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Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta s/n | En la playa, a la altura de la calle Andrea Doria, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 24 07 07
12:00 - 17:00
20:30 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 20:30 - 22:30
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Bridport, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Got a table inside for Sunday lunch about 3.30, having failed to find any capacity in the Port Olimpic. Hottest day of the year so far, but a cool sea breeze meant sitting outside once the sun went round was too cold. Service friendly and obliging, considering the pressure of work, but we got individual seafood paellas with/without shells served... More 

Thank Fermor9
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a Sunday in February and sat in the terrace. The menu looked nice and they had a terrace which we liked. (They charge an extra 10% on the bill for sitting here.) They were quite busy which seemed to me like it would be a great spot. We ordered croquettes to start which we're average for... More 

Thank chriskgchef
Barcelona, Spain
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Had an unexpected lunch here. Truly surprising for the quality of service and value. Great location, good arroz negro and high quality jam on Iberico. Small point of improvement: Clean your chairs Will certainly come back! !!

Thank Guillaume6910
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314 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very nice atmosphere, right on the beach. Great views. The food was very good and they had at least one vegan option. I could have stayed all day.

Thank JazboOttawa
Geneva, Switzerland
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We tried to get a coffee here. They refused to serve us. Never seen anything like this! I understand that Sunday might be busy, but there are ways to handle it.

Thank vgpalmieri
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I was there a couple of years ago and the food was okay like nothing special but you could have a decent paella with a cerveza at an acceptable price. I didn't remember it was so dirty as I noticed today. Everything is so touristic that no one even cares to serve the food on a clean dish. It's just... More 

Thank longisland85
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Very expensive Extremely over priced Food, for the quality offered, Very rude waiters the food Arrived really late, then when it arrived it was raw, we complained they have refused to change it, Intermittent Wifi internet Connection that keeps disconnecting, Waiter is very aggressive he literly throughs the food on the table and leaves, was a total disapointment

Thank Omar T
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

There are many beachside bars along the 5km Barcelona Beach area. This one, the Sal Cafe near the Hospitalet is one of the very best. Great portions of well cooked food friendly staff and great service. Eat inside or on the terrace. Good atmosphere for solos couples or families

Thank JohnFatman
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114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this place whilst at the beach. Absolutely fantastic. The arrives, the food, everything! Make sure you visit!

Thank elliefont
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Everything is really bad here. Everything. The service the food and it's also really expensive! I don't removed any one to eat here. It's really a touris trap

Thank Lalejja

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$41
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
20:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 17:00
20:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta s/n | En la playa, a la altura de la calle Andrea Doria, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932 24 07 07
Sal Café has an enviable position on Barcelona beach, facing the Mediterranean Sea. Its cooking intertwines Mediterranean tradition with cuisine from other whereabouts, such as Japan, Indonesia or Brazil. The restaurant is decorated with retro touches and a nod towards the 1970s, which gives it a welcoming feel day and night. Sal Café’s size allows it to cater large events, for more than 250 people. It is open all year round and can organise breakfasts, lunches, dinners and any other events for both corporate and private celebrations.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barceloneta

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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