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“DO NOT GO HERE”
Review of Txapela

Txapela
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Ranked #2,478 of 11,756 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: $1 - $2
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: La Dreta de l'Eixample
Description: A piece of the Basque Country in the middle of Barcelona downtown. Txapela is an authentic "euskal taberna" where our bars are full of PINTXOS, elaborated with the best ingredients with Protected Designation of Origin. And what a better pairing than a good glass of Txakoli, a Txikito of Basque Cider, while enjoying a sunbath in our terrace!
Reviewed January 21, 2020

Went here for a quick tapa before dinner and had an awful experience. First of all, the server was trying to push us to purchase way more than we wanted. After getting only a few things (which were good, I will say), we waited almost 20 minutes for the check. But it wasn't just your usual waiting - we would ask for the check and the server would go take someone elses order.. and then someone elses! When we asked another worker if he could help us get the check, he was extremely snippy and rude. Would not recommend this place to someone unless they want their good bites spoiled by extremely rude staff. To make it worse, they give you a literal BITE of food for a ridiculous amount of money.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Thank alexisny1234
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Reviewed January 1, 2020 via mobile

Yes it’s a chain, as others have said, but there are plenty of worse places to go.
Had lunch here which we enjoyed with a glass of wine. Service was perfectly fine, and decent enough value for the fact it was right in the city centre.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank jingal
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Reviewed December 25, 2019

I have been there 3 times during my last stay over Xmas. All the times I have been welcomed by the big smile of Diva. Thank you, you know how to make feel someone special!!

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank danielacY1079TD
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Reviewed December 24, 2019 via mobile

Mediocre food, high prices... the worst though is our waiter’s attitude. He just leaves us and walks away mid sentence even though the place was not busy at all. I don’t know who trains these guys or what they teach them but they should not be working in hospitality by any means. No diner should put up with such attitude and lack of hospitality.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank karimabdelnour
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Reviewed December 21, 2019 via mobile

Txapela is a chain restaurant. It is the equivalent of a fast food tapas place. The food here is perfect for tourists... the menu has pictures of each pintxo (basque style tapas or small bit served on a piece of bread). All items are presented nicely... but the flavor is bland. We tried at least 6 different pintxos. The patatas bravas were very good (portion was ok); everything else we tried was just OK. This place seems perfect for folks that are unaccustomed to Spanish food and cannot tell the difference. Prices are high for what you got— trust me, you can do better. One pintxo costs about 2 euros... you can get double for that price at other places. This restaurant is fine if you have no place else to go and you want to be surrounded by other tourists. The service is good, the place is clean and well located... but if you are reading this review, choose a different place to eat. The food is average and the price is high for what you get. You can do better!

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank I5827VBjenniferv
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