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Bar La Plata

Carrer Merce, 28, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 15 10 09
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried fish” (26 reviews)
“tomato salad” (18 reviews)
“sardines” (18 reviews)
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Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Carrer Merce, 28, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stop my and get one of the few tapas they offer But all great Such a nice atmosphere Super friendly Beautiful place Not without a reason packed to the limit :-)

Thank zed29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here as a part of our Tapas, Taverns & History of Barcelona walking food tour with Devour Barcelona. Such a wonderful, authentic, local, tiny spot! We loved learning how to drink wine from the traditional Catalonian glass vessel, a porron - kind of...More

Thank lexmiller
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

The menu is limited to about 4 items- sardines, sausage, onion/tomato salad, and bread. If none of those appeal to you, I would suggest eating elsewhere. The menu is cheap but I wasn't blown away by any of my food, the reviews listed here gave...More

Thank ylrac123
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

I recommend this place to anyone coming to Barcelona. I visited this small tapas bar for a light lunch. The menu was limited,but every food I ordered was very good. I particularly enjoyed fried fish, and tomato salad was so refreshing! They didn't have an...More

Thank Naya0322
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The place is very small and nice and the food is excellent, above all you have to try the pescaditos fritos. In my opinion they are the best pescaditos in Barcelona. The wine is also fantastic. Pepe, the barkeeper, sometimes can seem a bit cold...More

Thank Alessa K
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Located in a rather touristed area, this place offers only 4 Tapas and wine right from the cask. Packed mostly with locals, the rustic hole-in-the-wall atmosphere is worth a visit!

Thank Zachary R
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Selecting your meal is easy, as there are only a few options in this tiny tapas bar. I especially recommend the fried anchovies, try them even if you think you don't like anchovy.

Thank ojerio
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This is and old and very small traditional bar with very few tables and you can't reserve but you can feel a lovely enviroment, a place which smells tradition. The menu of this bar is based on only 5 small tapas and lot of beer...More

Thank Jordi V
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Had an evening meal in la plata, they only do 4 options, but all were great (especially the fried fish), very fresh, very quick service. Place is small, so it was packed spilling out onto the streets, this added to the atmosphere. Well worth a...More

Thank marktW6919CI
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

You think you have done "authentic" tapas until you have visited here. For weary travellers you only have a choice of four tapas, fortunately the choices represent simple food at its finest. Don't overthink it, order all four and some cheap, lovely wine from a...More

Thank Rachel W
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this
picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of
Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days
under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War
with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and
authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be
thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas
brought to life by the many small bars and local
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Tim G
1 July 2016|
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Response from allyson p | Reviewed this property |
This is a small local bar, only about 5 or 6 tables- I would take a 14 year old there. It is just tapas and cold beer and wine. Delicious deep fried fish ! Usually frequented by locals and walking groups.
monica w
23 February 2015|
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Response from AnnaMarjanet | Property representative |
Hi Monica, Matt is right. We'll be closed from April 3th until 7th. If you are planning to stay more days in Barcelona we'll be more glad to meet you at La Plata. Best regards, La Plata
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$19
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:15 PM
6:15 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:15 PM
6:15 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:15 PM
6:15 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:15 PM
6:15 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:15 PM
6:15 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:15 PM
6:15 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer Merce, 28, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933 15 10 09
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If you are looking for an authentic tapas bar, with the same dishes (anchovies, sausage tomato salad with onions, anchovies and olives and fried sardines) than when it was founded in 1945, where you can enjoy an exceptional wine, do not hesitate. Tourists and lifelong parishioners, anonymous and famous guests (from Ferran Adria taking a break from his techno-emotional cuisine to Daniel Bruhl preparing his next film or Bono, from U2, tuning his voice); all of them looking for a place in one of the six tables of this charming restaurant in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, a reference and an institution of tapas in Barcelona.
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