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Montalban - Casa Jose

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Margarit, 31, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Barcelona, Spain
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for fresh seafood this is your place. Forget about a fancy place. This is as humble as you will get in BCN but you will pay for what you will eat not for how good the place looks like or how pretty is the waitress. Only 5 tables in the restaurant so make sure you make... More 

1 Thank Permart
Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

A small family run place which only seats about 25 people. The chalkboard menu on the wall shows what is available on the day. Everything is extremely fresh and simply prepared - clams are steamed and arrive hot and juicy, calamari is gently deep fried, prawns are lightly grilled, the fish barbecued. The fresh taste is the hero. The owners... More 

Thank BuxtonTravelllers
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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Montalban may be short on ambiance, but the food is above and beyond. You could easily pay far more money for the excellent seafood they serve here, but the minimalist surroundings keep it simple and wonderful. No one speaks English here, but it's not a problem and don't let that deter you from a visit. Our server was excellent at... More 

1 Thank jenabee
Sydney, Australia
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2,160 reviews
537 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

If you love crustaceans then this will become your favourite "prawn joint". Its a 24 seater with no menu just a chalkboard high on one wall. Apart from prawns, clams, mussels and fish we always order the cockles, which are steamed and hit the table hot, rich, full of juicy perfection. The calamari is cleaned, sliced into rings, dusted in... More 

Thank shasha b
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended this place by our hosts (airbnb) and being British, arrived at 830 for dinner to find the shutters down and a shop front that made it look as if it had closed down ages ago. After a drink down the road in a very 'buzzy' area full of atmosphere we came back to find the shutters up... More 

2 Thank Paulrichmond
Barcelona, Spain
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

small place with best meat and fish food! Not in a center but you should definitly try out. To be sure i can advise you to make reservation as THE place is max for 25 person.

Thank seda m
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My partner and I went to this restaurant after reading the TA reviews beforehand, it did not disappoint. We struggled a bit with the communication as the (friendly) owners /staff did not speak any English at all, but we got there in the end with ad hoc hand gestures and 1 other customer translating at one point from the next... More 

2 Thank wd4h6b1
Riga, Latvia
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87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This little cozy place is a place where I will come back next time for sure. It is run by a nice and welcoming family. The seafood variety is great and delicious. This is the best paella I have tried in the city. The place is quite small but it has its charm and atmosphere of a home. You won't... More 

Thank Elena M
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Fantastic seafood range, fresh exciting food, good wine, lovely waitress, a memorable evening which all of us enjoyed.

Thank CDC50
Espoo, Finland
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121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I joined my business colleague and friend here without knowing the place. My taxi driver said there's not a restaurant at this address or it can't be very good, because he knows the good ones in Barcelona. Well, fortunately he was wrong. We had some quite good fish and seafood. For starters we ordered fried calamaris and grilled shrimps, with... More 

1 Thank Tero Lehto

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Margarit, 31, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Montjuic
  • Neighborhood: Montjuic
  • Phone Number: 934423143

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Neighborhood Profile
Beyond the four columns standing guard at the Plaça Espanya, beyond even the extravagant and colorful fountains guiding your way up the boulevard, stands the impressive and towering structure of the Palau Nacional, the national museum. At this very spot in front of the cascades of the central fountain, Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe gave the performance of their lifetimes to welcome the 1992 Olympic Games to this magnificent city. And true to its anticipation, the games transformed the city, reimagining the mountain of Montjuic with the development of an arena, stadium, and many other sporting facilities that are open to visitors year-round. Surrounding the adjacent side of the plaza are well-established hotels catering to business guests and a shopping mall transformed out of a historic bullfighting arena.
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