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“Enjoyable evenings”
Review of Venus Delicatessen

Venus Delicatessen
Ranked #1,804 of 10,345 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $6 - $19
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Description: With love
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Barcelona is a city of variables, you can meet really great folk such as the staff of this pretty good restaurant in the El Gotic area of town and love the place then the next day get your bag stolen by some thieving scumbag in Montjuic and decide you never want to come back to the city. Which is a real shame because the people who you should remember are the lovely souls who make places like the Venus so great to visit.

My wife is vegetarian so the Venus scored for us by having some really good veggie options and a range of meat and fish dishes for me. Two nice courses each, a decent bottle of Rioja and more than a couple of coffee and Veterano brandies came to a reasonable €60. Recommended!

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Thank MickRoll
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

This corner restaurant was bustling when we went, and the waiters couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. The food was plentiful and very tasty. Lots of vegetarian choices. We really enjoyed it.

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Thank emilyjb1973
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Usually I'll insist that the tribe search for the place that just screams "local hang out." And yes this place was packed. And yes it seemed like some of the folks drinking outside were locals, but once inside I felt like we'd found a tourist trap wrapped in local beer-drinkers. The nachos (don't ask why we ordered nachos) were just chips from a bag microwaved with cheese and chopped onions and peppers. The guacamole was the kind you buy in a pouch. But the wine was good and cheap and the dinners were actually quite edible (nice salads). So all in all, we enjoyed the boisterous crowd, the friendly, energetic service and the fact the an impulse didn't turn out to be a big mistake. Definitely worth a beer and not a terrible choice if you need to eat at that moment.

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Thank Kwazimotosan
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Microwaved Patatas Bravas and Croquets to start. Salmon Carpaccio was actually just smoked salmon. Caribina Salad had fake crab and tinned pineapple and Mary rose sauce. Sangria was made with yellow Fanta and red wine. I am not sure anyone there has any culinary experience or training. The owner should be ashamed. This is a tourist trap worthy of the Ramblas, masquerading as a cute authentic tapas bar. So many better places in Barcelona!!!

Thank ShyFlyer
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Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

We had food and drinks our first day in Barcelona and it was lovely, however our second visit … we sat down at one if the tables, the ladies were a little bit busy, but nothing major it seemed we sat and sat and still sat, several times they looked at us, but no offer of any service, hence fed up we left and decided to get food some where else… shame really after our first visit

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Thank Daarc
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