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“Rude staff. Horrible service”

Restaurante Ambos Mundos
Ranked #7,377 of 9,685 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Pretoria, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Rude staff. Horrible service”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

We had dinner there on 23 september 2013. The person showing us to a table was utterly rude. He even shouted at other visitors looking for a table. We waited 30 minutes for a waiter to arrive . He was rude as well and the menus were filthy. By that time we wanted to leave but the waiter in charge stated that we had to pay 50 Euros for occupying a table. When the food arrived, the hot dish was cold and the food was dreadful. When paying our bill we left no tip. The waiter ranted and raved. Stay away from the place. A visit there ruins a complete day.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Herman W
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lunch in the sunshine”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Enjoyed a leisurely lunch here in the wonderful setting of the Placa Reial. Paella was very tasty. Spanish omelette on the dry side. Service was friendly and attentive. Sun was shining- what more could you want....

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Allan W
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Bruxelles
Level 6 Contributor
366 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Very beautifull view on the Plaça Reial”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

The restaurant is located on the Plaça Reial, a beautifull place in the Barri Gotic. You are just behing the Ramblas. There is also a lot of animation on the place in the evening.
The prices are honest, not too expensive. The quality is not the best you find in Barcelona but the food is fresh and enough. The fish soup is very good.
The staff is efficient but not particularly friendly (you are in a very touristic location...).

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Hamm14
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Louisville,Ky
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“if you wqnt to be humillated this is the place to go”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

my wife and I waited for 45 minutes to get a table and finally were seated, after waiting for 15 minutes fore the waiter to bring the menu and an additional 25 minutes for the waiter to take the order we were told we had to leave because we wanted to share some tapas and one of the paellas. we were told by a very rude waiter we could not seat in the outside seating unless we ordered two separate entrees. and were asked to leave by the waiter.
We were going to spent at least 60 euros including the wine we ordered.
My guess is that they do not need the money and can afford to be selective of their guest.
So if you want to be treated like crap when you want to spent your hard earn money this is the place to go !

  • Visited October 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“First Dinner in Barcelona”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We were staying closeby and the Placa Reial was recommended as a place for our first dinner in Barcelona. Loved the experience of having dinner outdoors after coming from winter in Australia and found it easy to order a meal of Paella at Ambos Mundos. The waiter was helpful and there is a menu in various languages with photos so very easy to order a meal. Whilst the meal was ok the overall experience was positive for a first night in Barcelona. We tended to use the placa as the place for a quick coffee rather than a meal for the rest of our visit.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank SpecialBirthday
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