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Restaurante Carballeira

Reina Cristina, 3, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera)
+34 933 10 10 06
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Ranked #412 of 6,000 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $52 - $104
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera
Description: Carballeira is an emblematic restaurant that, since 1944 has been offering the best fresh seafood delivered daily from Galicia.Located in Barceloneta district, a few steps from the sea and right in front of Port Vell, Carballeira has maintained from its beginning, the essence of one of the most popular and authentic seafood restaurants in town.Local waiters with years of experience ensure an excellent service.Delectable seafood carefully selected. Delicious rices: with lobster, “a banda” or black with cuttlefish. Line-caught fish, simply the best, straight from the sea. Succulent dishes of monkfish, bass, turbot or hake. And for meat lovers a good T-bone steak or a Galician Veal entrecote. A wide selection of dishes to please every taste.SPECIAL SERVICES • Private dining rooms with natural light inside for groups of 10-30 people. Group menus, also customizable.• All day dining service from 13h to 24h, to dine at your leisure. Closed on Monday and Sunday Night • Exclusive valet parking service for customers.
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88 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

If it had not been for the recommendation of a good friend we would probably not have looked for it / found it. As we arrived quite early (just had flown in in the morning and wanted and early dinner) we had the place all to ourselves. The staff was very friendly and helpful (only problem was with the English... More

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

We dropped in to Restaurante Carbelleira at 9.30pm and easily got a table for 3. However, the place was full by the time we left. The seafood in the display cabinet is fresh and we enjoyed 3 mains-the oven baked monkfish with onion and potato, octopus and scampi. The bottle of spanish white wine was terrific. 2 desserts and a... More

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R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear Walnuticus, We really appreciate your kind words about our Restaurant. We are also glad you had enjoyed with all the food and wine, that’s definitely our best reward. We are looking forward to seeing you again if you have the chance to drop by here again. More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Classic fish restaurant, on side street just back from sea in Barceloneta. Late on a summer Friday (10.30pm) it was mostly locals eating. Good fish but lacking in atmosphere. More somewhere to eat and move on than to kick back and relax.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

A trademark of Galicia cuisine is that it is of very good quality and simple cooking I mean no elaborate recipes. This restaurant fulfills the expectation for a good meal. We asked for sole meuniere for 4 persons, we were surprised the fish was served crispy fried filets instead of grilled, on a bed of meuniere sauce, never mind the... More

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West Sedona, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This is a great fish restaurant, if you're in fish a must to visit. Maybe a bit hard to find, cropped away in a little street, but worth the search. The restaurant is friendly from the inside and re-painted recently but the chairs (a little bit uncomfortable) are still there. However the food is great and served with a smile.... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Popped in to this small cosy restaurant close to the beach . Alive seafood to choose from at the table. This is a place where local people go so try it you will like it .

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Subligny, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Very good fish restaurant, nice service, very clean and a big variety of fish. I loved the Squid a la galega. My table friends were a bit disapointed as as the quantity in their plates was concerned. anyway, we would all recommened it.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

On our recent trip to Barcelona, we went with some friends that had a clear vacation plan. Eat and party their way through Barcelona; and so we ended up at Carballeira. First of all, the restaurant is located in a very central part of Barcelona, but not on any main street, so I would recommend you get some very good... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

It is a simple but worth the price fish restaurant which we know and visit sice 25 years Rita aus Wien

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

recommended to us by staff in the hotel,tucked away up a little street,very unimposing from outside,but lots of small dining areas inside.Once again lovely white starched tablecloths,and waiters with white starched aprons,who all seemed to be involved in putting the finishing touches to the food before it left the kitchen.This is a fish restaurant filled with local people rather then... More

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