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Tobogan Tapas

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Placa RIval, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933021153
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 23
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  • 54
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  • 60
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  • 53
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
My review.

The service at this restaurant was very very poor. We had to wait about 30min before we could even order and then another 40min or so to receive our food. The food itself was OK. Not great but not that bad on the other hand. A young couple sitting next to us was forced to leave as they were... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Sajmon452
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Warsaw, Poland
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Newport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited toboggan on our final evening in barca of a six day break, we had dined every day at least once a day and this was by far the worst experience. We were seated, yet nobody took our drinks order for 20 mins... We ordered our food at the same time. The tapas style starters arrived, clearly frozen "cod"... More 

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Thank Newinnnewport
Warsaw, Poland
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The service at this restaurant was very very poor. We had to wait about 30min before we could even order and then another 40min or so to receive our food. The food itself was OK. Not great but not that bad on the other hand. A young couple sitting next to us was forced to leave as they were sitting... More 

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Thank Sajmon452
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never ever ever eat here. Staff were rude, what food we waited around for (starter after an hour and a half) was pathetic and assaulted as we left after warning them that we were tired of waiting. Never ever ever.

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Thank Lee J
Annapolis, MD
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped to rest our feet and get a snack. The food was great and service very attentive. SO nice to sit outside in January

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Thank sreisinger
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

In a very popular square very close to the Ramblas. Despite it being a very touristy place the food was very good and service exceptional, it must have one of the highest ratios of staff to customers! we were there for over 5 hours and were never made to feel that we had outstayed our welcome. A very relaxed atmosphere.... More 

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Thank Aroha13
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

They show you what you want to see, the location is amazing, close by la rambla in a small and cozy square, so it becomes immediate for you to sit down. The food quality is poor, the paella was mostly made of dry rice and a few pieces of chicken. The beer was awful and overpriced. Won't definitely suggest it

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Thank FindingLudo
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This restaurant is on the main square and serves meals all day. We came for breakfast and had omelettes, of which you can choose any filling you like. Staff are friendly and prices are reasonable, Price with 2 waters, bread and drinks 25 euros

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Thank ANGIEB60187059
Durban, South Africa
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200 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We ordered a whole top of different tapas dishes and it was great. The calamari in particular was really tasty and we also had drinks. The square in which it is situated is really "happening" and it was good just sitting and listening to the sights and sounds of Barcelona as we enjoyed a great evening. We good service -... More 

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Thank Jenny-Lee H
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98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Only visited for drinks so can't comment on food. Drinks were good and service was acceptable. Tourist location so the usual procession of rose sellers and lightening up helicopter sellers. Lovely square but like I said touristy.

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Thank Uhdcfc
Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Pushy waiters, poor food. Go across the square to where we had wonderful food. Restaurant in a lovely setting but could be great. We ate here for our first meal in Barcelona. The waiter forgot a friends order. He though we were going to share our paella

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Thank Frandoodle

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Placa RIval, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighborhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933021153

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Pizza, Mediterranean, Diner

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Neighborhood Profile
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighborhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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