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Reina Cristina 2, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
0034 933 192292
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Long Beach, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

...ask the waiter what he'd eat (they usually know)...more like 3.5 stars....patatas bravas were tasty, nothing special, but the cold seafood tapas with mussels, imitation crab and shrimp was decent. The chicken paella was flavorful and spicy and the recommended fish (larger than the sea bass but the equivalent per the waiter) was great. Had to pick out bones and... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

All was good: food, staff friendly and very professional, restaurant cleaned and cozy for family and friends. We ordered hamburgers and some kind of tapas. All very delicious. If u wanna order something to eat chose catalan hamburger. We will came back here soon.

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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Ended up here as one of the few places that had soup, other than fish soup. The outside terrace was a plus. The soup itself was OK, but the chicken/pasta within not so much. The tapas of patatas bravas, chorizo and cod bites were all mediocre at best. Staff was friendly but not very responsive. Prices are quite low.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We ate here because my wife fancied a veggie burger and it was close to our apartment. We had seen the bad reviews but thought we would give it a go. We ate in "la Cala Frankfurt" which seems to be part of La Cala but specialising in burgers, hot dogs etc. It wasn't busy but the service was prompt... More 

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Oslo, Norway
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Nice location, but the food was horrible. I orded the soup of the day (chicken soup) , it was basically boiled water and salt, with to big potatoes and a half carrot, the chicken was tasteless and felt like rubber. I didn't bother finishing it. My boyfriend ordered pasta carbonara, he took three bites and refused to eat more. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

If you like your 'beef' glowing bright orange, with the consistency of a large block on luncheon meat and tasting like cat-food, this place is perfect. My girlfriend and I both took one bite of our burgers and as soon as we saw what we'd bitten into removed the 'matter' from our mouths. Utterly revolting - we both pushed our... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

It's located on the sea side of the La Ramblas street. Has a great location as it's very close to harbour and "The Vell". We have seated out side -quite relaxing- with our great margaritas. We have not have great expectations but this place is nice. And the bathrooms are clean as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Ordered paella, it was never going to be the best, they we're clearly understaffed by they did make up for it by being very friendly. Had to wait ages to order, then again for the food to arrive, then I went searching for the waiter to get our bill!

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We stopped here as we were in a bit of a hurry, but I wish we'd taken a bit more time in choosing where to eat. We had the patatas bravas for starters which took the best part of an hour to turn up. These turned out to be nothing more than chips with some sauce that had obviously been... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Great little place outside of the busy La Ramblas area on Reina Cristina. Outside seating overlooking the Porto, aquarium, and old district of Barcelona. Food is good, wait staff pleasant and very spanish. The local beer is great Estrella Dam. I really recommend this place if you want to rest your legs after doing La Ramblas and the old district.

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Address: Reina Cristina 2, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 0034 933 192292
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona

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