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La Fonda

Carrer dels Escudellers, 10, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 01 75 15
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“paella” (242 reviews)
“black rice” (20 reviews)
“bread” (55 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Carrer dels Escudellers, 10, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Reviewed today

While the paella is good and as cheap as you will find in Barcelona, the service is awful. God forbid you ask where your food is after more than an hour of waiting. When the food finally arrived, the waiters slammed it on the table....More

Thank 43annie123
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice object close to La Rambla with lover prices but food is not so good. Breed hard like from day before, tapas not so taste and baybe squid very oili. Sangria was fine

Thank Darko M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Bad service !when we order our meal in the middle,the waiter (I thought shd be a mentor waiter and looks like an Asian) say something about black rice and paella but we didn't get it immediately, then he just walked away without saying anything !...More

Thank Novia C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Horrible food horrible service, all the dishes were full with oil and dry, it's a tourists factory, stay away.More

Thank Dandan19832014
BEANDILANA, Gerente at La Fonda, responded to this review

Dear Dandan19832014, Thank you ver much for your visit and review. We are sorry if your experience was not good. We always try to offer the best service and the best product so our clients can feel like home. We hope for a second chance...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Hotel Gaudi bartender recommended this restaurant. The four of us enjoyed it. We had mixed paella for 4 and found it very tasty. Had a nice salad and delicious chocolate mousse dessert. It was reasonable priced and included a drink, appetizer, entree, and dessert....More

Thank Watergirl42
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommend to us by the guide from Freewalkingguide barcelona, and I must say it was a nice enough suggestions. We were there before any major eating time - enjoyed some nice fish (I ate the grilled squid and a salat), together with...More

Thank kismet1808
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The starter traditional omlette and goat cheese salad dishes were great. Great vibe at the place and great service.

Thank baddmg
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this place many times. I would not recommend it for special occasion. Food es very decent however I don´t think the food-quality relation worth the prices. It can be overcrowded due to its fame but then again is pure fame, in...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutly great food for a really good Price. Away from the Touristict sight.nice ambiance . even with young Children no problem.

Thank Yvonne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very smart restaurant with a long history. The food was excellent and we found the service to be good also (though we had seen some other reviews that said service was slow.)

1  Thank ClockwatcherUk
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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Anna M
Is the menu del did available in the evening?
17 April 2017|
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Response from Laura B | Reviewed this property |
If I am not wrong, yes :)
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Tianning H
Dear Sir or Madam, Do you accept reservation in advance? If so, could you please tell me how to book a table? Many thanks Tianning
19 June 2016|
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Response from Lorenzo M | Reviewed this property |
The do no accept reservations, you'll have to cue outside, the place is very big and generally is not too long before you get a table
Hi. I have sent an email to your restaurant to reserve a table but I haven't got any reply or confirmation from you. Is that the right way to do the booking? Please do reply. Thanks.
19 August 2015|
Response from BEANDILANA | Property representative |
Good Afternoon Mayla. Thanks for your enquiry. We are so sorry but we dont accept bookings at our restaurant La Fonda. Best wishes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer dels Escudellers, 10, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933 01 75 15
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