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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Catalan
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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The Paco Meralgo has two bars and two separate entrances, although its most impressive feature is its display cabinets filled with fresh, varied, top q...
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Reviewed October 23, 2022

We went upon the recommendation of a friend and are so glad we did. This was one of the top places we ate in Spain. The waiter was very friendly and helpful in recommending dishes as well as serving sizes.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 10, 2022 via mobile

Very Good service , very tasty food and Spanish wine , typical Spanish place we ll be back asap better to book before going 🙏

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 4, 2022 via mobile

Ambiance is nice and energetic. Service was really good and fast. The food was really delicious and obviously made from high quality products. Totally recommended.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 29, 2022 via mobile

Amazing tapas experience. Felt like great United States steakhouse service, but with amazing tapas. Can’t recommend enough!!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 14, 2022

Used to go here often and it was a fabulous place for tapas but after recent visit the quality has really deteriorated and the prices have sky rocketed. None of the plates really impressed and the highly suggested (by the waiter) tuna carpaccio was swimming...in soy sauce and poor execution.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 9, 2022

I visted Paco Meralgo twice last week - both time we were at the bar... becuase we had no reservation. And we were lucky to get a free place. Again and since last time it was outstanding food, Tapas at it's best - accompanied with...excellent wines and helpful and friendly staff. Thank you for having us .... happy that you are that successful - even if that means it it a bit difficult to get a table... but you deserve this!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 6, 2022 via mobile

My husband and I stumbled upon this place 5 years ago and we couldn’t want to return. It was every bit as good as we remembered. It’s so hard to pick a favorite, but the cuttlefish “Obama” croquettes and garlic steak tips are to die...for. Truly, you can’t go wrong with any selection. I only hope that it won’t be another 5 years until we return.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 30, 2022

I found the food in Barcelona nothing special. Except this restaurant. It was excellent. Really really excellent. I did not however see the bill so I cannot comment on that.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 25, 2022 via mobile

Every dish was outstanding with no misses. We arrived early for our reservation hoping to dine early and they were able to accommodate us despite this place being extremely busy. Service felt a bit rushed but we didn’t mind given the quality of the food....Standout dishes were the buratta, zucchini flower, papata bravas (which were truly spicy) and the cannelloni. Make a reservation as this place is busy and definitely worth the visit.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 17, 2022 via mobile

We came across this place on our final night of a week in Barcelona , and had the best meal of our holiday by some distance. The tapas was delicious and unique, with a number of fantastic dishes that we all loved (big shout out...to the burratina with tomato & pesto) followed by delicious desserts (the French toast was amazing, as was the tiramisu). Service was both impeccable and friendly - I cannot recommend this place enough.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 8, 2022 via mobile

Amazing staff and amazing restaurant. First of all the quality of the ingredients was absolutely perfect. However the staff went abalone with their great service. I would highly recommend this restaurant and you should try the salad with the mozzarella and the plate of grilled...shrimps.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed July 15, 2022 via mobile

All the tapas are very good. The waiters are so polite and friendly. Ambiance is very good. We ordered 6-7 different tapas and everything was percect

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 11, 2022 via mobile

Amazing tapas evening. We were lucky to get a table for two in this popular restaurant, and instead of ordering from the menu we asked the waiter to just pick “something good” for us. And he sure did!! Every dish was really excellent, with great...variety in taste and ingredients, and also the wine suggestion was spot on. And all staff working there were so friendly and service minded. Truly a meal to remember, highly recommend this place, this is tapas out of the ordinary.More

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

Fabulous, good, great service - book early as it’s worth it 👏. Everything we ordered was delicious and memorable. Highly recommended

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 30, 2022 via mobile

Enjoyed feel of this restaurant, good buzz, excellent service. Would be helpful if they marked vegetarian options more clearly.

Date of visit: June 2022
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if I remember correctly I did use my AMEX there
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Like other reviewers, we didn't see upstairs, however it cannot have the atmosphere of downstairs, where the kitchen is and all the staff are busy working, talking etc. It doesn't sound like the experience you're looking... More
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Paco Meralgo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4