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La Gavina

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Plaza Pau Vila, 1, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 21 20 41
12:00 - 23:30
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New York City, New York
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

La Gavian was reccomended by the hotel and when i arrived i realized it was were i ate on the last visit( also recc by hotel) the food is terrific and the out door terrace wonderful great for people watching. Mostly tourists but a great experience. Loved the service. There is a waitress who only pours free Cava...

Thank lane624
Markdorf, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice location at the old harbour. Mainly fish and paella but only one dish for vegetarians (who respect meat and fish). Good tapas and service was friendly. Prices are acceptable for the location.

Thank VioToBe22222
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate here on our last day and absolutely loved it! Location is great by the harbour. Staff were great and extremely helpful! Food quality was amazing - we both had different types of paella and loved it! Not the cheapest but would highly recommend!

Thank Matt022
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171 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This strip of restaurants is very attractive, but the food in La Gavina did not blow me away. The location is good, and the service OK, but this really is catering for the masses with no particular flare or individuality.

Thank brd_london
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overlooking Marina and yachts. Wonderful atmosphere with excellent quality of food and wines. Had a group of 20 and we all enjoyed there so much. Service of staff is superb. Worth visiting.

Thank Bimal B
Bolton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice restaurant in a nice location in the harbour. The sangria, the paella and the fish are all excellent, the staff is nice. Go there you will not be disappointed. Easy access by metro or from the rambla

Thank Fabrice V
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've checked the menu on our walk from the sea; well, due to in all restautarants around it was pretty the same, we've chose La Gavina - place look like having more tables for us to choose. And, have to sau, the location was only one good thing restaurant offered for us.. At first we've ordered Campari Spritz & paella... More 

Thank Vaiva K
Cork, Ireland
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75 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is in a super location, right on the waterfront. The food is reasonable, but expensive for what it is. I guess you are paying for the location. You won't find too many locals eating here!!!

Thank tomcot
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is very lovely, the food is amazing and the personnel is very kind, fast, very well organized, and they work as a team, making sure you get a top class experience. They know various languages, so is very easy to get along even if you don't know Spanish. We had a bottle of wine, paellas, calamari and octopus.... More 

Thank iamdeea
New York City, New York
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706 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked down to the port on a beautiful sunny day and stopped to eat some paella on a restaurant facing the water. We had a nice glass of chilled Chardonnay and we tried a seafood paella and a chicken and pork paella. Both were the same basis and they added the diff toppings. Both were too oily and nothing... More 

Thank Karen S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$43
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Pau Vila, 1, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932 21 20 41
Framed in the restored Palau del Mar building since 1993, at the foot of the Mediterranean Sea, but with history andexperience accumulated since the 1930's. Mediterranean and seafood cuisine, with a large terrace in front of the harbor that has a capacity for 400 guests. New fully equipped indoor dining rooms where, as well as tasting our gastronomy, to hold meetings, presentations or conferences. We evolve respecting the tradition and the flavor of our dishes.

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San Jose, California
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Neighbourhood Profile
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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