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La Cala

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Reina Cristina 2, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
0034 933 192292
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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tasty paella

It was our first restaurant in Barcelona. We tried paella here. It was quite tasty, I liked it. I also like fresh juice from different tropical fruits. The atmosphere is rather nice. By the way, one of the waiters spoke russian. I would come there again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Moscow, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

It was our first restaurant in Barcelona. We tried paella here. It was quite tasty, I liked it. I also like fresh juice from different tropical fruits. The atmosphere is rather nice. By the way, one of the waiters spoke russian. I would come there again.

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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56 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

As this was just a stones throw from our Hotel (the excellent H10 Port Vell) and our feet were well worn from a days exploring, we thought we'd give this place a go (plus they were showing the Madrid Copa Del Ray match!) The Pizzas looked good value at just under 10 Euros, so I went for the Cheese, BBQ... More 

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Long Beach, California
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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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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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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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
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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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21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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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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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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Restaurant Details

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

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