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Jai-Ca

#285 of 7,504 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Barceloneta
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Calle Ginebra, 13 | Ginebra 13 y Ginegra 9, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 68 32 65
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9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: Abierto el uno de Julio del 1955, el ano que viene cumplimos sesenta anos,...
Abierto el uno de Julio del 1955, el ano que viene cumplimos sesenta anos, y mantenemos la ilusion y las ganas de hacerlo bien que nos inculcaron nuestros ancestros. Salut.
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  • 74
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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Autentyczne tapas in the middle of Barceloneta

We have ended up in Jai-ca after reading recommendations on tripadvisor. Seeing all the FC Barca posters on the wall only proved that we were in the right place. Staff was friendly, atmosphere very homely. Portions big and food delicious. Our bill in the end was also reasonable. I would definitely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Paulina M
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Never disappoints when I go there. Most of the food (including fried, as most of tapas) is quite nice, from the squid, bravas to more veggie "pimentos padron". The only thing i didnt like so far was the eggplant with soy sauce. Also, queues... this place is often crowded. Recommended!

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Thank Mário A
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really authentic excellent tapas. My classic order in here in chipirones (deep fried baby squid) and pescaito (like whitebait) and obviously got to have some bravas. Always absolutely first rate. If you're in a group you'll be very lucky to get a table as its tiny and always rammed with locals. I usually go on my own and sit at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have ended up in Jai-ca after reading recommendations on tripadvisor. Seeing all the FC Barca posters on the wall only proved that we were in the right place. Staff was friendly, atmosphere very homely. Portions big and food delicious. Our bill in the end was also reasonable. I would definitely come back for another Estrella :)

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Thank Paulina M
Othis, France
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been the second time, I have eaten here. And I have to say the food is just great. I got this place recommended by a local, so that does say something about the quality. Unfortunately the bar area was closed, so we had to go to the restaurant area, which is a bit less nice, because of the... More 

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JuanjoMoragriega, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Jai-Ca, responded to this review
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Gracias por sus comentarios y su tiempo. Trabajamos para mejorar dia a dia, y esperamos en un futuro darle un... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been going to Jai-ca for years, and it has always been a great place to go with lots of friends and stay for hours. The tapas are great and the place is pretty cheap, so even after a whole afternoon the bill was reasonable. Service was never good, but worth suffering through. Shame they didn't feel the same; I... More 

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JuanjoMoragriega, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Jai-Ca, responded to this review
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Lamentamos su opinión negativa, fruto de un mal entendimiento en cuanto al servicio que podíamos darles, puesto que Vds. intentaban... More 

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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant in the heart of Barceloneta offers a great selection of wonderful tapas. The selection includes dishes with fish, meat or vegetarian and both cold and warm tapas plus wines, beers etc. The service is quick and also dishes are served in no time, even though the place is usually absolutely packed (so you better be early...!). Prices are... More 

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JuanjoMoragriega, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Jai-Ca, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su opinión y su tiempo. Esperamos volver a verle y atenderle mejor aún pues trabajamos para mejorar. More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best place i ever ate tapas in Barcelona. We toke a lot of things and all was just delicious. The staff is really nice and the location very good too.

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JuanjoMoragriega, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Jai-Ca, responded to this review
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Muchisimas gracias por su opinión y su tiempo. Esperamos que vuelva a nuestra ciudad y nos visite para poder darle... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice local feel to this place. Around the corner from the main road so not overly busy. The prices are good and the tapas has real quality. The people working there are happy to help explain things to non native speakers.

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JuanjoMoragriega, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Jai-Ca, responded to this review
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Gracias por su opìnion y por su tiempo. Le esperamos de nuevo More 

Lund, Sweden
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived in Barceloneta hungry and ready to eat, we were lucky enough to turn into Carrer de Ginebra and find this tapas bar. Kids and adults equally enjoyed the food. Can recommend fried arichokes, fried mini squids (chipirones), aubergines and cod fritters. Yum!

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go there for seafood and local atmosphere. There are 2 identical places next to each other: apparently one for locals and other more for tourists. I've been to a smaller one which got crowded with locals- fresh seafood, fair price, nice service. Highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Ginebra, 13 | Ginebra 13 y Ginegra 9, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighborhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932 68 32 65

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 33
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Abierto el uno de Julio del 1955, el ano que viene cumplimos sesenta anos, y mantenemos la ilusion y las ganas de hacerlo bien que nos inculcaron nuestros ancestros. Salut.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm

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Staying in Barceloneta

Neighborhood Profile
Barceloneta
Originally a fisherman’s quarter, this quaint area can’t escape its small village feel: laundry hanging over the narrow streets, old ladies clamoring at each other from their balconies and elder gentlemen playing games on short wooden benches gossiping the day away, Barceloneta could double as a film set. Artists line the boardwalk displaying their magnificently detailed sand structures making this the most visited beach in the city (the shirtless men working out might help too). You’ll know by the delicious aroma that you're in the right place to try some of the best and most authentic seafood including paella, Spain’s national dish.
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