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Bar Central la Boqueria

#331 of 7,977 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
El Raval
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Rambla 91, Mercat de la Boqueria, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 01 10 98
06:00 - 17:00
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Miami, Florida
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174 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't speak for the other crews that run the place at other times. I will say that on this Tuesday afternoon the chef and staff were having a great time while working. Their energy was infectious. The food was coming out hot, fresh and fast and we couldn't get enough. The entire staff with one exception ( a Pole... More 

Thank Delatorrellc
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After arriving early a.m. from NYC flight, trip t explore Boqueria Market as waited for hotel room. Great marketplace, and this was a nice place to sit and have some breakfast. Food could have been fresher and better, given direct access to so many amazing foods around. Do understand that there is limited space for cooking/food prep ..

Thank FoodforThought17
Sint-Joris-Winge, Belgium
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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Given the fact that quite some people were already sitting and eating there (even if it was only 11:30), we thought it should be delicious. Given the fact that they have access to very fresh goods, the quality of their dishes was rather average. We had these fried small fishes, which were not freshly fried. We also had a mix... More 

Thank Renet_58
Ibiza Town, Spain
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is fresh,but normal, not was so tasty like I hoped. Staff friendly even that they brought us the bread after we had finished the food and put it on the receipt. To expensive

Thank gabi_tzu26
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Is you're visiting La Boqueria market, you must eat at this place, the seafood and fish is the very freshest from the market stalls and absolutely superb ! Be sure to get there early for lunch, as it gets very busy, very fast......

Thank Rob M
Zagreb, Croatia
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had mixed grilled fish and seafood and it was great, fresh and tasty. Especially, I enjoyed razor clams, shrimp and other shells in the portion very much. Togerhter with vino tinto this meal was one of the highlights of the visit to Barcelona. Not to miss it!

Thank iveq_zg
Perth, Australia
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103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As part of our visit to La Boqueria we decided to try this place for lunch and we were really happy with the food and service here. No fuss and they just get on with it. We initially went to another place but just got up after they told us we should order more. We had no such trouble here.... More 

Thank JamesL1979
Lugano, Switzerland
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138 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner for 2, sat at the bar. We had only for about 5 min to be seated. Had 2 glasses of cava while we were waiting for our fish and seafood platters to be grilled. it was a great choice, everything was so fresh (huge prawns, one small lobster, mussels, clams, fish ...). Perfect. The grilled seafood platter... More 

Thank Rebecca2004
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick food tour around the la Boqueria and this place should not be missed - quick bottle of Cava and few tapas is a good way to start your food tour - not overpacked with tourists , guck service and nobody bumps in to you ;) worth a visit - squid was on point!;)

Thank Peter P
The Woodlands, Texas
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524 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We love this little bar restaurant. Sit down..watch them prepare your food....all sorts of selections. We had mussels, little peppers and grilled vegetables. Really good.

Thank drlehman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rambla 91, Mercat de la Boqueria, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighbourhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: +34 933 01 10 98

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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