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PRICE RANGE
$39 - $49
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Catalan

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Barceloneta
0.5 miles from Parc de la Ciutadella
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Barcelona is a great city but nothing topped the meal at La Cova Fumada. We tried a ton of different things, thinking maybe something would not be great. We were wrong. Everything was great. It's packed, the staff are super friendly and funny, and its...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

This place is a true authentic tapas bar filled to the brim with locals. Be warned it is very busy and you may have to wait for a seat or even to get in. The food was brilliant, the prices were very fair and the...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 21, 2020

Stumbled upon this place by chance and sat down. Asked for a menu and the lady smiled sweetly and shook her head nope...She then started to rattle off the menu is Spanish and we basically picked what we could recognize....EVERYTHING was amazing!! From the squid...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 18, 2020

A must-taste place in Barcelona! I visited it around 11 AM, but it was already crowdy. Most visitors were local people, and it seemed like a big noisy family ) The food was excellent. I took grilled octopus and sardines, they were extremely fresh and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2019

We (adult + 15,13,11 yo) stumbled across this place on a recommendation from the Molakai surf shop. He said, just walk up and go to the brown door. Once inside, we just asked the waitress to bring anything she recommended and the food was delicious....More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 10, 2019

We were in Spain for two weeks, 5 cities, and ate very well and La Cova Fumada is one of the stand-outs. We came for lunch. No frills place with truly local food (it appeared several city workers/construction workers were in here for lunch which...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 29, 2019 via mobile

If you’re looking for an authentic Barcelona experience ... you have to come here. We had the grilled calamari, fried calamari, grilled octopus, sardines, garlic bread and the Bombas ! All were fantastic. Get a pitcher of local wine. Come here and you won’t be...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 19, 2019 via mobile

This was one of our favorite food places on our one week trip to Barcelona! The restaurant doesn’t really bother about decor but the food... omg! I’m mouthwatering just writing about it! First of all, it’s super popular and be ready to wait. Lots and...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 14, 2019

If I could give this place zero stars I would. My wife and I went in here after a walk on the beach and had a beer, water, pork, garlic bread and prawns. The bill was 32.30 Euros - $35.99USD. I was reading down the...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 9, 2019 via mobile

Before I star let me tell you the food is delicious, the place itself is a hole in the wall. Don't let the place to turn you off. This is the kind of places where you can interact with the local people and get to...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Barceloneta
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
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Minoly7
February 10, 2020|
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Response from GeoffChen99 | Reviewed this property |
They are open 9am-3pm M-F 9am-12pm sat 6pm-10pm every day thats what the sign out front says
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August 25, 2018|
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