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“My cat wouldn't eat this” 1 of 5 stars
Review of La Xerinola

La Xerinola
La Rambla, 96, Barcelona, Spain (El Barri Gòtic)
34 (0) 93 3018179
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Ranked #5,102 of 6,373 Restaurants in Barcelona
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: El Barri Gòtic
wigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“My cat wouldn't eat this”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

So, we got it wrong. But we were tired and hungry. It could happen to anyone. But DON'T let it happen to you...................
We were entrapped by the offer of "all you can eat tapas for 15 euros", we entered, at which point we were herded to the restaurant next door, which we didn't like the look of initially so didn't go in.......
We sat down and after much shoulder shrugging and quizzical looks form the staff we finally got the menu we asked for after 3 attempts. We smelt a rat. More of which later.
I stupidly ordered a single glass of sangria (7 euros please sir) and waited for the tapas to arrive.
I won't bore you with all the dishes, so to summarise -
Chicken wings specially sourced from radioactive chickens sauted in grease, your thing? Well, you'll like it here!
Or how about a meatball that is literally the most disgusting you've EVER tasted? I knew that rat was around somewhere!
Maybe some mussels avec Brian Blessed beard, or road kill and shredded bush meat on toast ?
Us neither. We (rather relunctantly) asked for the bill, had a laugh at the inclusive 10% sevice charged and considered taking the tube directly to the hospital, without passing go.
So to all those eateries I have lambasted in the past, I am truly sorry and take it all back and I'll bring some flowers round later this week.
You're still rubbish of course, but this place is a new nadir.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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172 reviews 172 reviews
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“Good Tapas, Salty Prices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

As soon as we got to Barcelona and checked in our hotel, we took a walk through the Gothic towards the Ramblas, and stumbled upon Xerinola. Hungry as we were, we decided to give their tapas a try. The food was indeed good, although the tapa "combo" we chose was a bit on the "heavy" side (too much cold cuts), and the Rioja wine was great. I only wish we didn't fall for the promising "combo", because it costed a bit more than we expected and we ended up not eating everything…

Visited December 2012
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“Stay Clear”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

A young couple, first night in the city and got drawn in by what seemed a reasonably priced deal. Turned out that the tapas wasn't what we expected, poor variety and what seemed like stuff that had been sat around for a while, not very nice at all. Paella was average no better than you can get at home. The drinks prices were astronomical €15 for large glass of wine :o. Just to top it off, the toilets were disgusting, used tissue all over the floor and seats, hopefully we are more successful tonight.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Give this restaurant a miss”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Visited this restaurant with my wife and daughter in December 2012 on our first night in Barcelona. Would never recommend it to anyone. Tapas was a mixture of luke warm and cold food that tasted like rubber. Service was awful and very unhelpful. We could not wait to leave. Not a good start to the holiday but thankfully found some fabulous restaurants and never returned to this one.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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“Extremely BAD service and food!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Don't go this restaurant, they trick tourists. Price for drink is too expensive, receptionist will tell you only 2 euro for a drink, when you sat down, try to finish the terrible food, pay the bill, you will see the price for a coke is 5.5 euro each. Asked the waiter when we pay the bill. Food is terrible and the portion is too small. AVOID going to this restaurant. BE WARNED!!

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