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“WOW!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ballakano

Ballakano
Carrer de Sitges, 3, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (El Raval)
+34 931 79 50 90
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Ranked #211 of 6,910 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $34
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: El Raval
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“WOW!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

Having been a week here at Barcellona, going from one fine food place to another, we can safely say this has been the best so far.
Everything we had here was innovative and exquisite. The service is also very pleasant and informal.
We both love fine food, and this is just... WOW!

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“great food at a good price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I just have to add to the good reviews this little place has received. We just stopped by tonight after reading the previous reviews, and they were not wrong. - the prawn with tempura somthing amd the fried tuna with straeberry gaspatcho were quite unique. the tuna could have been seared a little better, but the taste was fantastic. - and i agree the tiramisu is really very nice, although i would have wished it was colder when served.- great price range considering the effort put into preperation and presentation. Before today, i didnt think tapas could be presented this nicely. (this is only our 4-5th tapas restaurant)

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“An enjoyable evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

This bar was literally five steps from our hostel, and each time we walked past we each said 'ooh, that looks nice'.
Though we were late (looking to eat at 23.40), the staff were welcoming and very attentive, even the chef came out to ask us whether we'd enjoyed our meal.
We each ordered two tapas dishes to share between us, and everything was delicious. I'd definitely recommend the monk fish wrapped in bacon and the prawns in black tempura.
The overall atmosphere was so nice - the lighting, the music, the decor, everything was cool, even the other clientele!

  • 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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“disappointing...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

first off, we went on a monday for dinner. we were there early around 7.20, the kitchen wasn't opened till 8pm, so we went around and came back later. when we arrived, the waiter was nice enough to provide us with a menu with english. we ordered the frego with shrimps which TURNED OUT to be clamps because they forgot to inform us of the change in the menu. It tasted bad regardless. We also order steak with potatoes and cod fish confit, the steak was medium rare in certain parts and well done in the rest, and the fish was served luke warm, which was utterly disappointing. There was only one chef in the kitchen, and they were probably waiting to cook all 3 dishes before serving, by that time, the food was almost cold and disgusting to be honest.

I do not know if the chef had a bad day or it was a temporary chef, but regardless, the food was horrible. To add on, we saw a cockroach running across the floor. I expected much more considering the mains cost 13-15 euros, which i would gladly spend on something else.

i was intending to have their home made tiramisu but after tasting the dinner, which i did not even finish, i was not to keen in getting disappointed again. Having so many 5 star reviews is just utterly misleading. Please beware of this restaurant.

After reading all the good reviews, we wanted to order the fried tuna with tomato, but apparently, they cant get tuna on mondays, so its not on the menu, adding more disappointment.

one word to describe it all..DISAPPOINTING...AVOID at all cost.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Everything is perfect :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Location is easy to find and everything tastes perfectly well! Very much recommended :) order fried tuna wlth tomato as tapas and u will be amazed by the taste:)

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