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American Soda

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La Rambla 69 | near Liceu, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 18 60 77
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Minneapolis
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156 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

If you are looking for a restaurant, do not go in to this one. It is a tourist trap. Even if they gave you the food for free -- and they do not -- it would not be worth it.

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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

DO NOT GO !! We went in and figured out after a few minutes it's a tourists trap by looking at the prices and other peoples food and decided to leave ! Don't make the same mistake and just don't go in! Barcelona is amazing go explore and find an original restaurant ! Enjoy !

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Thank Sally_manneh
Barcelona, Spain
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151 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

It is a rip-off, pure and simple. Horrible. Go anywhere else instead of here. Be careful of your personal possessions.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

First meal in Barcelona what a mistake, waiter suggested most expensive food on the menu tapas that did not look good value. Asked two large beers they brought two litre glasses 10 euros each. Chose hamburger not good. Also waiter told us the bill did not contain a tip for him. avoid this place.

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1 Thank susan a
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2014

From the outside it looked ok, and the menu was ok. However, the Food (steak) was a waste of Money. The staff was friendly, but it doesn't help when the food is bad. Avoid this tourist trap, and find a nice place in the old town instead!

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Thank rhummels
Essex, United Kingdom
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563 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2014

After a very busy day sight seeing my partner and I came accross this place and figured we would pop in for a light dinner. We ordered a Carbonara and a Burger meal. The food wasn't of a breathtaking standard but we didnt consider it too bad. The prices were over average and the 5€ for a coke was absurd.... More 

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1 Thank Tom J
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014 via mobile

Ok so maybe I'm fussy when it comes to steak, but I also know when to lower my standards. 14 of us ate here whilst on a stag party the majority of us having steak, my steak was the toughest most chewy steak that I have ever had the displeasure of eating and it's not like it was particularly cheap.... More 

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1 Thank S3Matt
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2014

It is the most terrible place I've EVER seen. The food is poisonous, the waiters are untidy. the WC is soooo dirty, that it is better to go to the Market, it would be cleaner! The prices are very high (untasty and unsolty paella is 14,5 E!!!). In the end the waitres was very upset, we have gone without leaving... More 

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Iceland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2014

Me and my friend went there with our two teenage daughters. They ordered pasta but we ordered selection of tapas. The food was just okay but the chicken was descausting and raw. When we had finished eating my friend stood up from the table to pay and then went to the restroom. While see was there the waiter came to... More 

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dubai
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

The food in this restaurant is the lowest quality possible and very stingy on the ingredients, the tapas dishes aare terrible, the chicken paella is rather Indian biryani with chicken skin and bones only and lots of oil on rice!

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Thank Mariam F

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  • Address: La Rambla 69 | near Liceu, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933 18 60 77

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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