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Bar Celta

Carrer de la Princesa, 50, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (El Barri Gòtic)
+34 933150006
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As featured in 3 days in Barcelona
Ranked #927 of 5,987 restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: El Barri Gòtic
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206 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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English first
London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Tucked away one street behind the main harbour road and a couple away from Las Ramblas, Bar Celta is worth the (tiny) walk. I was fortunate enough to live 4 doors down so I'm highly familiar with the place. The tapas are fresh, fantastically varied and really reasonably priced. The staff are surprisingly (Spain-wide service is notoriously poor) really helpful... More

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106 reviews 106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This place was a little out of the way from the touristy stretch but I manage to find it using google map. It's quite a local place and the waiter doesn't speak English but he was friendly and helpful. I had a beer and grilled squid. The squid wasn't fantastic coz it was recooked thus too hard. The fried was... More

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Washington, D.C.
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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Had a great lunch here. Delicious octopus and fried peppers. Really fresh and wonderful. Good service as well and so reasonably priced.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Went here for a late lunch today after reading the reviews. It certainly lived up to expectations. The octopus speciality was excellent as was the fried squid. We got a table fine and the waiter was very helpful with ordering.

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My friends and I, tapas newbies, came here late one night for an overdue dinner - I had noticed the high reviews in my trip planning and very glad we acted on the recommendations. It IS on Carrer de la Princesa (easily accessible) and incidentally less than 5 minutes away from where we were staying in the Born district. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

We went to the Bar Celta as we usually do when we're in BCN but - oh, no - the Bar was gone! After checking their website we found out that they still exist, but moved to another place which is in about 10 minutes walking distance (Carrer Princesa 50, with Carrer Comerç, 08003 Barcelona). The Bar still serves for... More

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Barcelona, Spain
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

A place to eat classic tapas in a very casual environment with no frills. The bar can get noisy and the waiters will start yelling orders across the bar, but it’s all part of the fun and experience. Here you will find many of the classics like bombas, chocos, bravas, chipirones, pimientos de pardon, pulpo and more and more. Lots... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Without any doubt the best pulpo a la Gallega you can eat here in Barcelona. They recently moved to c/ Princesa 50 after leaving their historical bar in c/ de la Merce. Great food and busy athmosphere; perfect if you want to eat son good fish tapas in a friendly place.

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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

the best "pulpo a la gallega" in Barcelona! the previous restaurant in c/ de la Merce was one of the oldest in town, the new place is still a great place to go!

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We finally found Bar Celta.. after meandering around the Gothic Quarter.. and the entire place was torn up. Don't waste your time!

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