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Bar Celta

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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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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 traditional tapas and rest

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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County Donegal, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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Chania Town, Greece
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Bonn, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were new to Tapas and other seafood delicacies. We asked the waiter and he suggested a platter of seafood items.It was yummy specially the pulpo. Must visit if you want to try authentic sea food cuisine in Barcelona

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We tried this place for an evening of tapas with our 12 year old. Our Spanish is very limited, but the "point at the dish" method of ordering seemed to be working fine. After a beer I tried to order a glass of red wine and I got a bottle. Ok I thought... The atmosphere was friendly. The food came,... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We heart this place from a friend so tried for our forth day in Barcelona. The food was delicious , pulperia was perfect. The fried food are not freshly prepared , they fry them and when you order they only heat. And stuff was a bit difficult , when we ask about some info , they said all you need... More 

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Additional Information about Bar Celta

Address: Carrer de la Princesa, 50, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 933150006
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
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
Average Prices: USD 40
Cuisine: Seafood, Spanish, Tapas

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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: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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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