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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
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything is really bad here. Everything. The service the food and it's also really expensive! I don't removed any one to eat here. It's really a touris trap

Thank Lalejja
Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The salads are delcious, the paella fantastic, the sandinas a la plancha mouth watering and the treatment by the staff really excellent. You could not ask for better. They call themselves a cafe, but the quality of the food is far superior to what you find in many restaurants..and the location (right on the beach) could not be better. They... More 

Thank camino250
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came expecting an enjoyable meal with a nice beach backdrop. Couldn't have been more wrong. Firstly, the menu was very overpriced and the staff were not the friendliest. With the promise of a 'classic' burger in mind, we were anticipating a proper burger. This was the sorriest excuse for a burger we have ever seen or tasted. The burger was... More 

Thank chloe1081
Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good tasty food right next to the beach. Very quickly served with a good atmosphere. Small kitchen so small menu but the food and drink was very good!

Thank Oliver H
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waiting, non-friendly, expensive We were just there for drinks and was already a disaster (+10% at least on the price they put on the Card), other people that wanted to eat left because of infriendly staff that kept them waiting

Thank Hanscadans
Surrey, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 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 July 20, 2016 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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
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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