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El cochinillo loco

#1,273 of 7,069 Restaurants in Barcelona
#1,385 of 7,352 Places to Eat in Barcelona
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Neighborhood:
Eixample
Chowder, Soups
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Mercado de la boqueria, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
666913663
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 83
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    Very good
  • 19
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  • 11
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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
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Krakow, Poland
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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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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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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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

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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Krakow, Poland
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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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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

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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Melbourne, Australia
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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 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Greasy ... Not a good seafood restaurant!! Questionable freshness and taste. Sangria acceptable. They say it's grilled I think is fried

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Riverton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My wife & I were grazing the boqueria, happened upon Cochinillo Loco and saw the interesting platters being served. We decided to take a chance and ordered the least expensive 39 Euro mixed-plate since it contained our favorite delicacy, razor clams. When the dish arrived at the table we were both amazed at the size. I am not a big... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Never again. We went there as we had seen people having those huge platters of gorgeous looking seafood. It looked beautiful, shame that the taste was completely opposite. We had the €39 (the cheapest) platter. The razor clams were chewy and full of sand, muscles still had mustache, calamari was like rubber and fish was over cooked and dry, customer... More 

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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: Chowder, Soups
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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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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