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Restaurante La Tarantula

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Valladolid, 40, 08014 Barcelona, Spain
93.411.27.28
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 24
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    Very good
  • 27
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  • 11
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  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A nice Mexican restaurant

We went with a group of colleagues, and since the place is but too big you should reserve before. The food if good, we shared several typical Mexican plates, with some quite spicy, but this is indicated the menu. The desserts are really good, especially if you like chocolate. Only the chairs are... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
Alex G
via mobile
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

We went with a group of colleagues, and since the place is but too big you should reserve before. The food if good, we shared several typical Mexican plates, with some quite spicy, but this is indicated the menu. The desserts are really good, especially if you like chocolate. Only the chairs are not really comfortable and there is not... More 

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Thank Alex G
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a good Mexican place to go to with friends. More or less 20/25€€ per person. The only two bad things I found against this place : If you order a dish with cheese, be careful they do put a lot of cheese (you can get sick of it😓)and the other thing is the place is a bit noisy.... More 

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Thank laurie-anne n
Barcelona, Spain
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a opinion about the propietario of this place, the propietario is a bad guy, we ask for a descent table and he looking at us, being tourist he said their were no place left, we said we had a reservation from my girlfriend, she lives here and knows the place, and that guy don't give a Sh, made... More 

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1 Thank Mark P
Deerfield Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I finished playing a game at Para Park and found this restaurant on the corner. We went at an off time, so the place wasn't really crowded. Our server didnt speak English, so we just pointed and ate. The food was delicious, including the nachos with sauteed onions, and these delicious quesadillas.

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Thank kteacher1234
Barcelona, Spain
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

With a menu that covers anything wrapped in a tortilla (tacos, burritos, enchiladas, fajitas) in a very well balanced combination between what's expected and what can surprise you, Tarántula has managed to top my list of Mexican (or Tex-Mex) restaurants in town. The Ranchero Nachos could easily become my favorite guilty food. Great Chipotle sauce. Go for the Enchilada Suiza... More 

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Thank Jordi_VR82_
Barcelona, Spain
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We booked the table few days ago and now we are fascinated with this restaurant. One of the best restaurant I ever been. It's a Mexican restaurant with a lot of Mediterranean receipts. The order was 4 dishes and we were 5, we finished satisfy... full.. what to say about the quality? it's awesome how they could make us happy... More 

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1 Thank Mario C
Barcelona, Spain
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I had wanted toeat at tis restaurant for a long time. Butevery time I tired it was either close or full (most of the times). I enjoyed the food and the portions are decent. What I don't like is the fact that the place is too noisy. I also would like to have a more Mexican decoration. But the overall... More 

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1 Thank CarmenRider
Barcelona, Spain
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

So I had seen on the internet that this place didn't get the best reviews, but many of the reviewers complained mainly about the fact that this was just some kind of texmex, not real Mexican food. So, I never went to Mexico, I wouldn't know the difference, so this did not deter me from trying the restaurant myself. Well... More 

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2 Thank Sonja H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

Tiny place, gets hot and is packed on any night. Food was ok. It's not like Tex Mex places in US....in a good way. Big portions. However the atmosphere is more like a loud nightclub. Everyone shouting, loud music, etc... Ok if that's what you're expecting. Not an intimate setting. But overall good experience

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Thank Albertandsharma
Markham, Ontario, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

The service was amazing! The owner is very friendly, portions of food are HUGE, the food tastes great, and the prices are very reasonable! Just make sure to ask about portion size before you order because they are HUGE !!! Nachos with cheddar cheese are amazing! There are two salsa's, spicy and mild, but both are very tasty ! I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Valladolid, 40, 08014 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona
  • Phone Number: 93.411.27.28

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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