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Merce Vins

C/Amargos 1, Barcelona, Spain (El Barri Gòtic)
93 302 60 56
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Ranked #390 of 5,926 restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: El Barri Gòtic
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: El Barri Gòtic
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

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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Budapest, Hungary
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Had a late lunch here, the place was almost full. The usual "Menu del dia" daily menu had less available choices than in a lot of places, but everything we tried was really delicious. The drinks were included in the price, even the second beer I asked for. Really good value for the level of food. Just make sure you... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I was there 5 nights this was best meal we had. Impeccable service, you can tell its great because its full of locals at lunchtime. The salad with raisins and goat cheese was the best and the flan is also great. Wish I had discovered this sooner, would so go back here if went to Barcelona again. Left a tip... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Called in here after reading about it in a travel guide. Small but very busy cafe / bar. We arrived at lunch time and had Menu del Dia. Delicious home cooked, fresh food and plenty of it. Very nice, will definitely look it up next time in Barcelona

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Barcelona, Spain
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is one of the places one wished to see more in Barcelona, old familiar style, with a lot of nice details. They are very nice from the moment you enter the restaurant, they have a very nice, typical and good tasting menu, and the full experience comes with a very nice waiter, who explains even more than it is... More

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