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Emperador

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Neighbourhood:
Barceloneta
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Placa de Pau Vila, 1 | 08003, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 21 02 20
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12:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Mexico City, Mexico
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112 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The terrace is very nice and the Catalan traditional food is amazing. The ambiance is relaxing with a beautiful view to the port.

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Thank Sanntiago F
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Wasted money Bad service, the dish of salmon was uncooked with half a potato and some slices of carrot as side-dish. We complained and we received the same plate just heated up in a microwave. Please go somewhere else.

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Thank Eirik B
Haslingden
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We always have lunch here - usually on our last day in Barcelona. The setting and views of the port are exceptional. The service is spot on, and the food is fresh and delicious. I particularly enjoyed the dorada in salt, and my wife's asparagus in Romeso sauce was also superb.

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Bali, Indonesia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We had dinner at Emperador on our first night in Barcelona last week on a recommendation from a friend. It was a very wet rainy night so it was not a nice night to view the Marina. When we arrived the waitstaff were not so eager to help us get a table, they were still busy cleaning, however once we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I was on a business trip and a couple of my colleagues and I decided to go to la Barceloneta for lunch. The had an amazing paella, high quality. It was the seafood one, it was amazing. The prices are per person, but I think maybe one for two people plus a starter is enough. We also had padron pepper... More 

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Thank pryscilla713
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The interior and place is nice and the server was very nice. Unfortunately we were there to eat and the food was terrible. We had a wide selection of dishes since we were a large group and not a single one of us were satisfied with the food. We made complaints but they were neglected. Probably they know tourists are... More 

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Thank Mathias S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant with nice area outdoors but unfortunately the food wasn't impressive. Can't recommend it.

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Thank Stian B
Stratford upon Avon
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98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

What a lovey place to eat on a hot day overlooking the boats in the harbour. We were first in the restaurant but that soon changed, the staff were very attentive and the wine was well chilled and very reasonably priced. The paella was delicious, ask for the set menu, they didn't bring it at first, really good value. Would... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

4€ for sparkling water and 4.30€ for 2 rolls and a small bowl of olives. Steer clear of this glorified tourist trap! We were at the mercy of finding a place to sit and escape the heat for a moment. Mediocre food and service at best.

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Dix Hills, New York, USA
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We chose this after getting off the Barcelona Tour Bus. Picked it because the menu had something for everyone. Sticker shock after being in Sitges for 3 days but it was excellent. My son and I had the Paella and it was incredible. My daughter had the steak and fries, which was paper thin but flavorful. My wife had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$36 - US$146
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa de Pau Vila, 1 | 08003, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932 21 02 20

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barceloneta

Neighbourhood Profile
Barceloneta
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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