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“Awesome Waiters Made our Day!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Toc de Mar

Toc de Mar
Pg. Joan de Borbo Comte de Barcelona, 31, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (Barceloneta)
932 214 003
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Ranked #1,475 of 6,678 Restaurants in Barcelona
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Barceloneta
Singapore, null, Singapore
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71 reviews 71 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Awesome Waiters Made our Day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Our waiter was Tariq, a charming man, who made my friend a cork memento! Really good service and value for money (menu del dia). Gambas alio was delicious but the portion was tiny. Would return if I ever visit Barcelona again! :D

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Barcelona, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food,busy restaurant, mainly tourists.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I spent a long time scouting for a decent restaurant on New Year's Eve. I hadn't booked and most places were hosting special dinners for the occasion. The frontage of seafood restaurants in Barceloneta is impressive, ranging from the cheap and cheerful to the posh and elegant. I chose this restaurant because it was busy and I liked the atmosphere. I started with a couple of tapas (pimento padron, and chipirones) which were nice - although the little squids could have been more crispy. For my main, I ordered the arroz negro (black rice made with squid ink). I couldn't fault it - the rice was al dente and very moist. I gave desert a miss cos it was from one of those pre-printed ice-cream menus.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Milan, Italy
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46 restaurant reviews
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“Good fish in an anonymous environment”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Very good fish but no anything to create any sort of atmosphere.
Pity, Barceloneta location deserves more, this makes no any difference among all restaurants in same street.

Visited June 2012
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“Great food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

The toc de Mar was not where we were looking but we were happy to dine here on my wife's birthday. The waiters were exceptional and the food served well. I would recomend to all this lovely place

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Great with kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Very child friendly, even had baby change in toilets which I have never before seen in Spain. Also waiter cut up food for my kids- which has also never happened before. Highlight being the cork model of Messi in barca kit they brought out for the boys, they loved it! Thanks guys! Paella and tapas good, nice batter on calamari

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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