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El Cangrejo Loco

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Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
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Moll De Gregal 29-30, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
932210533
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 144
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    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Average and no better

We were recommended to go here and overall we were very disappointed. The fish was not fresh and the service was slow. We booked in advance and still ended up on a table in a non descript basement type room. Maybe they were having a bad day but nothing really to write home.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Chuckieirish
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Edinburgh
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended to go here and overall we were very disappointed. The fish was not fresh and the service was slow. We booked in advance and still ended up on a table in a non descript basement type room. Maybe they were having a bad day but nothing really to write home.

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Paris, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Very nice food, good paella but a little bit too touristic... And too much light in the restaurant for a romantic dinner. We enjoyed anyway.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Disgusting! If I want a frozen lobster I can go to mercadona. Potatoes swinning in oily water. Plus they dont propose you the menu so you pay more.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We are in a griup of 16 people weee charged €150 each for 7 or 8 course new year set dinner. We were herd into tent like room where appitizers were served on plastics. There were great quantities but quality is not there. We left there wth great disappointment. We could have paid for much less for much more.

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Singapore, Singapore
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120 reviews 120 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is an excellent seafood restaurant nestled next to Port Olimpic's yacht docks. We were staying at the W Barcelona, and took a leisurely walk along Barceloneta beach to get to El Cangrejo Loco. Although the vicinity was relatively quiet, we were surprised that the restaurant was crowded (good mix of locals and foreigners). That already got our hopes and... More 

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

this restaurant was the first where I had dinner in barcelona and I am more than happy that I made a good choice. starters are delicious and the main course as well. order sangria with caba if you want to drink something special

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Zagreb, Croatia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I would say it is really good choose if you want to eat fish and traditional Spanish food. Great and fresh fish and other sea food. Excellent vine, also service was so nice and they took good care of us. You won't miss at this place. They have my 5

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Westcliff on Sea Essex
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118 reviews 118 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We had lunch here and chose it on whim over the other numerous restaurants on the jetty on the beach. It's the last one and has a traditional rustic section downstairs and a business white table cloth style upstairs. we chose this as it had an excellent view of the sea and marina. we went mad and had plates of... More 

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Umeå, Sweden
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I had a couple entrées that was fine and an excellent fish that I really enjoyed and finally a small dessert. Overall very nice, good service, very swift.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Wanted to try seafood and this was recommended by the hotel staff. My thoughts are these areas: - Food - fresh and delicious, photo of the dinner as posted. - Price - 4 course for 25 euros - Atmosphere - Quiet and spacious, perfect if you have a buggy and children - Service - Staff were great, very friendly and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Moll De Gregal 29-30, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
  • Neighborhood: Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
  • Phone Number: 932210533

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 156
  • Cuisine: Spanish

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