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“A serendipitous discovery!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Tomate

Cafe Tomate
Compte d'Urgell, 146, 08017 Barcelona, Spain
+34 93 451 22 08
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Ranked #596 of 5,599 restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $13 - $38
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Spanish, Tapas
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Bienvenidos a Café Tomate,Somos un restaurante especializado en la cocina de mercado, ubicados en la "Eixample" de Barcelona, uno de los distritos más emblemáticos de la ciudad donde su historia, arte y cultura son visibles en cada rincón.En Café Tomate podrás disfrutar de una amplia variedad de tapas y montaditos. Para los paladares mas exigentes contamos con nuestras especialidades Café Tomate y el apartado Café Tomate Gourmet.No solo buena comida, también tenemos una exclusiva selección de ginebras, tónicas y cockteleria selecta.
wiltshire
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17 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A serendipitous discovery!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

What a fantastic little place. I usually eat in a place that is busy as I rate this as a good sign. After walking quite a way to find somewhere to eat this was the busiest establishment we came upon. I'm glad we stopped as the food was fab, wine equally so and very friendly waiters. I had the fish stew, lots of monk fish in sauce sitting on potatoes that were also cooked on the sauce, simply Devine. To finish we had a G&T and a Bacardi & coke which came in very large glasses. Really loved the laid back atmosphere and ambiance. Nice to see locals hanging out too which is also a good sign. Highly recommended

  • Visited May 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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  • English first
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  • German first
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“Fabulous little place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

I can't rate this place highly enough. We came here every morning for breakfast (stayed in NH Master hotel opposite) and loved the atmosphere and excellent service, so came for dinner one night and were not disappointed. The food was excellent (my husband said his chicken was possibly the best he's ever had and my paella was superb), with really good, fresh ingredients. The staff were superb - incredibly friendly and helpful, bringing us free cocktails. If you're in the area pop in for a plate of their cod fritters - amazing!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“1st Night Eating Out in Barcelona”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Friendly staff & the cafe was busy with locals, so must be OK we thought.

After deciding to visit this cafe, the waiter helped us by giving us the English menu, and also recommending his choice.

As my wife is vegetarian, the waiter was a great help.

Meal was good, and the waiter even came back with a free Baileys on the house.

Total Bill was 35 Euros (2 drinks / 2 Mains & 2 deserts)

Visited April 2013
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EU
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Stopped here for tapas on the last night of our trip to Barcelona. Great atmosphere and very welcoming staff. Was given recommendations for both food and wine and I have to say that it was all excellent. Lots of locals in eating (and thoroughly enjoying themselves too). Good prices and well worth a visit if you happen to be in the area.

  • Visited April 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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Bristol
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic staff, great food and drinks, highly recommended!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed at the hotel opposite (NH Master). Had drinks here most nights we stayed. Staff were very generous, free food (potato cake) and drinks (home made super strength sangria). Would definitely return if visiting Barcelona again.

Visited February 2013
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