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La Cova Fumada

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Calle Baluard, 56, 8003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 21 40 61
Today
9:00 am - 3:15 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, Lunch, Dinner

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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
Great Experience! Family owned!

There's no sign on the door, but the place is super busy with locals and visitors alike. Find a seat and let them bring you an array of home made dishes!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

There's no sign on the door, but the place is super busy with locals and visitors alike. Find a seat and let them bring you an array of home made dishes!

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Barcelona, Spain
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It's been a while since my last visit to this bar, and nothing has changed. This is the best place for enjoying a "fork breakfast". Don't expect here lattes, pastries or fancy egg dishes. During my last visit we asked artichokes, large clams, octopus, squid, bombas (mashed potatoes meatballs) and butifarra with beans. For drinking, white wine, of course!!! The... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I had been in Barcelona for 8 months before I finally got to try this place and it is just incredible. I go back as often as I can. Food is outstanding and makes the having to queue not even a question!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This restaurant has definitely the best tapas in Barcelona. The food is fresh, and the house wine is perfect. This is a family owned business and the service is excellent! The menu has a wide variety of Spanish specialities so there is something for everyone. This place has become an institution in Barcelona and be prepared to stand in line... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

An authentic Spanish eatery away from the typical tourist attractions. The food was full of flavour, all delicious, and all served in an extremely friendly manner. Would definitely return the next time we are in Barcelona!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

After three days in Barcelona , decided to try this local rest. Had a little trouble finding it, but was blessed with a local lady showing us the way. Crowded but no stress , waited for 10 mins for our table . At the end, it was well worth the wait. The food the ambience, the staff so warm and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Unbeatable! The best place to eat "bombs" (bombes), lovely staff, quick service, etc... In short, a 10! A visit who don't be missed!

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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

If you're looking for real Tapas - the sort of place where the locals go, then this is it. A truly family run place (mama was in the corner making the bombas) it really does ooze traditional tapas. We fondly nicknamed it "Spit and Sawdust" which describes the hole in the wall type place which has no airs and graces... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

After waiting for a while outside we got a table in this tiny hole-in-the-wall type of restaurant. The service was fast and very friendly. The food was tapas-style, quickly served and really good. There was a great authentic atmosphere in the restaurant were also the locals seem to go.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I came here with my mum on recommendation from friends who had been here a week ago. The tapas was the best we had whilst in Barcelona. This place is not to be missed. The Salt cod was my favourite and I had to have a second bombas as they are out of this world delicious and spicy. The staff... More 

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Additional Information about La Cova Fumada

Address: Calle Baluard, 56, 8003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 932 21 40 61
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
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
Average Prices: USD 39 - 49
Cuisine: Spanish

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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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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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