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0.5 miles from CaixaForum Barcelona
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Reviewed September 8, 2022

It is certainly a special place, as there used to be many of them in the Spanish villages and cities. Unfortunately, however, it is no longer an insider tip and it is totally overrun, cramped and crowded. It's a mass tourist location. We had 8...or 9 tapas, but only 2 of them were good in taste (salmon and calamari), but unfortunately not shareable because they are not served on bread but on a very dry crisp bread (same for the pan con tomate, which is not served on toasted bread). They have no kitchen and all tapas are cold, keep that in mind. We would not go there again, once seen is enough. There are many better ways to eat in this city, seated or not.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 27, 2022

First came here in 2012. And it is still the same. Great quality. Super nice and hilarious staff. Tasty tapas. Can be crowded but worth the persistence. Standing only so if you are older like us, stretch before you arrive. Ha! ;)

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 15, 2022

Small but great place off of Paral-Lel that is not even open on the weekends. I saw this place on a video and my girl and I tried it. We were lucky enough to get a table (standing tables only here and no outdoor seating)...and partake in the small but great selection of tapas. The location is excellent - it is an area that I have dubbed "Pinxto town" because there are so many bars in the walking area that have great tapas and pinxtos. So have two here and have two there.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 21, 2022 via mobile

We are local that have not been living in Barcelona for the past 4 years. Today we have come back and the place is still as amazing as the first day. The family who runs is authentic, real, professional and charismatic. They have the best...produce and the best drinks offer, what can go wrong? Honestly, my favourite bar in the world. Try the anchovies, artichokes, cheese, mojama, cecina, salmon, foie, fino sherry, sauternes, perhaps everything.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 29, 2022 via mobile

I went here because a friend recommended it. Ended up coming 3 times while in Barcelona. Was by far the best tapas I experienced and a very fun experience. A cute little spot that gets very busy. Relatively inexpensive and the staff is very friendly...and helpful. Had a lot of different seafood dishes (the seafood platter was super yummy). Cheese is good and generous too. Probably averaged 15 euros for 2-3 tapas/dishes and 2 drinks.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 12, 2022 via mobile

We were recommended to visit this great tapas restaurant. Great tapas, wine and friendly service. It is a small place and you stand and eat at your table if you are fortunate to get one!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 20, 2022

This is a traditional, tiny, very busy bar where we stopped for a late light lunch, sampling the montaditos (open sandwiches on toast) which were fabulous (highlights: scallops, smoked oyster with caviar, salmon with sweet grated egg yolk, cheese and mushroom) and enjoying the house...vermouth - very sweet and moreish. The shelves are stacked floor to ceiling with exquisite and interesting wines and spirits. For four of us, including two vermouths and soft drinks, the bill was around 40 Euro and we had plenty at two dishes each.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 15, 2022

It's been a while since we've visited Quimet & Quimet. Two years ago we came during summer - when it's closed for the season. This time we came before a cruise and it was open. Because of Covid-19 there was a time limit of 45...minutes (which they extended for us to 60 minutes because we kept ordering). This place is quite the famous spot. It's been on several TV Shows (most prominently probably with Anthony Bourdain as customer). And it's famous for a good reason: You will get the best Tapas you've ever had in this small place. It's been 8 years since our very first visit and it's still as great as the first time. It's a compact place and there are only tables to stand on, no sitting down. Without Covid-19 folks would drink and eat outside in the street, but not right now. Wine selection (also Cava, spirits and dessert wine) is huge and the prices small. The Tapas list is endless. And everything - really everything - we've ordered was amazing. There was not a single item which we didn't like. And the Tapas are so innovative and creative. The most unusual and exciting combinations. But they all work. Pics won't do it justice. Don't let yourself put off by the fact that pretty much everything comes out of cans and jars. The stuff here is top-notch Grade A quality. If there's one Tapas place to choose from in the whole of Spain, it this one here! And the staff/owners are fast! And not just fast: they are friendly and helpful as well, despite the fact that the place is fully packed. Order some classics like the Salmon with truffle honey. But also go for something you might not fall in love with when you read it on the menu. Try it, you might get surprised. I also loved the beef cheek very much. For a dessert, try the red orange flavoured wine! I could go on and on here, describing how great this place is. But why don't you stop by and find out for yourself? We'll be back....soon! Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed March 15, 2022 via mobile

Amazing sandwiches and service! We loved it so much we went back twice. Both times we went around 12 so it wasn’t packed. Highly recommend the truffle honey salmon (:

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 19, 2022

Family run place - polite, friendly and nice. Wasn’t taken in by the food. It’s a bar, so no place to sit. We went with teenagers, but since we had been on our feet the entire day, weren’t too happy about having to stand and...eat.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed October 16, 2021 via mobile

Delicious food. Interesting combinations. Great atmosphere and nice staff. Recommendation! And all against an interesting price!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 8, 2021

Great food and great service. Highly recomend! We had good time trying different types of tapas and wine.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 23, 2021 via mobile

We had the great good fortune to have a Context Travel guide (Esther) bring us to this establishment on a tapas walk. Esther’s hope that we might find an opening (she says this place is very popular) to try two famous tapas (mussels+caviar and smoked...salmon) was fulfilled, and we got a chance to try with their house beer and house grape juice. The only reason I am reviewing this establishment is because it stood out in a field of four different and amazing restaurants. The tastes were truly exceptional. The house beer was a copper IPA that was an excellent compliment. All in all, you get a few streets away from where most tourists hang, and voila…the best.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 2, 2021 via mobile

I first heard about this place on the Travel Channel watching Andrew Zimmer. I decided to check it out for myself to see if it lived up to the hype. First off, it’s in a sketchy part of town, and I say this as a...New Yorker. That aside, it’s relatively close to the L2 line. The place is small, the food is mighty, the servers attentive and the drink list extensive. I could not believe all of the flavors and food combinations being offered on a tiny piece of bread. This place would kill in NY and I said as much to one of the staff. Seriously check this place out and support a small family business. You will not be disappointedMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed June 29, 2021 via mobile

I have been following this restaurant for a while so decided when in Barcelona I would try !!! What a gem of a place,friendly staff,excellent ambience and food to die for ! I will be returning on my flip trip ! Don’t pass this one...buy !More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Response from Dominika S | Reviewed this property |
No. There are no tables and no chairs. It's more like a shop with a bar. But it's really small. You just walk in from the street. Can be crowdy but the food is worth it.
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Response from Pelias M | Reviewed this property |
If you're a group (more than 20) I strongly reccomend you to go to Opera Samfaina in orther to get a general impression of Catalonia (about tapes). Quimet & Quimet is "good" for couples, lately is more people with cameras... More
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Response from CoronaOldTown | Reviewed this property |
No. This is a standing room only restaurant with table and very quaint. They do not take reservations. I recommend you get there early because this will be one of your best memories
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