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El Cochinillo Loco

Calle Aragon 277, Barcelona, Spain (Eixample)
93 487 4231
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Ranked #949 of 5,883 restaurants in Barcelona
Neighborhood: Eixample
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78% Recommend
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Stavanger, Norway
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had to wait for a table because it was so popular. We ordered the big plate with seafood for 2 person and glasses of white wine. Many different clams,fish, lobster and so on. A bit to much oil, but tasted very good. The plate is big enough. Overall a nice dinner, and great service.

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

After waiting 45 minute we (9 of us) have managed to sit on the table I t worth waiting Food is super quality Sangria was really super quality It worth going there again Highly Recommended

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We have been several times at the Boqueria market next to Las Ramblas, and one of the reasons for going there has been to have lunch at El Cochinillo Loco. Apart from the fact that you may have to wait for a table, once you get it, you´re half way to heaven. I see that some people are not too... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We used to go to the restaurant just across the street. Very delicious by the way. It was very crouded so we went to the cochinillo loco. We had to wait 30 minutes. The service was OK and quick but the food was the worst ever. Non fresh seafood . Burned calamri A lot of oil. While it was supposed... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

One of the best seafood platters we've had. Very fresh, sweet & juicy served on top of deep-fried bread balls. The selection was diverse; you can choose different platter sets with different varieties of seafood at different prices. The place was rather small and a little crowded but it was a unique, enjoyable experience. We went back for the second... More

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This small tavern is in the arcade enclosing the Boqueria market, has outdoor tables with heaters and, most critically, had a free table during a busy Friday lunch time. Traditional tapas, served in too-large portions. Tapas is supposed to be little plates for grazing, after all. My attempt to get my husband to try octopus saw me having to polish... More

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Athens, Greece
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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

If you are visiting la Boquería make sure you stop by El Cochinillo Loco small seafood taverna with the best seafood platters ever, don't expect great tables and set ups, it's very public with sometimes long waiting lists but worth every minute and penny

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Melbourne Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

After battling around the market trying to get a spot at a tapas bar we ended up nabbing a table here. Went for the seafood platter which was plentiful and varied. Our waiter was an indian who was looking a little grumpy but we got him talking about cricket and he was all over the good service from then on.... More

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St. George, Bermuda
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88 reviews 88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The atmosphere is very local, clean and very friendly. The food is good quality for the price. We had the roast pig and it was very authentic and tasty. the portion are very large and easy to share. I would retund to have the seafood platter that look amazing.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This restaurant serves the best seafood platter!! We ordered the grilled seafood platter, which is A variety of seafood that is seasoned and cooked to perfection. Definitely buy some bread at the market to soak up the juices. Price was very reasonable and the service was good. A must go if you are I'm Barcelona.

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