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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to this restaurant ever since I arrived in Barcelona 2 years ago and have recommended it to many of my colleagues and friends. However, the other day I had a terrible experience which has changed my whole opinion of the place....I was sat outside and my bag containing all of my belongings was stolen as I was eating. I had returned from my holiday and ALL of my belongings were in the bag including my house keys, ID, credit cards, cash etc, the only thing I had was my phone. At first, the staff were very polite and concerned for me. I was stressed about how I was going to pay for the meal and the front of house lady told me not to worry, that it was on the house and to just block my cards. After some time on the phone to different banks, it started raining and so they moved me inside where I was then told by an older gentleman that I would have to pay the bill before leaving, despite what the woman had told me as well as the fact that I had NOTHING to pay with. I told the man that the lady had said it was on the house which she then lied about! She said that she never said that as she doesn't have the authority to do so (a complete lie!). Nevertheless I tried everything I could to pay in another form but after all attempts failed the only thing I could offer was to leave my details (I live here so I have a NIE number and everything) so I could come back the next day and pay but they still refused! I felt I was being treated like I was the thief! The man was extremely rude and told me "no me hablas en ingles", "no te voy a hablar en ingles. Que me hablas en español". He then went on to tell me that the only way I could leave was if I left my phone with him (which was the ONLY thing I had left and it was 11pm - I had no house keys no money nothing and am a young female!). I was completely shocked at his request and told him that I refuse. Eventually, after being completely humiliated by this gentleman in the middle of the restaurant and being treated like a thief after I was robbed on their premises, the man agreed to take my details. I returned the following morning once I'd been to the bank and paid them back. I didn't receive any sort of apology or even a thank you. I will NEVER return to this restaurant and am disgusted at the way I was treated. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET ROBBED WHILE ENJOYING YOUR MEAL AND THEN TREATED LIKE YOU ARE A THIEF AND TOLD YOU MUST NOT LEAVE UNTIL YOU PAY THEN GO AHEAD AND EAT HERE.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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globalrambla, Marketing at Cerveceria Catalana, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning Nadia, first of all we appreciate your comment, even more when it's negative, because this way we know where we have to improve. We are very sorry for what happened, in our restaurant your satisfaction and comfort is one of our top priorities,...More

Reviewed August 9, 2020

Definitely a very good cuality of tapas, everything fresh and tasty, however in my opinion a bit overrated. I visited this place for the first time 8 years ago and now the plates are much smaller and the prices much higher, so I was a...bit dissapointed during my second visit :/More

Date of visit: February 2020
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globalrambla, Marketing at Cerveceria Catalana, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Margaret, thank you very much for your comment. We are sorry that you were disappointed on your last visit, we strive to offer a good quality product, with a price adjusted to these characteristics. We hope to see you soon, greetings.

Reviewed August 1, 2020

I came along with my sick dog (he can barely walk and less during summer). When he stopped because he couldn’t walk more (just for a minute or some seconds) they couldn’t stop telling me rudely to move him out of the way because he...was “bothering”. I understand they need to walk fast without obstacles and everything, but he was just laying down and annoying nobody. Unless they can cure him I can’t do anything else apart from waiting, but it’s not necessary to be so rude for just a sick dog that can’t move and needs to rest. Never gonna eat there ever again.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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globalrambla, Marketing at Cerveceria Catalana, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi The Vegan-Dog girl, we appreciate your comment, even more when it's negative, because this way we know where we have to improve. We are very sorry for what happened, we will take steps to ensure that it does not happen again. For this reason,...More

Reviewed July 25, 2020 via mobile

Extensive selection of tapas/platters, executed as they should be. Good drinks. Can get crowded but hey, that's part of the experience.

Date of visit: September 2019
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globalrambla, Marketing at Cerveceria Catalana, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2020

Thank you for your comment. We are glad to know that you have rated us with 5 stars. Comments like yours are our great motivation. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed May 1, 2020

We tried getting in for dinner 3 nights and the 3rd was finally the charm. The hostess was very friendly each time. The tapas were great, as was the sangria.

Date of visit: February 2020
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globalrambla, Marketing at Cerveceria Catalana, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2020

It's nice to know that you've enjoyed with us! We hope to see you again soon. Best regards.

Reviewed April 22, 2020

We were in Barcelona for 6 days and ate here 4 because of the amazing selection of tapas and excellent service. The wine selections were over the top for a tapas restaurants and the the waiter was great about giving tastes before we picked our...bottle.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed April 18, 2020 via mobile

Great tapas place. It gets very busy each day, plan to make a reservation. If you sit on the bar you have a good view of all the dishes!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2020

Location: friendly. Exactly what I was expecting from a local tapas place. Ok you have to wait 20min to get a table but don't give up. Menu: there are so many tapas that you can go crazy and order more than you can handle! My...recommendation: Bacalau, Boquerones en vinagre and andaluze, Navajas Price: in couple we totally spent 62eur for 12 tapas, 2 glasses of wine and bottle of water.We were full and satisfied.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

Very well located, in one of the best and elegant parts of central BCN, this is a popular hangout for both locals and tourists, serving very nice and good quality food. The atmosphere is modern and upmarket, designed with a nice combination of colours and...light. The place is quite big and can get noisy and busy. Although we have been there twice without reservations, it’s recommended to make reservations ... or be lucky like we were. They have an elaborate selection of small (tapas) and main dishes, really allowing to satisfy each taste and preference. Service is efficient, fast and quite friendly. The quality of the food, the size of the portions and the presentation are proof of the professionalism of this place. Prices are midrange and ok for what you get. Will go back.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

I respect Anthony Bourdain. I wanted to experience for myself what he saw and tasted. My family and I walked twice towards this restaurant for dinner! Both times we came out very satisfied and happy. Food is here is very good brought to our table...by a very friendly staff. Love the service here and price is reasonable. Don't think twice. Come here. Order grilled red prawns and steak with foie gras, among many other good things-you will be happy, promise!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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RobertH281
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Hello. Yes, we accept American Express. Hope to see you soon!
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Hi, thanks for your interest. We're closed 24/12 at 9pm, the 25/12 all day and 31/12 at 9pm. Cordially.
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Great question. As they don't take reservations. You can have your concierge call a few days ahead time to see.
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