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El Tablao de Carmen

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Address: Avenida Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 00-34-933256895
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Description: The Tablao de Carmen pays tribute to the great flamenco dancer, Carmen...
The Tablao de Carmen pays tribute to the great flamenco dancer, Carmen Amaya, born in 1913 in the gypsy quarter of Somorrostro which then existed in what is today Barcelona's Olympic Village. Carmen Amaya made her debut in 1929 before King Alfonso XII on the site which is today the Tablao de Carmen at the inauguration of Poble Espanyol de Montjuic.
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The food there is really bad and the whole package isn't worth the price.

We booked dinner of 70 euro(3 course,tapas+main course+desert) and 52(5 very tiny and bad quality tapas,no selection)with the show. I give the show as 7.5(interesting show while... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We booked dinner of 70 euro(3 course,tapas+main course+desert) and 52(5 very tiny and bad quality tapas,no selection)with the show. I give the show as 7.5(interesting show while not so professional), while the food as 4. Some food is not fresh(or almost reaching bad). Most are group tourists. Not recommend it.Don't understand why the score is so high.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The energy and passion displayed in this show are outstanding. The venue is relatively small so that you feel as though you are part of it. The music and dancing are of a high standard and not too touristy. With the limited time allowed for eating, the tapas menu is perhaps the better choice - there is a good selection... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We purchased the tickets via expedia. They included access to poble espanyol from 4pm. We decided to make an evening of it. We arrived for 4.30pm and looked around the village. Was very quiet so managed to see all of it comfortably. Was very pretty and a ncie place to take pictures. There were a few coffee and artisan shops... More 

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Sant Pol de Mar, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

El Tablao de Carmen is a good place to visit with a group of tourists- it provides a decent meal and good flamenco entertainment. The food is good, generally simple, with well fortified sangrias. The flamenco performance was close enough to be loud (aided by a wooden dance platform) with excellent visibility. The guitars and singers were excellent but the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Obviously kitschy but still fun! Vegetarian tapas, sangria and a delicious creme brûlée fed the stomach, and music and flamenco for the soul. We took a taxi there and back, definitely the easiest way to get there, no funicular in February. The "village" it's in is also fun to see, lots of different styles of architecture from around Spain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I was treated to 3 different Flamenco evening while in Barcelona and This was by far the best. So much passion from the dancers. The venue is located in a tourist recreated old village. Loved the cobbled streets and narrow roads leading to the venue. But I was just entranced by the performance. If you only have time for one... More 

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Perth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My partner and I watched the show and had dinner here. The food was average, some of the chicken looked raw. It was hard to tell in the dim lit space, during the show. The dancers danced with so much passion. Try to get a table close to the stage.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great show in a small venue that is "kid friendly". The performance was quick but very impressive with great acoustics as well. Food was good and the service staff very much on the ball. Well worth the twelve minute taxi ride from downtown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This attraction turned out better than I feared at first. We booked knowing that the Pueblo Espanyol is a tourist attraction (nice by the way), but that night was the only one we had free, so we gave it a go. The dancers were typical of small flamenco shows with an elder (usually female) dancer who exuded class with every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

The show was amazing, people service very good. If you can, ask for a table in the balcony. It gives a good view. Nice food and drinks.

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Beyond the four columns standing guard at the Plaça Espanya, beyond even the extravagant and colorful fountains guiding your way up the boulevard, stands the impressive and towering structure of the Palau Nacional, the national museum. At this very spot in front of the cascades of the central fountain, Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe gave the performance of their lifetimes to welcome the 1992 Olympic Games to this magnificent city. And true to its anticipation, the games transformed the city, reimagining the mountain of Montjuic with the development of an arena, stadium, and many other sporting facilities that are open to visitors year-round. Surrounding the adjacent side of the plaza are well-established hotels catering to business guests and a shopping mall transformed out of a historic bullfighting arena.
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