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“A great little place:)”

Ziryab Fusion Wine and Tapas Bar
Price range: $13 - $38
Cuisines: Fusion
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
Description: Note that the restaurant is now located at Carrer dels Ases (see other listing). The bar is at Carrer de Grunyi and is a wonderful cocktail and Shisha Bar, where you can try some delicious cocktails - both classics and our own special blends... And lay back and enjoy the relaxation. There are some small snacks such as olives, cheese bites, flavoured dips with pitta or quality cheese and ham platters. You can try a fruit-flavoured water pipe, the hubby bubbly or Shisha - with the available flavours of apple, mint, grape, banana, melon, strawberry... And lots more flavours. You can also try it with a shot of anis in the water or slices of lemon to make it more refreshing, and countless other options and combinations to make yours a fun experience. Ziryab is a great place to go before going out to dinner, or perhaps after your meal! It's open late, has great music and a great vibe, is perfect for couples on a romantic date or for groups, and don't forget to check out the sister restaurant, Ziryab Tapas and Wines on Carrer dels Ases No 16, just a 4 minute walk away!
Reviewed April 14, 2014

We were 8 people hungry for tapas and a "cosy" night.

Ziryab is a very small and intimate restaurant, hidden in a small street. Food was very good. We ordered the chefs selection of Tapas, and everything was good. When it was over we wanted a little more, so maybe there could have been a little more food. Good red and white wine at good prices, and a great Mojito and Gin Tonic:)

Service was a little slow, but that is also kind of the DNA of the place. Easy going, personal and friendly.

All inn all a great place and a great night with friends.

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Thank Hesyversen
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Kate B, Owner at Ziryab Fusion Wine and Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2014

Hi there, thanks for this comment, it's useful. I know sometimes the service can be slow - i think it's the layout of the place that makes it a bit tricky - winding narrow staircases :) we've really been trying to work on it, and we will continue doing so to try and improve this!! Surprise platter needs a bit more food on it? Interesting comment. It's hard to get the balance right as many people don't finish it. Ill see what we do about this and try and assess it better....
Really happy that you enjoyed overall and that you took some time to give feedback - much appreciated!
Ziryab team

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Reviewed April 14, 2014

I have just eaten in the Ziryab Tapas Bar and it was a fantastic experience which combined some traditional tapas with an oriental twist. The staff were courteous, friendly and added to the ambience and aesthetics of this small and personable bar. A definite must if you are ever in Barcelona.

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Kate B, Owner at Ziryab Fusion Wine and Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2014

Hi there JP,

Thanks for leaving this wonderful comment. I like that your describe Ziryab as personable and that the service was good. In Barcelona I've always found service a bit hit and miss, which is why we try and work on that a lot at Ziryab, hiring the right kind of people and working hard on training and on friendly service methods...

Really glad you had a nice time, come and visit us again soon!

The team @ Ziryab

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Reviewed April 14, 2014

We visited this place after seeing the excellent reviews. Took a little finding but spotted the candles in the street which drew us in. Arrived at 8pm and managed to get the last table for 2. Would recommend booking if you want to eat any later.

Only 4 tables downstairs and similar upstairs. Quickly filled up whilst we were eating.

Excellent friendly service throughout especially when we had a problem with our chicken dish. We felt the chicken wasn't cooked through. The waitress took it away without hesitation, bringing back a fresh one a few minutes later. When we came to pay the bill, they refused to allow us to pay for the chicken dish and apologised for the inconvenience.

The food was certainly different but some dishes weren't really to our taste. Those that were good, were very good indeed. Would recommend the chicken on the vertical skewer, especially once cooked properly! Also, the chicken, spinach and parmesan was very tasty. However, without doubt the star dish was the baklava. Beautiful selection of bite size pieces. As good as you would find anywhere!

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Kate B, Owner at Ziryab Fusion Wine and Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2014

Hi there Trevor,

Thanks for this comment, glad you managed to nab a table and that the candles guided you in :) it's a small place and as Barcelona gets more busy in the spring and summer months I hope it doesn't get too crowded for you all...

Hope to see you again on a future visit!

All the best from the team.

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Reviewed April 11, 2014

Ate there twice. The food was great both times. First time we had small snack, 1001 nights which were good and Cleopatra bacon dates which were very tasty. Second time ordered the Surprise menu x2 which was a selection of tapas, dips, soups and dessert. Very good as well and as an added bonus was the live music.
Would definitely recommend going there when in Barcelona.

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Kate B, Owner at Ziryab Fusion Wine and Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2014

Hey there Ovidiu, thanks so much for this comment! Really glad you came not once but twice, it's great to see customers becoming more regular - hope there's a third and fourth time on your next visit to this fabulous city! Reall glad you enjoyed and thanks for posting the great pic.

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Reviewed April 10, 2014

Really memorable place. We came back twice. Found the place by chance,hidden in one of the narrow streets.
Warm, dim, cozy,deep-convo provoking atmosphere. A fusion of Spanish and Arabic decor, tapas style food, comfortable, relaxed interior.. The staff/owners- really special, very warm,genuine.
You get the best of both worlds:true Spanish vibe with a Middle Eastern twist. For those concerned with getting the true Spanish experience - you do. Food- delicious, fresh,local.Great cocktails and wines- I'm not a drinker,but had two of their gin and tonics (yes,they were that good).
Interesting to see that many reviews are longer than TripAdvisor usually posts. I think that says something about this place- it is unique and the warmth and genuineness of the people really rubs off on you:) You want to spend time and write a sincere and thoughtful comment...partially to show your appreciation to the staff.
Not a place to go if you want to get trashed on cheap beer and act dumb.
Definitely a place to go if you want to get lost in the atmosphere and really feel what this city is about.

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Thank iryna_s7
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Kate B, Owner at Ziryab Fusion Wine and Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2014

Iryna, that is such a beautiful comment! Really touching, and I passed on your feelings to the team, they were pleased. We work hard to make sure that customers feel at home and comfortable when they come and eat, so what you say seems to reflect the efforts made by the team. I believe our waitresses are all genuinely warm people-loving people and this helps a lot as well. They enjoy their job and I hope this comes across in the service. Once again, thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts and we hope to see you again soon - maybe for some live music or a wine tasting session!

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