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El Choquito

La Rambla, 98, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933015031
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Ranked #4,424 of 5,916 restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $27 - $54
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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.
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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Upon arrival in Barcelona and taking a wander down to La Rambla we were keen to try some tapas and sangria. You're spoilt for choice of where to eat in this area and many restaurants employ someone to try and tempt you in from the street (often without taking no for an answer). We plumped for El Choquito and found... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

They have clearly spent a lot of money on the restaurant and it looks very smart. The food on show also looks appealing. However, this was betrayed by the waiters who were indifferent, verging on rude and the food, which was below standard. We had individual paellas which were mostly rice with virtually no seafood in them at all. We... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

****WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!!!!***** We went there on a Monday morning to get breakfast. We were greeted by two ladies who looked at us in a very unwelcoming way. Then came this obnoxious waiter named Alex. At first he looked like a fun guy but after a couple of minutes we started seeing his rude mannerisms. He asked us where we... More

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Marseille, France
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

It's a disaster. Food is just not good, it's expensive and waiters are not even spanish. It was the worst gazzpacho and the worst paella I have ever eaten. Please avoid!!!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Give this restaurant a miss - you will be so glad you did! We went to El Choquito because we were leg weary after wandering the length of Las Ramblas, and it is quite stylish inside. But that's about as good as it gets. The service was terrible. Our food took an age to arrive (well over 30 minutes) and... More

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Magnolia, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We found this little gem while walking along La Rambla on our first trip to Barcelona. What a beautiful city! We were looking for a place to try tapas and sangria. El Choquito was a wonderful choice. We didn't have any recommendations. We just choose it by its outward appearance. The inside of the restaurant is very pretty. Service was... More

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