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Restaurante Montesquiu

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Mandri, 56, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 17 30 61
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12:00 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Service and very good food. A big selection with special menus and flexible to changes. Will come back!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And the reason why is because the food was so good and the service beyond great. And it is a small local restaurant with an outside seating area. Which is where we sat as it was a a beautiful evening. So first honourable shout out to Silvia, whose English was impeccable and service beyond kind and excellent. We ordered, and... More 

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Thank beverlyt20152015
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Come here, Sit at the bar, ask for recommendations, order the hot tapas and enjoy! Local flavor, beautiful ambiance, great service. The best thing you can do to enjoy a dinner.

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Thank Charles L
Poole, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Friendly staff, very good seafood, freshly sourced and cooked Very popular with the locals. It is important to arrive before 10 to get a table. The average price is around 25 euros/ per person..

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Thank CALEMR
Victoria
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel;) Positives- croquettes, hamburger and potatoes. Negatives- we were given a pricey 'summer wine' after we were told that regular wines were not available. Additional costs on items in the bill, including paying 3.40 for two small pieces of bread that we did not order. Desserts- instant pudding Ambience is fine, but note that... 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
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Noticing my earlier very negative review about this place, I thought I would update it here. I have been returning to Montesquiu almost once a week for the past few years as it's conveniently close to where I live. Although the staff is very friendly and helpful, they can be overstretched at times on particularly busy nights. Food has not... More 

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Global Aussies
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Recommended to us at our hotel and of course it is where the locals hang out. Excellent variety, quick and friendly service, nice atmosphere. Good value for a casual and easy night.

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Thank Focusman
DryMartiniJDLM, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Montesquiu, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience, Focusman. Montesquiu is an icon inspired in the old cellars and a reference in Barcelona’s food culture. A meeting point for locals as you has written in your review. Renowned for a wide selection of excellent tapas, including the famous bravas, omelette shrimp, marinated dogfish, assortment of hamburgers, roast suckling pig, oxtail and tataki,... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Menu very complete, including amazing pizzas, fresh fish and great meat!! My kids love it and the staff is really friendly. Great place for family or friends. Couples too!

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Thank Adomhower
DryMartiniJDLM, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Restaurante Montesquiu, responded to this review

Great review! Thanks. Yes! Our main concept consists to create a refined bar experience where you can have tapas, snacks and cocktails in a relax and familiar atmosphere. See you soon! More 

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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

This place is a tradition for us, we go back every summer as soon as we get to BCN, it is not in a touristic area. This is a real restaurant of good quality food for locals, the menu is a mix of very traditional dishes with some of more modern twist, but all of them share the high quality... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Food was good, but if you're not speaking Spanish, avoid this place. Everything on the menu came up with between 3 and 5 euros added on on the bill, including the rock hard bits of bread we didn't ask for.

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Thank Lewis H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 16:30
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mandri, 56, 08022 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona
  • Phone Number: +34 934 17 30 61
Description
Montesquiu tapas bar in Calle Mandri in Barcelona became, since it was opened in 1952, a meeting point for students and young middle class people, where they shared beer and tapas like: bravas, calamares a la romana, callos, etc. In 1990 it was acquired by Javier de las Muelas who wanted to maintain the charm and philosophy of this bar. The terrace and the bar was increased and refurbished, but the excellent tapas remained the identify of Javier de las Muelas, including the famous bravas, as well as new tapas like: omelette shrimp, marinated dogfish, assortment of hamburgers, roast suckling pig, oxtail and tataki. The menu was also extended with Javier de las Muelas famous cocktails. The result, a refined bar where you can have tapas, plenty of snacks and cocktails in a relax enviorenment being serviced by efficient and friendly team.

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