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Els Maians

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Joan de Borbo, 33-34 | Mediterranean Passeig, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2017

The food was OK and in some aspect the Paella was better than many I have had in Barcelona. The Lobster on the Paella was quite dry, but I assume it is the result of baking it in the oven with the Paella. We also had steak which the kids liked as well as some Pasta. As some have mentioned... More 

Thank Thulle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

The place was ok,it has a nice views to the port. Very rude staff. Prices too expensives. I had a very bad experience. I do not come back again.

Thank Evika l
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Went here for lunch and very rude staff. Charged us 15 Euro for 2 starters of gazpacho. When we said it seemed expensive they said it was because we ordered no drinks and so they need to upcharge to make money and we should have asked price before. Not good food and terrible experience. Worst food of trip for highest... More 

Thank Cwest313
1 review
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Really bad service and they asked for extra tips. I gave 2 euro, they said minimum 3 euro! Never come to this place!! The food was also ok, not good. Seafood dont taste anything.

Thank Keng H
Ferrara, Italy
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2016

One of the many restaurants on Joan de Borbo avenue, beautiful view on the Port Viell... Seafood is good.

Thank Gian Pietro R
2 reviews
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

As customers, we had a feeling we are burden to waiters. No interest if it is all ok. Sangria was almost sineless, just juice with fruit. It was most expensive dinner for two we had on our vacation and of course the worst one.

Thank Filip D
Tula, Russia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Paella is not awesome, but very good! I can recommend this restaurant for dinner or launch. Vine is too expensive cost, quality is poor.

Thank Roman B
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Our lunch was pretty ok. We ordered seafood paella (11,5) & seafood selection (23,0). Paella was nice & almost what we expected. In seafood plate selection mussels & clams were over cooked & rubberish. It spoilt our lunch :( but shrimps & larger guys were delicious. Better try smth else, there are a lot of places around

Thank Julia L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

It would be easy for a tourist to confuse this place with the 5 star 'Maians' restaurant as the 'Els' prefix is in tiny writing & easily missed. It couldn't be more different. Situated in a good location opposite the expensive yachts in the harbour albeit next to a busy road so it is a bit noisy sitting outside. Do... More 

Thank goldenlionCumbria
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed December 24, 2015

Too expensive, pizza is from the supermarket, fish dishes are simple with no taste, save your money and dont go there, warning warning warning.

Thank Robert V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Joan de Borbo, 33-34 | Mediterranean Passeig, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighborhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: 932217596

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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