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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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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
Best place for seafood at Olympic port

It's my 3rd time, but I like the place for it's great variety of excellent sea food - the best location at the end of the Olympic port pier and excellent service. The place were most locals from Barcelona are having dinner, which is mostly a good reference point.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place surprised me since it was recommended by our local tour guide as a place to get good paella. The food was not bad. It was fairly good. It just wasn't great! And that's what I was looking for in a port city on the Mediterranean. (plus it was a bit on the high end price wise). What was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This place was recommended to me by the hotel staff, then I checked TripAdvisor and was highly rated , I have never been more disappointed in my life than this day... It really makes me question how they got these positive reviews considering I always trust TripAdvisor which I am a senior contributed to... First , the staff was very... More 

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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Decided to spend Christmas Eve at this restaurant, book an early reservation 1900. The entire staff was very attentive, the restaurant got full by the time we left and service never slowed down. Everything from appetizer to dessert was amazing. Would definetly go back and strongly recommended. To me best restaurant at Olimpic Port

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Wortegem-Petegem, Belgium
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

It's my 3rd time, but I like the place for it's great variety of excellent sea food - the best location at the end of the Olympic port pier and excellent service. The place were most locals from Barcelona are having dinner, which is mostly a good reference point.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

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 November 17, 2015

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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Istanbul, Turkey
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242 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

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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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

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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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

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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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

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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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: Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children

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