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El cochinillo loco

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Mercado de la boqueria, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
7:30 pm - 12:30 am
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Tue 7:30 pm - 12:30 am
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 6:30 pm - 12:30 am
Thu - Fri 7:30 pm - 12:30 am
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. Amazing! Fresh and tasty! Gambas, fried fish, papas Bravas, pulpo a la Gallegos, croquet as!... Great place with cold beer!!

Thank JC P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We've just have a lunch, menu del dia. It was perfect. The best sea food. Prices are OK and for 15€ per person you can have 1st and 2nd plates and some of postress (recommend to take la crema catalana).

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We weren't expecting much from this restaurant which I suspected to be a typical tourist hotspot and how mistaken were we. The seafood plaster that my wife and I shared (cost €35) was one of the best we have had! Generous quantity that we struggled to do justice to and the service matched the food. We will definitely go there... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Went twice during our stay in Barcelona. There are several outdoor restaurants in La Boqueria, side to side and this one is always full. Good variety of food on a 3 course menu, great paella, fish is freshly prepared, excellent sangria.

Thank mgstrat
Lake District UK
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97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Situated within La Boqueria market off Ramblas. party of 4 adults, we called in for an early lunch before our flight home. We had previously been charged quite a lot at another restaurant for a basic selection of mixed tapas so were rather sceptical of the fixed price menu at 15euro, this was on a chalk board to the left... More 

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Valencia, Venezuela
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

A great place in the Mercat de la Boqueria, the portions are really good and all the food is fresh. I really like it, been here twice, the first time with my parents and some friends that knew the restaurant and the second time with a friend, this time we asked for the menu of the day and it was... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We went to this place because it seemed less full than the surrounding restaurants: that should have been a warning! The seaflood platter was too oily, and some of the seafood was clearly off- overcooked to hide the fact that it was bad. We told the waiter and he looked at us with a face of utter annoyance, took the... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We stopped by this restaurant before the rush hour, and the waiter seemed to be very annoyed at us and at life itself. We ordered the seafood platter, but left it half full (or maybe half empty....), since the amount of oil was inedible. The waiter remained uninterested even when we asked for the bill - perhaps he was used... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Been to this restaurant several times but it never fails to disappoint!!!!! When we arrivedon this visit the outside terrace wasnfull so we opted to sit inside, however after getting our drinks a table became available outside and the guys asked whether we would prefer to sit outside and he!d the table for us to move We then enjoyed the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This place just right next to La Boqueria Market, We ordered combined grill seafood and fish, It was amazing! It's cooked so well, so tasty! It got everything with big portions. It's best grilled seafood we ever had! We really enjoyed it!

Thank Xuesong L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Spanish, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:30 am
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:30 am
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 pm - 12:30 am
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:30 am
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mercado de la boqueria, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Eixample
  • Neighborhood: Eixample
  • Phone Number: 666913663

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Eixample

Neighborhood Profile
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognizable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognized architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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