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La Cala

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Reina Cristina 2, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
0034 933 192292
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great value for money

Great Al-fresco bar and great value for money and good food. Excellent location for people watching and short walking distance for Port Vell Hotels.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Widnes, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Don't go. Simple as that. The staff was more interested in seeing tables for people who never showed. Was there during height of dinner time and there were not many locals. Clear sign we choose wrong place to eat. Plus they didn't deliver all the tapas we ordered

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great Al-fresco bar and great value for money and good food. Excellent location for people watching and short walking distance for Port Vell Hotels.

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Buckinghamshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Nice paella... Apart from the big long line of poop in the prawns, which was much to the dislike of my better half! Outside seating was lovely with a choice of shade or sun. Service fast, attentive and not intrusive. Would return.

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

....and it was very nice! This is not a fancy restaurant, it's another restaurant on the street, so take it for what it is..... However, the recommendation from the waiter to take the house Paella (seafood and shellfish) was very good! We really enjoyed it, and the service was surprisingly good!

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Aalborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Absolutely fantastic place. Cheap food and drinks. Service top-of-the-line. We had the best burger we've ever tasted, the Australian burger. Must-try if you're in Barcelona.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Normally i do a backround check, but this time I didn't. Service no good as they hardly did any follow up. All five of us choose pizza (hawaiana, iberica) and we got something reminding us of frisbees. The pizza-crust... Not sure where they found it... We told the staff and they did not care. We paid and kept the five... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Stopped here after two other Trip Advisor rated restaurants didn't pan out (one closed, one with different menu than stated in reviews). Told waiter that for starters we wanted a salad that was just vegetables, and he brought us one that included tuna and hard-boiled eggs. For an entree we asked to share a pan of paella - it was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

...bad food and bad service. Was our last night in town and the worst meal of the trip. I can see them catering more for the drunk, wasted, football crowd who don't care what they are eating or how badly they are served.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were in this restaurant on our last evening in Barcelona. Unfortunately we found La Cala and had the worst food and service EVER. It was really bad service, expensive and impossible to eat. I order paella but it was so salty that I can't eat it even when drinking water. But even worse was the staff and service. When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I love this place! We kept going back for more! The tapas is lovely here and the portion sizes are huge! We also had the carbonara and pizza of the menu which was also lovely! The drink was also excellent and the staff were very nice and welcoming! Our favourite spot in Barcelona for sure! Can't wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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Barceloneta
Originally a fisherman’s quarter, this quaint area can’t escape its small village feel: laundry hanging over the narrow streets, old ladies clamoring at each other from their balconies and elder gentlemen playing games on short wooden benches gossiping the day away, Barceloneta could double as a film set. Artists line the boardwalk displaying their magnificently detailed sand structures making this the most visited beach in the city (the shirtless men working out might help too). You’ll know by the delicious aroma that you're in the right place to try some of the best and most authentic seafood including paella, Spain’s national dish.
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