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La Cova Fumada

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Barceloneta
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Calle Baluard, 56, 8003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 21 40 61
Today
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Thu - Fri 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
What a unique experience!

Donald Link told us about this place, and suggested getting here early. We arrived around 10, by the back door. Our friendly waiter suggested courses, and even showed us much of what he had to offer up on the counter. The grilled artichokes were small enough to practically eat everything after... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
TrippinOutofTown
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South Louisiana
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South Louisiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Donald Link told us about this place, and suggested getting here early. We arrived around 10, by the back door. Our friendly waiter suggested courses, and even showed us much of what he had to offer up on the counter. The grilled artichokes were small enough to practically eat everything after pulling off a few leaves--yum. We had gambas and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We went here on recommendation and after reading TA reviews although not sure I can see what the hype is for. There was quite a wait to get in as expected and once in it's a real busy lively atmosphere! Tables are shared as its a tiny place and there seems to be always a queue. The place itself is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Based on reviews here, my wife and I hoofed it from La Ramblas to this small corner of Barceloneta. The restaurant did not have a sign on the door, but it was easy to identify, because it was packed and noisy. We got the last (shared) table in the restaurant. No menus. The server told us what they had that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

One of the best places I've ever been, local, authentic, delicious... Unique atmosphere and attended by the family... Ask for the special man coffee!

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Ballymore Eustace, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We were recommended to try this place, it had no name, just look for the brown doors. Simple, tasty and friendly, might not suit everybody, but we loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Go in, order, eat, pay, out. Pretty much sums it up. It has no name on the front so it is obviously meant to be a local bar and the atmosphere is brilliant and the food is even better. Really good affordable tapas.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

i read about the reviews about this restaurant and made it a point that i will visit this. i knew there was no name on the property and had to ask quite a few locals about where it was. but it might be helpful to know the name of the road after you have reached Barceloneta area. first to find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Family resturant, amazing food and atmosphere. Do not leave without trying the Sardines and the Tallarines (clams)!

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you enjoy seafood, tapas and an authentic experience - this is a must. Don't let it's unassuming front door fool you. The food here is incredible. Fresh locally sourced seafood. Packed with locals and very reasonably priced. There is no table menu, just the one on the wall. The servers speak English reasonably well and made incredible recommendations. They're... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Be prepared to wait, it is worth it and have a glass of cheap house wine while you wait it all adds to the experience. The restaurant itself reminds me off a pie & mash shop in the East End of london with marble topped tables and sawdust on the floor, the comparision stops there by the way. The guy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Baluard, 56, 8003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighborhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932 21 40 61

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 49
  • Cuisine: Spanish
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barceloneta

Neighborhood Profile
Barceloneta
Originally a fisherman’s quarter, this quaint area can’t escape its small village feel: laundry hanging over the narrow streets, old ladies clamoring at each other from their balconies and elder gentlemen playing games on short wooden benches gossiping the day away, Barceloneta could double as a film set. Artists line the boardwalk displaying their magnificently detailed sand structures making this the most visited beach in the city (the shirtless men working out might help too). You’ll know by the delicious aroma that you're in the right place to try some of the best and most authentic seafood including paella, Spain’s national dish.
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