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Xaica Restaurant

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El Raval
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c/ Jovellanos, 5-7, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 17 85 43
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I honestly thought the arrogance and unfriendliness of the staff here was a joke and something that people visited this place for,but no its no joke. As for the food,it may be cheap but my meal consisting of a simple burger and chips was inedible!

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Thank Pat G
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in here for drinks and Tapas after a long afternoon travelling. We weren't disappointed. We sat at the bar but because the 4 of us ordered the set menu Tapas (£14 per head) we were shown to a table, where another table was promptly pulled up to take the strain of all the food as it came out of... More 

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Thank Clare M
Bolton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We visit this little restaurant every year when we visit Barcelona. It isn't posh or fancy but it is a lovely friendly place with fantastic tapas dishes. Many locals eat here, which is usually a good sign, and they make lovely sangria!

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Thank Julie2309
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

When i was a student in Barcelona 5 years ago I used to have lunch in Xaica. For just 10 euros I've got hell a lot of food! Portions were so big, it was enough to eat 1 lunch and survive through the day. So, 5 years later, i brought my husband here to share memories. Well... set menu is... More 

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Thank Elena J
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

This restaurant serves authentic catalunian dishes that is delicious and has a big serving. I love their paella, Price is affordable. The waiters though speaks limited english. It is mostly locals who eat here . Perfect meal after a day of shopping .

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Thank Restlesspinay
Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Arrogant bartender. If you want to feel like you are an outsider - go here! Beer tastes like beer. We've been to 4-5 bars tonight and this is the worst. I think 2 beers on tap, probably one as when we asked we were looked at like less than life.

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Thank Greg D
Warrington, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

We had the 9.75 menu and found the food to be simple but good and tasty. The price included 3 courses, bread and half a bottle of wine. The atmosphere was lively. Our only criticism would be the speed of service which was much too fast. The main course was delivered before my husband had finished his starter.

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Thank Alison M
New York, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

We were just walking around and chanced upon this restaurant near Placa Catalyuna. They had a tourist menu for 14 Euros and decided to give it a shot. WOW!!! Appetizer, Main Course, Dessert and Drink. All I can say is if you can find it, go. Well worth visiting this small gem for a home cooked meal style of atmosphere... More 

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Thank hleenj
Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

I love this place! the staff here might not speak English but their food here is so good! they will cook the food for you once u order it so everything is fresh out of the pot! Try their tourist menu! it's crazy a lot of food. Black and seafood Paella is a must try. it's where the locals dine!

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our tapas here. It looked very small from the outside but was much bigger when you went in. lots of TVs with sport on but not obtrusive. Well frequented by local workers always a good sign. Good value for money

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: c/ Jovellanos, 5-7, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighbourhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: +34 933 17 85 43

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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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El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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