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“Excellent Tapas” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Paco Meralgo

Paco Meralgo
Ranked #215 of 8,647 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Eixample
England
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Excellent Tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Ate there twice in the last few days as it was so good. Highly recommend the sushi style tuna, peppered steak, patatas bravas and baby squid. Wine list is also excellent and drank a very good chardonnay from Penedes for under 15€. Service fast and furious but pleasant and you get a cheer from the staff for leaving a good tip!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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“One of my favorite restaurants in Barcelona !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The atmosphere is welcoming and the environment is super clean. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. The tuna steak was so delicious that I ordered it twice - yum!! Patatas bravas and pimientos al padron were perfectly cooked. The solomillo ( Sirloin steak) was excellent. Pan con tomate was the best I've ever had - delicious ......

We got there around 130pm and had no trouble finding space. I would recommend to find a seat at the bar - this way you can see all the delicious tapas pass you by and you can make a better decision on what to have. :-)

Go around lunch time or around 8p-830p before the place gets crowded.

  • Visited June 2013
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Philadelphia
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51 reviews
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“High Energy Tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I really liked this place. With seating at high top tables and around a counter that displays the evenings seafood and other offerings, this tapas bar has real energy. We had to wait 30 minutes for a seats. But the crowd on the stoop was sociable. Gave us time to study the menu (offered in English version if you like). On the list were excellent versions of traditional standbys. Try the codfish and seafood croquette - came with a "lick your plate" gravy! Or the flash fried peppers - just a splash of salt and no grease. But what stood out was the fresh seafood offerings - all kinds of langoustines, mussels, anchovies, etc. Matched with a nice bottle of cava, and no wonder everyone was in such a good mood.

Visited June 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Worth the wait”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Arrive 'early' (before 2100) to minimise your wait. This is a great place. Good atmosphere, good music, good crowd, good food. I loved the jamon, the deep fried baby squid is a must and the rabbit cutlets were the most unusual (and tasty) on the menu. Put this on your list for Barcelona.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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“Best Tapas!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Wow, this place is amazing! We were blown away! The service was impeccable! We ordered the patatas bravas, bomba spicy meatballs, and steak tartar as our tapas. They were all incredible. However, I was blown away by the patatas bravas. I had this tapa many times before, but the chef put a magnificent spin on it! The sauce seemed to be infused with garlic and chile. It was just incredible! For our main dishes, I ordered a veal dish and my husband ordered a steak dish recommended by the waitress. Mine was great, but his was truly incredible. If you do not have reservations, arrive early or expect to wait. There was a mix of locals and tourists. If we go back, I will make a visit or two back to this restaurant!

Visited June 2013
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