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El Quim de la Boqueria

#168 of 6,726 Restaurants in Barcelona
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El Raval
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Rambles 91, Barcelona, Spain
933019810
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Don't miss El Quim on your next visit to Barcelona!

First heard about this small bar restaurant in the middle of the food market watching Anthony Bourdin visit it on his TV program. Decided to try it a couple of years ago and have kept going back ever since. As it's usually packed by noon, with people waiting, we've learned to go there earlier, at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

First heard about this small bar restaurant in the middle of the food market watching Anthony Bourdin visit it on his TV program. Decided to try it a couple of years ago and have kept going back ever since. As it's usually packed by noon, with people waiting, we've learned to go there earlier, at around 11 am. The very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

It is very unusual for me to que in the middle of the market to get some food! I normally just walk away! This place draw my attention as it had lots of pictures of celebrities on the wall so I thought it must be worth it! and it was! stayed in que for 30 min to get amazing food!... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Quim de La Boqueria is a very good open Bar Restaurant inside the Market La Boqueria. Excellent fresh food. Very good people a mix of tourists and locals. No tables - only the bar area to eat and to look how 6 people in a small kitchen prepare the excellent food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We absolutely loved this place. It is not a restaurant, it's a bar in the middle of the market. That gives this place a charm. We've been around 12 o'clock. They had few places. But it's really very busy place. Vey quick service, great choice and fantastic food. We had oysters, Iberia ham, fish and seafood platter. I want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

If you visit in this market you must go to El Quim restaurant. Good local food with great atmosphere! The price is not so cheep but for the food you get it's OK

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We loved our experience at el Quim. Just to be able to sit at the bar and watch the cooks in action was worth it. We ordered the famous fried eggs with squids and small fish, and also fried artichokes. Later we also succumbed for razor clams and a portion aubergine tortilla. All dishes were absolutely delicious. Together with 2... More 

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GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Our first meal in Barcelona was excellent. Got two seats at the counter and cava quickly. We enjoyed several things with baby squid and vegetables as highlight. Excellent service and value. Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We tried ham, langoustine, tomato toasts, anchovies, the works, and enjoyed it all with a glass of cava. The staff was as helpful as possible given the number of clients, and we would love to return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A lovely little bar in the market. Great food - very cheap. It is all quite hectic and you have to grab a seat when you see one, but it is all part of the market atmosphere. However once settled it is great to watch the world go by while enjoying your very good lunch! The food really was quite... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Good food but be careful with the bill, the customers before us found in their bill items they don't eat and for us they said that we didn't give enough money and when they saw that we are not crazy they found the 20? that miss !!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rambles 91, Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighborhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: 933019810

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in El Raval

Neighborhood Profile
El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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