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El Born / La Ribera
0.1 km from Museu Picasso
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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European, Spanish, Catalan
FEATURES
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Authentic Tapas ,great atmosphere lovely lady at door making sure people happy while you wait, a queue even early but so worth it ,food was great, not over priced,cava lovely will be back !

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Got table without queuing , tried to get in here in June but wait was too big, great service and awesome tapas Whats not to like

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The services was great. It’s a fast-paced busy restaurant but our waitress was attentive and excited about the food. She answered our questions and made a few recommendations which were helpful. The food, though, was the best tapas we’ve every had. The omelets, fried anchovies,...etc etc. were fresh and delicious. Add a few cold beers and we ate more than we should have. We arrived around 1:00pm and waited about 10 minutes for a table. However, when we left there was a crowd outside. The experience was great and we would happily eat there again.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It doesn’t get more rustic or authentic than this. The food was incredible (chickpeas a must) and the owner and waiters/waitresses were so kind and welcoming. Cannot wait to go back some day.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2022 via mobile

Quite simply amazing. We stopped by for tapas after hearing about the place and buying a picture of the front of the building from an art gallery which I also recommend visiting. GALERIA MAXÓ. This is Catalonia at its best. There are a lot of...fish choices which are not my thing but also lots of other options. It is busy but it has a fast turn around. so anyone queuing didn't wait long at all. Can't recommend this place enough and even finding it from Placa de Catalunya is a walking treat.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 19 July 2022 via mobile

Just returned after 6 years and this is still a must visit restaurant. It’s worth waiting to get in and enjoy the unique atmosphere. Cava delicious and food outstanding. If you tip they will ring the bell, so a good deal

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 13 July 2022

A must see/try when in Barcelona 🥰 great food and service. Don t miss it. Right next to the great Moco museum.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 30 June 2022

The variety, the taste, the authenticity and the presentation is first class. Just can't believe a place could be such perfectly perfect.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 22 June 2022

I was recommended this place from a friend, and the wait was definitely worth it. Queued for about 30 minutes outside waiting for a table, of which we was offered a drink whilst we waited (lovely touch). The food was absolutely incredible and the staff...was even better. Will be returning every time i come back to Barcelona. The Octopus melts in your mouth, calamari was fantastic, and everything else we tried was spot on. Thank you for a great eveningMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 6 June 2022

This place is the ❤️ heart and soul of Barcelona! We fly from Florida just to experience your bubbly atmosphere delicious authentic tapas and friendly family. Thank you for making everyday special! Your sweet personality makes the line go quickly and we will always return....Thank you for making everyday special!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 23 May 2022 via mobile

Very busy but brilliant atmosphere, it's quite a small restaurant but always people queuing for a table and it was worth the wait. Recommended to come here by our walking tour guide. Great tapas, best we had in Barcelona and very nice house cava which...went down extremely quickly! Would recommend to anyone, you will be shoulder to shoulder with others in some areas but embrace it!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 6 May 2022 via mobile

A great buzzy vibe food tasty and a pleasure to find and well worth the wait. Definitely not main stream don’t shout to loud it will spoil it👍

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 May 2022 via mobile

The vibe in this places is priceless!! Besides the food being amazing, the actual vibe of the people there were amazing and it made you feel like you’re a local in barcelona. The waiters are so nice and were very friendly. There was a line...so maybe try to go earlier than planned. The food was amazing specially if you like seafood.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 20 April 2022

I love cava and tapas, so this is my happy place. Have now visited twice with family and friends, once we queued half an hour early and managed to get a table, the second time we ate standing at the bar. They make their own...cava which is delicious and comes in Kilner bottles. The food is delightful: my son was still thinking about the pork dish several days later! The pasta dish with meat and cheese is insanely moreish. The fresh anchovies are banging. I could list every dish with an admiring adjective but you get the picture. We just asked the lovely people serving to bring us their recommendations, and they did. We were blessed to be visiting in a group of five so we ate most things on the menu, including the custard dessert to finish. We ate and drank far more than was necessary (but frankly it would have been rude to have eaten less) and it came to £172 in sterling on my bill for the five of us. I can't wait to return.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 5 April 2022

If you wanna avoid the crowd you should go there by 12 pm just when they are opening. If you are late for 15-20 minutes the whole place will be full and you will have to wait. Once you sit down, be brave and order...the most unusual thing and it will probably be perfect. We ordered olives stuffed w/ real anchovies, mussels in escabetx sauce and baby squid with sta. pau beans. The squid dish was one of the best dishes I've ever eaten in Barcelona. It was extraordinary. If you love seafood with a balance of salt, olive oil and carbs, you must try it.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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It's really small place and really hard to find a place to sit. Most of the people are standing. However I saw couples or friend groups there. If you go early you might find a place.
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Response from Vikavei | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that they take reservations. It's more of a first come first served situation. I would strongly recommend to go earlier before they open especially if it's a larger group of people.
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