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“I'm one of the suckers, don't join this list!”
Review of Amatxu - CLOSED

Amatxu
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: La Rambla
Reviewed November 25, 2012

As mentioned previously, should have read others reviews. This place is dire. Tempted inside by the 12.65 euro tapas, paella and dessert menu initially. Ordered drinks and got buckets of beer coke and sangria, as we were never asked what size we wanted. Then our 'tapas' arrived - crap on top of stale bread is as nice as I can be about it. Paella arrived next, mine tasted like the tin dish it was prepared in and I just couldn't stomach it all. My family did pretty well with theirs as it was slightly better tasting, but by no means amazing. Dessert - okay I guess because everything else was so bad. When my partner told the waiter the whole thing was awful as we walked out he said 'thank you very much' we just had to laugh and put it downtown being caught in a tourist trap. Don't go here, it's not worth spending your hard earns euros on.

1  Thank Ali B
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Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

Don't attract by the chalk board outside the door. Its a tourist trap...
We are lucky because we didn't go for the tapas set menu. The two girls next to us paid Eur 70 for 6 tapas which is totally difference from what it mentions on the chalk board..
I agree with the reviewer, " send your enemy here"......

1  Thank Wing T
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

tempted in for some Tapas and a bottle of decent wine was opened in readiness. only when attempted to order the Tapas dishes- we found that they only had about 4 of the 15 items ( wine already openened so too late to just walk. the food that was available when it arrived it wasn't the freshest.the bottel of wine was 10 euros more than being charged elsewhere on the Rambla. so very expensive and poor quality.
in short
Rubbish! don't go to this restaurant- walk another 100 metres to Place Real (a square) whre there many wonderful places top eat and drink. lesson learnt- check Tripadvisor first.

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1  Thank BenJohnson66
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Should have read the previous reviews! Yep - they got us too! Tempted inside by blackboard menu - which was something like 14 euros pp. There were only two of us and our bill came to 65.30 euros. Other customers who had already eaten were complaining as well and we managed to discourage another couple who had just sat down from staying to order. Food was terrible - bread was the stalest I had ever been served (we didnt manage to eat it!) and paella was stodgy. THIS PLACE SUCKS - DONT BE ANOTHER SUCKER!

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1  Thank mintie
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Many tourists dining here, being located along La Rambla and near Boqueria.

It has a welcoming appearance. We committed a mistake ordering from a menu on a blackboard that had no prices on it.

Since we were a group of 4, we had 2 orders of paella (one order, they say, is good only for 2 persons) and some tapas, water and a bottle of beer. Our bill was a whopping E98!

Avoid this place, as you too don't want to be painfully ripped off.

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4  Thank nav795
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