We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Don't go if you appreciate a good meal”

Bodegon del Norte -Marzan
Ranked #7,750 of 10,092 Restaurants in Barcelona
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Eixample
Reviewed December 30, 2010

Service is attentive, but unprofessional. Food is less than mediocre. I'm Spanish, I know very well basque cuisine and that one is just for foreigners.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank rambcn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (43)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

13 - 17 of 43 reviews

Reviewed October 17, 2010

The night we ran into the Bodegón del Norte Marzán, we were walking along Carrer de València in search of a fine restaurant, after giving up the idea of queuing up at a fancy but discouragingly crowded pub. Despite the Eixample's reputation as a neighbourhood full of fashionable pubs and restaurants, we weren't finding any, mostly because we were walking without a particular direction. At a certain point we stopped by this Basque restaurant, on the threshold of which a blackboard announced a set meal called "Menú Sidrería." Actually, the place didn't look very attractive: there were plenty of tables in the large interior, but all of them were distressingly empty. An emaciated waiter invited us in, mentioning and praising the food we would find there. It usually annoys me when a waiter invites me into their restaurant, but by then we were so hungry that we minded neither the skinny waiter nor the empty dining room and, after hesitating for a while, we finally got in.
The surprise was that we ate a very good dinner. At first, the Basque dishes listed in the menu were quite mysterious to us. So we asked the waiter if we could have the set meal mentioned on the blackboard, mainly in order to avoid any decision rather than to save some money. It was the right choice, because the "Menú Sidrería" turned out to be excellent: it started with a series of "pintxos donostiarras" (traditional small portions from San Sebastián, as we were to know a few days later, when we went to San Sebastián and become keen on Basque pintxos), followed by a cod omelette, spider-crab with beans and a very good steak. The meal was obviously washed down with a bottle of cider, northern Spain's traditional drink, bizarrely poured into the glass from a height the way they do in the Basque Country and in Asturias.
The pale waiter kept waiting on us attentively, almost deferentially, throughout the dinner. Of course, we were his only customers...
More good news came from the bill, which was absolutely fair. We paid slightly more than twenty euros a head, a very cheap price for a good-quality full dinner in Barcelona.
If I went back to Barcelona, the Bodegón del Norte Marzán wouldn't certainly be my first choice, and probably not even my second or third, but if one night I happened to turn up at the Eixample, I wouldn't disdain this place.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
3  Thank LR71
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 5, 2016
Google Translation

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Lorenzo L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile
Google Translation

1  Thank Patricia2311
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile
Google Translation

Thank Quim_Fernandez
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Bodegon del Norte -Marzan also viewed

Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
 
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
 
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
 

Been to Bodegon del Norte -Marzan? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing