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“Big disappointment” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Mikel Etxea 1

Mikel Etxea 1
Ferran 15, 08001 Barcelona, Spain (El Barri Gòtic)
+34 933010037
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Ranked #4,567 of 5,883 restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $27 - $54
Cuisines: Basque
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: El Barri Gòtic
Description: The Basque restaurant Mikel Etxea 1 is located right in the heart of Barcelona. It is renowned for its extensive tapas menu with more than 50 choices, some of which change daily. Stuffed Piquillo peppers, salt cod tortilla, chorizo and chistorra are all popular choices. Passers-by that decide to pop in are transported to a little corner of the Basque Country thanks to its decoration and its food. The average price for an à la carte meal is around 30 Euros.
Kiev, Ukraine
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Big disappointment”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

There was a promo take a paella+2 tapas for about 11€, but the waiter said that this porcion ia for 1person, so we ordered a paella from menu for about 15€, patatas bravas and 2 sangria. The waiter asked paella for 2 or 1, we said for 2. The paella was of standart sizes and ok. But when he brought the check there was 2 paellas and an average lunch costed us 50€!

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Caterham
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“New year rip off!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Visited this restaraunt for thr New Year, the staff were cold and unwelcoming the food was rushed and uninspiring and the atmosphere was bland. We paid 13 euros for a large beer and even though we ordered house Cava we were given and charged for the more expensive bottle. We had not finished our starter when the main course arrived, this was put on a table next to us and left to go cold while we rushed our starter. Only one waiter bothered to wish us a Happy New Year. Steer clear, expensive waste of money!

Visited December 2013
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Milan, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Stay away !”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I can't say the worst paella in Barcelona, but quite surely in the top ten. Awful.
Expensive in general and amazingly expensive if thinking about the food quality.
The overall rating is so high only because of the nice atmosphere of the location and the sympathetic doorman.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Don't waste your time or your money”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant promises much from the exterior however the food was the worst tapas we experienced on our trip. Poorly presented, poor taste and very unappealing overall. Tourist walk ins are the name of the game so if you read this then don't bother to go or book.

Waiter throws the menus on the table, no help or explanation and interestingly, no prices either!

You have been warned. We ate well in other places in the city for a lot less and much more enjoyable.

Visited November 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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150 reviews 150 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Expensive and very average food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We stop there for our last meal of our vacation. Restaurant is charming and very casual.
Don't sit to close to the kitchen, there was smoke kitchen. and the bathroom very old and not clean. We took a Paella Vegetal and a seafood paella, they were ok, not more.
2 main courses (Paella), one beer and a bottle of water = 42 Euro.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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