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#381 of 7,893 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Calle Ginebra, 13 | Ginebra 13 y Ginegra 9, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 68 32 65
Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered calamari rings, pickled sardines mussels in marinara sauce, cuttle fish and potato chips. The cuttle fish and the calamari were delicious, the mussels were just the best, we ordered another plate of potato chips just to dip it in the marinara sauce. We really didn't like the sardines, but minor. They didn't have an English menu for the... More 

Thank AliAhmadAmir
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jai-Ca is without a doubt one of my favourite places to go for tapas in Barcelona. Located just off the main strip in Barceloneta it is easy to walk to from las ramblas/born/gotico. It's a really chilled place in terms of being able to kick back and relax - they will not rush you even when they are busy and... More 

Thank Annįe N
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time in Barcelona and staying just around the corner from Jai-Ca. Food was delicious, the staff member that served us was really helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble and even though really busy nobody rushed us to finish. Highly recommended

1 Thank ham35m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always good, always busy always a good place to be with friends and enjoy some nice tapas. Be sure to check the second restaurant they have if the first one is full.

1 Thank Xavier S
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a visit on a Saturday afternoon and it wasn't too busy (apparently that's rare, considering we tried to go back but it was packed out). Ordered some seafood and were blown away by both the quality and the quantity! We also got some pardon peppers which were very freshly prepared and perfectly seasoned. I will visit... More 

1 Thank Anna V
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We came here around 9pm and the place was bustling with locals and tourists. It was not intimidatingly full like a few tapas restaurants we've been to. The food was well portioned and the seafood was very fresh. We got the mussels in marinara sauce and the serving was huge for 7.60 euros. Also had the fried cuttlefish and the... More 

2 Thank Trisha N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

I have been here 4 times and high recommend the Jai Ca potatoes and the sesame chicken! The servers are friendly as always. Unfortunate is that location, hidden at the back of the Burger King. Doesn't make the food any less of course.

Thank Stijn O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Typical tapas at very affordable prices, high quality and good portions. Great to share. It can be a bit busy some nights, but waiters are always very quick and give good service.

Thank Meritxell R
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this place our tour guide following a runner bean walking tour. The place was full of locals and we had to wait, but it was worth while. The atmosphere is buzzing and the food is great; Simple, high quality. Well worth a visit.

1 Thank Jeremy024
Kragero Municipality, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled over this place just wanting to borrow their restroom, and figured we'd sit down for a beer or two.. The atmosphere was really great, always a lot of people, many locals. The food is great! Simple, high quality! Really nice staff to! We ended up going here for lunch every day of our trip!

1 Thank AndersHanche

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $32
Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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
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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Neighborhood Profile
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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