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Bar Celta

$$ - $$$
El Born / La Ribera
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Carrer de la Princesa, 50, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
8:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 12:00 am
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

This place was quite crowded and a bit small but the food was very delicious and we enjoyed a lunch here. The place was recommended to us by a tour guide. We ordered a mix of tapas for 5 people for cca 10euros per person.

Thank Petra V
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this place while we were looking for another restaurant that we still have not found. We thought it looked good and went in. The waiter spoke no English which I do not fault him for because we are in his country, we do fault them for being dishonest about the prices. My boyfriend asked... More 

Thank Frank C
North Somerset
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Perhaps not the place for a quiet romantic meal for two, as it's a brightly lit bar with locals popping in for a quick drink and bite to eat but we had a great time non the less. The service was very quick and friendly, and the Pulpo is just fabulous. There is a good range of tapas, although seafood... More 

Thank SalviaPrincess
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Be carefully tourist !! ... Mediocre quality, demeaning personal's treatment and fraud when you ask for the bill. This place it's NOT recommended, treated with rudeness and lack of to the customer, and they commit fraud on the final bill. BE CAREFULLY !! We have just reported this accion to the Consumer Authority of Catalunya.

2 Thank Maria B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Searched long for a sandwich and beer for lunch kind of place. Didn't try the tapas because we saved that for dinner. Had an iberico ham sandwich and a chorizo sandwich. With two draft beers. Such simple food had so much remarkable flavor. Now I need to get back there for their tapas.

Thank Mike M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

We found this by accident, not inspiring on the outside but the 'Polperia' above the door caught our attention. Excellent tapas, with an unbeatable speciality of Polpo Gallega, the most expensive thing on the menu but well worth it. Otherwise prices very average. We went back the next night and intend to do so whenever we visit Barcelona again. They... More 

1 Thank Justin G
Barcelona, Spain
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

The food was prepared very quickly and made with high quality ingredients! We enjoyed it quite a bit and recommended to our other friends. We will be returning.

Thank ashachowdhury
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

If you like seefood and tapas you cannot miss PULPERIA CELTA!!! Very relaxing ambience, always crowed, absolutely great service!!! When I'm in BCN I always visit BAR CELTA!!!Love it!

Thank schnege
Zurich, Switzerland
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

The restaurant is famous for it's octopus and I have to say I was not disappointed! I really liked the octopus and the rest of the tapas we tried. The service was nice and easy going. When we were there, there was a group of locals in the restaurant - a good sign. Summed up: No frills, great tapas and... More 

Thank stefanietina
Cali, Valle, Colombia
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83 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

I am sorry to say but was not really surprised by the octopus here. At the end of a tour the guide said this is the place where local eats. Went there, ask for it, and was really disappointed.

Thank S1PRA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 12:00 am
8:30 am - 12:00 am
8:30 am - 12:00 am
8:30 am - 12:00 am
8:30 am - 12:00 am
8:30 am - 12:00 am
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer de la Princesa, 50, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: 933150006

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighborhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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