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El cochinillo loco

#925 of 7,392 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Neighborhood:
Eixample
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Mercado de la boqueria, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
666913663
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 7:30 pm - 12:30 am
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 6:30 pm - 12:30 am
Thu - Fri 7:30 pm - 12:30 am
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mixed seafood platter - delicious !

I was in this place about 2 years ago during my first visit in Barcelona and mixed seafood plate eaten then was a great experience. Due to that fact I came back with my husband and we ordered mixed seafood platter for 2 (39 EUR) . The size of the dish was bigger then 2 years ago and with not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
BAJT_travel
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Krakow, Poland
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Barcelona
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We went to this place because it seemed less full than the surrounding restaurants: that should have been a warning! The seaflood platter was too oily, and some of the seafood was clearly off- overcooked to hide the fact that it was bad. We told the waiter and he looked at us with a face of utter annoyance, took the... More 

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1 Thank Anna L
North
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We stopped by this restaurant before the rush hour, and the waiter seemed to be very annoyed at us and at life itself. We ordered the seafood platter, but left it half full (or maybe half empty....), since the amount of oil was inedible. The waiter remained uninterested even when we asked for the bill - perhaps he was used... More 

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Thank SuperSig
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Been to this restaurant several times but it never fails to disappoint!!!!! When we arrivedon this visit the outside terrace wasnfull so we opted to sit inside, however after getting our drinks a table became available outside and the guys asked whether we would prefer to sit outside and he!d the table for us to move We then enjoyed the... More 

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Thank racfian
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This place just right next to La Boqueria Market, We ordered combined grill seafood and fish, It was amazing! It's cooked so well, so tasty! It got everything with big portions. It's best grilled seafood we ever had! We really enjoyed it!

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Thank Xuesong L
malta
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Excellent seafood platter with a good mix of fish and seafood. For 55 euro we also had one whole lobster.

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Thank steLija
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was a bit of a touristy spot next to the Mercado, just off the Ramblas. But the food was good, if a bit over-priced. Service was average.

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Thank Michelle B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Great seafood and great paella! Good service and the personnel speaka English. Portions are huge, so don't get too greedy by ordering many things.

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1 Thank Hristo M
Krakow, Poland
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I was in this place about 2 years ago during my first visit in Barcelona and mixed seafood plate eaten then was a great experience. Due to that fact I came back with my husband and we ordered mixed seafood platter for 2 (39 EUR) . The size of the dish was bigger then 2 years ago and with not... More 

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1 Thank BAJT_travel
Vilnius, Lithuania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

We were walking around la boqeria, looking for a place where to eat, and suddenly saw a place where to find a seat was a little dificult, but we did it. When we got our platter FOR TWO we more than amazed, the portions a extremely big and the taste is fulfiled! Well done will come back next time and... More 

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1 Thank Tadas777
Melbourne, Australia
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217 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

It was our last day in Barcelona, so we wanted some seafood. We where wandering around La Boqueria when we spotted people tucking into these amazing sea food platters. It was packed, so we waited in line for a table, there was no way we where going to miss out! Our turn came and we both decided on the big... More 

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1 Thank Ernesto M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mercado de la boqueria, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Eixample
  • Neighborhood: Eixample
  • Phone Number: 666913663

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Barbecue, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 pm - 12:30 am
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 12:30 am
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:30 am
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Eixample

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Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognizable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognized architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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