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Merendero de la Mari

Placa Pau Vila 1 Port Vell, 08039 Barcelona, Spain (La Barceloneta)
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Ranked #2,005 of 6,002 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: La Barceloneta
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

the wine and the bread were fantastic the rest were garbage we chose a variety of tastes, mainly fish (10 dishes for 3 persons) being inspired by the nice atmosphere The first course that was a traditional soup was acceptable The rest of the food was not cooked properly, and the tastes were just horror We left everything as it... More

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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Even though I read contradictory reviews about this restaurant before my visit, I must say that I was pleasantly surprised, the food was very good - mainly sea food- and the ambience great, very typical of Barcelona in the summer. Would certainly recommend it to a visitor even though it can be a bit expensive. Plus, it is children friendly... More

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Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by friends, so we had high expectations before we arrived. But it was really one of the biggest restaurant-disappointment of our life.. The food was OK, not exceptional, just fine. But the service.. Terrible, of let me say: NO service at all. The waiters don't speak English, which is not a big problem if everything goes... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Nicely located in the harbour area so some nice views from the table outside although the quality of the food was mixed. Considering the cost of the dishes I was expecting something a little better. My girlfriend had scampi which was nice and I had a steak which was possibly the worst steak I've ever had (and one of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

On our final night we wanted to try a restaurant in a new area of town we had not tried before. We ended up down by Port Vell and Merendero de la Mari A very comfortable restaurant with both inside and outside dining options. We found the waiters total lack of english hard after every other restaurant we had eaten... More

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

terrible, incompetent unprofessional staff, i would give 0/5 if i could!! Do not go here even if they pay you to eat

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Surrey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Set right on the edge of Port Vell, it attracts lots of tourists and could easily focus on catering for them. We enjoyed a long Sunday lunch sat amongst mostly Spanish families, with their exquisitely behaved children. The food was fantastic, from the tapas style starters to our 3 types of Paella.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Not a good experience. Terrible Zarzuela . Unattentive staff.... Don't waste your time and money here

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Linkoping, Sweden
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Pretty OK restaurant, but really nothing special. I liked the mixed seafood. Crema Catalan was way too cold!

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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

You need to have a meal by the port if you visit Barcelona. Here you get the views, the good wines and the traditional tapas and Paella, there is seating outdoors to watch the world go by and absorb the coastline, a bit of a breeze in February so we ate indoors. Fish is fresh and food is great. I... More

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