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Rue Balmes, Barcelona, Spain
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Oct 23, 2017
“Good lunch”
Oct 4, 2017
“Definitely The Hot Spot”
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Spanish, European
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Rue Balmes, Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch and it was packed! Had to wait 30mins. Ordered the tapas platter (5 tapas) and it was worth it. Also had the fried camembert and the mini burger. All quite nice.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Louis L
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

So this place is always crowded, and for good reason. There is an extensive menu for every taste, meat, fish, veggie, and every one is amazing. The hot green peppers are a hit - they aren't spicy or hot, but very tasty. The beef tenderloin...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Goinawae
Reviewed December 29, 2016

This was a very fun Tapas place. It was packed but they know how to run a busy place. Maybe I cheated and ordered a Hamburguesa but it was delicious! Cheese, grilled onions, and perfect, juicy beef. Save room for dessert - they are also...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed November 23, 2016

Although it was quite crowded, we had a great time waiting and talking with other guests at the tapas bar while waiting for or table. The food was excellent and inexpensive and the variety of fresh options was exceptional.

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank Ka W
Reviewed October 20, 2016

I guess bland and simple is the way to describe tapas. This restaurant was no different than the others that had a high ranking on tripadvisor. The menus had identical items and were prepared exactly the same. If you have never had tapas before give...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Darby110
Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Finally managed to get a table at this much talked about tapas restaurant... To be fair the tapas was good and served quickly...having said that the rest of the experience was nothing much to write home about... The waiters were - if not unfriendly -...More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank dianal963
Reviewed July 7, 2015

Dinner at Catalan was wonderful. The Tapas were excellent - from tuna stuffed peppers to fried baby fish to patatas bravas. Expect a wait.

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank portlandmom12
Reviewed March 8, 2015

Catalan is a by word for Tapas restuarants....if you visit Barcelona and want to try Tapas, you must visit Catalan. Well located, the restaurant seems deceptively small, but has a huge seating capacity... We took outdoors table and regretted it almost immediately as the weather...More

Date of visit: March 2015
Thank cic92
Reviewed July 18, 2014

The menu was small and boring. Few vegetables and little to be excited about. The service was also quite slow and the atmosphere felt "wannabe-posh". An "ok" beer selection made this "poor" instead of "terrible".

Date of visit: July 2014
Thank gholthe
Reviewed June 13, 2014

We had a reservation so were able to secure a table for our group; best tapas we had in Barcelona, actually I could say the best tapas in our whole Spain trip which included Sevilla, Marbella and Madrid! Excellent service, pricing was reasonable, and selections...More

Date of visit: May 2014
Thank VICKY P
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Balmes, Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Sant Gervasi-Galvany
  • Neighborhood: Sant Gervasi-Galvany
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Brasserie
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