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“Authentic Friendly Local Tapas Bar/Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Roble

El Roble
Luis Antunez 7, Barcelona, Spain (La Vila de Gràcia)
93 218 73 87
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Ranked #2,541 of 6,427 Restaurants in Barcelona
Neighborhood: La Vila de Gràcia
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Neighborhood: La Vila de Gràcia
ontario
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7 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Authentic Friendly Local Tapas Bar/Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

Our B&B host suggested this place to us when we asked where we could have some real Spanish Tapas - this is where she takes her family and friends so we gave it a try. On 3 visits - we were the only non-locals in the place. Its a local, neighbourhood bar/restaurant off the beaten path (1 block off via Augusta just above Diagonal - Luis Antunez #7). Not a lot of English spoken, but with our few Catalan phrases and their friendly, helpful attitude, we quickly felt welcome. To emphasize the point - over 8 nights we went there 3 times, one of which was our last evening about 5 nights after our previous vist and the server remembered and offered us our "usual" drinks that we had the first 2 times. The tapas/raciones are not the least expensive we saw in our travels, but the consistently high quality & servicemakes it the best value of any place we visited. We had 4 or 5 tapas with drinks and sometimes coffee each visit and did not spend over 25 euro including our tips. I almost hesitate to share this place for fear it will get over-run by tourists - but discerning Tripadvisor members must give this a try. As you paseo up the Passeig de Gracia - skip the boulevard offerings and find this spot (about 5 mintues up from the McD's that caps the top end of this stroll) - its worth it.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 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
Monterey, Ca
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“Loved this local spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Great food and service, especially for the price. Not an obvious choice, as it is a bit off from the main street. Always full of locals in a great area called Gracia. Went with friends and loved it. Yummy Sangria only 1.5 Euro for a hefty pour. Great authentic tapas. Recommend to anyone wanting a non-tourist spot. Nothing fancy, but clean and delicious.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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