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El Quim de la Boqueria

Rambles 91, Barcelona, Spain
933019810
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Ranked #116 of 6,042 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch

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Lexington, Kentucky
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

La Boqueria - one of the largest and best markets in all of Europe. El Quim is part of the epicenter. Only bar seating, but has additional bar seating around the corner at Petite El Quim. There are approximately 12-15 total seats. Don't worry. It's all the same business with the same food and the same service. My breakfast consisted... More

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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Get there early, pull up a seat at the counter and enjoy! Simple tasty food and quick service.Vegetable tortilla, chorizo sandwich and a café con leche. The perfect way to start the day! Did I mention that you should get there eary?

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Naples, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The best tapas bar in Barcelona - the El Quim! Fabulous hot tapas every dish great then others. In the middel of Boqueria whit all the smells and the atmosphere of the market!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Eating in the middle of the market is such an experience. With people walking behind you and noisy sound of a busy place. BUT I told myself that I will not leave Barcelona this time without eating here in El Quim. People were waiting to have a stool/chair but it was worth the wait. We ordered their freshest baby squids... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I read some great reviews of El Quim from some serious foodie reviewers so I made a point of visiting with my fellow food blogger. You'll find it in the centre of La Boqueria Market - it takes a bit of searching but you'll get there eventually. When we visited we were lucky enough to get a couple of stools... More

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Wonderful food in the hustle and bustle of the Market.! Don't miss the "Huevos con jamon" or the "salteados de setas"...delicious. Friendly and fast service. Nice beer too! Wonderful place to eat and wonder around afterwards in the maarket.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Vibrant, noisy, colourful, unique. This is the place to go to get a real taste of the city. Surrounded by locals as well as the more adventurous traveller. Sit over breakfast of tortilla and coffee and soak it all up. We didn't have more to eat, purely because we wanted to wander around the market and taste all that was... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our first lunch stop was in the bustling La Boqueria and went here based on a reco. It was very busy and be sure to actively pursue open seats. We enjoyed the Patatas bravas (freshly fried), squid ink octopus (good flavor), and cod (half was overcooked/other half was perfect)

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Athens
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

El Quim del la Boqueria is one of the best places to feel the pulse of local market.Visit -preferably really early in the morning- grab a stool and inspect the menu.Don't worry that you don't speak Catalan, the guys are masters in the negotiation.Nice selection of tapas,omelettes ,local sausages,fish and hamon combined with San Miguel beer, a glass of sparkling... More

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West Sussex
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

You might have to wait for a seat but we visited just after 12 and were able to easily get one. The experience is great. Sat around a bar right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the market. Ask for a menu, tick off the items you want and within minutes plates start arriving over the counter.... More

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