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El Cangrejo Loco

Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
Chowder, Spanish, Soups
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Moll De Gregal 29-30, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Lovely Paella

Came here with a business group. The food was great. I love paella and this didn't disappoint. Service was pleasant. Nice atmosphere in the harbour.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
David R
Chester, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came here with a business group. The food was great. I love paella and this didn't disappoint. Service was pleasant. Nice atmosphere in the harbour.

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of about fifteen of us were invited for dinner here by our Catalonian host. The food was excellent, we had a large variety including fish, octopus, shrimp, shellfish and of course wine and beer. All enjoyed the dinner!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as a group, it was average, foods,service,ambiance,drinks all average, one day i will try alone maybe being average bcs of being group.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I pre-booked lunch here as on a previous summer visit the restaurant had been packed inside and out. Mid October though there was spaces inside and out available. Service is a little more formal than many Spanish places - which isn't a bad thing sometimes, but seafood was excellent, service was typically Spanish (where you sometimes need to order a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing dinner in this restaurant, the sea food was superb, my paella was very tasty, the beef too and the siders very well. Even the calamari was made perfectly. Also, we had great white wine. We were on the top floor overlooking the sea, which was an extra, not to be reglected. An extra for me personally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We came to have lunch here by recommendation of our loco guide. Food here has exceeded our expectation. We had seafood a day before at la Boqueria, which we thought was very tasty... but here it was even better. Try "crazy shells". It's the best. We also order black rice and seafood paella. Staff is friendly and polite. Toilets are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We went with a large group from our conference and had half the restaurant to ourselves with a dedicated staff and a set menu. The tapas were served first and seemed to be never ending. Wine with each. Then the seafood Paella came and when we were totally stuffed we had dessert and coffee. Great company, great food and great... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I went last week. We booked for six and arrived with seven. Very cold reception, nearly turned away although plenty of room upstairs where we ate. Downstairs busy but not a Spanish crowd. Food OK but wildly overpriced. Far better places in this city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The restaurant has a lovely setting overlooking the port on one side and the beach on the other. We hadn't booked a table and turned up early on a Sunday lunch time so there was no problem being seated outside, however, when the restaurant got a little busier people were being seated inside or turned away. The food was excellent,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Excellent sea food. Little pricey, but ask for menu, it is not that expensive considering quality. Also perfect service. Little noisy though when it gets crowded.

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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 156
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Spanish, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view


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