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Merendero de la Mari

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Placa Pau Vila 1 Port Vell, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was average The food was good but the paella little salty The atmosphere is nice overlooking the yachts Price is average or over little bit

Thank Saleh A
Cairo, Egypt
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were invited by friends over dinner, in the beginning I thought it is a touristic restaurant similar to their neighbors but surprisingly it was very good. You must try the fried sardines as well as the bouyabaise soup and for sure try the paella sea food and if you like try the black paella. Food is really good.

Thank Tewfiks4
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my family last night, our last night in Barcelona. The restaurant seemed nice, but when we read the prices our eyes popped out. We ordered a couple of paellas with shrimps. One had NO shrimps at all, the other one had 3 of those. We complained to the manager but instead of giving us a respectful response,... More 

Thank Martin G
Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat traditional fideua. Prices are acceptable, and has a very nice view towards barceloneta. Food is of great quality and the waiters are quite nice!

Thank Morgan S
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a big group of 20 and we went there for lunch. I had really fresh and tasty oysters, but also had a taste of several other dishes which tasted fresh and fragrant. And of course, we had great paella and sangria. The only negative was the rather impersonal service, but this may be due to the fact that... More 

Thank Laurent I
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22 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

We were referred to come and try the local food, paella of course first dish have to try. we walked in before rush hours, mayb i was unlucky, first of all the staffs served us has shxxty face, second mayb we've only order one glass of wine theyhave this kind of unwelcome face already. so services - i scroded 0.... More 

Thank Celina T
Oxford, United Kingdom
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95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We wandered along the seafront looking for somewhere for Sunday lunch. The menu looked good & lots of reservations on the tables here made me thing it was a popular venue to visit, rather than just walk ins. We had a lovely bottle of róse-picked out by the waiter. A good salad & anchovies to start, then lovely monkfish with... More 

Thank Jen7ify
Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We came here twice. It was amazing! Excellent service, good value for the money. Try something from their wine menu! Its really good! Good job!

Thank Alain M
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

In the Port Vell area of Barca, I found this one on the internet and 'got lucky'! It isn't cheap but excellent food and wine, and good service. One of the best meals I've had in Spain

Thank Chris W
Billericay, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We visited this restaurant 5 times in the week stayed in Barcelona. The Tenderloin steak is melt in the mouth, Paella fantastic, and the sharing platter of grilled shell fish is worth the money. I particularly liked the cream parcels for sweet. The staff are very friendly, efficient, they remembered that I like butter with my rolls each night, did... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa Pau Vila 1 Port Vell, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighborhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: 932213141

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Neighborhood Profile
Originally a fisherman’s quarter, this quaint area can’t escape its small village feel: laundry hanging over the narrow streets, old ladies clamoring at each other from their balconies and elder gentlemen playing games on short wooden benches gossiping the day away, Barceloneta could double as a film set. Artists line the boardwalk displaying their magnificently detailed sand structures making this the most visited beach in the city (the shirtless men working out might help too). You’ll know by the delicious aroma that you're in the right place to try some of the best and most authentic seafood including paella, Spain’s national dish.
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