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El Xiringo

#709 of 7,627 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Barceloneta
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Cr. Sant Carles no23 | La Barceloneta, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 24 75 45
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Today
13:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 23:30
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Thu - Mon 13:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up here for a late lunch around 3pm after the place we wanted to go to was closed, it was not a busy place. Staff was ok but the special arroz negro had nothing to do with arroz negro, more of a paella with some ink. Rice could have done with a bit more cooking time, very crunchy.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I normally avoid La Barceloneta but a local friend recommended this tiny restaurant very strongly so we decided to give it a try. The owner is typically Catalan, he is slightly distant to start with but if he realises that his passions are your passions, then he turns into one of the warmest people I have ever met. So in... More 

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Shanghai, China
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82 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Checked TripAdvisor for a good Restuarant in the area as staying by Port Vell. Initially the restaurants on the waterfront come up, however El Xiringo in La Barceloneta showed up with good reviews. So made a booking directly on TripAdvisor which on arrival was confirmed ( Good result) and arrived just on 8.30 pm. The owner was just opening the... More 

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Surrey
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

My mother and I were exploring the fisherman's village in hope of finding a traditional Spanish fish restaurant. Frantically searching on trip advisor to find others reviews we came across this restaurant. I can honestly say that this is the best Paella that we have ever tasted. The service was fab and the food was even better. We will be... More 

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Thank TeamBlythe
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We were here on the tripadvisor recomandation. Small portions and little expensive 20 euro about 100-120g grilled octopus without anything... The seafood salad was tasty but with small pieces of mussels stone... Not for kids...

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Thank Mariana S
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I went there 2 days ago with a friend. An italian guy who lives in Barcelona told us to go there if we want to eat a great Paella, so we went. We ordered gazpacho, which was good, and seafood paella. It wasnt so bad, really tasty but I would have preferred having more mussels, clams and shimps. Thats why... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We keep going back to el xiringuo and enjoy a real feast every time we go. We usually order the dishes we love: almejas with cava sauce, grilled octopus (the best in BCN), seared tuna and one of the rices. We had the veggie rice with truffle which was amazing. Really fantastic little restaurant

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Thank Laurent G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Will admit this restaurant is off the beaten track and not the main promenade, plus it can only seat (we calculated) 7 groups; however my partner and I had the seafood paella (needs to be shared) and my god!! This was without doubt the best paella I ever had! Ignoring that the 3 other couples there at the same time... More 

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Thank Matthew W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

For appetizer we had squids in their dyes croquettes which were to die for... As main dish we ate a paella with fish and gambas and it was awesome!!! And for dessert we had a chocolate cake "with a surprise"...

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Thank Adriana G
Harwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We had booked this restaurant for the night of a local festival, we went past earlier in the day, nearly cancelled as it is small and not particularly inviting. WRONG! it is small but the food and service were great in the evening. A small but well balanced menu with good local and seasonal food.The wine list is absent and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$44
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 23:30
Monday
13:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 23:30
Thursday
13:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 23:30
Friday
13:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 23:30
Saturday
13:00 - 16:00
21:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cr. Sant Carles no23 | La Barceloneta, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932 24 75 45

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barceloneta

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Barceloneta
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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