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Merendero de la Mari

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Placa Pau Vila 1 Port Vell, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 21 31 41
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
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Milan, Italy
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very good paella. Elegant environment with good service (nice but not too formal). Considering the location and the quality, the price is absolutely fair

Thank PaoloLuglio
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188 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

View to kill for but the food was average. The staff is nice and so on. However - given the relatively high price I would expect a few of the dished to have a level of perfection. For example shouldn't there be mashed shells from the clams in a dish etc on this level of restaurant. However - the place... More 

Thank Thulle
Aalst, Belgium
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I appreciated this restaurant with a nice terrace and a view of the yachts in the harbor of Port Vell. It was recommended to me by a local of Barcelona when I asked for a good paella restaurant. I stood by the window of the open kitchen and I saw it made. Everything fresh, a generous portion of seafood ,... More 

Thank karlvandam
Bad Honnef, Germany
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The terrace, the restaurant and the location are great. Unfortunately the service war very poor with some very arrogant waiters. No thanks, no "how was the food", no smile, no eye contact. Things that should be taken for granted in a place like that. The food was very expensive and definitely not worth it. It was nothing special, eatable and... More 

Thank Cotopaxisport
Izmir, Turkey
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

It is very good seafood restaurant on sea side in the building from museum of catalana. We enjoyed our food had many appetizers like sea snails and kalamaris all was delicious and as main course paella with sea fruits very very good. Only bad thing was slow waiters rest was wonderful dinner in Barcelona.

Thank vedatzor
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Visited yesterday with my parents and husband. I have to disagree with recent reviews in that the food was sub standard and overpriced. €250 for 4 of us - no dessert, no coffees. The ingredients seemed poor quality, which is unforgivable in a city like Barcelona and the service was average at best. We will not be returning and I... More 

Thank Sallie C
Zuienkerke, Belgium
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174 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We wanted to eat at the port Vell, outside, and did choose this terrace random. The lunch was really of a very good level, the thuna carpaccio is fantastic, the seabass in salt was also superb, like the fish paella and the monkfish ... It was a very nice family lunch, nice service and people, not cheap but correctly priced.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Checked their website and found out they don't open for dinner until 8:30pm, so we opted for lunch. Had the seafood paella, and it was unbelievably good. We always worry that shellfish would be cooked too long, but not here - it was perfect. Portions were generous enough that 4 of us ordered 3 mains, and it was plenty of... More 

Thank Ed M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Visited on our last night in Barcelona, great food, excellent service, and ambiance- right in front of the water.

Thank Zoe G
Gilleleje, Denmark
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great place to sit outside and enjoy a nice local meal - service was in top and the food was well prepared and nicely served - the bread was standing out warm and fresh - a place worth while visiting again on my next trip to Barcelona.

Thank 212claus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa Pau Vila 1 Port Vell, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932 21 31 41

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Staying in Barceloneta

Neighbourhood Profile
Originally a fisherman’s quarter, this quaint area can’t escape its small village feel: laundry hanging over the narrow streets, old ladies clamoring at each other from their balconies and elder gentlemen playing games on short wooden benches gossiping the day away, Barceloneta could double as a film set. Artists line the boardwalk displaying their magnificently detailed sand structures making this the most visited beach in the city (the shirtless men working out might help too). You’ll know by the delicious aroma that you're in the right place to try some of the best and most authentic seafood including paella, Spain’s national dish.
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