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El Rey de la Gamba 1

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#3,124 of 8,924 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Flagship restaurant in Barceloneta. Considered one of the most popular restaurants worldwide. Varied menu of seafood and meats. Large selection of tapas and wines from all corners of Spain. Jorges all are not equal, nor are all Davids same. All REY DE LA GAMBA are not. EL REY DE LA GAMBA 1, authentic, lifelong ...
PRICE RANGE
$29 - $57
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The pavement in front of the restaurant is under construction works so we were seated directly on construction site with falling blossoms from plane trees.Both older waiters understood very bad English and were responding only in Spanish.Only younger waitress understood well.One of the guys was...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jan K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The prawns tasted like crap, I did not even ordered them but I also did not wanted to make a fuss. But I should have because the waiters are absolutely bad mannered. Chorizo was horrible as well. The bread...awful. so I would skip this place...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Marina_Simidzija
Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

Waiter wasn’t nice and the food was disgusting, would not recommend eating here, the chicken and rice was full of bones and tasted like trash

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 540carsten
Reviewed February 15, 2019

I dont often write reviews unless, but this experience was bad: we ordered gamba‘s which were not good and with a strong after taste. We asked for a side dish which was not available at all. The fideua was old, tasteless and did not taste...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank JohnN850
Reviewed January 24, 2019

Great deal for 15 euros for lunch! We had sangria, appetizer of a tray of mussels, seafood paella, and flan for dessert. Large portions, great service. At outside with temperature around 58 degrees F

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rhonda E
Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

I was here with my friends to celebrate New Year's Eve. It's a very good place for fish-based lunch, both paella (made at the moment) and second courses.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank federicofO7358CF
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

We visited the restaurant for dinner and we ordered grilled tasting menu and one-man seafood paella. The tasting menu was in generous portion and it was delicious. Seafood paella was so so. Worth a try if you were around the Barcelona Beach.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank josephwong0816
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

We ate here 2 years ago and had a good meal then. This time I decided it was too touristy. There was nothing remarkable about the paella. I don’t think we will be going back.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Coellum
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Every time I travel to Barcelona I eat at this restaurant nearby the beach! If you love seafood you cannot miss this place!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CanadaChristian
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We visited this place a really busy afternoon. Four of us we had to wait about 15 minutes to sit in but it worth it! The food was really tasty and the staff was friendly. Paella was absolutely delicious

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank An3Theo
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Barceloneta
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
...More
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