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Merce Vins

#403 of 6,726 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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C/Amargos 1, Barcelona, Spain
93 302 60 56
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 65
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  • 31
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  • 6
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A small catalonian paradise

We are staying in an apartment on the same street and we saw this place but it was closed... The menu on the outside was really interesting so we decided to try it yesterday, on the only day it's open for dinner (friday). The place is really cozy and very family-style, the food is amazing, real... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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West Greece, Greece
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Nice place for lunch, which we found through tripadvisor. It was what we were looking for (traditional food, not touristic). We loved the cozy environment and the starters were great (we tried the menu proposals). But the main dishes varied from great (the cod with sauce), to bad (the lamp stew was a disaster). The nuggets were nice but small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We are staying in an apartment on the same street and we saw this place but it was closed... The menu on the outside was really interesting so we decided to try it yesterday, on the only day it's open for dinner (friday). The place is really cozy and very family-style, the food is amazing, real catalonian tradition which is... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We went here for lunch on two of our 4 days in Barcelona! The three course meal was delicious, reasonably priced, healthy food. The staff were very welcoming and we felt very "at home" here. It is in a tiny alley way, and if you are not looking for it, you won't encounter it. If you are in the area,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Ate here during a trip to Barcelona. The food was great for the price and the place was full of locals during lunch! Would recommend getting the set menu which includes drinks as it's the best deal.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a little place to eat lunch yesterday and chanced across Merce Vins in the Gothic area of Barcelona. It had a good looking menu so we popped in and took a seat at the bar which is where we like to eat, only to be told it was "reserved". Rubbish! Oldest trick in the book to... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This tiny place is in a small side street and its very popular during lunchtimes. Despite some TA review statements this place is actually open in the evenings but only serves tapas then. We decided to try it one evening. There were only a few people there, and the owners were running the place that night, the wife in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

We made an effort to find the best restaurant for our last dinner in Barcelona this weekend. The idea was to reservate a table in advance, but we decided to stroll through the Gothic area. We found Mercé Vince and checked it out on TA. It was excellent! Very good food and superb service!!! We were more than pleased! Very... More 

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London
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Tucked away on a side street on the Barri Gothic, this is a lovely locals' tapas bar. Great authentic atmosphere, friendly staff and yummy food. If you're a cheese fan, don't miss the cheese platter - it's to die for.

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Vancouver, B.C.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Tiny little hole in the wall with very good Trip Advisor rating, so we thought we'd try it hoping that it might be a surprise. It wasn't. The staff was very good, but the kitchen was a disappointment. In the end, it's always all about the food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We happened upon this place after visiting the nearby café where Picasso frequented. What a find, we had a really great and very reasonably priced lunch, all freshly cooked and served by the lovely friendly ladies. They even gave us a free taster plate of the delicious black rice. Couldn't rate it more highly. Fantastic. We will definitely be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C/Amargos 1, Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighborhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: 93 302 60 56

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighborhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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