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Tablao De Carmen

Calle Arcos | Poble Espanyol, Barcelona, Spain
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Ranked #1,145 of 5,876 restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations
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75% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

If you are traveling on your own, this restaurant would probably be difficult to find as it is located in an inside alley, but we have a tour guide so we were led to here. Ambiance is good with a feeling of eating on sunny al fresco but inside a covered restaurant. The setup allows you to see the flamenco... More

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North London
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132 reviews 132 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Fair location if you ignore the tourist guides and their traffic. Adam was served mouldy pate and they were rather defensive about it. Then the rain from the giant sun umbrella poured all over him, his drink, his calamares (replacing mouldy pate) and his book. Surely they knew that heavy rains brought this hazard. What I did like was the... More

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Winchester, Virginia, United States
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97 reviews 97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The four dancers we saw recently left it all on stage! They were absolutely fabulous. Gripping portrayals, each different from the other. Each appx. 15 minutes long. The accompanying musical and vocal artists are equally amazing. The food is good--ham, cheese, mushrooms, blood sausage fritters, octopus and dessert with wine--not great but do go for the show.

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Bordeaux, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I thought this was just a 'tourist trap' but I must say it's been a fantastic experience!!! First of all the staff was very professional and kind, secondly we had the chance to sit at the table at the very front of the stage so the experience was amazing!! The flamenco dancers were simply incredible, so were the singers! Also,... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This year was here for the second time, both were a great experience. This time were some different dancers, but it didn't make the performance worse. One thing was strange: there were less types of tapas then previous time but for the same price

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Amazing show. Wish they explained the history of the dance or introduced themselves tho. Amazing drinks and atmosphere and the staff was so professional and nice! I highly suggest this for the experience, drinks, as well as location. It is in a small village type area that you will want to visit again in the day for all the shops,... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We visit here because of the flamenco dancer. And it was as we expected, the show was good, but the place is not that comfortable, typical for tourist. But just for once, it worth a visit.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We went for the tapas menu. The food was good enough and it was served in very decent quantities. The show is beautiful!! The dance and music are mesmerizing. Just wish it was a bit longer though!

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Ashdod, Israel
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27 reviews 27 reviews
1,625 helpful votes 1,625 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

5 years in a row with my mother I visit this place . The surprise is no limit to where now felt terrible picture : the desire to restaurant owners to capitalize on visitors without the desire to create an atmosphere of relaxation . We bought tickets for the show + tapas, but the tapas were quite nasty , sausage... More

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Ramat Gan, Israel
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The best show I have ever been. Exciting, impressive, authentic There were two male dancers and two female dancers. It was very exciting and intriguing Recommends to anyone visiting Barcelona!!

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