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La Principal

Carrer de Sepulveda, 186, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 25 30 89
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (27 reviews)
“nachos” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Carrer de Sepulveda, 186, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice building and interior. The staff were very friendly, food was ok, nothing special, but not horrible and good value. Wine was excellent.

Thank tenterman
RRPP O, Marketing & Communication at La Principal, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your message Tenterman. We are a typical bar from Sant Antoni Neighboor without pretention. we are happy you enjoyed your experience at La Principal. Best regards from the whole team.

Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

We went for tapas for dinner, the food was brilliant (especially the pork!) And the staff were so friendly.

Thank LaurenCow
Reviewed January 6, 2018

Pulpo Gallego costs only 7.5 euro or something (my memory is a bit hazy, though), it is an usually rather expensive tapa but it was under 10 euro ! What a nice surprise. We also had Patatas bravas, which remained crispy for a long time....More

Thank mamacita1001
Reviewed December 11, 2017

Great staff who were friendly and up for some fun, Good place to come with friends! Would visit again next time i'm in Barcelona.

Thank EVA O
Reviewed November 29, 2017

We were here a few days ago. We ordered two beers and several tapas. The beer was OK and the tapas were decent (though generous for the price). Service was slow, and we were overcharged by two beers and a water. We didn't notice until...More

Thank Michael K
RRPP O, Marketing & Comunicación at La Principal, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

Thank you for your message Michael and sorry for the late reply. We are sorry for the mistake, please accept our apologies. We take note in order to improve. Best regards from the whole team.

Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

happy place with great food and drinks. Good value. Highly recommended. We would defiantly go back again!

Thank Adrian H
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Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

I have accidently stumbled upon this place and I'm so glad. Service was wonderful, food quite delicious, atmosphere so lovely and relaxed. I was for few days in Barcelona and each day I had breakfast and morning coffee in La Principal. I really enjoyed the...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

Simple local café where you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner. Locals come here and read their newspaper, have a chat with each other etc. Located on a corner. We had breakfast for some days and a drink later in the afternoon. Although everything was...More

Thank winston20152015
RRPP O, Marketing & Communication at La Principal, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2017

Dear Winston, thank you for your message. You are right: we are an old typical unpretentious bar in the neighborhood of Sant Antoni. We are very happy you appreciated the ambiance and hope to see you soon! Best regards from the whole team!

Reviewed May 19, 2017

It is just right where I used to live, so this spot became our favorite for neighborhood gatherings, centraly located, easy going small bar, great drinks and wine, best patatas bravas in the city center.

Thank mimmimargaret
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

While the principal serves food, it is more of a place to get drinks . Lovey outdoor seating, authentic feel. Locals rarely eat here, rather they slug down Moritz and cafe cortados. There is a projecter for Barca futbol games as well. Only complaint is...More

Thank Andrew H
RRPP O, Marketing & Communication at La Principal, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2017

Dear Andrew, thank you for your message. We are very happy you enjoyed your experience at La Principal. Local have drinks and eat here too ;) We serve tapas, sandwiches, salads… We take note about your comment in order to improve. Best regards!

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $11
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
7:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer de Sepulveda, 186, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighborhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: +34 933 25 30 89
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Historical bar with great ambience and low prices. Moritz beer, "tapas" and football projected in big screen.
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