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El Quim de la Boqueria

#145 of 7,070 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Neighborhood:
El Raval
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Rambles 91, Barcelona, Spain
933019810
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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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
cosy cosy!!

this is very cosy tapas restaurant and you dont want to be there while its full!!! the food there is good!!! it's quite different but very good food!! :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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  • Local cuisine
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

this is very cosy tapas restaurant and you dont want to be there while its full!!! the food there is good!!! it's quite different but very good food!! :)

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Greenbrae, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were so lucky to just walk up to El Quim and nab two seats without a wait... which sounds unprecedented from all the reviews. Was fun to watch all the cooks in their bright orange t-shirts maneuver around each other in very tight cooking quarters... they looked like they were having fun and enjoying making great food. We both... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went on a recommendation from a friend. Arrived at 1.00pm & there was no waiting. A plate each of Calamaros & Pulpos with 2 glasses of wine came to 33 euros. The food cooked simply & perfectly. Sitting on bar stools watching the kitchen was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This limited seating gem is one of the best lunches we've had in Spain specializing in amazing spanish tapas including fresh seafood and many delectable dishes. The San Miguel on tap goes well with everything on the menu. The crew is very hard working and the service is very responsive. We loved it all: the cod of the day, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Had to hover for two of the twenty seats available but oh lord, was it worth it! We had patatas with spicy sauce, meatballs, calamari, and grilled prawns. Each dish was more amazing than the previous one. There's a reason El Quim is considered one of the best in la Boqueria. Could be one of the best in Barcelona... As... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

El Quim de la Boqueria is in the Boqueria market. When we first walked in we thought it would be one of the restaurants in the market, but instead it's a completely unassuming stall in the middle of the marketplace that's hard to find if you don't know where to look. We were lucky enough to find 5 seats at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were looking for a place to eat and found this with good review. A very small place in the La Boqueria market with variety of tapas dishes. Very good food!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very good tapas in a hectic atmosphere. My tip is to come early for kind of brunch to avoid the crowds. Try the mussels in spicy sauce and of course the patatas bravas!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Even though it locates inside the Boqueria Market, which is a famous tourist spot, this is an authentic tapas place. Our tour guide advised us to avoid restaurants on La Rambla and she showed us what kind of restaurant a local would not go for good food. But she took us to this place for lunch and the food was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great food, great vibes, good prices, good and friendly staff, practically located, only downside is it's always full so you have to wait to get a seat!

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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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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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