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El Cangrejo Loco

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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
Very fresh fish. Good service. Good wine list. Who needs more?

We were served water and olives and mixed pickles when we arrived. There was a good menu in english and the pleasant waiter spoke good english, which made things easier. We had the salt cod balls and the squid to start, which came with tomato on bread, followed by a salad. All excellent. Then we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Ellie D
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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were served water and olives and mixed pickles when we arrived. There was a good menu in english and the pleasant waiter spoke good english, which made things easier. We had the salt cod balls and the squid to start, which came with tomato on bread, followed by a salad. All excellent. Then we had the mixed fish platter... More 

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Milan, Italy
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant is located in the Olympic Port of Barcelona, in a very touristy place. I didn't expect much but I gotta say the food was the best I tasted in Barcelona. People are very nice,they try to answer you in english and they also have english menus. Fish is superb. I came here a second time for the food... More 

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Went there to have some typical Spanish tapas and was not disappointed. Both the diversity and quality of them, were above average. A bit on the pricy side, but you pay what you get for. Also the selected white wine was a nice pick. This said, if you ask the waiters and chef for suggestions, they will appropriately deliver.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

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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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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Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
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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