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“Nice place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Carballeira

Restaurante Carballeira
Reina Cristina, 3, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera)
+34 933 10 10 06
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Ranked #443 of 5,916 restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $52 - $104
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera
Description: Carballeira is an emblematic restaurant that, since 1944 has been offering the best fresh seafood delivered daily from Galicia.Located in Barceloneta district, a few steps from the sea and right in front of Port Vell, Carballeira has maintained from its beginning, the essence of one of the most popular and authentic seafood restaurants in town.Local waiters with years of experience ensure an excellent service.Delectable seafood carefully selected. Delicious rices: with lobster, “a banda” or black with cuttlefish. Line-caught fish, simply the best, straight from the sea. Succulent dishes of monkfish, bass, turbot or hake. And for meat lovers a good T-bone steak or a Galician Veal entrecote. A wide selection of dishes to please every taste.SPECIAL SERVICES • Private dining rooms with natural light inside for groups of 10-30 people. Group menus, also customizable.• All day dining service from 13h to 24h, to dine at your leisure. Closed on Monday and Sunday Night • Exclusive valet parking service for customers.
Subligny, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Very good fish restaurant, nice service, very clean and a big variety of fish. I loved the Squid a la galega. My table friends were a bit disapointed as as the quantity in their plates was concerned. anyway, we would all recommened it.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Amazing, strongly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

On our recent trip to Barcelona, we went with some friends that had a clear vacation plan. Eat and party their way through Barcelona; and so we ended up at Carballeira.
First of all, the restaurant is located in a very central part of Barcelona, but not on any main street, so I would recommend you get some very good directions before going there. We actually used the maps app to get us there even when we were very close. Added help, the signage for Hostal Miramar, located opposite the restaurant, is actually much more visible. Just like many businesses in the city this one, is locked behind rolling metal blinds during the day, so if you go there during the day you would get absolutely no idea of the great restaurant located just step from you. Parking in the area is a challenge so the restaurant offers valet parking, which takes about the entire street in front of the restaurant. Watching the valet shuffling expensive cars in and out is entertaining in itself, given the fact the street is a cull de sac, about three cars wide, and he would park three cars from one end to the other when busy; very cool.
Second important thing is to make reservations. This could be tricky especially during the weekend, so call well in advance. The place was packed during our visit.
Once you get in the restaurant, you realize that this is a high end seafood restaurant. Everything is spotless, service is impeccable and there is wide range of seafood available. We chose a number of dishes and we ended up sharing just like tapas, although that was not our initial intention. Strongly recommend the seafood platter, for two, expensive but very much worthwhile and the opposite end of the price range, the white anchovies in vinegar. These two dishes were absolutely amazing.
I yet have to have some bad wine, when in Spain, and Carballeira did not break the trend. Wine prices while elevated, were still very reasonable compared to North America. The restaurant has a good selection of wines well paired with the food.
For a great dinner for four, with a good amount of wine, we paid about 200 euros, tips included.
In my opinion, Carballeira is definite must during a trip to Barcelona.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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wien
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67 reviews 67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Wie visit this Restaurant since 25 years and it is an authentically Basque we like”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

It is a simple but worth the price fish restaurant which we know and visit sice 25 years
Rita aus Wien

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“great seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

recommended to us by staff in the hotel,tucked away up a little street,very unimposing from outside,but lots of small dining areas inside.Once again lovely white starched tablecloths,and waiters with white starched aprons,who all seemed to be involved in putting the finishing touches to the food before it left the kitchen.This is a fish restaurant filled with local people rather then tourists,amazing selection of seafood which is on display as you walk in,sea urchins ,razor clams ,huge prawns.Waiting staff were very helpful even though they did not speak much english ,and we had fabulous wine which was their own houswine, very rarely do you go to a restaurant with so many smiling ,happy staff who came to shake our hands when we left ,even if they had not served us,(maybe we left too big a tip)

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Barcelona
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Rude service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2010

Not what expected. Service was deficient, we asked for a dish they'd already run out of and they just changed it for something "similar" and more expensive without even asking. For that price there are many other good restaurants in the Born area offering better food and service.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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