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Xiringuito Escribà restaurant is the best place in Barcelona to eat paella. Enjoy our rice dishes by the sea, served by a friendly staff and in a cosmopolitan atmosphere. A unique culinary experience, signed by Joan Escribà. Looking forward to see you!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Catalan
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't believe how lucky I was to eat there. My daughter and I were bike riding and came across this restaurant for lunch. They were just opening up for lunch and we got a table. We ordered amazing food and sangria!!!! Wow!!!! everything was...delicious and we could have hanged out there all afternoon drinking sangria and people watching. We didn't realize that every one that came after us asking for a table, had to make a reservation 3 days out. It made the whole experience even more special. So if you want amazing tuna tar tar and arroz negro paella make your reservation 3 days ahead. This place is popular. Service is okay if you get your waiter's attention.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed February 3, 2021

The prawn in our dish did taste funny, but waiter told us it is fresh. Fishy explanation. Sea is right there, serve the freshly caught seafood from your front yard.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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RestaurantsEscriba, Agency / Consultant at Xiringuito Escriba, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2021

Thank you Maxine for your review! It really surprise us your comments as we receive all our fish and sea food on a daily basis and it is served fresh to all our customers. We are sorry you felt that it was not up to...More

Reviewed August 5, 2020 via mobile

Servicelevel has to improve. Pricing is not value for money. Expect 20-30% higher than it should. Never moreMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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RestaurantsEscriba, Responsable de Comunicació Online at Xiringuito Escriba, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2020

Dear customer, We believe that quality and good service are essential aspects, and we take great care to provide them. The prices for premises like ours in such privileged locations are much higher than other premises in other areas. Obviously this has an effect on...More

Reviewed July 21, 2020

Excellent service and very good local food. Very welcoming and efficient personal. We went here just to have a drink and stood for dinner because of the good smelling that came from the kitchen. And we were very happy with this choice !

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed July 10, 2020 via mobile

Delicious paella (ordered the seafood special one) - my boyfriend and I visited at lunchtime straight off the beach. Both shared the octopus and then the paella. Paella is massive and absolutely delicious! Quite pricey but you pay for the sea view and good food....Would recommend 9/10More

Date of visit: July 2020
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RestaurantsEscriba, Responsable de Comunicació Online at Xiringuito Escriba, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2020

Dear customer, Thank you very much for your review. We are happy to know that you have enjoyed our paellas and the excellent location we have. As you mention, our starters are also great, did you try the desserts? They are very tasty! We hope...More

Reviewed July 6, 2020 via mobile

In times of covid-19, they dont follow properly de security procedures. The head waiter welcome us without a mask, our waiter wore the mask under the noise, the waiter on the waiter on the couter didnt wear. I couldnt enjoy the meal worried about being...a non safety place. The authorities should penalise this place.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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RestaurantsEscriba, Responsable de Comunicació Online at Xiringuito Escriba, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2020

Dear customer, We are very surprised with your experience in our restaurant. For us, the health and well-being our clients and our staff, is very important. Therefore, we will investigate it and, in case of bad practices, we will take action. Regards.

Reviewed March 12, 2020

Having read the reviews we decided to go here for lunch. I don’t understand the reviews here. We ordered two paella’s, one sea and land which had absolutely no flavour at all. The ‘fideua’ fish and seafood paella had two tiny pieces of fish and...very little seafood at all which did not taste fresh or of good quality. The taste of this paella was of a burnt taste. The big paella dishes were very shallow we left still hungry and faced with a bill of 120 euros for four people I was very, very disappointed. Each paella was 43 euros. The only good thing was the sea view.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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RestaurantsEscriba, Responsable de Comunicació Online at Xiringuito Escriba, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2020

Dear customer, Paella has many different variations as per individual tastes. At Xiringuito Escribà we are always looking to perfect our recipe which, although it may not be the best in Barcelona, continues to please many. In an attempt to get the best savour we...More

Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

This place came highly recommended by locals. This is the place near the beach to have this iconic dish. The tapas front dishes were excellent. The wine choices are great. We had a Rosé from the Priorat region with a bit of spritz and it...was perfect. The Pulpo was one of the best I have had. The fried calamari was excellent as was the patates Bravas. The raw salmon was excellent as well. We had the black squid ink paella. It has very little seafood in it. Authentic paella in Spain doesn’t come packed with protein. Sausage is never part of paella and the ink version is even less. Also proper paella is very thin, like half an inch deep. The key is the flavor. This was like a ton the flavor of seafood. Our paella came with a rosemary branch that had been lit on fire. The branch was then thrown on top of the paella and then it was covered briefly imparting a nice smoky rosemary flavor. It is pricier here than most other places. Paella along is about €20 plus for each portion. If you have tapas and other appetizers, you won’t need a portion. Of paella for each person. It was served authentically with wooden spoons for each person so you could eat right out of the paella pan without using your own place. It was very good but like many have said, it is a bit pricier and the paella was saltier than what I would prefer. The salt part is pretty much how it is for paella in Spain. Same at the top places in Valencia also.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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RestaurantsEscriba, Responsable de Comunicació Online at Xiringuito Escriba, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2020

Dear customer, Thank you very much for your visit and for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to write your experience with us in such detail. It is very important to us that customers are satisfied after their visit, because it is what...More

Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

As usually, we went to enjoy an amazing paella in front of the sea. Good quality, nice views, very kind and efficient service. Ah, and very tasty starters and desserts.

Date of visit: March 2020
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RestaurantsEscriba, Responsable de Comunicació Online at Xiringuito Escriba, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2020

Dear Joan, Thank you very much for your words, because these comments are what make the daily effort of our entire team worthwhile. We will continue improving in order to keep surprising you. Regards.

Reviewed February 28, 2020 via mobile

As usual we go to Escriba for its famous paella We love the place on the front beach to enjoy good food and good moments

Date of visit: February 2020
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RestaurantsEscriba, Responsable de Comunicació Online at Xiringuito Escriba, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2020

Dear customer, Thank you very much for your words, because these comments are what make the daily effort of our entire team worthwhile. We will continue improving in order to keep surprising you. Regards.

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beth_cing
February 12, 2020|
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Response from RestaurantsEscriba | Property representative |
Dear Beth, Both experiences are great, don’t miss out on any of them! We have a different concept in each premise: In Escribà Bakery we want you to enjoy breakfast, an afternoon snack or a whim. In Xiringuito Escribà we... More
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September 19, 2018|
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At Xiringuito Escribà we make paellas for one person charging only one portion, but during high demand, due to a logistical matter of stoves and pans, when ordering a paella for one person, it may takes longer than usual. In... More
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Hello, indeed some people of the team speak English, and the letter can be consulted on our website, where you will find the letter in 10 languages. Regards!
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  • Xiringuito Escribà is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4