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“Enjoyable economical lunch” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Happy Rock Bar&Grill

Happy Rock Bar&Grill
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Ranked #1,403 of 9,333 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $4 - $16
Cuisines: Bar, Barbecue, European, Spanish
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Eixample
Description: Located in a unique architectural environment such as is the Mall "Las Arenas de Barcelona" and one of the most important tourist points of the city, HAPPY ROCK is a restaurant where you will find good food, live music and unforgettable moments. Artist of recognized career in Catalonia are common guest in our local, reason why HAPPY ROCK has become a benchmark of good music and high quality cuisine.
London
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Enjoyable economical lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

We used the Happy Rock twice for lunch while visiting the many sites in the Montjuic area. Both times we had 3 tapas with two drinks for just over €20 and were pleasantly surprised at the quality and service. It might disappoint as a restaurant but as an economical lunch stop it was fun. You also get 10% off with the Tourist Bus discount vouchers.

The location shown on the map in TripAdvisor is incorrect but the address given is correct.

There is also a branch in Rambla Catalunya, 13 but this didn't look as appealing as the new branch in the old Bull Ring redevelopment.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RestfulLondon
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Barcelona, Spain
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Muy bien”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

All Ok! Nice place nice food... Not expensive. We do Happy salad and BBQ Burguer Was great and The kids menu Was cheap but with not drink included

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cristobal s
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Staines, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Avoid at all cost!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

I went to this restaurant towards the end of July and had a truly awful experience.
Not only were the cocktails over-priced and the food (11.50 euros for a tiny bowl of seafood tagillatele), the staff don't speak a word of English.
I chose to sit at the front of the restaurant and I unfortunately had my bag stolen. When I asked the waitress to call security she seemed clueless and didn't know whether to direct me upstairs or downstairs. She was completely useless and showed no sympathy for what had just happened.

Bad staff, over-priced, easy target for pick-pockets!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Omega L
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Oxfordshire
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Avoid...in fact starve rather than eat here!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

Located at the top of the new Arenas shopping centre (converted bull ring) in Barcelona we visited on a Thursday evening as a prelude to watching the fountain show. This has to be the worst food and service available in this great city. The two 'jacket potatoes' were small and luke warm; chicken burger and chips...'warm' ish. The worst part is the main courses arrived at different times with some people finishing their mains before other had received theirs; we abandoned any ideas of desert pretty quickly.
Not that expensive but then the food is rubbish along with the appaling service.
Just a terrible place....stay away no matter how hungry you are!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 40somethingboy
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Crappy Rock Bar and Grill”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

A very bad imitation of Hard Rock Cafe. I ordered the Caesar salad (which wasn't really a caesar salad albeit edible), an Elvis Presley sandwich with was composed of a soggy fried egg, rubberish cheese and tomatoes and soaked bread which contributed to its overall disgusting taste which was complimented by the worst chips I have ever encountered in my whole life. For dessert we had which can only be described by a stale shop-bought pancake with nutella, whipped cream tasting of preservatives and some sprinkles on top. The whole experience was enriched by the waitress and waiter practically writhing on each other in front of the whole restaurant. Lovely.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank davybrown
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