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El Quim de la Boqueria

#112 of 7,504 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
El Raval
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Rambles 91, Barcelona, Spain
933019810
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amidst the hustle and bustle of the market just off of La Rambla you will find El Quim de la Boqueria, a very busy tapas bar serving top quality food. There's never an empty seat surrounding the very small serving, preparation and cooking areas, so be prepared to hover like a vulture in the hope... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jason F
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the market just off of La Rambla you will find El Quim de la Boqueria, a very busy tapas bar serving top quality food. There's never an empty seat surrounding the very small serving, preparation and cooking areas, so be prepared to hover like a vulture in the hope that at seat at the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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108 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

In the centre of the market, El Quim serves very nice dishes with fresh ingredients. The seafood dishes taste great as I had one of the best cod fish meal of my trip throughout Portugal and Spain. Nice and fresh house cocktail that goes well with the meal. Price is reasonable to Barcelona standard, so don't compare it to the... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited the famous La Boqueria market. After eating nice jamon, juice etc. we have discovered a tapas bar where champagne was served. This was Quim's bar. Then I have ask him to create for me one nice food which was "horos fritos con hipirones". Amazing. By the way the staff was watching in main time the match Barca... More 

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Thank István N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been coming here for years always serving some of the best food on my European travels , you can't go wrong with anything I usually end up going twice Per trip

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Thank Rootsog
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We knew a bit about this place due to a tv show on pbs. It looked so good that we knew that we had to eat at El Quim de la Boquería. The place is just as we remembered from TV; it was packed with locals and tourists alike, noisy and surrounded with the sights and smells of the boquería... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Quim is in the Boqueria market in the Las Ramblas neighborhood, and is named after the owner and Chef. The place is always busy and we had to wait for seats, but it is worth it. While you wait for your food, it's fun to watch Quim and his young staff hustle and have fun. We had razor clams... More 

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Washington pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't begin to describe the atmosphere at La Boqueria and El Quim is at the center. Get there early in the morning as people will stand three or four deep waiting for a seat (perhaps 20 seats at the counter) everything made fresh right before your eyes. Eggs and squid, patatas bravas(the best we had in Barcelona) morcilla, mushroom ragu... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing breakfast place! 4 visit during 4 days, it says everything. Only fresh food, vary menu, everything worth to try. the razor clams, omlets(!!!!!!!!)...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Find it and eat it! wonderful. Wanted to experience this liitle bit of food heaven for a long time, sometimes the reality is not quite as good when you get there. El Quim (flowing juices) lives up to and exceeds in every way. All was wonderful truly wonderful, the best squids we've ever eaten , prawns were perfection , a... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best lunch in Barcelona . At la Boqueria, or farmers market ,El Quim has been written up in stateside magazines, that's how I found this restaurant years ago. No reservations available, you wait behind people eating at the counter, no tables, and when they leave you grab their seats. Once you sit down you are in for a treat.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rambles 91, Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighborhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: 933019810

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in El Raval

Neighborhood Profile
El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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