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Gata Mala


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#80 of 771 Bar in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Catalan
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stepping into Gata Mala was like being welcomed home by family. My husband, son and I have been traveling around Spain for two weeks so far. Gata Mala is, hands down, the favorite place we have been! Pilar is one of the kindest humans I've...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank melbatoastedoats
Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

Love this place! Been coming here since I moved to Barcelona. There's a great atmosphere, typical tapas, bravas is amazing and the staff and owners are super friendly. Also you get a free tapa with a drink which in Barcelona is rare! Well worth going...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank SarahPeroni
Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

Bar like and local restaurant with delicious tapas. With every drink you get extra tapas and we really enjoyed our evening

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Elza07
Reviewed July 28, 2019

This is an authentic Tapas restaurant. Pilar is the best host of anyplace in Barca and her sister Rosie works the counter like no one else. There is space for about 20 so make a reservation and don't miss it. The food is very good...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank IamJeffM
Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

Needed somewhere to make up for a very poor meal on the la rambla last night and this hit the spot!!! They were full when we tried to get in with no booking (a good sign) we came back 15 minutes later and true to...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Justin R
Reviewed May 31, 2019

The restaurant may look like a dive bar to the US tourist eye but it has some of the best tapas style food in the city, and very kind and attentive service. We sat at the bar because the tables were full and had a...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Tryingtobecool
Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

We really like this place. Authentic little place in beautiful and calm Garcia quarter of Barcelona. Very nice staff, quick to approach and order, lovely food - local tapas for decent prices. We tried ‘combinada’ which is a little bit of everything (€12) and 2...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank CZ1234dr
Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

What a great find by my husband thanks to Google! Visited this cozy place after a long day exploring Gaudí’s creations. Can’t recommend this place enough. Free tapas for every drink ordered and the food is simple yet flavorful. Probably the best steak I’ve ever...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank AdelineT2012
Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

Loved this cute little tapas restaurant/bar. The staff is super friendly and the vibe is fantastic. You’ll do yourself a favor if you go there for dinner of drinks!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank farishalteh
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

The restaurant is tiny but really cute! So I suggest you arrive early (what we did... around 7) or call to make a reservation. The food is really good! PLUS they give you free tapas for every drink ordered which is pretty rare in Barcelona!...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Gracia literally stands out from the pack. It used to
be an independent town until late into the 19th
century. Though it’s just a short commute away from
the center, a visit here feels like you’re in a whole
different city. The bohemian vibe has drawn many
international artists to this area, resulting in a
wide selection of galleries, live music and artsy
boutique stores. The nightlife is centered around the
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Fanchon L
August 18, 2019|
Response from IamJeffM | Reviewed this property |
It appears that Gata Mala is about 2,5km from Hotel El Palace.
July 9, 2017|
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Response from mabinho | Reviewed this property |
Yes, booking recommended. It's a small place. Outsideand inside space limited - I don't recall a terrace.
April 7, 2017|
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Response from Lucy T | Reviewed this property |
Oops - just say this. It would be difficult as it's a really small bar. Sadly, I think you can only call.
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