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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 #1,006 of 5,915 restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish, Tapas
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Restaurant details
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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English first
Senior Reviewer
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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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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 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
Top Contributor
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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Budapest, Hungary
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We wanted to visit an authentic local tapas bar and Bar Celta was an excellent a choice. The food is fresh and tasty, the portion is big, the price is very reasonable. Definitely worth to visit if you want to experience the local vibe.

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Niagara Falls, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

So we were following the guide book for Tapas on Carrer de la Merce. We walked from one end to the other and peeked inside the places and nothing seemed like we really should try it. We got to the other ende again, where Bar Celta was and I suggested lets go in there and check it out. So glad... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Let's start with what Bar Celta is not - it is not a restaurant (although it does have a small dining section off the bar, but trust me, you are better off being close to the bar perched on a stool) , it is not a fine dining place, and it is not a place to go if you want... More

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