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“Good atmosphere”
Review of Paco Meralgo

Paco Meralgo
Ranked #197 of 9,594 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Eixample
York, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Arrived here quite late on a Sunday evening (flight had been delayed 3 hours), recommended by hotel. Got a seat at the bar quite quickly and were well placed to see everyone else's dishes as they came out and choose ours. Food was delicious, and reasonably priced. Wide variety of nationalities including lots of Spanish people. The rabbit cutlets with garlic and parsley were amazing!

Visited March 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
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  • Hebrew first
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English first
Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“"Terrible service, but overall good food."”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

The following is my 9-year old daughter's review of Paco Meralgo in Barcelona:

Paco Meralgo was recommended by a friend of mine who had traveled to Barcelona before me, and said it was the best food in Barcelona, so I decided to try it. My friend's statement was true in many ways, but some things were a bit disturbing.

Paco Meralgo opens only at night, and gets crowded very quickly. When we got there, it was full of people everywhere. We didn't have a reservation, so we got seated at the bar in front of the kitchen.

At the bar, we got a waitress that wasn't very friendly, named Taula. She would throw us the menus, and slam the plates and glasses onto the table, which wasn't the best thing ever. She also wouldn't let us order our tapas several at a time, and made us order everything at once. Another disturbing thing was that we ordered calamari, and it never came and we still got charged for it. This poor service was the main problem.

In spite of the poor service, the food was very delicious. In my order of restaurants in Spain, Paco Meralgo's food was rated number 1.  We ordered scallops, bread with brie, sandwiches (bikinis), asparagus and croquettes. They were all delicious, and came in nice small servings for three people.

Overall, Paco Meralgo was a fine place. As you can see, there were some dissapointments but the food was very delicious.

  • Visited March 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere!”
Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

A bustling place a short walk from our hotel Room Mate Emma. Busy but efficient friendly service. Tasty dishes but portions could have been larger.

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Barcelona
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“great decor, great food and great service”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

It is rare that you get this combination. I cannot find any flaws. I am impressed, and I will go back very soon. This restaurant understands that great food with great service makes a restaurant stand out.

Try their Patatas bravísimas. They are proper hot!

Congratulations for a job well done.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“worth a visit”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

very high quality tapas, great service. you need to reserve if you're in a group. mixed international and local crowd. packed on a Monday night at 9pm and was getting busier by 10:30.

  • Visited March 2013
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