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$11 - $42
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
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Reviewed March 17, 2020 via mobile

I had researched this establishment and as was close to our hotel decided to go. Also we wanted to eat early, on attendance it was shut and slinked off to have a drink at a nearby bar, moaning about it showing open, we then went...to find somewhere else walking past and suddenly realising that the restaurant was shut but the tapas bar next door was open, same name. Salvation! Great professional service, excellent food and we left with big smiles and full bellies. Totally recommendMore

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 6, 2020 via mobile

That’s our best memory of Barcelona. After The kind of ‘tourist traps’ we found around Las Ramblas or la Boqueria market, this place was full of locals. They serve hot and cold tapas, same price for all and at the end they count your picks...to calculate the bill!! Good choice of wines and waiters are helpful. We only regret that the bar where you can seat and eat is not the best comfortable.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 11, 2019

When we went to Maitea, we ordered the squid with chanterelles which was in season and seafood tapas. While they were both good, the pintxos at Maitea are best ones we've had in Barcelona and of the many we tried, our favorite was cod. We...also liked their crema catalana, large enough for two to share.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 10, 2019

Fabulous Basque family Taberna. A must visit. Excellent customer care and thought. Great wines were suggested by Nico who is not only the Semele but the manager. The food was excellent, the quality and descriptions spot on. Will be on our list whenever we come...to see our son and family which is often.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 31, 2019 via mobile

We were in Barcelona for 6 days, and enjoyed Maitea Taberna 4 times. We found the room to be comfortable, the staff friendly and helpful and the food delicious. The menu is based on Basque recipes, and the pintxos and tapas were excellent. Good wine...choices were on offer, changing daily, and the beer was cold! The crowd appeared to be mostly local, with a few tourists mixed in. Staff and locals made us feel welcome. English was spoken by staff, and our mangled Catalan and Spanish was tolerated and improved on in our conversations. We really enjoyed our time at Maitea Taberna!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 30, 2019

Awesome place, food is amazing, very local and worth a visit!! Probably the best pintxos I ate in Barcelona.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 5, 2019

I enjoyed this place. There are so good pinchos to selevt from - and wait for the extras which will be presented by the waiters from time to time

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 27, 2019 via mobile

This is my 3rd time at this restaurant. I would recommend taking a seat at the bar and try the pintxos as they arrive from the kitchen filling the glass showcases along with a cold caña or a glass of wine. There is great variety...of freshly made pintxos (cold), or there is also the choice of ordering some hot pintxos from the menu. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed September 19, 2019 via mobile

Awesome place, food is really good, very local and worth a visit!! Go and enjoy the tapas. It is worth it!

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 27, 2019

If you want to try Basque food, this is the place! It has varieties of pinchos! The waiters are friendly! Good food and good value! The waiter recommended obrassadaand Honey (cured sausage from theBalearicIslands made withground porkand paprika) and it was excellent!

Date of visit: July 2019
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March 3, 2018|
Response from karenbG2148PL | Reviewed this property |
You have to remember,the Spanish eat later in the evening so I would not expect you having a problem for a table at 7pm. You can always call and book a table if you wish...enjoy
August 12, 2016|
Response from twowardspain | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure it would be. I know they're currently on holiday until the 1st Sept. but you only need to give them a call for a reservation. Or you could try logging on to Tripadvisor restaurants and you can often book a table... More
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Maitea Taberna is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4