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Sal Cafe

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Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta s/n | En la playa, a la altura de la calle Andrea Doria, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 24 07 07
12:00 - 17:00
20:30 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 20:30 - 22:30
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Dunwoody, Georgia
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220 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

It was a beautiful day in early spring and we couldn't resist eating at this cafe on the beach. Two of us had tuna burgers, which were very good. The prices were a bit higher than off the beach, but you are paying for eating in the sun and looking out at the water. Nice break from a day of... More 

Thank Susan_S_Dunwoody
Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Right on the beach, a fantastic place to take time out from the sun under an umbrella and enjoy a cold beer and some food. I had the Asian salad which was yummy, and interesting combination of flavours and textures - with seaweed included! Only thing is - they add 10% tax onto every meal - which isn't clearly outlined... More 

Thank TashTasticNZ
Bury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We visited this restaurant by chance. A stroll on the promenade and 2 hungry kids. less expensive then other beach side restaurants. The children and a pizza and pasta dish each - both excellent and good value. I had roast chicken with green beans and apple, rather small portion and to be honest although it was tasty the portion was... More 

Thank KLJWood
Indianapolis, Indiana
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this cafe while walking along the beach. It was quite a find! The staff was really nice and the grilled octopus and ceviche are both fantastic. In fact we loved it so much we went back two more times during our holiday.

Bridport, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Got a table inside for Sunday lunch about 3.30, having failed to find any capacity in the Port Olimpic. Hottest day of the year so far, but a cool sea breeze meant sitting outside once the sun went round was too cold. Service friendly and obliging, considering the pressure of work, but we got individual seafood paellas with/without shells served... More 

Thank Fermor9
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We came here on a Sunday in February and sat in the terrace. The menu looked nice and they had a terrace which we liked. (They charge an extra 10% on the bill for sitting here.) They were quite busy which seemed to me like it would be a great spot. We ordered croquettes to start which we're average for... More 

Thank chriskgchef
Barcelona, Spain
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Had an unexpected lunch here. Truly surprising for the quality of service and value. Great location, good arroz negro and high quality jam on Iberico. Small point of improvement: Clean your chairs Will certainly come back! !!

Thank Guillaume6910
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327 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very nice atmosphere, right on the beach. Great views. The food was very good and they had at least one vegan option. I could have stayed all day.

Thank JazboOttawa
Geneva, Switzerland
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We tried to get a coffee here. They refused to serve us. Never seen anything like this! I understand that Sunday might be busy, but there are ways to handle it.

Thank vgpalmieri
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I was there a couple of years ago and the food was okay like nothing special but you could have a decent paella with a cerveza at an acceptable price. I didn't remember it was so dirty as I noticed today. Everything is so touristic that no one even cares to serve the food on a clean dish. It's just... More 

Thank longisland85

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$41
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
20:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 17:00
20:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta s/n | En la playa, a la altura de la calle Andrea Doria, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932 24 07 07
Sal Café has an enviable position on Barcelona beach, facing the Mediterranean Sea. Its cooking intertwines Mediterranean tradition with cuisine from other whereabouts, such as Japan, Indonesia or Brazil. The restaurant is decorated with retro touches and a nod towards the 1970s, which gives it a welcoming feel day and night. Sal Café’s size allows it to cater large events, for more than 250 people. It is open all year round and can organise breakfasts, lunches, dinners and any other events for both corporate and private celebrations.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barceloneta

Neighbourhood Profile
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 the city (the shirtless men working out might help too). You’ll know by the delicious aroma that you're in the right place to try some of the best and most authentic seafood including paella, Spain’s national dish.
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