spiced perfectly. The salad was pre dressed, which was great (I hate having to mix salad up, it goes everywhere) and the Chicken was the STAR! I would have the chicken with some Hot sauce next time (reminds me of Nandos from the UK), but MUCH MUCH better quality of food!
Just to add, the croquetas, were great. I am no expert, and I did not have the blood sausage one. The others that we had in the portion of 6 were very tasty. The mushrooms and Pollo ones were probably the top!

Date of visit: February 2016
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Date of visit: August 2018
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Date of visit: October 2017
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