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“Excellent food a fair price”

Restaurante Ambos Mundos
Ranked #8,173 of 10,612 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Reviewed December 29, 2013

We had veggie paella and rabbit with snails. The rabbit was so good that we discussed it several days latter. With a couple of beers the bill was only about 30E so it was reasonable for two of us. I agree the service could have been better but we were in a rush so paying early worked to my advantage. I will visit this hard to find restaurant again, when in Barcelona.

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Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

As we walked into Paca Reial we noticed this restaurant and thought we would sit down for a drink and some tapas before dinner. On sitting down we were greeted by the waiter who was initially friendly. We ordered drinks which were incredibly over priced and also some stale bread to start. Mid way through our drinks the waiter returned to tell us we needed to order food. We had decided to wait as we didn't want to eat yet. He then proceeded to berate us for sitting at the table if we were not going to eat, demanded that we order food. We stood our ground. He ordered his colleagues to start clearing the table up around us. Whilst circling the table to try and intimidate us. His aim was to get us out of the restaurant (which was far from full) as soon as possible. The attitude of the staff at this restaurant is terrible, which would explain the number of empty seats. If the waiter had invested the slightest bit of good service in our experience we might even have stayed for dinner. Alas the disgusting service, overpriced drinks and stale bread meant we left and ate at one of the many other better managed, quality restaurants in the square. Don't ruin your evening - avoid this restaurant.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

I stumbled across this restaurant in a very pretty square just off la rambla on a sunday evening, it was easily the busiest restaurant there and had plenty of patio heaters to keep diners warm as they ate outside. Once seated I found the waiters to be attentive and the food excellent. The paella was the best I had during my stay in Barcelona and the prices were very reasonable. Looking at other reviews it seems peoples experiences have been very mixed but personally I would happily eat there again.

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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Sat down with 5 friends for drinks and snacks. The waiter approced us after a while asking us to settle the bill as he was going home (even that is rude), and he also explained another waitor would take over serving us.
This guy just continued on the bill we already had paid, and started shouting and was very rude when we tried to explain him the situation, that we had already had partially paid the bill. Ended up paying what the loud mouthed waitor wanted, just to get the hell out of there.
Will never set foot here again, and recommend you avoid this place a well. It is actually one of my worst restaurant experiences ever.

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Reviewed November 8, 2013

We were lucky enough to get an outside table on the Placa Reial and enjoy the ambience of a warm fall evening with a band playing in the square. The waitstaff was indifferent, some we observed actually being rude to other diners. We ordered tapas, which you had to order at least 6 or they weren't interested in your business. Fortunately, it was easy to order 6, and they were pretty good. Prices were reasonable - all tapas were 5 Euros or less except for the grilled shrimp. We also enjoyed a nice pitcher of sangria. Overall, I would give the food 4 circles and the service 2 circles, averaging out to 3.

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