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Merendero de la Mari

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Placa Pau Vila 1 Port Vell, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 21 31 41
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
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122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant is located on the waterfront, in the tourist area. There are a lot of people around, there are no free tables. Perhaps this is why the quality of the dishes is not very high. We ordered sea food, we were satisfied. Although I would like of course more!

Thank Sergey R
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two dishes of paella with poor qty of fish Really expensive .highly recommended to avoid. Poor quality but expensive

Thank aleraija65
Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was okay. We both had fisherman's paelle which was really nice initially but after a few bites it was just extremely salty. Couldn't finish it. Ordered lots of water to drink! Location of restaurant is nice by the Marina. When I came to paying, I asked for the bill and 20 minutes later after trying to get various... More 

Thank minihilda
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Average food. Extortionate prices due to the amazing location 4 Euros for bread we didn't ask for. Location is beautiful but only come here if you look like you have a lot of money as the staff seem disinterested otherwise.

Thank Ben Y
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Group of work colleagues dinner during MWC Food was good. Liked the tuna carpaccio and cod paella. Seabass was OK as well. Nice dessert selection. Nothing overly special but you will enjoy your meal, no complaints Location is amazing, we sat outside and enjoyed the breeze. Gets a bump on that alone Staff ranged from very friendly and warm to... More 

Thank Mohammed A
Lisbon, Portugal
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had dinner at Merendero de la Mari some years after my previous visits and the expected quality and service were still there. Food is all fantastic, the service was great. Don't miss it.

Thank Joao L
Athens, Greece
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was Saturday night. Our guide suggested we visit this place so I really got worried when at 8.30 the place was close to empty. Well, it never became crowded but the food was good, the view was great and the service was OK (great it was not). Overall, it was a good experience and a walk by the yaghts... More 

Thank AlextheGreat224
Barcelona, Spain
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At first moment thought it was too Touristic but everything we tried was delicious. Also the attention of the waiters was great!

Thank Simón L
London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is tasty and varied, staff are helpful and experienced. I would happily revisit this restaurant. I visited in Feb is was not so busy but can imagine in the summer months a reservation would be needed.

Thank juliemurphy12016
Milan, Italy
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We had a very good paella. Elegant environment with good service (nice but not too formal). Considering the location and the quality, the price is absolutely fair

Thank PaoloLuglio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
13:00 - 16:00
20:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa Pau Vila 1 Port Vell, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932 21 31 41

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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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