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Elche

Vila I Vila, 71, 08004 Barcelona, Spain (El Poble Sec)
+34 934413089
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Ranked #1,512 of 5,876 restaurants in Barcelona
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: El Poble Sec
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: El Poble Sec
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Oslo, Norway
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had to leave this place after 15 minutes. Our waiter was incredibly rude. He did not see us to our table he just pointed out in the blue and walked away. When we asked just to make sure we were not taking someone elses table he made a face and sighed loudly. After this he anwsered our questions about... More

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Doha, Qatar
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Found this place after googling for best Paella in Barcelona and this place was an amazing experience. We had the fried artichoke for starters, they were good but not impressive, however, the main course was the true highlight. We had the black rice Paella, which comes with added garlic to the side and is an amazing addition to a beautiful... More

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Miami, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

recomended by the hotel staff, close from the hotel we where staying, the food, wine and service was excellent. We went 3 different times, to try first the famous black rice, next time we try the Paella and the last one the rice with costra (only restaurant they prepare this dish). the 3 of them were VERY GOOD, plus the... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The last night in Barcelona, after many fantastic meals, this was the highlight. From reading other reviews it may be a bit hit and miss but not for my wife and myself. We agree it tops our list on the best meal ever. Unfortunately every paella comes up short now. Give it ago.

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Roma, Queensland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Went with my girlfriend, we were the first to dine at 1920. We had a lovely entree (fried artichoke hearts and Catalan tomato bread) and then the seafood paella. Best we've ever had. Delicious. Wine was excellent, service attentive without interrupting, nice decor and an excellent drinks menu. Highly recommended!

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Miami, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Our hotel recommended this restaurant as being a solid choise for rice dishes, they were right the paella was cooked just right and the appetizers were simply outstanding. Worth mentioning was the service provided by Gabriel our waiter, he was attentive, very friendly and walked us thru the menu with great suggestions making our experience one to remember. Will deffinetly... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Having read reviews (including Lonely Planet latest edition) of the paella, we dined here during our stay in Barcelona. Not only was the paella distinctly underwhelming, we found the restaurant pretentious and expensive. As others mentioned, we were charged for bread we didn't touch - although this was removed from our bill on request. Paella is easy to find in... More

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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The atmosphere of Elche is quit nice and the staff is also very attentive. For a starter we shared the gargrilled vegetables for around 8€ and as a main we had the seafood paella. Unfortunately was the seafood paella nothing special for 17€ per person. It was mainly rice with two prawns, two calamari rings and only a few mussels... More

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Gem of a find! Stumbled across (in heels) To find this little pretty restaurant! Stunning decor with very friendly staff! Cava €11! Monk fish was beautiful & the sorbet was delightful! Highly recommend!!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

My boyfriend wanted to go here because he read good reviews on another website saying the paella was just amazing. It really wasn't. I've honestly had better paella at the local Spanish restaurant in Melbourne (Australia). It wasn't bad, it was actually quite nice but nothing special. The worst thing though was the atmosphere and the snobbishness of the waiter.... More

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