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El Bitxo

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El Born / La Ribera
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Verdaguer i Callas 9 | a lado de "El Palau de la Música", 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 68 17 08
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13:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 01:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to this place after dinner for dessert. We just happen to stumble upon it . So we went inside and Got a lava cake and Chocolate cake. They were very good!. The deserts were very cheap too. The bartender was extremely nice and friendly. (Her name is Ivanna) I do recommend this place for dessert and after dinner... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

super small bar with great food and wine (the best wines order a bottle), jazz music and warm ambient! a great place for meeting up with friends, small talks and just enjoy! might be full and don't take reservations

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this tiny tapas bar in the late afternoon and were pleasantly surprised by the superb meal we had and the kindness of the owner. It was a wonderful way to relax and take a break from visiting the district. We came back later in the evening another day but unfortunately it was chock full.

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District VII / Jewish Quarter, Hungary
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was amazing. It's small and tucked in a little alley, but the food is incredible. Try the coffee smoked salmon with ginger and wasabi cream!

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The best tapas bars need bookings and not pushchair friendly. This place was recommended to us and did not disappoint. Super friendly service and very accommodating. A small venue, but fit our pushchair in.

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Frisco, Texas
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a crowded area, so we were happy to find an open table at El Bixto to have drinks and tapas before the concert. Cozy atmosphere with friendly and prompt service.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Just across the street from the place we loved the most in Barcelona, Palau de la Musica, we also found the best Tapas Bar: El Bitxo. A very small place (not more than 20 seats) with fantastic food and fantastic Cava. Very authentic tiny place although the waitress spoke very good English. Do yourselves a favor, especially if you're in... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We came in for the decor which looked really nice, and had fresh flowers etc. but the rest was disappointing. There are only about 6 tables but 3 tables were served before us, even though we were sitting right in front of the bar, including a group of 4 behind us before we'd even been given a menu. We were... More 

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Clare Valley, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

El Bixto in the Barri Gothic is a must visit for authentic Catalan food and wine in a nice lane way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

There are not enough adjectives in the English language to describe how amazing this restaurant is! I went here with a friend, we were having a long weekend away. She had lived in Barcelona for a year a few years ago and raved about this place. I can. It agree more! The salmon in coffee is divine, the potatoes glorious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 01:00
Monday
13:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 01:00
Thursday
13:00 - 01:00
Friday
13:00 - 01:00
Saturday
13:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Verdaguer i Callas 9 | a lado de "El Palau de la Música", 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 932 68 17 08

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighbourhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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