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Mariscco Reial

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Plaza Reial, 8, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 12 45 36
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1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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New Jersey
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613 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, two children, two friends and I ate dinner here in January 2017. Mariscco Reial is located on the charming Plaza Real. The plaza was illuminated with holiday lights and a fountain in the center. We ate outside as it was warm enough. My wife and daughter had lobster paella and I shared vegetable paella with one of our... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice fish - fresh and well-cooked. However, portions are quite small. This is a tourist-oriented restaurant and if you're prepared to walk a bit, you'll get better value elsewhere.

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Thank Owen M
Cardiff
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the other marisco in barcelona and couldn't fault it. Five of us chose our fish and it wAs cooked to order. This place is a totally different kettle of fish. (Excuse the pun) Took my partner for birthday meal, it was awful!, €60 later wished we'd been anywhere else. Avoid this place whatever!!

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Thank DInJude
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was hard to choose one of restaurants on that square. But I'm sure that it's the BEST one! Despite its location prices are reasonable. Food is tasty. We ordered 2 salads, sea bass, entrecote and seafood soup. Soup was soooo amazing! Even if you don't like soups - try it! You will fall in live with this taste. But... More 

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North Wales
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120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant around 18 years ago, and it was great find after all this time it was still there. Just sitting having a meal and watching the world go by was amazing, you have a great sense of being in the heart of the city. The food was excellent, although I only wanted a light bite and a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place should be closed, permanently. Starters of fried calamari and chips were nothing less than pre-packaged frozen crap pulled from bags and dropped in a microwave...the seafood ravioli was a disgusting mess of oil and 'sauce' with indeterminate seafood inside. The 'burger'...don't know where to start with this one, meat of a quality that would not pass for roadkill,... More 

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Battle, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We were looking for somewhere to eat lunch and the Placa Reial had a number of restaurants around the square. We chose the Mariscco because we could get a table outside in the sun which is really nice at the beginning of December. The service was friendly and attentive and they had a nice selection on the menu which specialises... More 

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UK
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298 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

We were well looked after here. We were having tapas for lunch & the waitress was very helpful with our ordering. I thought it would be fun to try a couple of things I've never had before: sea snails & razor shell. We had a bit of fun over a lazy lunch on our first day.

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a quick lunch. Had cockles and clams and baby squid and all were really good. Nice wine and all round good prices. Quick and friendly service and great place to sit and people watch.

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Arezzo, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Among the many restaurant in Placa Reial Mariscco stands for the quality of its seafood. I was brought there by spanish friends for launch: sitting under the nice loggia, in this lively Placa, it is a delight to have a rest and taste a very good quality seafood plates. Service may be not the best, as the restaurant is crowded... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Reial, 8, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighborhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 934 12 45 36
Description
In the heart of the Gothic neighbourhood on la Plaça Real, the Mariscco Reial restaurant is located in a Renaissance-style building dating back to 1850. This historic site has housed a diverse range of activity, such as the Gran Cafe Espanyol, and later the Pedagogic Museum of Natural Sciences and taxidermy workshop. Respecting the original architecture, Mariscco Reial offers the chance to dine inside a wide, open space, with high ceilings and eclectic scenery, or alternatively, outdoors under the Plaça Reial porticoes and the lamp posts designed by Gaudi. Mariscco Reial is open all-year-round, and boasts a cosmopolitan atmosphere, with a case of seafood and fish showcasing the delicacies available. Serving Mediterranean cuisine, Mariscco Reial serves high quality, fresh produce, which is prepared to the guest's taste. Specialities include rice with lobster sauce and prawn soup, or the climate-controlled cellar showcases a wide selection of wine.

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Neighborhood Profile
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighborhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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