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La Paradeta

#177 of 6,726 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Chowder, Seafood, Noodle
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Passatge Simo, 18, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent seafood, expect to queue for a while

If you look beyond the queues at the door and the long wait, the food is very good. It is like a fish market where you select the seafood and they cook it for you. Be wary of the male guy at the counter who tries to sell you more than what you need. We ended up with a lot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
puggles16
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you look beyond the queues at the door and the long wait, the food is very good. It is like a fish market where you select the seafood and they cook it for you. Be wary of the male guy at the counter who tries to sell you more than what you need. We ended up with a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

There is a counter full of seafood (except fish): mussel, oysters, squid, octopus, lobsters, crab and others. Seafood is priced per kilogram. You select the food, they weigh it and send it to kitchen for cooking. The cook shouts out your number when it's ready, you go and pick it up. We ate till there's no space left in our... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We came here for a quick feed of mussels... The person at the fish counter seemed upset that we only ordered one dish so that left us with a slightly negative impression. She also didn't give us our order number so this created confusion further down the line... (order food, get number - or not, round corner to order drinks,... More 

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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Amazingly fresh seafood cooked to order. Very quick and a stunning meal in a fun environment at an amazing price!

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Mannheim, Germany, Europe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

That's all I can say. It's really really good. Not cheap, but not too expensive. And the seafood is totally worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Wonderful choice of the seafood in a simple atmosphere. You should decide, you wanna nice design, or you want great food. Come at 8 pm for second opening, it is almost no people as during the day. Be attentive with announcements, only numbers with funny accent

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Queues start at about 7.30pm although the restaurant only opens at 8pm, so start queuing early. I found the prawns really good and the bamboo clams not that bad either!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

There are lines and very limited service, but overall experience is unforgettable. Seafood is fresh and tastes great. It is NOT fancy, NOT high-class, it is close street-food/open market experience :) with great atmosphere, cheap wine and tons of shrimp/calamari/crab/shells/etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

As meat is sold by its weight service is trying to give you as much as possible and you have to stop him. I was worry about the calling numbers of meals but it is called both in english and spanish by the microphone and it was OK. We spent about 100 euro for 7 people with some beers, sallads,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A long line before open hour that was compensated by fresh food served and eaten. We experienced a mistaken during the cooking part where they forgot our requestes; so we needed to wait for additional time that was compensated by the freshness of seafood, very delicious. A bit crouded but you cannot complain about it, enjoy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Passatge Simo, 18, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Noodle

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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