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“A must in Barcelona” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Carballeira

Restaurante Carballeira
C / Reina Cristina, 3, 08003 Barcelona, Spain (Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera)
+34 933 10 10 06
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Ranked #547 of 6,529 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, 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 10-40 people. Group menus, also customizable.• All day dining service from 13h to 24h, to dine at your leisure.
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“A must in Barcelona”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

We are regular travellers to Barcelona and during our most recent trip made a reservation at this restaurant (a reservation is a must).
I strongly recommend this seafood restaurant which is well situated and easy to reach. The service was excellent, the menu offers a wide seafood selection, the prices are reasonable and the setting/decoration is very nice.
We truly enjoyed our meal and recommendations made by the waiter.
Buen provecho.

Visited October 2013
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Tongeren, Belgium
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

If you're looking for a fine restaurant in the Barcelonetta, this is the place to be. Excellent service, a fine choice of seafood but I think you better can reserve your table! We had a dinner for 4 wine, water coffee for 175€. You can't compare the quality you get here with the junkfood they serve in the city.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Richland, Washington
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“Enjoyable dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

If you want fresh seafood this is the place to get it. We arrived without a reservation but were seated right away at the front. I thought the place was small but it is larger than it looks. The service was very good though they don't speak very much english. The prices are reasonable and you get a good quanity of food. We tried some new dishes and loved them. Try the anchovies or the codfish as a starter.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vienna
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“very nice place for eating fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

If it had not been for the recommendation of a good friend we would probably not have looked for it / found it.

As we arrived quite early (just had flown in in the morning and wanted and early dinner) we had the place all to ourselves.

The staff was very friendly and helpful (only problem was with the English - but with a little goodwill from both sides that is no real problem)

Foodwise we tried the octopus and the cocotxas as main courses and can recommend both.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great seafood good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

We dropped in to Restaurante Carbelleira at 9.30pm and easily got a table for 3. However, the place was full by the time we left. The seafood in the display cabinet is fresh and we enjoyed 3 mains-the oven baked monkfish with onion and potato, octopus and scampi. The bottle of spanish white wine was terrific. 2 desserts and a coke and water and 2 espressos cost us 100 euros. Desserts were average, but that is not why we came here. If I had the chance to dine here again I would try the entrees as well and skip the dessert. Also noticed diners next to us with paella and they chose the fresh lobster - looked great! I must say the waiters were all very jovial we were the only tourists on the night.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Carballeira, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Dear Walnuticus,
We really appreciate your kind words about our Restaurant. We are also glad you had enjoyed with all the food and wine, that’s definitely our best reward. We are looking forward to seeing you again if you have the chance to drop by here again.
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