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La Cova Fumada

Calle Baluard, 56, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 21 40 61
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“sardines” (31 reviews)
“calamari” (42 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Calle Baluard, 56, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Quick review for a lighting speed, but taste bud-caressing, lunch. Well seasoned hands in the kitchen. Friendly faced staff are weaving from packed table to packed table. There are scrunched napkins on the floor and a rough and ready table awaits Beth and I as...More

Thank JSpencer82
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Probably the best eating place to Barceloneta. Nonstop overcrowded because the food is wow. We went there in 2pm,wait over 30 minutes to enter inside, but what a food what a taste! Very cheap and delicious calamari, octopus clams, shrimps and fish, and bombas(potato fried...More

Thank anton m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time a friend says they are headed to Barcelona, I insist they eat here. Typically open only from 900h - 1300h, it is open to 1800h on Fridays, closed Sunday. Small, friendly, near the beach (and the fishermen), the food is a step above...More

Thank travelfoodieSeattle
Reviewed 1 week ago

(First, bring Cash...no cards accepted) Man this place was amazing right in the hidden streets. My wife and I read many of the posting as our last day was approaching and decided to give it a try. We really wished we found this place much...More

Thank Jim_Texas_M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this place, thanks to TripiAdvisor and google maps. No sign outside so easy to miss. So use your phone to find it. Once there we weren't disappointed. The staff were amazing and the seafood was to die for. We ate so much and...More

Thank Sabe K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’d planned to visit after reading reviews online detailing fresh seafood! The reviews also mentioned that you can miss it from outside, they weren’t wrong. If you judged it from its decor you wouldn’t go in but then you’d miss out on truly outstanding food...More

1  Thank Holly M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hole in the wall, that's the description, no fancy boards, you blink fast you might miss it. Found this place using trip advisor and google maps to locate it as there is no signage at all. Great authentic food full of locals, that is what...More

1  Thank chantel k
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

The best seafood tapas I've had in Barcelona....no wonder this restaurant has no fancy sigboards... Just an old tin plate with timings... The Octopus was cooked to prefection...Coming from a tiny coastal state in India, we are particular about Sardines and Mackarels... The Sardines here...More

1  Thank DjangoIndiano
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

If you want an authentic Spanish meal come here. Had lunch here today and the food was the best. Had artichokes, shrimp, fish , bombas, and house white wine. Everything was just delicious. Bill was 37 euros. Best meal we have had in the past...More

1  Thank tej70
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

What a gem, we absolutely loved our meal and experience. Used trip advisor and google maps to locate as they don't have any signage, and very unassuming looking from outside. We caught the bus and then an easy stroll to restaurant. Have to wait for...More

1  Thank acdc_sa
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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Kate C
26 November 2017|
Response from ElizabethBCN | Reviewed this property |
No..not likely...as it's both a Monday and a bank holuday.
Cathy C
31 August 2017|
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Response from JGordicho | Reviewed this property |
No reservations for this place... As soon as you arrive you give your name to the waiter... If you go in the weenkend, go early because they close really early. It normally takes arround 20min to get seated. ENJOY!
Cathy C
31 August 2017|
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Response from Elisabetta G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply..... no, you can’t reserve, and this is one of the reason why it is so nice and funny to go there. Queuing can be very interesting!! A solution can be to pass by far before the time you want to go... 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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