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“An evening to remember”
Review of El Xiringo

El Xiringo
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Ranked #1,060 of 9,689 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $44
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Barceloneta
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“An evening to remember”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

A friend of ours knew the chef/owner, so we had high hopes of having an nice evening, and wow. just wow. one of my favorite memories of our trip to barcelona was this otherwise simple evening because of xavi's warmth and passion about his food and barcelona. It's a small restaurant with no outdoor seating in barconleta, so I highly recommend a walk along the beach before or after a meal here. don't be fooled by the simplicity in design. The food here is phenomenal. so is the wine. And mostly, the people.

Xavi was warm, lovely, and truly cares about his food. we took his recommendations and let him pick out our cava. It was a quiet sunday so he brought out an extra artichoke dish and at the end of the meal shared some muscat as we discussed Catalonia independence.

I highly recommended his seafood croquettes. And the artichoke dish. and the paella. And well everything. He has a daily menu of what's fresh. And let him pick the wine for you. You can't go wrong. I barely cared about the price because we had such a lovely time but from what i do recall you could have easily eaten there for about 25 euros a piece (w/ wine/tip/etc)

GO

  • Visited June 2014
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“5* meal”
Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Contacted restaurant on FB to book a table and they responded quickly.Small modern room fantastic array of wine bottles on the shelfs The chef/owner is charming and warm, had a few tapas then grilled whole fish and chocolate fondant everything was cooked to perfection the cava was great, service was wonderful .Lovely restaurant for a nice evening.

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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
“Complexity in simplicity”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

Amazing place: tiny and cosy; being at home with a chef. The food was delicious and sometimes simple but complex, like lobster nuggets! or exquisite fresh tuna, and galactic artichokes, paella with chocolate, and hardcore unheard of parts of the spanish deluxe pig in the oven. Wines were even better, and ordering a glass after the other we could taste different local wonders, from cheap but good to expensive but much worthy. Deserts... perfect ending! chocolate coulant with the final seceret. The chef is there at your disposal to share and exchange the experience. The waiters are true lovers of food and very authentic locals. Barcelona is even a bit greater because of el Xiringo!

  • Visited May 2014
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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Food of quality, service of quality.”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Hi. I was a little bit afraid at the beginning cause the restaurant is small and there was not so many tables, but I was wrong.

We were 4 and we took the fish of the day + some entrances (fish as well).

We ate a turbot fish and ordered some extra potatoes; the quality of our meal was really blameless.

The service was insured by a catalan guy of 27-28y old, it was a little bit long at the beginning to get our drinks but then everything was perfect.

I'm gonna eat again on this little restaurant :-)

The French Guy :-)

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Jonas H
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100 reviews
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“seafood local specialities resto”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

Specialising in TASTY rice PAELLA & noodle fideua. Enthusiastic family style, entertaining place to be enjoy a meal & at nice-price! all family home-made... typical Mediterranean sea-foods & sides with they own Catalan twists.. cuisine culture.. They have very fine house Wines & the best of Cava's !

  • Visited December 2013
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