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El Cangrejo Loco

$$ - $$$
Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
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Moll De Gregal 29-30, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 21 05 33
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Grafing, Germany
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered the My Way menue which turned out to be a great choice for the price. Not all corses were equally good, but most of them were great. I really liked the various startrrs. Next time I would choose more crab over fish since I didn't really like the fish I chose.

Thank DoseRose
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place. Super location. Best fish. Top service. Large menu. Top top quality. Good prices. I loved it. Surly will visit again.

Thank M Assad R
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious cava (selected by waiter). The razor clams were perfectly cooked in a great convivial atmosphere.

Thank Robcross31
Burlington, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has a very good selection of seafood . We tried the paella - it was very good but we were sorry we didn't try the salted fish which we saw other diners enjoying . Service was very efficient and friendly .

Thank Jack M
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a good seafood restaurant in the Olympic port and are hoping to avoid the tourist traps then this a good shoutout. Although mainly seafood, it offers a wide range of dishes which include very tasty paellas and modest tapas. Prices are still a bit steep but this is to be expected with its fancy demeanour and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of a recent training course in Barcelona we were brought to El Congrejo Loco. The place is located in a pretty nice part of the Marina and some windows can provide a good view over the sea and the port. Upon arrival we were informed that the room at the back where we were to eat dinner was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel Arts concierge called the restaurant in front of us to confirm lunch for 10 people at 3pm. It was my dad's birthday. It was full of tourists. The staff told me they don't have a booking under my name. I spoke to the Manager, who just shrugged her shoulders, no apology for their oversight and said we have to... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

One of the best seafood restaurants in town at Port Olimpic. I had the grilled fresh catch of the day for dinner and was very good.

Thank Clevlander
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went here for lunch on the recommendation from the hotel Arts. Very fancy tablecloth and napkins. It appeared to be much much more than we wanted for lunch since we planned to eat a large dinner. The service was very good. My wife got a salad and I got gazpacho. We also had prawns covered with... More 

Thank William H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

The place was actually recommended to us by the hotel. We came with a baby and a tiny Chihuahua who was locked in a bag which was placed under the table. The dog neither made any sound nor attracted attention any other way. As the waiter spotted our dog after at least 30 min we got asked to leave immediately!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Moll De Gregal 29-30, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
  • Neighborhood: Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
  • Phone Number: +34 932 21 05 33

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Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
The sounds of Marina Olympica's rocking boats and clicking mastheads swaying to and fro set an impressive backdrop for Ciutadella and Villa Olimpica. Follow the aromas of garlic, wine, and fresh local fish to the various restaurants running along the marina. A grand bronze fish statue soaring high above serves as a beacon to those searching for the renowned Casino Barcelona or the extremely popular nightclubs which practically lie on the beach itself.
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