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La Fonda

Carrer dels Escudellers, 10, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 01 75 15
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“paella” (251 reviews)
“black rice” (21 reviews)
“fideua” (19 reviews)
Open Now
13:00 - 23:30All hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Carrer dels Escudellers, 10, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

From the ratings on Trip Advisor, I had higher expectations. There was a wait to be seated, which is usually a good sign. Not in this case. The staff was completely disengaged. When asking for recommendations, they offered very little advice or suggestions. It took...More

Thank Rshadgriifin
Reviewed 2 days ago

Found this restaurant off the Rambla and my wife and I really enjoyed the meal. A good atmosphere, good service and tasty food. The only problem I had was that I had the entrecôte and could have done with a steak knife..... Lots around us...More

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a busy spot. My friend had previously visited and knew of the good value and tasty food, others had too due to the busy nature of the tables surrounding us. We visited around 8pm on a weekend and got a table immediately. Groups...More

Thank A1observer
Reviewed 6 days ago

well to be honest i love their paella, went there 3 to 4 times and they never changed their service. its not about a specific staff its just the whole management is terrible. their meals takes 45 min to come, and the staff are so...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The restaurant looks better from outside than it really is. I ordered octopus for the starter and seafood rice and it wasn't bad.

Thank Julian R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I love paella and this is one of the main reason we travel to Barcelona. We did lots of research and after much choosing and we all the reviews recently make by others we came to this place after a short tour...More

Thank EricChai
BEANDILANA, Gerente at La Fonda, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Eric Chai, We appreciate your opinion and your time to give us the opportunity to improve our services. I would also like to apologize if you don´t enjoy our paella. We always elaborate our meals with fresh products of the season to get the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with brother whilst on holiday and very impressed with both service and quality of food. Thought there'd been a mistake when we received the bill but it turns out it's just very reasonably priced!

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought finding a good authentic paella would be difficult to find while trying to eat out on a budget but La Fonda offers a variety of paellas for a great price. The three of us shared the mixed paella which cost €10.95 per person...More

Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fine looking place but the service and food the worst for a very long time. The waiter did not speak English and had no interest in understanding. Five out of twelve parts of our order were wrong or missing. Main course came with the starters...More

Thank Benedikt M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First off, the paella has gluten! We almost assumed that it didn't but luckily we ordered some appetizers and the waitress told us that they put flour in the paella. One of my students is gluten free and it could have caused some major problems....More

Thank Joe M
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this
picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of
Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days
under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War
with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and
authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be
thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas
brought to life by the many small bars and local
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Anna M
17 April 2017|
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Response from Laura B | Reviewed this property |
If I am not wrong, yes :)
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Tianning H
19 June 2016|
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Response from Lorenzo M | Reviewed this property |
The do no accept reservations, you'll have to cue outside, the place is very big and generally is not too long before you get a table
19 August 2015|
Response from BEANDILANA | Property representative |
Good Afternoon Mayla. Thanks for your enquiry. We are so sorry but we dont accept bookings at our restaurant La Fonda. Best wishes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
13:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer dels Escudellers, 10, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933 01 75 15
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