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“Fabulous find!”
Review of Bodega La Palma

Bodega La Palma
Ranked #300 of 10,282 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $37
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Description: With its 80 years, La Palma is undoubtedly one of the most charismatic locals of the Gothic quarter in Barcelona. Opened in 1935 as a grocery store, it has been an improvised theater stage and a meeting place for artists, painters and poets of the recent history of Barcelona. In 1987, the business became " La Bodega de la Señora Maria" and adapted to the new times, including for the first time a coffee machine and a variety of homemade omelettes, without neglecting its tradition: the barrel wine. The last change was in 2005 , when the new owners expanded the menu to convert the celler into what it is today: a place that perfectly combines traditional Catalan cuisine with a wide and varied menu of wines and champagnes . Enjoy it!
Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

We went to this restaurant as it was recommended in our travel guide. What a find! Authentic, rustic and very good quality and value for money. Much better than anything we sampled in the main tourist areas (& a lot cheaper!).

Give it a try, you won't be disappointed!

1  Thank sehaeney
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

My partner saw this restaurant in our guide book and suggested we hunt it out. It is in Barri Gothic, up a little side alley. The staff were very helpful and pleasant, the atmosphere was nice and the tapas was unbelievably good value! You know you are going to eat well when the place is full of locals. We also witnessed the waiters sampling a new bottle of wine, which was interesting, they obviously take an interest in the wares, We ate a few different dishes and couldn't fault any of them. Do yourself a favour try this restaurant!

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2  Thank mandbennett
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

We sought out this little gem as it was recommended in our guide book, and were delighted with it. Don't be put off by the fact that the street is quiet and seems deserted - persevere to the end and you'll find this cute little restaurant which prides itself on its wine list. The tapas are delicious and very reasonably priced - I'd recommend the patatas bravas and little chorizo. Amazing!

1  Thank lattelinz86
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

La Palma is one of the last of the traditional bodegas left in Barcelona. The owner told us that she grew up nearby and has tried to keep it 'as it always was'. We drank fine sherries and vermut on our visit plus plates of traditional hand carved spanish ham. Wonderful !

1  Thank Luigi L
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

Whenever anybody asks where they should go for tapas in the centre of Barcelona (and I hear the question, at least once a week) I send them here to La Palma.

Unfortunately, I dont live in the centre anymore and as such I don't spend anywhere as time as I used to in this establishment.

La Palma is tucked away in a maze of tiny Gothic quarter streets, but literally just three minutes walk from Plaza Sant Jaume and the Catalonian government; so maps out before you go.

It has fantastic traditional decor and the tapas are delicious.
And importantly, because is it just off the drags of C/ Ferran, Pl Sant Jaume & Via Leitana etc... the prices are set accordingly and as such, are generally much cheaper.

Really, if you want traditional good quality tapas in the centre of Barcelona. Shun the tourist traps and their massed produced overpriced nonsense and visit La Palma.

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2  Thank Barnabliss
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