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Merendero de la Mari

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Barceloneta
Chowder, Mediterranean, Soups
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Placa Pau Vila 1 Port Vell, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
932213141
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood with a view

Nice location by the sea, packed during rush hours, wide extension of fish and seafood, though nothing special regarding presentation or taste. Pricey as expected.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Ate here last night as we were getting tired of being let down by other restaurants nearby towards the beach. Ordered the Monkfish with aoli and tomato sauce...was excellent. Fish was cooked perfectly and the sauce was to die for. Don't usually eat bread but had to use it all up to scoop up the sauce! My partner ordered a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Nice location by the sea, packed during rush hours, wide extension of fish and seafood, though nothing special regarding presentation or taste. Pricey as expected.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We visited this restaurant with colleagues and loved it! The fried calamari are really great and all other shared tapas were delicious. The fish, paella and zarzuela were memorable and the service was friendly!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had two different types of pallela which were both excellent. We had black squid pallela and sea food. The atmosphere was very nice and it was beautiful by the harbor.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We tried Merendero de la Mari purely because we wanted to eat at the harbour one evening and enjoy the atmosphere eating seafood. We read a few TA reviews and picked this one as it seemed to get better reviews on food. Overall it was ok, quite tasty but nothing special. The salt cod and blue fin tuna carpaccio were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I've been there for the fist time, and i liked the restaurant environment and atmosphere. the place is quite big and very close to the marina, you have a nice view of the marina and of the walking street, if you stay in the evening you'll see the sun that goes down in the sea, I liked. The food is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The restaurant has a large nice patio facing the marina that can accommodate large groups. We had a reservation at 9 pm and when we came the place was quite empty but filled up within the next half an hour. We had a few appetizers, which were pretty good, and then their fisherman's paella for the main course. Th rosella... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This place is the perfect place to sit & watch the world go by. The special Paella is the best we have tasted, although lacking in fish. Wine & beer a little expensive but I suppose you pay a premium for the location

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We enjoyed our meal here, the food was very very good. Only shame was that we were lured in by some empty tables facing the marina only the be seated around the corner with little to look at (the better tables were reserved apparently - though several remained empty through and after our meal). Consider ordering a side with your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I love this place, great food, great location, good value for money, every time i return to Barcelona, i have to visit it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Placa Pau Vila 1 Port Vell, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighborhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: 932213141

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Mediterranean, Soups

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Barceloneta
Originally a fisherman’s quarter, this quaint area can’t escape its small village feel: laundry hanging over the narrow streets, old ladies clamoring at each other from their balconies and elder gentlemen playing games on short wooden benches gossiping the day away, Barceloneta could double as a film set. Artists line the boardwalk displaying their magnificently detailed sand structures making this the most visited beach in the city (the shirtless men working out might help too). You’ll know by the delicious aroma that you're in the right place to try some of the best and most authentic seafood including paella, Spain’s national dish.
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