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Itapa Catalunya

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La Rambla
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Plaza Catalunya 7, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 01 24 52
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Today
09:00 - 00:30
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 00:30
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location and reasonable price for buffet however that should have been our warning. Food plentiful however in our opinion not of good quality and hot food not that hot. Service not the best either, no multi-lingual (except for the lady in the street enticing you in) and I got an earful I sadly didn't understand for picking a dish... More 

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Thank JimR1066
Carlow, Ireland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food in this restaurant is ok, however the buffet and other serving systems are not obvious. I was reprimanded for assuming the buffet was self service. It is partly self service and drinks are served at the table although there was nothing to make this clear. I witnessed 2 clashes between customers and staff simply because they were confused... More 

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Thank Phmuldoon
Scotland
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137 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely day out in Barcelona and were tired and looking for a seat and tasty bite, we spotted this restaurant and took a look inside to see the buffet, it looked ok so we made a very bad choice and went in! All I wanted to eat were some chicken wins and croquet potatoes but very soon... More 

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Thank AnnaScotland
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Centrally located in the main square this is the type of restaurant that novices to the town (ourselves included ) are attracted to. It offers nothing special with an all you can eat buffet of dubious quality. Service ok.

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Thank Ian S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the paella and there was far too much water in it. The waiters didn't care, then told the manager about it and he started arguing with me. Bad food, terrible service. Avoid.

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1 Thank Ben M
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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336 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is an all you can eat, but the tapas are just fair. Service is average at best. Nice outside area just off Catalunya plaza.

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1 Thank mbin8910
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant after being wooed by young lady at door. Checked out the buffet food at lunchtime and returned that evening for dinner. After being seated we never received any service again!!! The food had deteriorated since lunchtime and was very poor quality. When I went to pay everyone was surprised that we had eaten there and no one... More 

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1 Thank johnmF6515GA
Perth, Australia
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367 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

If you are really hungry and like meat this is a value for money deal. For vegetarians there was one hot pasta dish, fried potatoes, a range of salads with no explanation of ingredients or dressing that had been liberally applied to about half of the display. About half way through my stay a veg and non veg pizza appeared-... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Charmed in my person on the street and the potential of a good deal. 12€ for all you can eat tapas. The food was cold, ribs uncooked and generally awful. Take a long look at the food before you agree and sit down! Toilets are gross, makes you wonder what the kitchen looks like.. seen an Asian chef wiping nose... More 

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1 Thank Dan M
Vigo, Spain
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Rip-off for tourists. They know you are not going back, so they don't care at all. The All you can eat buffet seems like a good option to eat tapas, but there are no tapas. All the tapas were cheap frozen food. Words cannot describe how bad this place is, just stay away. Dirty floor inside. Dirty toilets. This is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
Cuisine
European, Spanish, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:30
Saturday
09:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Catalunya 7, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > La Rambla
  • Neighbourhood: La Rambla
  • Phone Number: +34 933 01 24 52

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in La Rambla

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La Rambla
Barcelona's most famous street was once a dry riverbed. Now, La Rambla is a 1200-metre boulevard, and a major draw for visitors. During the day, La Rambla fills with pedestrians, some of which stroll past impressive human statues and artists while others take a break to people-watch while enjoying a drink at one of the many terraces. Housed here is the iconic Boqueria Market that offers one of the most varied and appetising selections of local produce and specialty meats and treats. While it’s important for tourists to keep an eye on their belongings at all times, this area is most safely explored in the daytime and is a must see for everyone who visits.
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