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Restaurante Montesquiu

Mandri, 56, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 17 30 61
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good40%
  • Average25%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“calamari” (3 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
“great meat” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
Mandri, 56, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Friendly staff, great food and mood. It was the first restaurant we visited aince arriving in Barcelona and what a great first experience it was. We will surely visit the place again in the future.

Thank Mihai C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Smart and well run with a good range of beer and an entire trolley of gins! Friendly staff too. The food is very good but not cheap so beware

Thank Pubnfoodfan
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I went with co-workers. All of them foreigners. Everyone was pleasantly satisfied. It is not the first time, nor will be the last. Both the taste of the "ortiguillas", as the "migas", as of the tuna tacos, as the... were only comparable with the kindness...More

Thank Joan Manuel B
DryMartiniJDLM, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Montesquiu, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience, Montesquiu is an icon inspired in the old cellars and a reference in Barcelona’s food culture. Renowned for a wide selection of excellent tapas, including the famous bravas, omelette shrimp, marinated dogfish, assortment of hamburgers, roast suckling pig, oxtail...More

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Rulzheim, Germany
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent Service and very good food. A big selection with special menus and flexible to changes. Will come back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 November 2016

And the reason why is because the food was so good and the service beyond great. And it is a small local restaurant with an outside seating area. Which is where we sat as it was a a beautiful evening. So first honourable shout out...More

Thank beverlyt20152015
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Come here, Sit at the bar, ask for recommendations, order the hot tapas and enjoy! Local flavor, beautiful ambiance, great service. The best thing you can do to enjoy a dinner.

Thank Charles L
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Friendly staff, very good seafood, freshly sourced and cooked Very popular with the locals. It is important to arrive before 10 to get a table. The average price is around 25 euros/ per person..

Thank CALEMR
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel;) Positives- croquettes, hamburger and potatoes. Negatives- we were given a pricey 'summer wine' after we were told that regular wines were not available. Additional costs on items in the bill, including paying 3.40 for two small pieces of...More

Thank truffles50
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Noticing my earlier very negative review about this place, I thought I would update it here. I have been returning to Montesquiu almost once a week for the past few years as it's conveniently close to where I live. Although the staff is very friendly...More

Thank Alberginia
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Recommended to us at our hotel and of course it is where the locals hang out. Excellent variety, quick and friendly service, nice atmosphere. Good value for a casual and easy night.More

Thank Focusman
DryMartiniJDLM, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Montesquiu, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience, Focusman. Montesquiu is an icon inspired in the old cellars and a reference in Barcelona’s food culture. A meeting point for locals as you has written in your review. Renowned for a wide selection of excellent tapas, including the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mandri, 56, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona
  • Phone Number: +34 934 17 30 61
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Description
Montesquiu tapas bar in Calle Mandri in Barcelona became, since it was opened in 1952, a meeting point for students and young middle class people, where they shared beer and tapas like: bravas, calamares a la romana, callos, etc. In 1990 it was acquired by Javier de las Muelas who wanted to maintain the charm and philosophy of this bar. The terrace and the bar was increased and refurbished, but the excellent tapas remained the identify of Javier de las Muelas, including the famous bravas, as well as new tapas like: omelette shrimp, marinated dogfish, assortment of hamburgers, roast suckling pig, oxtail and tataki. The menu was also extended with Javier de las Muelas famous cocktails. The result, a refined bar where you can have tapas, plenty of snacks and cocktails in a relax enviorenment being serviced by efficient and friendly team.