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“Best American Food In Barcelona” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bernie's Diner

Bernie's Diner
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Ranked #166 of 9,317 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $26
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
Description: Located in the heart of Barcelona offers one of the most popular and valued options for grilled burgers and steaks in town, cocktails, desserts and milkshakes. open until late at night.
Santa Monica, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Best American Food In Barcelona”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

In Whit Stillman's excellent movie "Barcelona," the American hamburger serves as a metaphor for cultural misunderstandings between Catalonians and Americans. Apparently, back when he lived in Barcelona it wasn't possible to find good burgers here; consequently, Catalans who tried the mediocre burgers available to them associated America's obsession with burgers as an example of our cultural deficiencies.

Well, there are good burgers available in Barcelona now, and in my opinion the best can be found right here. I also have eaten at the top two Trip Advisor rated burger joints in the city, and I think you get at least as good a burger and a better and more authentic American diner experience at Bernie's Diner.

There are a number of varieties of burgers available, including a chicken burger and a veggie burger, as well as 5 different types of fries. All of the other typical diner food also is on the menu, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Trust me, I will. I will be in Barcelona for another 2 1/2 months.

Within the last two months, the diner has changed both its ownership and its name. Based on the reviews of the prior restaurant at this location, those changes have resulted in a significant increase in the quality of the food. So, if you tried the old diner which was here and were disappointed, give the new one a try. You won't be disappointed.

I have had two of the desserts on the menu, and both were very good. Bernie's also offers not only the typical beer and wine choices readily available in the City, but daquiris, piña coladas, and other popular blender drinks. However, unless you like salt on the rim of drinks other than margaritas, be sure to ask them to leave the salt off.

Conveniently located between Born and Bari Gotica, with its large number of large screen televisions, Bernie's Diner also offers a great alternative to the proliferating Irish pubs as a place to watch soccer. I recommend it highly.

  • Visited April 2013
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Prata di Pordenone, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“American flair”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

we kinda stumbled into this place by accident, stepping off the metro at the Jaume I station. We were starving and my American husband saw this place and was craving a burger. Truely this place came close to an American diner. We ordered a spicy burger, a caesar's salad and a chocolate milk shake, which was very rich. Everything was prepared with care and yummy. With drinks and coffee we spent 25 Euro. Good lunch place!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anna H
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Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“genuinely surprised!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

what better than a pleasant surprise when you really are hungry? Wonderful atmosphere, great music selection and the best burger of my life! We wanted to repeat before we come back home. The second time and already feel in the family .. Highly recommended for families, couples and groups of friends!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank mercè H
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Newark, Delaware, United States
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“Burger joint”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

Not terribly impressed. It's a typical burger restaurant with mediocre food. Service was satisfactory and relatively quick. Other than than, it was lackluster.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lisa S
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Forest
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“Good choice in Barcelona's gothic quarter.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

We found this restaurant walking the Borne streets. It has a cool retro American Style. We tried very good mojitos and then we taste amazing T-bones and steaks. I think if you're trying to find food like home, it is certainly a good choice. The waiters speak good english:), perhaps the only downside was that we had to wait a bit, because there were too many people (saturday night).

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Many P
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