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Bar Celta

$$$$
Neighborhood:
El Born / La Ribera
Seafood, Spanish, Tapas
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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

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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 126
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great local spot for pulpo

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Sansefan
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Avoca Ireland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
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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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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.

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Friendly El Born tapas cafe. Eat inside or alfresco on the pavement. Also able to sit at the tapas counter. No menu so just choose what you can see or from menu display. Efficient table service with a smile. We shared 4 croquettes,tortilla espanol, ensalada Rusa, and boquerones. All good size portions. Washed down with vino rosado and beers. .... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We stopped here after visiting the Picasso museum. The pulpo (octopus) was excellent and the waiter explained their cooking process. The atmosphere was a typical tapas bar, unlike some other places we visited in Spain that had more of an intimate restaurant feel. This bar seems to cater to locals, although the wait staff was friendly. We speak Spanish so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Was recommended this tapas bar. Looks like a cafe but is full of locals which is always a good sign. Menu was a 'look and point' effort, wine served in bowls and you are only charged for the amount you drink from the bottle. Really delicious tapas and the octopus was just amazing- served on wooden platters. Great value for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We were passing by and stoped because many locals were eating there and you could see the food. It has a variety of tapas, meat and seafood and the portions are realy good. 3 persons had 5 tapas and 5 beers , we were stuffed and paid 40€. The personel is friendly and humorous. Not great environment, but the best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I really loved the food at bar Celta... Good portions and delicious tapas expecially the grilled calamari but a little bit disappointed with patata bravas which it could be much better apart of that I would definitely recommend!!

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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: Seafood, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
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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