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“The best seafood in Barcelona!”
Review of Kiosko Universal

Kiosko Universal
Ranked #176 of 9,931 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $36
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast
Neighborhood: El Raval
Description: Fresh grilled fish and seafood in our modern long bar and high tables at the emblematic Mercat de la Boquería
Reviewed November 13, 2012

I can safely say that after trying all of the recommended restaurants on the top guides, this ranks top by far on Seafood quality. The Mixed Seafood grill is just out of this world: the freshest razor clams, shrimp, langoustines and squid that you'll ever find on a seafood platter. They're selected and cooked in front of you, and nothing is one inch overcooked. The mushroom mix is also outstanding, I've never come across anything like it. You do have to wait and the seating system is complex, but it's totally worth the wait. The atmosphere is surreal: crazy, loud, lively- market eating at its best. You'll come back more than once, as I did.

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2  Thank Anna L
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

We bumped into this "food store" when we were exploring in the market. Not until now I knew that it's quite a famous.

It was quite an experience to sit in a crowded market, have a beer and have some nice seafood.

Being tourist, we ordered a mixed seafood (€25) and a mixed vegetable. The portion was quite large (we were trying to have some snack but it turned out to be a proper lunch) and the food was surprisingly delicious.

I would definitely recommend people to try (but be prepared that you will be full after the meal!)

Thank Kenneth C
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Kiosko Universal(stall 691) is located inside the city's most famous market~ the Mercat de la Boqueria.

It stands out as perennial local favorites for their home-cooked, authentically Catalonian flavors. Following are the items we ordered:

1. Tortilla Zucchini(Zucchini Omelet~ 3 Euros) A rounded 4" fluffy omelet with cubes of roasted zucchini, a very simple yet flavorful dish, be sure to arrive before 10am, otherwise it might sell out.

2. Bacon Sandwich(4 Euros) Big slices of pan seared bacon in a traditional Catalonian bread(sliced baguette drizzled with olive oil and rubbed with fresh tomatoes).

3. Fried egg with mixed mushrooms(10 Euros)~ My favorite dish, mounts of varieties of mushrooms sauteed in a generous amount of olive oil, as olive oil is a Catalonian staple, topped off with 2 deep fried over medium eggs and sprinkles of fleur de sel.

4. Razor Clam or Navaja(15 Euros)~ Razor clams look like long tubes with a shell on them. The texture is between clam and squid. This dish is simply prepared with olive oil, chopped parsley and drizzled with lemon juice. A must try dish!

5. Espresso & Cafe Americano(1.5Euros), full of robust coffee flavor, most locals only drink their coffee black, but if you like cream, ask for "con leche" (with milk) since cream aren't available in most places.

There were so many other wonderful dishes that I would love to try, just have to wait til the next time I visit Barcelona~

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1  Thank wowwu
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

3 courses with a drink for €15 - No brainer. I had the nicest ever mushrooms here, and the seafood was so perfectly fresh and cooked. Lovely vegetables, squid, and fries to accompany. A must do in Barcelona.

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4  Thank tsinamuh
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

This restaurant was great, i highly recommend the razor clams and the mussels. Enjoy you meal with their wonderful house wine.
Be prepared to wait for a seat because this restaurant is very busy.

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1  Thank guy h
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