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El Cangrejo Loco

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Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
Chowder, Spanish, Soups
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Moll De Gregal 29-30, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
932210533
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This seafood restaurant was pretty good. The food was nice but the service was a bit patchy. It's in a great location down at the Olympic port. I would definitely recommend it. See if you can get a table upstairs in the air-conditioned room - there are lovely views of the beach from there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Great dining experience! We had the Paella and several appetizers. Very fresh ingredients and excellent service. Fantastic views of the beach and Mediterranean Sea.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This seafood restaurant was pretty good. The food was nice but the service was a bit patchy. It's in a great location down at the Olympic port. I would definitely recommend it. See if you can get a table upstairs in the air-conditioned room - there are lovely views of the beach from there.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Dined at this restaurant after coming across it at the Olympic port area. Dined as 2 couples. The service was excellent, really good choice on the menu, especially the fish dishes. Wine list was good and also the gin menu. Our food was absolutely beautiful, all had fish dishes. It was so good we revisited on the second evening of... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

There were 6 of us and we shared a large seabags. It was grilled whole and excellent. A little pricey but very fresh and cooked perfectly (not dried out) and came with enough sides to fill everyone up. We got there when they first opened at lunchtime and they were a little disorganized at first but rallied quickly. Be careful... More 

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Tangier, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Superb seafood with great atmosphere on a Sunday afternoon. Good variety of dishes and the best croquettes of jamon and paella of marisco to recommend.

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Barcelona, España
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I went there on a business dinner, we were invited by the company and had some sea food and a fideuà (Catalan noddles) as a main dish. Everything was delicious but it was too expensive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We dined here based on our 'rough guide' book we bought to accompany our short 3 day trip. The restaurant is based in the port Olympic area, but you'd never just stumble upon it as it's located right at the very end of the harbour which is why it has the best views in town! We were greeted by Hadid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Every time that I visit Barcelona, and have been going to the city for over 40 years now, I try to fit in a meal at my favourite seafood restaurant in the Olympic Port area. To get to the restaurant you have to negotiate the alleyways lined with many other fish restaurants. El Cangrejo Loco is towards the far end... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went in a group of 60 pax. it was a sic course meal. The service was excellent and the food very good. We were welcomed with a glass of Cava and that set the tone of a lovely evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I went to this restaurant as part of a group and I prepaid for the meal (31 Euro). The meal came with several courses of appetizers or tapas that were very good. The actual meal was a shrimp and mussels dish with rice, I don't remember the exact name. It was good, especially with the aioli sauce we put on... More 

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Address: Moll De Gregal 29-30, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 932210533
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
Average Prices: USD 156
Cuisine: Chowder, Spanish, Soups

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  • 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 156
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Spanish, Soups

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The sounds of Marina Olympica's rocking boats and clicking mastheads swaying to and fro set an impressive backdrop for Ciutadella and Villa Olimpica. Follow the aromas of garlic, wine, and fresh local fish to the various restaurants running along the marina. A grand bronze fish statue soaring high above serves as a beacon to those searching for the renowned Casino Barcelona or the extremely popular nightclubs which practically lie on the beach itself.
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