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“Can you say Razor clams....”
Review of Kiosko Universal

Kiosko Universal
Ranked #185 of 10,185 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $35
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
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 February 21, 2013

Just a half block up La Rambla is the Boquita market... we were too tired to explore and just wanted a bite. Luckily we wandered right into Universal...a bar recommended all over Chowhound and Tripadvisor. What a find! Tiny bar tables or the counter are quickly set and drinks ordered...St. Mortiz beers and a coke...a quick look around and we ordered the Mixed seafood special and mixed wild mushrooms...YUM! Fresh, fresh, fresh......the seafood included razor clams, large whole sweet shrimp, squid, langostino, all bathed in oil and garlic...finger licking good. The mushroom were a mix of so many different kinds....chantrelles, enoki, Fresh and delicious.

Thank mexicobeachmom
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

One important information: the restaurant close at 4:30 pm. If you want to eat go until 4 pm.
All the seafood and fish are make in the same grill and are cover with the same sauce (a kind of pesto). Because this the tasty between them are very similar
The good point is that everything is very fresh because the market is located just around.
The service is ok, very fast and simple.
I ordered Gambas, Navallas and Linguado (fish).
Tha Navallas and Linguado (fish) were very good in the coked in the correct point, the gambas were not coked in the correct point.
The food with two glass of Cava were 55 Euros.
Gambas (6 units) = 18 Euros
Navallas (8 units) = 15 Euros
Linguado (1 small unit) = 18 Euros
It is interesting to go once, but too expensive.
I suggest to order only one seafood and one Cava glass.

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1  Thank Montai_30
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Good food, but you risk to wait very long (30minutes), very crowded, stress for pickpockets and certainly can be very expensive if you are not aware. It is an experience you do once, but in Barcelona you can eat as good as here for less (the food is VERY good 'though). Service is a disaster because they are few (often one waiter for all tables). Noisy, NOT a real restaurant but you eat in the market of Boqueria. Not suitable for family with children. 52 euro in two.

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1  Thank Alberto d
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

We had a great (expensive) lunch of fresh seafood - fantastic squid and shrimp and clams. The food can get cool if you aren't sitting at the bar as the table service only had one waiter and was packed (as usual). Order a couple of beers and people/food watch.

Thank R Grant C
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

food is simply fresh and tasty. water it down with the local beer.
try the razor clams, squid and prawns - all are done quickly to perfection.

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Thank GLmember
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