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#520 of 3,591 Spanish in Barcelona
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Catalan
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed April 11, 2024

For two days in a row we had lunch there. I must say it was not just a lunch, it was quite an experience! Letizia and Javier were the most wonderful hosts we can have, very very attentive and involved, always smiling and sociable. As...for the food, on both days we chose fish and seafood, excellently cooked and presented, and we enjoyed a glass of sangria at the end. I strongly recommend the place, it's an experience that no one visiting Barcelona should miss!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed March 16, 2024

I had the hamon with bread and tomato spread, a classic especially when you use good honest products. Here it was nothing special. Staff was friendly.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed January 3, 2024

good food, special atmosphere, everything a little bit too nervous and too hectic (due to waiting costumers), not cheap

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 14, 2023

Service was ok, but not great and the food was ordinary or worse, and very overpriced. The seafood paella was overcooked with barely any seafood anyway, and what was there was so small (see photo of clam compared to a grain of rice) with the...exception of the 4 prawns that were of average size but were still overcooked The cost of this almost inedible meal 40 euros = $67 AUDMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 19, 2023 via mobile

Enjoyable eating place, friendly quick service. Had a street food feel to it as you watch them cook & we ate sitting at the bar. Fried octopus & sangria was our dining experience & would recommend.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 4, 2023

Avoid! Money grabbers! Just because we sat outside we where charged double for a cocktail. Meaning £25 per cocktail and was told if we had of sat inside it would have been half price. If you decide to come here, do not sit on the...cobbles or you will be skint!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 9, 2023

My wife was served dry tortilla that had obviously sat around all day. Tasteless over priced prawns. Surly indifferent staff. Dreadful experience. Avoid

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 1, 2023 via mobile

Too expensive for what it is. The food is not exceptionally good. Just a tourist trap. To avoid absolutely. Btw, the personals are friendly.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 23, 2023

Glad we stopped at this place for lunch. Staff was friendly, we got a seat right away, by the time we were finished there was a queue waiting for seats. We had the grilled sardines, potato brava and seafood paella. It was all delish, so...stuffed that we couldn’t finish it all.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 28, 2023

Getting a seat at this location was a challenge, but the wait was worth it. The wait staff offered authentic local food suggestions from the menu. They were friendly and quick to deliver our meals. The food was delicious .

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 27, 2023

We had just got to Barcelona and was looking for somewhere for lunch. We stumbled upon the markets, after walking around for a while we found four bar stools at Bar Central and extremely glad we did. The staff were very friendly, the food tasted...amazing and the prices were extremely good value for money! Will definitely visit again if in the area.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 12, 2023

Found ourselves two barstools and allowed our waiter to take us on a culinary journey. We tasted many fabulous tapas bites that were our selections, supplemented with our waiter's suggestions to round our our experience. Highlights included inventive crispy puffs of dough filled with chilled...gazpacho, grilled octopus and roasted hatch chiles. Could have stayed all afternoon! Staff were incredibly kind and helpful. Be sure to grab a seat to watch the action - quite an amazing operation with such little footprint!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 6, 2023 via mobile

At the edge of the market off La Rambla, we stopped for a small bite. I had a beer and cheese, while my husband opted for local wine and fried anchovies. A nice spot to take a break. Not expensive either.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 17, 2023 via mobile

Excited to be in Barcelona’s busy and colourful in door market. There was so much choice and welcome by the local people. We sat down to a friendly bar that served us fresh sea food and a beer. Looking forward to tomorrow’s experience. Thank you..

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed February 16, 2023 via mobile

We went for food around midday on Valentine’s Day, and it was so good! Drinks were really cheap and we chose 4 plates between the 2 of us. We queued for around 15/20mins to get a seat, but it was worth the short wait.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Bar Central la Boqueria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4