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“Absolutely fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bambarol

Bambarol
Ranked #33 of 9,400 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Absolutely fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

We had the enormous pleasure of visiting Bambarol for dinner in January 2014. We walked from our hotel in the Gothic Quarter - a very pleasant stroll of 25 minutes or a short, very cheap taxi ride.
The dinner at Bambarol was THE BEST tapas meal we had in our 22 days in Spain; it was simply magnificent.
We arrived without a booking to find it full at only 8.30, clear evidence of it's well-deserved popularity. A table was found by the lovely Lou on the understanding that we would be finished by 10.30 when is was booked; no problem for us and a delightful outcome.
We feasted. Each of the dishes we ordered was great; superbly presented and wonderfully tasty. Not a flat spot in any of the 7 dishes we tried. Sensational salmon; tasty anchovies; incredible lamb shank pattie; crisp salad; great potato bravas - it was all superb.
The wine we had was a 2006 Honderas at Euro 19.5 it was exquisite and incredible value.
Service was outstanding and really friendly.
In 2015 we will be back to Barcelona for a conference and I have already lined up enough friends to book the entire restaurant; can't wait!!
Bambarol is fantastic - not to be missed and unreservedly recommended.

  • Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“I wish Bambarol was not just in BCN!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

Saw this restaurant on Tripadvisor and knew we just had to try it when visiting Barcelona. Booked it a couple of days in advance via email and had no problem getting a table. The best tapas I have EVER had, every dish was just delicious, amazing flavour combinations. We let the host decide our last few dishes and chose some of the specials, I had never enjoyed anchovies before but I gave the anchovies and artichoke hearts a try and was blown away. We even ended up ordering the patatas bravas after we'd had our dessert as we just weren't ready to finish and go home. 8 dishes, a bottle of cava, and a bottle of red wine came to €60, one of the best value for money meals i've ever had. My only regret is that we didn't go sooner in our holiday as I would have happily eaten there every night! Will definitely be eating here when I next return to Barcelona. Great atmosphere, enthusiastic and attentive staff. Fabulous.

  • Visited October 2013
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“Ridiculously Amazing!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

This is THE place to go for excellent service and gorgeous tapas. We absolutely loved the food and the electric atmosphere. We had mushroom cannelloni, duck salad, seared beef, artichoke risotto, tomato flat bread, patatas bravas (the best I've ever tasted), scallops, hibiscus ice cream, chocolate cake and a lovely bottle of red all for just €75. Honestly if your in Barcelona make it a priority to visit Bambarol... we can't wait to go back!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Just go”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013

We wanted to try a highly rated tapas restaurant while in Barcelona for the first time so off to Bambarol we went and I'm so glad we did. It's in a really unassuming location a little bit out of town and you would probably walk past it if you didn't know about it. We got the subway from La Rambla area about 2 or 3 stops away and then it's a 10 minute walk.

This is not a fussy, pretentious restaurant - it has the perfect balance between formal and informal but what really makes it is the owner's passion for the food she is serving which she will describe to you in great detail and offer lots of advice about what to choose. The patatas bravas are the best I've ever had or could probably hope to have - you have to order them. All of the dishes were made with passion and great quality ingredients. The menu isn't too big - - there is the perfect amount of dishes to choose from split very simply into "cold tapas" and "hot tapas". The price is also really reasonable and the service from the waiting staff was great too. Oh - and leave room for dessert!!!! Ours was incredible. Also, as far as I'm aware this place only opens for dinner and doesn't open until 8pm.

  • Visited December 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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“Christmas Eve Delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

On our first night in Barcelona we ate at this small, charming restaurant. We especially enjoyed the mushroom cannelloni.

Visited December 2013
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