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“Authentic and good value, with great food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Bombeta

La Bombeta
Ranked #273 of 9,334 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $22
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Barceloneta
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Authentic and good value, with great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

La Bombeta is just off Passeig de Joan de Borbo in Barcelonetta - that's the main road running alongside the harbour. It is definitely worth a visit - great tapas at very reasonable prices, helpful and friendly waiters (they don't speak English but are patient with miming, gestures and pointing) and a good local feel - the place gets crowded with Barcelona people. Closed on Wednesdays. There is a menu in English but beware the "mug" of house wine - that is a full litre! In the course of seven days staying in Barcelonetta we went to La Bombeta for three evenings and were not disappointed.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CupCaketheBold
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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Average experience all round”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

We were recommended to La Bombeta by a friend - but we were a bit disappointed after eating there. The 2 of us went at noon hoping the food would be freshly made. The "bombas" were good, but the mussels in tomato sauce we had were lukewarm, tiny, and not very fresh; and the calamari rings were also quite bland. With a drink each, the bill came up to 25 euros, which is quite expensive compared to what we get elsewhere in Barcelona. In the end we felt the overall experience - food, service, value - were all nothing to shout about and very average.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mai8871
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Lovendegem, Belgium
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

Basic, genuine Spanish cuisine with lots of tapas. Friendly personnel, although you will need to speak Spanish. I would highly recommend this place!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MatthiasVlassembrouc
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A gem in barceloneta”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

must say that it was a real suprise , barcelona is full with great restaurants but this one is one of the best . fresh food , quality , authentic and also big dishes .
in 13:00 there is already a big line outside the place so it worth arriving early !!!
don't miss it
bomba !!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tzur777
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Zagreb, Croatia
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Explosion of taste, simplicity and fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Great place: simple, genuine, local… Delicious food, decent “vino de la casa”, great desserts. But, my fellow travellers, please don’t spoil it by complicating life to the guys that work there! Those guys are great: nice, helpful, well meaning… But, they are waiters, not tourist guides, they don’t speak (or, don’t want to speak) English and they simply don’t have a time to explain row by row what is this or that on the menu. Do what I did: order something that you probably know what it is, and then something you don’t have a clue! Believe me: what you get will not disappoint you, and it is great fun while waiting to see what you ordered.
Don’t be afraid if you see that people are waiting outside: food is coming to the tables in fast pace and tables are turning equally fast. So, waiting will be short and it will finally pay out. Prices are very modest: selection of 3 cheaper and 3 more expensive tapas, half litre of vine, bread, few sodas and water and – finally – great “Crema Catalana” and “Chocolate Truffles” (that was more than enough for family of 4 with children of healthy appetite) was about EUR 60. That is price of 4 mediocre lunch menus, and you cannot even compare quality.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Darin J
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