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La Cova Fumada

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Calle Baluard, 56, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 21 40 61
09:00 - 15:15
18:00 - 20:15
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 15:15
Thu - Fri 18:00 - 20:15
Sat 09:00 - 13:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious fresh fish. We even reordered some dishes like the calamari and sardines. Hardly visible sign outside, but very popular among locals. No reservations, but worth the wait!

Thank WinterDream74
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been wanting to try this place out all week and I am so pleased I finally made it there! The staff were very friendly and the food was absolutely delicious and a very nice white wine. I will definitely be returning with my boyfriend on our June visit. Highly recommended and far better than the eateries along the main... More 

Thank Kitty_kat1963
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

La Cova Fumada is a local institution in Barcelonata, Barcelona's old port area. Always packed with locals this noisy, tiny place serves some of the best Tapas in town. Be prepared to share a table or perch at the bar, pick a few dishes to start with plus some Pan Bagnat (Bread with Tomato) and order more as you proceed... More 

Thank Adionahina
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If so could have given this place a 100 stars I would. Superb is really all I can say! This is rustic eating at its best. We had baby clams, grilled sardines, langoustines (the best I have EVER tasted), artichokes and pan con tomate. It was just fabulous, really. It was so good we ordered the same again!! The waiter... More 

Thank sinead s
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This little local place is easy to miss when walking pass it in Barcalonetta - but that would be a shame. The food was amazing, real authentic, and a great value for money. The staff doesnt speak much English, but that all works fine any way, as they are very friendly and open minded.

Thank Ida A
Kilkee, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I followed all the reviews and visited all the recommendations, but La Cova Fumada stands out the most for me. The restaurant is a hidden gem away from all the tourist traps of Barceloneta. Although very busy, the staff were very friendly and attentive. Carles went out of his way to make recommendations on the specialties, all of which I... More 

Thank ODonnellB
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little restaurant is amazing. You wont see its name on the sign, but you will see people standing outside. The place is usually packed so I would suggest trying to squeez in at the bar. Get a beer and order what ever strikes your fancy.

Thank zarineella
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place, felt untouristy and really good value. Great atmosphere. Octopus was fab & garlic bread divine.

Thank Paula C
Kentfield, CA
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117 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, it comes highly recommended, and I will add to that. Everything was prepared perfectly -- chorizo, calamares a la plancha, morcilla, pan von tomates, house white, where does it end!?! Super friendly service, lively atmosphere. What more can you ask for. In Barcolaneta, easy to reach by bus #55 from downtown. It would be a sin not to include... More 

Thank newbay415
Glendale, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mother and I went here on the recommendation from a restaurant industry friend in LA. The restaurant is in the heart of Barceloneta in the residential area, as most of the restaurants in the area are on the main seaside street and appear to appeal mostly to tourists. The only way I would have known about it is by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$39 - US$49
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:15
09:00 - 15:15
09:00 - 15:15
09:00 - 15:15
18:00 - 20:15
09:00 - 15:15
18:00 - 20:15
09:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Baluard, 56, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932 21 40 61

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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