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“brilliant live-cooking”

El Quim de la Boqueria
Ranked #169 of 10,014 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Neighborhood: El Raval
Reviewed May 30, 2013

if you fancy a decent seafood brunch, down to earth atmosphere, and the joy of watching a live cooking session, then el quim is a must for you in barcelona. face in mercat de san antoni, it's located on the top left block. and don't worry if you can't find it, most local people at the market are willing to help you. que up, it's a first come first serve basis. we were fortunate we didn't have to.

finding a good place for breakfast or brunch in spain isn't easy, and el quim stands out exceptionally. they've got an english menu, the staffs are also willing to help you. as they're located in the market, most of the ingredients are very fresh. i also noticed they use some specialies like duck eggs rather than normal hen eggs. we ordered steamed mussels, stir-fried baby squids, grilled razor clams and the assorted seafood platters. it's a bit difficult to pinpoint which plate was the best and i would say the clams won. coupled with a pint of san-miguel draught which tastes so much better in spain, it was sublime. we enjoyed all the food there, in short. it will definittely lighten up the rest of your day.

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Reviewed May 25, 2013

We've had a great lunch in this (very!!) busy tapas place. Everything was fresh and wonderfully cooked. The staff were nice friendly and helpful despite the nonstop work. Whenever someone got up someone else sat down. It was unbelievable the rate at which people came and went. Even though they're very efficient be prepared to wait if you come during rush hours (typical lunch or dinner hours are extremely busy). Well worth the wait with a glass of nice cava or beer. Will definitely go back.

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Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

The tapas are good but a bit expensive according to us. One tip, if you want to eat there, be patient and don't go too far. Otherwise you could have no place since the market is full of people waiting for eat there.

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Reviewed May 15, 2013

My husband who had not read a single word from any quidebook passed by this little bar and said I have to roder that and pointed ed to the artichokes. We sat down for a small tasting and endedeup ordering three tapas. He loved the place, It is hard to describe but the waiters are very polite, provide good service and the overall atmosphere creates a buzz. All of hte vendors of the market making it a wonderful experience.

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Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

I loved El Quim. High quality food with a buzzing atmosphere, and very friendly staff. It's expensive, but so is Barcelona!

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