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C/ Reina Cristina, 3, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 10 10 06
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful experience! A true classic with attentive service, great recommendations, and a truly caring staff. Every bite is delicious - we sampled from the specials and main menu, and each item was top notch. Really a special place - sort of a flashback to days gone by, but not stodgy. If you love seafood, a classic decor &... More 

1 Thank James C
Barcelona, Spain
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123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant used to be for years a must for my family but eventually it went through a major quality slope. A few years later I have givent it a try and the experience has been surprisingly positive. The renovation has kept the spirit of the restaurant yet it has freshened it up. The kitchen is an open space where... More 

1 Thank Francisco S
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Was there with ny wife and sons of 13 and 21. Two of us had the seafood platter and enjoyed the good mix and plenty of food. Monkfish a la marinera and paella marinera were also excellent, together with an Albariño vine from Galicia. Our two sons topped the dinner with deserts from their tempting choices.

1 Thank KjellOH
Trondheim Municipality, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

We visited this restaurant in the beginning of October, and were not disappointed. The seafood was great, good wine and the service was excellent! Simple, delicious food, and good prices as well.

2 Thank Sigridloe
Leeds, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2014

Went to Carballeira for lunch on a Sunday. Had starters of razor clams and octopus (cooked with paprika) followed by the grilled fish platter for two which comprised squid, prawns, langoustines, Dover sole, hake and monkfish. There were no vegetable accompaniments - just the fish. Washed down with a superb bottle of dry Albariño. It was amazing. Traditional restaurant with... More 

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

Dear Sr, Thank you for finding the time to recommend our Restaurant. We are very pleased that you have enjoyed our wild fresh seafood accompanied by an excellent choice of Albariño wine. Our waiters will appreciate your kind comments about their service. We hope that you will have the opportinity to visit us again during your next trip to Barcelona. More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We came here for the seafood and we weren't disappointed. We'd made a reservation for 9pm, still a bit early by local standards, so the restaurant was slightly empty. Service was formal, but not unfriendly. We had the seafood platter, at 62euro for 2 - sounds like a lot of money, but definitely good value. I wouldn't hesitate to return.

2 Thank Katie B
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014

This Restaurant is highly recommended if you're a Fish Lover! Service was great & their Paella was superior! Can't wait to go back! I was glad the guy at our hotel recommended this place to us...hope you find this helpful if you're looking for a genuine place to eat out...Enjoy!

1 Thank zucc999
Menlo Park, CA
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180 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

We ate here (twice) in 2001, so I was concerned that I wouldn't find it again, or maybe that the quality would have diminished. I shouldn't have been concerned. Despite the fact that the street that the restaurant is on was under construction, we had no difficulty finding it. We arrived at 1p for a Sunday lunch, and had the... More 

1 Thank wobbs1
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We are very pleased to know that you liked our Restaurant so much in 2001 that you decided to come back this year. We are delighted to hear that you were still impressed with our service, the quality of the food and the value for money. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to... More 

Halifax, UK
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

A really traditional high quality fish restaurant. Gorgeous wood décor with excellent staff who were really professional and helpful. They helped with menu translations and brought selections of fresh fish to the table to give us indications of portion size and costs. They brought wine for us to taste to help again with selection. Nice linen table cloths, cutlery and... More 

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

Dear Madame, It is highly pleasing to read comments like yours, so thank you so much for taking the time to write it. We are very pleased that you had an enjoyable celebration with good selection of wine and some of our best seafood dishes. We’ll transmit your comments to our waiting staff and we hope you can return to... More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Recommended by our hotel, the meal was so delightful that first night we returned for the next 2 nights and the high standard of both service and food endured. Family, couples and business are equally welcome. Spotless, welcoming, helpful and so understanding - my Spanish is not extensive (my Catalan is non existent) - but here I felt so comfortable.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $66
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
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, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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
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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  • 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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