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Cerveceria Alex

Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Plaza Reial 16, Barcelona, Spain
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9:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 3:30 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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This place was awful. They nickle and dime you to death. It was the only place i ate at in Spain that charged tax on top of the stated prices. They charged me 2 Euros for a dipping sauce for my calamari with no warning. The beers were 5 euros each, which was 1.50 more than drinking at the... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Andrew W
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This place was awful. They nickle and dime you to death. It was the only place i ate at in Spain that charged tax on top of the stated prices. They charged me 2 Euros for a dipping sauce for my calamari with no warning. The beers were 5 euros each, which was 1.50 more than drinking at the airport.... More 

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Edmonds, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Watch for the signs on La Rambla for the Placa Reial and you will find Alex in the southwest corner. While we had a choice of about ten outdoor restaurants in the plaza we chose this one because it had a broader choice of tapas and offered more shade from the hot sun. Our meal consisted of small sausages, baby... More 

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Food was okay, but the service was slow even though they weren't that busy. Guess this is just one of those 'average' places that sometimes can over deliver on odd occasions. Seems to be a game of look on how good the food is.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We happened to discover this in Placa Reial after a long day out and found the staff delightful and it was a great place to spend some time digesting the day to have a glass of cava and a beer - this is one of the few places we found to offer a mixed platter of tapas, which is great... More 

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Santa Clara, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Monday at 8pm. We were greeted very warmly. Ordered a large beer and a shot of vodka with lime. When the server brought the drinks he had the bottle of vodka with him and said the first shot was on the house. 10 Euros. We went to see a salsa show next door and when we exited we decided to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We chose this restaurant because it had a variety of options that could satisfy our family's various tastes. We ordered tapas which included mussels, calamari, tomato bread, patatas fritas and meatballs. All which were either cold or overcooked. It was a real disappointment. The only thing that was good was the spaghetti with tomato sauce. Service was slow - even... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We arrived late in Barcelona and didn't want to wait 45 minutes for a table at a recommended restaurant in Plaza Real, so we went next door to Cerveceria Alex. What a Mistake! This was the worst meal any of the 4 of us have had in years and the service matched the awful food perfectly! It took us over... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

We stopped for dinner in the busy square, wish we had queued for one of the busier restaurants!! Prices in this area are not silly but reflect the busy tourist area. Food really does not match the price tag. My paella was terrible, over cooked and bland. Wife had a "steak" which was thinner than a bacon rasher, she asked... More 

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Stopped here for a drink. I ordered a Pina Colada and I do not know what I got but I sent it back and they tried again. Husband had a juice. They brought the same drink back and it was disgusting. They still asked for payment. We paid, left the drink there with only a few sips out of it... More 

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Vernon, B.C.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is located in the busiest square in Barcelona. This is a very touristy area and the food quality to price cost can often get out of whack. In this case the food was ok but the location over compensated for it. I will say the beer was nice and cold. In the future if probably wouldn't eat there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza Reial 16, Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighborhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: 93.318.63.10

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Pub


Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:30 am
9:00 am - 3:30 am

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighborhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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