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“We went twice” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Gavina

La Gavina
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Ranked #803 of 9,333 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $22 - $43
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Barceloneta
Description: Framed in the restored Palau del Mar building since 1993, at the foot of the Mediterranean Sea, but with history andexperience accumulated since the 1930's. Mediterranean and seafood cuisine, with a large terrace in front of the harbor that has a capacity for 400 guests. New fully equipped indoor dining rooms where, as well as tasting our gastronomy, to hold meetings, presentations or conferences. We evolve respecting the tradition and the flavor of our dishes.
Derby, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“We went twice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

We were in Barcelona in September this year and really enjoyed our two visits to this restaurant, choosing it the second time for our friend's birthday celebration. Contrary to other reviews on this site, we found the staff excellent - they were good humoured, helpful and courteous. The food was very good, with a wide selection of dishes and at a reasonable price. No hesitation in recommending a visit.

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Cork
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Hit and miss”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

Just writing this while I finish the wine. I had a very good if expensive starter of prawn taglatelle. However I really disliked the seafood paella. To me it was extremely poor and overcooked. Could not eat it. The waiter removed it, barely eaten as if it was a normal occurrence. Very disappointing. Will discuss with th concierge who recommended it.

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Phoenix AZ
1 review
“la Gavina Paella”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

I feel that the food was great and the service was even better price was ok they add a 10 % service charge on your bill so tipping is separate I feel the service fee should be wave so that the tip would reflect the actual service by the staff.

  • Visited October 2012
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“not recommended ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

the view is nice, and it is full of customers. but the dishes are salty except shrimp noodles. black rice is poor. comparing with others, price is about 40% higher.

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Thank stdale
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Exeter
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Don't be fooled by the good looks of this restaurant”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

We were looking for a lovely restaurant to finish off our perfect weekend away. This place looked it!!!! Busy, lively and menu looked good!!! To cut a long story short, the food was not good, totally over priced, and when I came to speak to the waiters they played ignorant as in pretending not to understand what we were saying. We came away feeling totally ripped off as 2 startes and 2 main courses with a glass or wine and beer was €124.00. The lamb was stuffed with foie Gras which made it so fatty and awful, monkfish stew was slop on a plate and just like soup. We defo ordered the wrong food, but came away really annoyed and it put a dampner on our stay! I am a chef and have been a waiter also. The service was slow and unfriendly.

  • Visited October 2012
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