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“"We don't speak english...”
Review of La Bombeta

La Bombeta
Ranked #289 of 9,594 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $22
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Barceloneta
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“"We don't speak english...”
Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

...but we make $&@!ing good bombas!" is emblazoned above their bar. And it is completely true. A plate of two bombas is just ?2,30 and a pitcher of sangria cava brut is ?13,20. I had the barifatti (sausage with beans) for ?6 and it filled me up, with the help of the sangria (the waiter warned me about drinking it solo, but my goodness it was tasty).
It's a place by the pier that's very busy, but there's not a long wait - just enough time to prep your order. Keep it nice an efficient for these giys, and they will treat you well! Ended with the creme de la catalana for ?5,80 - and it was divine.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Off the beaten track”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Recommended in our guide book and we were not disappointed with the food. A no frills 'cafe' serving food to the locals. We did not speak Spanish but managed to muddle through, just. Excellent early evening atmosphere. Food and service very good.

  • Visited April 2013
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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“Authentic and good value, with great food”
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
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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews
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“Average experience all round”
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
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Lovendegem, Belgium
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“Very good”
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
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