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Restaurante La Vaca Paca

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Eixample
Pizza, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Spanish, Pasta, Vegan
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Passeig de Gracia, 21, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 88 12 82
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A lot of food for a good price!

It's a buffet so don't expect a really tasty meal, it's very cheap and you can eat a lot, that's what counts here. You also can have a drink with that and if you eat outside it's better so you don't feel packed inside. We went 2 times with y friends when we were in Barcelona.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Lorena C
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Peru
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

A great price for a lot of food. The secret is to grab the items as they come from the kitchen. Always go back for seconds to see if there are any new hot items. This place is tops in my opinion for value.

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Peru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

It's a buffet so don't expect a really tasty meal, it's very cheap and you can eat a lot, that's what counts here. You also can have a drink with that and if you eat outside it's better so you don't feel packed inside. We went 2 times with y friends when we were in Barcelona.

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Sydney, Australia
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We initially ate dinner here as their buffet looked good. I did find the staff to be very rude though, you are not allowed to pay before grabbing a plate which is stupid as you have shopping and bags in your hands. I asked if i could pay first and the guy behind the cashier said i had to go... More 

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Olsztyn, Poland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

They have a lot to offer (meat, pasta, pizza, vegatables). Drink is included which is very good. But in my opinion - all meals were only warm, not hot. Staff was kind and clenaed all your dishes asap.

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Miami
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We have been there quite a few times. It is inexpensive and all you can eat food. The soup is really good, There is pasta, pizza, salads, bread, a glass of wine and more. The ice cream machine breaks down from time to time. You can have fruit for dessert instead.

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Lewiston, Idaho
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15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Best buffet BBQ in Barcelona!!!!! Just stumbled upon it on a Sunday, when many restaurants are closed. The food is hot, plentiful and cooked right there onsite. The staff are very helpful, want to make it a GREAT experience. They keep the food selection stocked with hot food, and the salads are made fresh there. The price is a GREAT... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

we found this place by chance, all you can eat for 10.90 including a glass of wine or a small glass of bier. The salad was excellent, the meat dishes were very good and properly cooked, The only disappointing thing was the desserts, the crema catalana wasn t very good and the other choice was express icecream. Overall great value... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Was starving in Passeig de Gracia in the evening and ended up here. It felt a bit like both the staff and the customers were embarrassed to be there. The premises are far too fancy for a random buffet selection of some meats, tasteless pizza, dry noodles, totally unnecessary (and poor) sushi etc, with ice cream from a machine to... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Where can you get a great lunch in Barcelona for 10.90 Euros? then try La Vaca Paca. This is one of the best buffets we have sampled. For salad lovers there is a great choice. For meat lovers the roasts are yummy. You can have 3 courses or just have seconds on your mains. We saw lots of locals do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

One of my favourite places to go to in Barcelona, great food, fantastic service, amazing price and right in the heart of the city. Can't wait to go back!

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Additional Information about Restaurante La Vaca Paca

Address: Passeig de Gracia, 21, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 934 88 12 82
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Eixample
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 12 - 24
Cuisine: Pizza, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Spanish, Pasta, Vegan

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Passeig de Gracia, 21, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Eixample
  • Neighborhood: Eixample
  • Phone Number: +34 934 88 12 82

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 24
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Spanish, Pasta, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognizable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognized architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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