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Sal Cafe

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Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta s/n | En la playa, a la altura de la calle Andrea Doria, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932240707
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff were quite grumpy throughout the meal and the food was average. It was very expensive - think this was more because it was on the beach but the food wasn't overly fantastic. We had some meats to start & then chicken paella but there wasn't much chicken. Wouldn't go back there again.

Thank Jordan-Ann B
Level Contributor
57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The location was the only good thing I have to say about this restaurant. The Paella was dry and stuck to the pan and cold. With hardly any fish in it and cost €19! The drinks very stupid prices and it took ages to get the bill. It was the first meal out in Barcelona and not in any a... More 

Thank biizylizzy
Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I ordered a small beer for myself, a glass of cava for my partner and a bowl of chips to share. The chips came and they were crisps, a handful of ordinary ready salted crisps. These were on the menu for €3!! Outraged I asked if there had been a mistake but was dismissed. On paying the bill I noticed... More 

Thank Arty-san_Eater
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like dry over priced paella then this is the place for you. Interesting that a bear for four Euro came in a tumbler glass which is quarter pint! Oh and ask for the bill at the start of your meal. Took forever whilst staff cleared tables to get the bill. Only reason this does not get a one... More 

Thank TwirlyX
Toronto, Canada
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101 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you choose to dine outdoors under the umbrellas, beware of sand flying into your face and your meal, but please don't consider this as too big of a deterrent from eating here outdoors. The café is located right alongside the beach in the middle of Barceloneta beach, so it's nice to get some sea breeze. Service was quick, and... More 

Thank ttc_8
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this place for lunch because it was near my umbrella, but I should have walked a little bit. The food and wine were ok (that's why I give it 2 points) but the service was not: from dirty glasses and knives to waiters and waitresses who couldn't answer where was the paella and wine I had ordered... More 

Thank Shei M
Carlsbad, CA
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219 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sal Cafe is conveniently located at the beach. After a day of being in the sun or if you just need a refreshment this is an easy place to go. My friend and I got three tapas (they were just okay), 3 cafe con leche, and one small draught beer for a total of €26.60. I think this is a... More 

Thank Robonski
Barcelona, Spain
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurants like this give TripAdvisor a reason to exist. Even though they offer local food, the quality of it is below the expectations of the local "not tourist restaurants". It is not cheap and what you pay for it's the view. However, if you go there without any high expectation you will get well service, ice beer, drinks, in front... More 

Thank JuanCarlos P
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Good location as you stroll along the beach. Easy to watch the world go by. This time I'm a single female as I'm on a business trip. So for the most seem to be left alone - no hassles. But you can feel uncomfortable walking into restaurants etc alone. You don't seem to get as much attention as groups. Which... More 

Thank CricketQueen
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Had a delicious healthy lunch along the Barcelonata beach. Vegetarian items on menu are well marked. Service is good nice seated / as with many places, a woman alone needs to sometimes be clear what she needs. Had the gazpacho and Asian salad along with cava and cortado. Expensive but par for the beachfront area. Enjoyed!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $41
Mediterranean, Spanish, International, European, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta s/n | En la playa, a la altura de la calle Andrea Doria, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighborhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932240707
Sal Café has an enviable position on Barcelona beach, facing the Mediterranean Sea. Its cooking intertwines Mediterranean tradition with cuisine from other whereabouts, such as Japan, Indonesia or Brazil. The restaurant is decorated with retro touches and a nod towards the 1970s, which gives it a welcoming feel day and night. Sal Café’s size allows it to cater large events, for more than 250 people. It is open all year round and can organise breakfasts, lunches, dinners and any other events for both corporate and private celebrations.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barceloneta

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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