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El Tablao de Carmen

Avenida Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
00-34-933256895
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Ranked #118 of 545 Activities in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Theaters, Performances
Owner description: The Tablao de Carmen pays tribute to the great flamenco dancer...
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Type: Historic Sites, Theaters, Performances
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Tue - Sun 6:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

One of the highlights of our trip to Barcelona. One initial warning, it's a little hard to find at night. We were trying to follow a map on our phone, but it totally had us confused. Just know, you have to enter through the Spanish Village and give your name at the security desk. So when you buy your ticket... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

By the time we decided to make reservations for the dinner/show at El Tablao de Carmen, the only timeslot we could get was 8:30 pm. We killed time going to the MNAC first and then walked over to El Tablao de Carmen in the pouring rain. We were hoping to explore the Poble Espanyol area before dinner (admission to this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

It was touristy for sure, but loved every minute!! The passion in the dancers was impressive and to be so close and feel the energy was memorable. As per other reviews, we chose the tapas and drink option and it was perfect for our dinner. Good service and plenty of food. We did the early show and as mentioned in... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

As my husband and I entered the venue and mentioned my name at the reception we were quickly appointed to our table by a very courteous waitress and we got front row table! Service was professional, staff were attentive and friendly. We chose the tapas option for the night. Food wise it was alright and plentiful we were so full... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Went with my husband and thoroughly enjoyed this flamenco. It's all about passion and music. It was a wonderful experience and even though we thought it was a little expensive the food was good and the show brilliant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My wife and I visited there with tapas and drink option. Tapas was enough for our dinner, and a full jar of sangria was so good. Moreover, flamenco was wonderful. It should be felt on site. You cannot feel the passion of the dancers through the video. It was one of the best experience in Barcelona. Free entrance to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We had a hard time to justify the cost of he show as we ve seen few flamenco shows in America and they are usually free but this show is no comparison to what we have seen. Passionate and great dancers, food is good too and very friendly service. It's well worth it. We are glad we did it. Also,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We went for the first show, and had the tapas meal. The food was good, not great. But we weren't there for the food. The show was very enjoyable. I'm sure that a flamenco aficionado might have a different view, but my impression was of artists with real passion and commitment. We thoroughly enjoyed the show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is definitely worth the money! There was a long line to enter the restaurant but once we were seated the experience was very positive. I had the vegetarian tapas and sangria - it was delicious and more than enough food. Service was great. The flamenco show was phenomenal and it lasted the entire time. In my opinion, a must... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Even though I was 15 minutes late for the show, I still had a great time! Tablao Carmen is an intimate little joint located inside the Poble Espanyol. It's about a 10-15 minute walk up the street from the Magic fountain (slightly uphill). Your reservation grants you entry into Poble Espanyol. The dancers are extremely passionate and excellent at what... More 

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