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“Simply Great”
Review of Can Mano

Can Mano
Ranked #241 of 9,594 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $23
Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Barceloneta
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Simply Great”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Everything about this place is excellent: seafood is fresh and like a Mediterranean mother would cook. If you happen to go in season, just order the red mullet (8.5€ portion). With some grilled calamari (8.5€), fried vegetables (pepper, aubergine and tomatoes, each 1.50€) and salad (4€), it’s one of the best things you can eat in Barcelona. Also the house wine is quite cheap (4.5€) and goes well with everything on the menu. The atmosphere is also simple and real, bright white florescent bulbs lighting up the tightly arranged basic tables and chairs. You see the ladies in the kitchen cook and waiters joke around as they deliver astonishingly tasty dishes to the tables. Just order a beer from the bar and wait for your turn to be amazed. Though they also have red meat etc. it is the sea that they are a part of and know how to turn into something great.

  • Visited April 2014
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Madrid, Spain
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“Excellent”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

Really good fresh seafood.

This is not a Tapas bar and there are no reservations. If you want a table go early.

  • Visited November 2013
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Worthing, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Like eating at my granma's”
Reviewed April 4, 2014

We had dinner here as I had read good reviews about the place on Tripadvisor and I was not disappointed. Admittedly it is not an easy place to find and it does lack a bit of "ambience" but if you are looking for basic, simple food that is cooked the old-fashioned way, this is the place to go! We ate some grilled prawns that looked like that had come out of my granma's owen (and I come from Naples, where seafood is a tradition!). Oh, and don't forget to order the cloudy (young) wine: is refreshing and very fruity!

  • Visited April 2014
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Barnton, Cheshire
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“Our favourite tapas bar in Barcelona”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

We had lunch here on the day of our 30th wedding anniversary. It's easy to pass it by but the live Latino trumpet playing caught our ear, so we walked in and grabbed a table - it gets really busy so be prepared to share a table with others, but that only adds to the atmosphere.

We ordered a bottle of the local red wine which comes slightly chilled and was delicious - and less than €4. The service is friendly but basic - plates, cutlery and glasses are 'plonked' on the table, but who cares! We ordered fried calamari, fried green peppers, potatos bravas and some veal - all were delicious. The number of locals enjoying their meal suggested it's very popular and good value - we agree. Further live Spanish guitar music and signing rounded off a very enjoyable anniversary lunch. By the time we'd finished people were queuing outside in the narrow street waiting for a table - if that's the case just order a drink from the bar and wait - it'll be worth it!

  • Visited November 2013
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Manchester
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“Basic and brilliant!”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

If you want elegant, fancy and romantic you won't be happy here! Yes the decor and table settings are simple, but that is the joy of this place. If you want good, cheap, fresh sea food eaten in a fun environment, with no pretence then go to Can Mano. The queues here any night of the week are testament to its quality and popularity. We had fried baby hake, calamari, salad, peppers and aubergines and a bottle of house white for less than 40 euros. There is an English menu, but make an effort to speak a bit of Spanish and you'll enjoy it all the more!!

  • Visited October 2013
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