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Bar Pinotxo

#229 of 8,102 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
El Raval
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Rambla, 91. Mercat de la Boqueria, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 17 17 31
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06:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 06:00 - 16:00
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Singapore
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was given the name of this establishment by a well-travelled cousin. The problem with eating based on recommendations, especially for a place that's been in business for a long time, is that although the food is undoubtedly good, you're not sure whether it was worth the price. Nice large prawns, perfect grilled, but 17 euros for 4 pieces? Hmmm.... More 

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Thank Leebyjeebies
Tempe, Arizona
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good place in the market - open really early in the morning and close around 4pm. We were here twice and tried many different dishes. Try the chickpea and bean dishes. The acidity in these dishes is so refreshing and help balancing out the seafood and beef cheek/ tripe dishes!

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Thank stephanieetienne
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were wondering around the market in the morning and looking for a place to eat. We ended up coming here after I saw the trip advisor sign (thanks everyone). We quickly got a seat and asked for a menu. The server told me there wasn't a menu ... but he would glad to explain to me what there is.... More 

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Birmingham
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came early for breakfast at 08.30, 2 of us had a Xuixos filled with crema catalana, they were delicious, then we saw ppl eating the chickpeas even though it was so early, so we had a plate of them as well, and they were the best dish I had eaten in Barcelona! This is a great place, very busy but... More 

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Dublin
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This place has been here for 50 years and is one of the most famous places in the boqueria. Juanito the owner doesn't speak much English, but loves to pose for photos and is a real character. His nephew Jordi will take over the family business eventually. When you come into the boqueria, turn right and it's right at the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The atmosphere surrounding the bar is just incredible, situated in the middle of the market you are surrounded by people and market stalls. The food was very good, we had the king prawns and the baby squid which was perfect to put us on for a few hours. Service was very attentive and an overall very enjoyable experience.

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Lithuania
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

So tiny, and so tasty restourant - recommend. Where is amazing work off best staff, barmens, and - food sinchronize. Realy recommend for all - who want take tour in La Boquarie market and eat real food "on foot" :)

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Thank Evaldas P
New York, NY
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578 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This place is great! Fun place for a few small plates and a cold glass of beer. Always packed but seats open up with frequency. The famous Juan from the Rick Steves videos, great to see him. Such a friendly guy. Food was great with the highlights the chickpea dish and the braised oxtail. So delicious.

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Thank jwobkk
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Go for an early lunch; wait until someone leaves if it's crowded; try everything you can eat. Chat with people both serving and around you. Fabulous!

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Thank Ozge K
Portland, Oregon
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The Mercat de la Boqueria at lunchtime can be overwhelming so it was nice to find this tapas spot near one of the entrances. They do wonderful things with beans and of course offer some of the classic seafood dishes of Barcelona. When we visited our server recommended the baby squid with beans in a black ink sauce. I tried... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
06:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 16:00
Thursday
06:00 - 16:00
Friday
06:00 - 16:00
Saturday
06:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rambla, 91. Mercat de la Boqueria, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighbourhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: +34 933 17 17 31

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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