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“A delight in Barceloneta” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Mar Salada

La Mar Salada
Pg Joan de Borbo, 58-59, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (La Barceloneta)
+34 93 221 21 27
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Ranked #714 of 6,406 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: La Barceloneta
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“A delight in Barceloneta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We booked in advance for this charming seafood restaurant and came away having had a great evening.
Perhaps at first the menu was a little difficult to understand, but that is simply because of the different courses that are the Spanish way.
Started with an array of small dishes, squid, black sausage crockets, calamari, and then some lovely salads to clear the palette.
The main courses were tremendous fresh seafood. The grilled fish platter was generous and contained a wide variety of freshly caught fish, direct from the fish auction on the quay that afternoon.
The puddings were a revelation and the apple ice cream was splendid.
if you enjoy fresh fish then don't miss this one.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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“Authentic and Delicious - Don't go to Barcelona without stopping by!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Everytime I dine at La Mar Salada, I am so impressed by the freshness and authenticity of the cuisine. We visited the restaurant in late September with a large group, and had the most wonderful experience. The Chef Marc Singla came out to our table to let us know that the seafood we would be having was purchased from fisherman at 5:30 pm that day - just 3 hours before we ate - wow! Although the authenticity of the dishes is undeniable, the chef has a great way of reinterpreting traditional items, morphing them into something truly extraordinary - complemented by delicious, local wine pairings. This restaurant is a must if traveling to the Barcelona area.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Cod fish brandada's excellence mitigated by just average other dishes”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Good place for lunch by the sea. The cod fish brandada starter received lot of accolades, but the rest of the servings did not quite measure up - while still very good. The traditional catalan rice with calamari and mushrooms need to be mentioned as being quite special. The service was very good and quick.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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OLOT, Catalonia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Good Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We went to this restaurant because I have heard that they still make an honest genuine catalan fish cuisine in an area which is full of touristy restaurants. I must say that the service was very attentive and recommendations from Chef Marc Singla were really worth to try. Everything we tried was excellent, only the "Suquet de Peix" ordered by my wife was not at top level. The fresh calamari and prawns paella was really delicious. Price was quite correct for what we got. If you are in the Port Vell area I think this is one of the best restaurant together with another one called Barceloneta.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Quito
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“"excellent seafood at affordable prices"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I´m so happy with the changes made in this restaurant. I love walking around the bay in Barceloneta, and having my fresh seafood just by the sea, and this place is just wonderful in matching my wishes and taste.

Visited August 2012
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