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El Quim de la Boqueria

#182 of 6,876 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 308
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  • 35
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  • 11
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  • 3
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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
Great place for a tapa and a beer while at La Boqueria

The great food market of Barcelona, la Boquería, has a few establishments where you can taste the food being sold at the stalls, El Quim is one of the best! The service is friendly and the tapas are great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
AJABALO
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Blairsville, Georgia
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  • Local cuisine
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Blairsville, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The great food market of Barcelona, la Boquería, has a few establishments where you can taste the food being sold at the stalls, El Quim is one of the best! The service is friendly and the tapas are great!

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Birmingham, AL
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We went to the Boqueria Market at 4:00 just to eat at El Quim since we had eaten there several years ago. As you always do we had to get our wine and bear a "lurk" behind people eating to be able to get a seat when they finished. People waiting on seats are not grabby or pushy so it... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We had been before and he never disappoints. With so many choices in the market, this 25 year venue/chef still rocks. Lots of counter space (compared to other stalls) and worth the wait if you must. We had breakfast one day and returned for lunch the next. 5 busy cooks under his direction, excellent cusine, fresh ingredients of course, great... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Read reviews seeking good restaurants In Barcelona for a trip, found El Quim hidden in the hear of the Boqueria market. Bit of a wait for a stool. Well worth it! The bulls tal was delicious and the fried eggs with jumbo prawns in sauce I could eat everyday! 5 medium size plates and to glasses of wine came to... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Do not waste your time or money at this awful place. Service was pathetic with the drinks and food to match. Do not be fooled by the extravagant window displays. Keep walking, there are much nicer places further down La Rambla.

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Went there two times during my trip. You must have some time becouse this is not a quick lunc. Everything a had was either good or suoer good. Spend over 80 € (two persons) both times but it was worth it.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We have visited La Boqueria market after we have settled our hotel. You were charmed as soon as you have entered the market. Sea foods, colourful fruits, juices, cheeses, meats etc were everywhere and have looked like very fresh. We have gone to El Quim since we were very hungry. The kitchen of here was buffet style. It was in... More 

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petach tikva
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

it was very good we love it , the sea food was great , the cava , the atmosphere it not cheap , we pay 40 euro , the high price that we pay for meal in Barcelona , but it wat perfec t

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Fried egg with baby squid and boca quim sandwich were amazing. Other food were also spectacular and fairly priced. Highly recommended.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Fresh, wonderful food at this small place in the middle of the market. Very popular but wait for some chairs, you will not regret it. Delicious food!

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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