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La Cova Fumada

Calle Baluard, 56, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 21 40 61
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“sardines” (32 reviews)
“calamari” (42 reviews)
Opens in 9 min
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Calle Baluard, 56, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Off the beaten track a little but a really fun place that gets PACKED so be prepared to wait. Bombas were awesome, local cheap wines and beer. A great place to get a feel for eating inexpensively. Fun to watch the family run place keep...More

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would like to keep this place a secret so that it does not change. Rustic, local, small, no frills . has been there forever and their tapas Are the real thing . Check opening times before going.

Thank Irene S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a Saturday evening, we arrived early since we heard it can get crowded. We walked right by the restaurant the first time as it hadn’t opened yet and there is no sign. When we entered our waiter kindly gave us an...More

Thank SCTrojanDentist
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick review for a lighting speed, but taste bud-caressing, lunch. Well seasoned hands in the kitchen. Friendly faced staff are weaving from packed table to packed table. There are scrunched napkins on the floor and a rough and ready table awaits Beth and I as...More

Thank JSpencer82
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best eating place to Barceloneta. Nonstop overcrowded because the food is wow. We went there in 2pm,wait over 30 minutes to enter inside, but what a food what a taste! Very cheap and delicious calamari, octopus clams, shrimps and fish, and bombas(potato fried...More

Thank anton m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time a friend says they are headed to Barcelona, I insist they eat here. Typically open only from 900h - 1300h, it is open to 1800h on Fridays, closed Sunday. Small, friendly, near the beach (and the fishermen), the food is a step above...More

Thank travelfoodieSeattle
Reviewed 14 February 2018

(First, bring Cash...no cards accepted) Man this place was amazing right in the hidden streets. My wife and I read many of the posting as our last day was approaching and decided to give it a try. We really wished we found this place much...More

1  Thank Jim_Texas_M
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

We found this place, thanks to TripiAdvisor and google maps. No sign outside so easy to miss. So use your phone to find it. Once there we weren't disappointed. The staff were amazing and the seafood was to die for. We ate so much and...More

Thank Sabe K
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We’d planned to visit after reading reviews online detailing fresh seafood! The reviews also mentioned that you can miss it from outside, they weren’t wrong. If you judged it from its decor you wouldn’t go in but then you’d miss out on truly outstanding food...More

1  Thank Holly M
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Hole in the wall, that's the description, no fancy boards, you blink fast you might miss it. Found this place using trip advisor and google maps to locate it as there is no signage at all. Great authentic food full of locals, that is what...More

1  Thank chantel k
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
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Kate C
25 November 2017|
Response from ElizabethBCN | Reviewed this property |
No..not likely...as it's both a Monday and a bank holuday.
Cathy C
31 August 2017|
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Response from JGordicho | Reviewed this property |
No reservations for this place... As soon as you arrive you give your name to the waiter... If you go in the weenkend, go early because they close really early. It normally takes arround 20min to get seated. ENJOY!
Cathy C
31 August 2017|
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Response from Elisabetta G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply..... no, you can’t reserve, and this is one of the reason why it is so nice and funny to go there. Queuing can be very interesting!! A solution can be to pass by far before the time you want to go... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$39 - US$49
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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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