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Santa Monica

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Placa Reial 11, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 01 13 64
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Oslo, Norway
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate tapas, which was very good. However, we missed a few more meat dishes, like chicken or meatballs. The sangria at this place is the best I ever had, as was the bruschettas on the tapas. The service was slow, which draws the experience down. Took a long time to take orders, get the bill, etc, and we waited... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant for dinner and it was a bit difficult to separate from other restaurants nearby. The staff were very polite and the food was great. Very impressed!

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UK
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We were seated quickly and got told at the door by the staff that first drink is free. The waitress took our order quickly and the food was served at no time. Portion is bigger than we expected and we felt full half way though. The starter of a kid's menu(€11) is more like a main course portion. It's not... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Average food and poor service. Staff seemed totally overwhelmed by our group (admittedly large, but the restaurant was almost empty when we arrived). It was 20 minutes before our orders were even taken and approaching an hour before the food arrived. We chose beef stroganoff, but when we ordered were told that it was actually made with pork! There are... More 

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Thank Owen M
Queens Village, New York, USA
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This small restaurant adjacent to the ever active and busy placa reial is a nice quiet spot for a bite. The service was fine. The ordered green salad was replete with fresh vegetables and a better dish than most restaurants. Don't expect fine dining but do expect eat able dishes at reasonable prices.

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Longmont, United States
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275 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Took the L3 metro to Liceu station on La Rambla and walked to Placa Reial for dinner at Restaurant Santa Monica on the SE corner. Shared a goats cheese salad and chicken paella for dinner. The salad was excellent with a large slab of goats cheese on top. The paella was mostly rice with a few vegetables and a couple... More 

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Thank Ronald L
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Originally wanted to go next door but they were fully booked. Ended up at Santa Monica because they seemed decent. However, very poor service and generic food. Also was given some table tax at the last minute. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND EATING HERE.

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Las Vegas
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

If you are looking for an excellent meal, exciting eclectic decor, cleanliness, and attentive service, look no further than this restaurant which stands out like a jewel on Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain! My sister, travel companion, and I had an unforgettable lunch in early August and we will surely return on a future trip. Our servers Leo and Nina... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The location is probably the only thing this place had going for it. After a long walk around La Rambla you'd assume anywhere on the square would be decent quality but this place was really poor. Slow and unattentive service, terrible food and not particularly cheap either. Don't make same mistake as us and settle for places like this just... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Great location with a good atmosphere. Front row seats is a must to watch the street entertainment. Service and food was good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa Reial 11, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933 01 13 64

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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