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“Best restaurant? Nonsense...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Can Miserias

Can Miserias
Comte Borrell 106, 08015 Barcelona, Spain (Sant Antoni)
+34 934547837
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Ranked #1,742 of 6,365 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $61 - $81
Cuisines: European, French, Spanish, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Sant Antoni
Description: Can Miserias is a Catalan Restaurant opened since 1921. Fresh and healthy market cuisine with products from the St. Antoni market. Closed sunday night, monday all day and holiday's eve.Christmas Closed: 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th of december 2011 (night and day)Closed: 1st and 6th of january (night)
Geneva, Switzerland
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26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Best restaurant? Nonsense...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

As a frequent visitor of Barcelona, I have had the privilege of eating in many of its excellent restaurants. So when I saw that Tripadvisor now ranks Can Miserias as the best restaurant of Barcelona, we decided to give it a try.
Conclusion: To rate this place as the best restaurant in town is, to put it mildly, a joke. The city has superb restaurants of far better quality, many of them at the same price or lower.
The Can Miserias ranking is based on 38 reviews, nearly all carried out during the last two months only, whereas the restaurant has been open for years! Other top-ranked restaurants in the ranking have hundreds of reviews spanning over several years. This is odd..........

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Jero P, Gerente at Can Miserias, responded to this review, November 30, 2011
Good morning

What does being No. 1 in Tripadvisor really mean? To be the best in Barcelona?For who?For the tourist , for the local?For the working man or for the business man?

There are many different people that travel to or live in the city in question and to be No. 1 is therefore very relative...

We are proud to be recognised as a good restaurant not to be ranked No. 1 on Tripadvisor. We think there are many No. 1 restaurants in Barcelona and in the world as a whole.

I would like to state once again the concept of our restaurant so it is clear to everybody:

We offer dishes from the traditional Catalan kitchen using the best local produce. We also offer dishes with a European flavour. We hope to provide a pleasant and cosy atmosphere so that our diners have a nice dining experience. We do not modern cuisine.

I would like to add that though we have been open since 1921, we haven't been on the internet very long ... it's only recently that people have been able leave comments about Can Miserias.

Thanks for visiting us.
Wishing you a pleasant day..
Can Miserias
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new york
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“surley not #1 place to eat”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

not sure why this place is elevated to the # 1 spot, as a chef it is a mystery to me. Nice friendly owner? yes. Nice German older lady chef? yes but great food? not.
if you are up tired of spices, tomatoes, anchovies and fava beans then head to Can Miserias. you will find a very charming place, small, friendly and most important very clean food. most of the seafood is ala plancha with no garnish, speck of spice or herb. pure if you like to call it that way. nice reprieve from the Catalan strong flavors. if you are on a short stay in BCN then skip this place, it is not a memorable gastronomical spot.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Jero P, Propietario at Can Miserias, responded to this review, November 17, 2011
Hi Doug,
Everybody has their own criteria and expectations when judging a restaurant. You as a chef will have your own criteria and expectations. It's such a subjective thing so one person's favourite restaurant will invariably be different from other peoples....
From the positive points in your comments it seems that you have understood to some extent our concept.
Our intention is to cook traditional Catalan food using the best ingredients we buy daily in local markets.We offer a large variety of traditional dishes while other dishes have their influences from outside Catalunya.
All in all we hope to offer our diners a pleasant and memorable dining experience with a personal touch that is not necessarily that easy to find in Barcelona. Thanks for visiting us. All the best. Can Miserias.
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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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“Wonderful place!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

Wonderful place to eat, love the decoration and the food was spectacular.
The owners are very friendly and always aware of everything that's happening.
My dessert was delicious 100% home made!
Can Miserias is on my top list!!!
Well Done!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Madrid
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Food in Barcelona should always be like this...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

The food was excellent and they were very kind people.
I really felt like at home. This restaurant is a must.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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“Good food and nice small restaurant. Pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011 via mobile

Lovely food. Good waiter. All Spanish (not touristy so that's good). Bit expensive but good fish and great service. Opens at 9pm.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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