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“Dinner for €45 but not worth 10”

El Cafe D'en Victor
Ranked #7,914 of 10,475 Restaurants in Barcelona
Cuisines: Central European
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Reviewed July 9, 2013

This was bad in every thinkable dimension. The food was so boring with frosen vegetables, dry meat and french fries ... They cost us a nice evening in Barcelona. They charged extra for dining outside and this is a classic example of "good location so it is full even though we cant cook"!

1  Thank Daniel42
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Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Great location, almost everything else was terrible. Service is close to non-excistent, the prices are way too high (they charge 15% extra to sit outside) and some of the food was horrible. I ordered the hamburger. The burger was burned, extremely chewy and without any type dressing or vegetables. I actually sent my food back. When I got a new burger it was no longer burned, but it was still chewy and dry. Did not finish. My boyfriend ordered some tapas, the fried camembert was great, the rest merely ok. No one checked up on us, we actually felt like they ignored us on purpose and we had to wait a LONG time for the check and then to pay. Would not recommend to anyone. As the title states - stay away. Worst and most expensive meal in Barcelona.

2  Thank Henriette W
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Firstly the tomato bread was poor in flavour and at 5 euro including SC was a rip off. Worse still was the paella which had the rice bulk cooked and the the chicken and miniscual fish portion cooked seperately. CON CON CON.

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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We chose this place just because it was close to the Cathedral. It took a long time for the waiter to get to us, but he was polite and quick when he did.

It was expensive and we paid a 15% premium (highway robbery) to sit outside.

The food tasted like came prepared by Kraft. We ordered cheese tortellini which tasted like it came from a can. The chicken wings would have been better had they not been bathed in cheap grocery store brand bbq sauce. It all tasted heavily processed instead of made fresh. The food arrived less than 5 minutes after ordering, which was impressive except that it was all luke warm at best. It was bland, which had my children celebrating.

While we were there, the table beside us got into an argument with the restaurant staff about the quality of the food, and left without paying. Another table got up and left after waiting a long time to be served.

I would avoid this place. You are better off bringing a picnic with you and eating on the benches.

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2  Thank Gummydani
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

sat in this cafe to get a drink and some tapas at about 6 p.m. were totaly ignored by the waiter who even managed to blank us when we spoke directly to him.

1  Thank alfie089
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