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“excellent spanish seafood restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Botafumeiro

Botafumeiro
Carrer Gran de Gracia, 81 08012 Barcelona, Spain, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 18 42 30
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Ranked #315 of 6,095 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $76 - $127
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Among the three hundred diners that fill this 30-year-old restaurant every day, you may spot the King of Spain, movie stars, and politicians. Botafumeiro has to be a well-oiled machine to keep all and sundry happy and coming back for more, and it does. The decor is so trad, with wood railings and banisters, white table linens, and nautically-themed art and objets. The menu focusses on the sea, try fruits de mer for two to start, followed by anglerfish fisherman's stew with white beams or one of the barbecued fish, then a dessert of Belgian chocolate volcano with chocolate sherbet. Wine list is an ambassador for Spanish wines.
Monza, Italy
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“excellent spanish seafood restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

"Almejas a la sarten" is my favourite dish at this excellent, noisy, crowded....in a word spanish seafood restaurant. The menu is endless: shrimps, big almejas (clams), merluza, rodaballo, the same (fish) paella...everything is found, cooked and served at the best.
Expensive.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“over rated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

advised this is best seafood in barcelona by concierge at hotel. we wanted experience at waterfront...overrated food. noisy. waitors been there too long. fish was nothing special. not advised. we loved elx on the water for example. why go uptown for seafood when the water area has lots of great restarants?

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“A bit of a factory with excellent food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Hectic service with a sense of rush to take your order, to the extent of taking your order when you ask a question about a dish. Very crowded seating and very noisy with dishes clanking on the portable storage units between tables. You will get a good sense of locals dining out, couples, friends and family. The food is quite good. In particular the langoustine a la plancha is excellent.

If you want good seafood and don't want to hear your companions at your table, then this is a good choice.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great seafood restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

One of the best restaurants in Barcelona---food and service excellent and worth the high price--Dinner with wine cost us over 200E--Member of the Chaine du Rottiseurs

Visited June 2013
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“Name is greater than food & service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

My Spanish friends considered and strongly proposed this restaurant offers the best seafood in Barcelona, we tried and we are rather disappointed....
The restaurant is overcrowded and the waiters are hardly to listen to your orders because everyone of them is so rush, that gave us an impression that we are inside of a fishmarket..
For the food, the frozen crabs were not fresh and the seafood risotto was tasteless. Tenorio Braseria in Barcelona offers very tasty seafood risotto and a highly recommended service quality than Botafumeiro.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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