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La Cova Fumada

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Calle Baluard, 56, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 21 40 61
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Thu - Fri 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Lodz, Poland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was by far the best seafood tapas I have ever had. Fresh, simple and delicious!!! And the atmosphere was just AMAZING!!! If you want to experience real spirit of Barcelona, you should definitelly go there. The crowd (local people mixed with tourists), friendly staff and great Sangrias will highlight your trip to Barcelona!!!

Thank Dorota M
Hong Kong, China
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27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simple plates of salad, grilled squids, prawns,shellfish...streaming out of tiny kitchen. Freshness and cooking is questionable. A little rough at times, and not of best quality. Convivial atmosphere yes, but better food can be found elsewhere. Also, there is no menu and therefore no printed price. You'll find out when you pay!

Thank Globetrotter289
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing atmosphere, locals & tourists enjoying great food & sharing tables together. We got there at a perfect time as we got a table straight away but there was a wait while we were there. The staff were really friendly & help with menu choices - the la bomba is the best we had in barcelona by far. I think... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first eating stop Saturday morning in Barceloneta was for the pre-lunch snack, when locals meet and drink with friends, but not spoil lunch later. We joined the end of a large table of guests happily tucking into their food in this riotous madhouse of noise, bustle and fun We started with the customary bread with tomato and oil, then... More 

Thank MPD357
Tel Aviv, Israel
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Great hole in wall in Barcelonetta. Don't let queue or appearance put you off. Had fantastic sardines. Also the potato Bombas with hot sauce were fantastic and local boutique beer.

Thank Jonathan S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Great simple small dishes, friendly staff. Informal. Don't expect any formality or confort, this is an old fisherman's tavern.

Thank Roger M
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

An amazing staff .. very very friendly you'll feel very welcoming .. I can't recommend anything .. You must try everything

Thank Ghassan F
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We enjoyed great Tapas and wine in this small friendly bar. The staff were very helpful in translating the menu for us. Not to be missed.

Thank Anne M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We saved this restaurant until our last dinner and boy I wish we had more time to enjoy. The service was fantastic and the food was impeccable. If you like authentic Spanish seafood this is the place for you

2 Thank Tahlia V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

The best meal we had in Barca. Small venue with very helpful and friendly staff. All the food was so delicious, menu is not in English so relied on staff recommendations. Anyone who loves seafood this a must must!

1 Thank Karly D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$39 - $49
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Baluard, 56, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighborhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932 21 40 61

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barceloneta

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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