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Cal Pinxo Platja

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La barceloneta | Baluart 124, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932215028
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

The waiter did not now what the courses contained. When I asked I had to help her from the menu. I ordered the Dublin baked prawns, and they served a pan filled with "cocked" prawns. Tasteless and salty. I had to go somewhere else afterwords cause I was still hungry after a 40€ meal. My white ordered monkey fish soup.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant on the sea front serving tapas and main meals. We were seated in the outdoor area under linked parasols which had intermittent water spray, which was nice at first but became a tad tedious, we shared a sea food paella and 1/2 bottle of house white wine, the paella was very tasty but a little shy on sea... More 

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Leeds, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Enjoyed a lovely paella type dish here the day we arrived in Barcelona - excellent rosé wine, great rice and noodles, excellent seafood

Thank Shinyhead69
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Extremely poor service, very expensive food / poor quality. Music way too loud (poor sound system pushed high), The waiter (a guy) could not speak English (all the customers were foreigners), gave us the eye when he saw our pram, Had to hail him often on few occasions for basic things (water, menus, the bill, etc) Nothing really fresh there,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

First time here and it was a great experience!! Try the fideua, type of paella but with noodles instead, you are going to like it!!! Great view of Barceloneta beach and nice tapas and drinks!! Had an amazing afternoon. Thanks!!!!!

Thank Hugo R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

We had a party of 4 and a diverse order including salt bake sea bass and the entrecôte of beef. Excellent options for both. The paella was also fantastic! I'll be back for sure!

Thank Stewart C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We visited the restaurant on the Easter weekend where it was obviously really busy!!! We had to wait only 5mins to be seated on the terrace close to the sea!!!The sea bass that I had was brilliant and the salad was average. Excellent location we ended up drinking loads of alcohol there after our meal because of its great atmosphere!!!... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

We had a lunch in this restaurant right in the harbour. Outstanding view. It's a bit pricey but the food is not so bad. Haven't tried the paellas because we decided to order a few starters to share, something like clamps, pickled anchovies, sardines and sea snails. They have the option to get a half-portion but it isn't mentioned in... More 

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Lástima no probase la paella, seguro que nos hubiera puesto una estrella más. Gracias por su comentario de las medias... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

I have enjoyed the food, wines and atmosphere in Cal Pinxo Platja a few times, and I don't mind going there again. Enjoying delicious Mediterranean food while enjoying the view of the Mediterranean sea is just exhilarating. The menu is balanced, with a generous offer of fish, seafood and paellas. The paellas and fideuas are among the best in Barcelona.... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This restaurant is a gigantic tourist trap. The food was horrible (overcooked or not fried at all), we discussed this with the manager, proposed him to taste the food himself (which he didn't want to) and arrived to an agreement (to leave without having to pay the bill). A restaurant to avoid by all means!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$37 - $44
Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La barceloneta | Baluart 124, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighborhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932215028

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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