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“Great lobster paella which we are still talking about” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mariscco Reial

Mariscco Reial
Placa Reial, 8, Barcelona, Spain
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Ranked #2,399 of 6,042 Restaurants in Barcelona
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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“Great lobster paella which we are still talking about”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We had the lobster paella which we rate as one of the best dishes we have tasted in our 6 days in Barcelona. It may not be for everybody though. If you like fresh lobster bisque, then you will love it as that is what it tastes like. A very fresh lobster, cooked in lobster bisque with lots of liquid sauce to go with the paella - simply fantastic in taste and freshness. The portion of lobster provided was also very decent.

We had no problems with service but that may be because we started eating very early for Spanish standards. They get quite crowded after 8 pm and the staff may get quite stretched by then.

Lovely place to go to and recommended

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent restaurant with fresh and tasty food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We first stumbled across this restaurant on our first day in Barcelona. The setting is very pleasant, looking out onto the Plaza Reial, with a good atmosphere. The menu is varied and you can pretty much eat whatever you fancy. It was so good the first time round at lunchtime that we went back there in the evening for dinner.

For lunchtime we took a selection of 4 starters + 1 main (we had missed the timeslot for tapas). All the seafood was cooked from fresh and everything tasted just as it should. Service was very prompt and friendly.

In the evening, having gone round many restaurants and found most of them either unappealing or tourist traps, we went back to Mariscco and this selected the Lobster Paella for 2, a real treat if you don't mind getting your hands dirty with that lobster. The cuttlefish base of the paella was very nice and I would certainly recommend it to anyone who likes seafood paella but wants something slightly different. Service in the evening was slightly slower than at lunchtime mainly because the place was heaving with people.

I think this is one of the best restaurants in the Gothic district. You know you will get fresh and well cooked seafood. Prices are very reasonable. I recommend.

  • Visited June 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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“All's fine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

The food is quite good, but not wowy. Desserts are small. The sangria was nice. Service was ok. Outdoor tables in a lovely square.

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“The reviews are not correct!!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

Because of the good reviews we desited to get our dinner here.
Big mistake...the food was oke but not special. The service was bad. Especialy on the end. We were kicked out with a lot more people. The people from mariscco want to go home, and did'nt care about the guest.
The only thing we liked was the sangria...

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“Orgasmic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

The place is lovely just off la ramblas
We ordered lobster paiella its a dish for 2 & we had patatas bravas "best in barcelona"
The lobster paiella was orgasmic & by far the best dish we've ever had in barcelona .
A little bit expensive but worth every penny
Strongly recommended
Perfect place for a romantic dinner away from la ramblas buzz

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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