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Carballeira

#540 of 7,640 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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Barceloneta
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C/ Reina Cristina, 3, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 10 10 06
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1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

If fish is the food you want to eat then dine at this restaurent. My husband and I dined here one night and the food was simply amazing. I would hihly recommend the Turbot and Monk fish. My husband ordered whitebait for starters and he thought it was simply the best he'd ever eaten and nothing like whitebait he's ever... More 

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Thank Rebecca M
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca, We are very pleased that you enjoyed your dinner and specially the fresh wild fish, one of our specialties. We are really glad that your husband liked fried whitebait so much. Our waiters will also appreciate your kind comments about the service. We are very grateful for your recommendation and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

I was extremely pleased with the food, staff, and the atmosphere! I had a wonderful time. We did not have reservations and was able to get swerved immediately. However, we recommend having reservations because it could get crowded fairly quick. Everything we had was delicious and will definitely return. Also, just my opinion as a mother of four, this is... More 

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Thank Natca M
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear Natca, We are very pleased to know that you and your family had an enjoyable meal. We have passed on your comments to our Chef and waiting staff and it will be a pleasure to welcoming you again soon. More 

Monza, Italy
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

This place is a guarantee. Is great. The food is fantastic. We have gone in this place several times and is the kind of place that keeps quality and tradition. You can't go out unhappy. I took here many client and every time it has been a great success. I can suggest this place. They have great pulpo a la... More 

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Thank LucaO7
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear Luca, Thank you for choosing us as a guarantee of success. That’s very kind of you. We make a great effort to maintain quality and service on top, so we are pleased to know that you always find great quality in our Restaurant to keep coming with your clients. Thank you very much for recommending Carballeira and we really... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Truly awful cringing experience in a place that time has forgotten. Looks everything a classy traditionally Spanish fish restaurant should be but expectation and delivery are miles apart. I've eaten in some great places all over the world and this place has the worst customer service and understanding of all. Sad. Needs to wake up and come into the real... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

We stumbled across this place and had a really lovely meal. The service was wonderful, the staff were extremely attentive without being over bearing and the food was very fresh and came in good time. I would highly recommend visiting here if you like seafood and are visiting Barcelona- I am so glad we did!

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Thank Lu-Sang
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear Lu-Sang, We are so glad that you came by chance and stayed here to enjoy our fresh seafood. Thank you very much for your nice comments about the service. We really hope to see you again on your next trip to Barcelona. More 

Roslyn, New York
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359 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

First we stayed our dinner here by finding out that 2 of the items we wanted for dinner and on the regular menu were not available. Honestly, we should have just left and ate somewhere else. The meal was OK. However, the service was much better than expected.

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Thank GrandPaRuss
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear client, We mainly offer fresh and seasonal seafood. That’s why, it is not always easy to have it all available. We really sorry about that. Thank you for your nice comments about the service, we´ll pass it on to our staff. More 

Dunedin, Florida
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247 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I came here on recommendation that this would be the city's best paella. We were disappointed. The rice was overcooked and dry. The seafood was also not the best quality. We have better paella at a restaurant in my hometown. Maybe other items here are better but this was not my favorite. The sangria and flan were very good. Try... More 

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Thank gatorcindy
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear client, We really sorry that you didn’t find in our restaurant what you were looking for. Thank you anyway for giving us your opinion because it helps us to improve. More 

Manchester
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had planned to sample tapas at locally renowned restaurants (we had originally planned to dine at 'La Xampanyeria') but they were so busy and crowded that we opted for somewhere more relaxed and leisurely. However, this restaurant certainly isn't the cheapest option around. We had two cavas, two starters, the mixed fish platter (wow!), two desserts,... More 

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Thank evertheoptomist
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear client, We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourselves at our restaurant, and recognised the good quality work of our staff. They will be very flattered by your comments and really satisfied that their efforts have been so highly valued. Thank you so very much for your kind words and for recommending us so highly. We would... More 

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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

We went to this restaurant on a recommendation and ordered the fish platter which was simply divine. I had never eaten large clams and razor clams before but everything was delicious and cooked to perfection. To accompany the meal we chose the house white which went perfectly with the seafood. Service was attentive and we enjoyed a lovely meal costing... More 

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Thank tikusmikus
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear client, We are glad you liked our seafood platter, an excellent choice if you want to try our best seafood selection, which is simply perfect accompanied with a good white wine. Thank you for taking the time to recommend us and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Luxemburg
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

Even though not especially noted on the menu we had a great paella for the three of us. The service is very friendly, although they did not speak Luxembourgish (side note to our US friends that always complain that nobody speaks their language). Prices are totally ok for what you get. Recommendation: Take a starter (grilled squid the cold cod)... More 

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Thank Edelweisbewunderer
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear client, Thank you for your nice comments about the paella. We are also very proud of our waiting staff, local professionals with years of experience in the Restaurant. Thank you for finding the time to highly review us and we will be happy to see you next time in Barcelona. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $66
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/ Reina Cristina, 3, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighborhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 933 10 10 06
Description
Carballeira is an emblematic restaurant that, since 1944 has been offering the best fresh seafood delivered daily from Galicia.Located in Barceloneta district, a few steps from the sea and right in front of Port Vell, Carballeira has maintained from its beginning, the essence of one of the most popular and authentic seafood restaurants in town.Local waiters with years of experience ensure an excellent service.Delectable seafood carefully selected. Delicious rices: with lobster, "a banda" or black with cuttlefish. Line-caught fish, succulent dishes of monkfish, bass, turbot or hake. And for meat lovers a good T-bone steak or a Galician Veal entrecote. A wide selection of dishes to please every taste.SPECIAL SERVICES • Private dining rooms with natural light inside for groups of 10-40 people. Group menus, also customizable.• All day dining service from 13h to 24h, to dine at your leisure.

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Staying in Barceloneta

Neighborhood Profile
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 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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