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El Choquito

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La Rambla, 98, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933015031
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9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: If you fancy seafood and tapas, this is the right place for you. Choquito...
If you fancy seafood and tapas, this is the right place for you. Choquito is a Mediterranean-style restaurant with a fantastic view of the famous Market la Boqueria. Aside from the fresh salads and meat, Choquito offers a huge variety of cold and hot tapas. The stone vaults decorated by the colored filigrees create a welcoming ambiance which combines wood with the wall colours.
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  • 43
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  • 42
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  • 43
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Once bitten, twice shy

We were nearly bitten, what you would expect when they try to entice you to eat. But we made sure we had the lunch special and asked for the price of the drinks 1st, before ordering. Otherwise I am afraid you could pay a lot more as a couple opposite us did.

2 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
LairdandLady4
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Billinge, Lancashire
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Billinge, Lancashire
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250 reviews 250 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were nearly bitten, what you would expect when they try to entice you to eat. But we made sure we had the lunch special and asked for the price of the drinks 1st, before ordering. Otherwise I am afraid you could pay a lot more as a couple opposite us did.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

All you can eat tapas and pinchos for 12 euros, with a main for 5 euros, and cheap drinks (I had a litre of San Miguel for 3 euros). We sampled about 20 different tapas and pinchos between the three of us, service was a little slow but friendly and the food was absolutely delicious! Great place to go to... More 

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istanbul
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

If you want to waste your money on rude waiters and rubbish food then this is the place for you. . They lie to get you to go in its overpriced. The . beer cost you 6,70 euro +taxs and pepsı cost 5,45euro+ taxs,When l asked the owner is this a fair price he said this is RAMBLA .When l... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were attracted by the ambience of the restaurant and were very disappointed with the quality of the food. Ordered grilled chicken which was half cooked and they have to change a new one for me. We didnt order the starter (pan con tomate) and thought that it was complimentary but turned out it wasn't and it clearly sucks as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Loved my experience here. 1st course, main course and dessert for €5,10. And the food was delicious, the dessert looked like gourmet kind of restaurant. Okk, if you go there to eat lobster do not expect it to be cheap.. not there nor anywhere. Staff very helpful and nice. I'm going to Barcelona here in 5 days, after my 1st... More 

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Manila
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91 reviews 91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

There was a lady in front who enticed us to dine in this restaurant. She was very polite, cheerful and accommodating. Also, they have a set menu for a paella and 2 tapas which got us very interested. We were seated and the waiter took our order right away. I was quite surprised about the terrible reviews of this restaurant... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The food was acceptable. The service lousy, the waiter and other personnel, unfriendly. The guy at the door was very welcoming. Discussed a dish on special, on a photo. When we ordered it, the dish came without ANY ANY side order that was described in the menu. When I asked the waiter, without not even a smile, this is what... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great service and very nice ambiance in the heart of La Rambla. We had paella and sangria and a couple tapas it was more than enough! Great time

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

A friend and I had an impromptu trip to Barcelona last weekend and it was absolutely fantastic. The only negative, that stuck out like a sore thumb, was a visit to El Choquito. After walking down La Rambla we noticed a billboard with Churros and chocolate sauce. Having been walking all day we thought this sounded like heaven so we... More 

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United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

I was surprised to read some of the negative reviews of El Choquito, as I thought it was a great little place. The bar/restaurant is located opposite the main entrance to the famous La Bocqueria market on La Rambla. It doesn't look very inviting from the outside, but upon entering you are greeted by a long bar full of great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: La Rambla, 98, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > La Rambla
  • Neighborhood: La Rambla
  • Phone Number: +34 933015031

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 43

Description

If you fancy seafood and tapas, this is the right place for you. Choquito is a Mediterranean-style restaurant with a fantastic view of the famous Market la Boqueria. Aside from the fresh salads and meat, Choquito offers a huge variety of cold and hot tapas. The stone vaults decorated by the colored filigrees create a welcoming ambiance which combines wood with the wall colours.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in La Rambla

Neighborhood Profile
La Rambla
Barcelona's most famous street was once a dry riverbed. Now, La Rambla is a 1200-meter boulevard, and a major draw for visitors. During the day, La Rambla fills with pedestrians, some of which stroll past impressive human statues and artists while others take a break to people-watch while enjoying a drink at one of the many terraces. Housed here is the iconic Boqueria Market that offers one of the most varied and appetizing selections of local produce and specialty meats and treats. While it’s important for tourists to keep an eye on their belongings at all times, this area is most safely explored in the daytime and is a must see for everyone who visits.
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