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“Wonderful ambiance and great food!”

Restaurante L'oucomballa
Ranked #6,412 of 10,117 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
Reviewed January 4, 2013

We were delighted to find this candle-lit, cosy little restaurant down a back-street in the lively neighbourhood of Born and the food did not disappoint! My husband had an extremely generous serving of pan-fried fois gras (which he would have liked served slightly warmer). I had a veal 'spiral' burger which was served with a delicious sauce. Our starters were generous too - my husband had the melon and cured ham and I had a warm goat's cheese dish which was perfectly complimented by salad and house dressing. We had a white and a milk chocolate mousse for dessert (had to opt for both and shared) and these were light and delicious. The service was warm and friendly and there were no delays. The restaurant was about half-full when we arrived and continued to get busier throughout the evening. With water and a good glass of red wine, the bill came to €92.50 which was very reasonable for what we got. We'd happily recommend this restaurant and will re-visit as we loved the Born area of Barcelona - it has a close villagey feel to it - very like Greenwich Village in NY.

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Reviewed September 9, 2012

This restaurant has all that is in needed to provide a memorable dining experience, however it is unfortunately let down by the food and to some extent the price (just under €100).
It is well located, has a good ambience and is tastefully decorated. The staff are friendly and attentive. The menu is inventive and eclectic, regrettably it just does not transfer onto the dish.

The shared starter of hummus, tzatziki, cous cous and salad was good. The 5 chocolate dessert was delicious. The mains were disappointing. My salmon was well cooked, however the sauce had too much lemon and was overly acidic. Wifeys turkey in date and prune sauce was overpowering and sickly sweet.

If only the description on the menu translated to the actual taste of the dish.

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Reviewed August 4, 2012

The ambience was great jazz music, tables beautifully set. We arrived a bit early around 9pm and we were the only guests in the restaurant. They had an English menu but the waitress was unable to elaborate. She told us the pasta of the day was a squid ravioli but after tasting it it was a squash parmesan It was delicious as well as everything else. Cod with Brie and mushroom artichoke Parmesan carpaccio The owner told us all the recipes were from her grandmother but she improved on them. The restaurant filled up and everyone was happy except our poor waitress who had to serve every guest. We had to wait over a half hour to gets our check

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Reviewed April 25, 2012

Just got back from a 3 day trip with a friend and this was the (only) low point. I've visited Barcelona several times and there are many, many lovely places to eat; this is not one of them. The food did not remotely live up to its description on the menu. 16 Euros for a 'carpaccio' of mushroom, mango and tomato turned out to be 3 slices of soggy white bread topped with said items. That's it. Another 16 Euros for sliced duck breast drowned in something which must surely have come from a jar, no vegetables, no salad - nothing to accompany it, and barely hot. Ugh. Surly waiter, who - believe it or not - sat next to us to consume his supper before clearing our plates. One bottle of white wine, one bottle of water. Bill for 90 Euros. Dismal. I'm ashamed to say, they saw us coming. Never agian though!

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