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“Small happening place great tapas” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bodega Biarritz 1881

Bodega Biarritz 1881
Calle Vidre, 8, ​​08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 618 67 79 27
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Ranked #80 of 6,425 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $7 - $40
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Pas de reservation Bar a tapas traditionnel et typique Espagnol , on choisi ses tapas avec une serveuse , puis le cuisiniers les prepare devant vous , vous etes servis dans les minutes . Attention : pas de reservation , ferme les mardi soir. Fermeture annuelle , janvier et fevrier .
Sydney, Australia
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“Small happening place great tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Great place in the gothic area just off the main plaza but be carefully its easy to miss not sure if open for lunch. Very busy at night small place but great full atmosphere plus tapas to match would highly recommend this place

  • 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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“Excellent tapas, excellent prices, excellent service fantastic authentic night.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Fantastic authentic restaurant in a very tourist orientated spot. Arriving in Barcelona it's hard to find somewhere authentic and great to eat! This place is it! Located just off la rumblas which is very dense in tourist restaurants and pick-pocketers. It's worth locating this little gem. So many places in this area have pictures of food in the window and have that very plastic feel..... This place has no menu the food is cooked and presented in front of you which the friendly staff can explain or advice..the food is then represented with garnishes etc, the wine is fantastic and extremely well priced, we are visiting for ten day and have been now to several restaurants but have decided to return here for our last also! I could not recommend higher!

  • 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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“Great spot in the gothic area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We stopped here for our first dinner in Barcelona on a several day trip. As noted the restaurant is quite small, but the interior is unique and funky. All the tapas options are laid out on the bar for you to browse. The staff were very friendly and helpful and would explain what each dish was (in English). The food comes fast as it's mostly pre cooked. All the tapas we ordered was great, but the stand out was the cod croquettes. As others have noted, their mojitos are very good; sangrias were average. Overall a really fun place for dinner in a great part of Barcelona. Prices are very reasonable.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Very nice atmosphere, but the food wasn't that good”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The place is quite small but it has a nice atmosphere, you might have to wait outside for a while for a table. Unfortunately, while some of the dishes were ok, some of the tapas that was heated, came a bit cold. Also I got that night a stomach ache and nausea from their big chorizos.

Visited September 2013
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“A Must!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

We found this place on Trip Advisor, and stalked the streets of the Gothic Quarter with our Google Map guiding the way til we found it. My other half was a bit reprehensive as it was so small and didn't exactly look like a restaurant, but I suggested having a drink and a little nibble and we could go on elsewhere after... WELL... We both ate and ate til we could eat no more! Everything was so tasty and the whole setup felt very authentically Spanish - unlike a lot of other tapas bars in the area. I would recommend Bodega without hesitation for a delicious and atmospheric meal! You come away feeling you've had a real taste of Spain. The staff were also very friendly and helpful. The only negative I could mention is that the pricing is not exactly made clear, although this is only a problem if your eyes are bigger than you belly, like us! We just kept ordering more! Our bill was quite a bit more than we expected but by no means did we feel it wasn't worth every penny and we did eat A LOT so we were very satisified! Can't wait to go back on our next visit to Barcelona! :)

  • 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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