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“Unexpected and Amazing”
Review of Restaurante Txakolin - CLOSED

Restaurante Txakolin
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast
Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
Reviewed June 24, 2013

OK, I've been to "Tapas bars" in the US...... this is a REAL, AUTHENTIC, UNIQUE, AWESOME tapas bar!!!! The two guys that run the place are hilarious and very inviting and accommodating. There isn't a menu. You can pick from the cold dishes that are out on display or you can ask the guys what they have in the back, and there is a chalk board that has some items listed occasionally. The Txakolin wine is really good too. My favorite dishes were the duck and tomato tapas, the pork loin with bacon and cheese, and the steak and peppers. We were in Barcelona for a week and went here twice because we loved it so much.

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1  Thank john s
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

-Opposite the train station (the one that is heading to France)
-Lots of food on sticks, help yourself and the bill depends on how many sticks you have eaten
-Owners are from San Sébastien and this is typically Basque food
-Tuna, salmon, stuffed peppers, cod, monkfish, chorizo, entrecôte with peppers (pimento padron), squid, shrimps, pork… never ending!!
-Sat close to the son of the former Catalan president - if politicians come here then this place must be pretty good!!?
-with a couple of beers each, came to €28!!!!!

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4  Thank TheChap69
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Our friends from Barcelona took us here and we liked the place so much that we returned next evening. Don't come too early, don't take food from the bar, just wait till they show you what they just prepaired and try. The octupus, maigret the canard, mixed fish, beef, pork and many other montaditos are really good; four to five montaditos are enough for a good meal, start with the white wine (txakolin, simple but special) then follow with the house red (a rioja). Enjoy the show when they poor the white wine in glasses.

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1  Thank cojotent
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We went here twice during our trip and both times food, ambience and value was good. Typical basque/asturian style bar with a constant stream of hot tapas leaving the kitchen and offered to those seated around the bar. Asturian cider and wine also served from a great height! You pay at the end according to the number of sticks you have on your plate (used to keep the tapas together). A little english spoken to those with limited Spanish but offers a great authentic food bar experience where you just need to get stuck in!

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1  Thank Jump32
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We wanted a calm tapas dinner on our last night in Barcelona, so we decided to skip the usual 'bar hopping' scene and stayed put in Restaurante Txakolin. The head waiter (I think he also owns the place) was very nice. He didn't speak a word of English and turned us over to a younger waiter, who eagerly assisted us.

You can't go wrong here. Everything is freshly cooked and delicious. The waiters simply carry the trays of tapas straight from the kitchen, parade them around the bar, and you just point at what you want. The tapas and the bread underneath are held together by a stick. In the end, the waiter counts the sticks to figure out how much to charge you. We paid about 30 Euros for maybe 10 tapas dishes, plus a glass of red wine and a glass of txakoli (the traditional, dry white wine from the Basque Country). We were stuffed!

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2  Thank AsiaHopping
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