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Bar Celta

El Born / La Ribera
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Carrer de la Princesa, 50, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933150006
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8:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food from Galicia

Big portions and an amazing pulpo. The bravas were not so good, but in general it was very enjoyable. The service was really kind with us.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Antonio M
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
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Timbuktu, Mali
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want a real feel for Catalonia, this is a must. Getting lost wandering the streets and admiring the incomparable architecture of Barcelona, we stumbled across this authntic tapas bar. This is as real as it gets. Food is outstanding, perfect if you want to live like a local.

Thank Rebecca C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big portions and an amazing pulpo. The bravas were not so good, but in general it was very enjoyable. The service was really kind with us.

Thank Antonio M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This looks like an archetypal locals bar, and it is - full of locals at all times of the day, but they welcome tourists even with minimal Spanish. We like to stay in the Born, and this is always our first stop for brunch. Sit at the bar where you can see the tapas "up close and personal" - always... More 

Thank J-and-M-on-tour
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We had been sightseeing all day, had overlooked lunch and by 6.00pm we were feeling famished so set off on a tour of the neighbourhood looking for food; plenty of bars but this is not a good time of day to be hungry in Barcelona. The sight of counter food attracted us into Bar Celta and we were not disappointed.... More 

Thank Diane M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Generally not recommended. Awful tortilla and crocetas. Average calamaras. Only olives were tasty. On the top of that they serve you bigger portions than it is stated in a menu and of course you have to pay more. Avoid disappointment and go somewhere else!

Thank Adam D
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

That ruined an otherwise good dining experience for us. 2nd time we have dined here in last 2 trips to BCN. They have a huge variety of fresh generally well prepared food but the boss man treated us like something that's fallen off the bottom of his shoe. Very rude and unnecessary, regardless of the language barrier. As for the... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Only time in Barcelona we left after taking a bite out of each dish... if this is what locals eat good for them but for us it was unbearable

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Avoca Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Delicious pulpo a la gallego and txopitos , popular with locals, highly recommended for lunch and tapas

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County Donegal, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

As the title suggests, had the octopus and patatas bravas and it was delicious, would highly recommend find Bar Celta and enjoying these dishes. Staff were friendly, and unfortunately I speak no Spanish but they didn't mind.

Thank NoelMcG5555
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great place that looks like a cafe but is a tapas bar full of locals. The pulpo is fabulous. We had drinks and five tapas for 40€ which would have been 30 without the pulpo. My Spanish and Catalan are non existent but some pointing and smiles did the trick. Best food and best value on carrer de la Princessa... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carrer de la Princesa, 50, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 933150006

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene


Open Hours
8:30 am - 12:00 am
8:30 am - 12:00 am
8:30 am - 12:00 am
8:30 am - 12:00 am
8:30 am - 12:00 am
8:30 am - 12:00 am
8:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighborhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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