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La Cova Fumada

Calle Baluard, 56, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 21 40 61
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sardines” (38 reviews)
“octopus” (38 reviews)
“calamar” (11 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 13:00 Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Calle Baluard, 56, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re looking for a truly local experience, it can’t get better than this. This is a small hole-in-the-wall kind of place which offers the best tapas in Barcelona. You can go to the fancy places but the hospitality and quality of food you get...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ambreend2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrive early, be patient and prepare to eat some of the best food in town, start with the bombas, the mejillones andthe oan con tomat. Tnen keep going, everything in the menu is fresh and excellent and cooked right there. Then finish with another bomba......More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Explorer1963
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

This place is amaziiiiinnnnngggg!!! Food is so tasty and very authentic. The restaurant itself looks very traditional and has been there for long long times. Most of the customers were regular locals when we there, it's such a nice ambiance. I will definetly visit this...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ekingulen
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

The seafood was very fresh, this indeed a must to try in Barcelona. The neighborhood is lovely and typical.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank karlou83
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Followed a friends recommendation, took a while to find Lacova Fumada but we new we found it by the line up outside. No flashy signs or name on the building. Just a simple piece of paper with the hours and a bunch of hungry people...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank OgreYVR
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Very loud and crowded, hars to find place to sit. But you get spanish feel here and ita fun to have tapas and beer next to the bar. Great la bombas!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Liucija B
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

No name door. Just red door with A4 printed their name. Full packed. Rustic. Straightforward. Don’t expect them to be chatty their busy. Order. Drink.Eat. Go thats what they do and that you too! My best garlic bread ever.addictive. They use garlic aioli instead of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jake O
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Easy to find. Get there early as the locals know how good this place is and it opens at noon and closed nights. Very friendly and great food. Great value. A must visit If your looking for the real thing. Wow

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 988aldod
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

This place was always crowded as I was told. Got a place at the bar. Ate like the locals while standing. Service was quick and barman was friendly. The sardines and octopus were very fresh and tasty.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank HYWC
Reviewed 11 October 2018

When there is a long line outside waiting for a table, with both locals and tourists, you know it must be good. The mood in this unique place is upbeat. The food, which includes various seafood tapas and other delights, is very fresh and well...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Sandy and Mark K
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
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25 August 2018|
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Response from libnisantanapr | Reviewed this property |
16 July 2018|
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Response from hollym341 | Reviewed this property |
I think they just do the same menu all day which is a tapas menu, I think I included a photo of it on my review if you look back
16 July 2018|
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Response from E924VOstevej | Reviewed this property |
can’t speak to this with any certainty but I’ve heard the place is open earlier than other joints. I would not count on a different menu being in place, though they may have specials from the morning’s catch (until they are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$39 - US$49
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:15
09:00 - 15:15
09:00 - 15:15
09:00 - 15:15
18:00 - 20:15
09:00 - 15:15
18:00 - 20:15
09:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Baluard, 56, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932 21 40 61
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