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La Taberna de Alibaba

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Carrer Tajo 23, 08031 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 20 50 73
20:00 - 01:30
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The food was excellent and the service was very nice. Only but, is that is too oil fried dependent. Waiters are nice to people and child. They have a darkness atmosphere in the restaurant as eating with some robbers hidden at the mountain. Waiters were very patient and trying to demonstrate that they could serve anything to us. Best choice... More 

Thank Manel H
Chema_GD, Gerente at La Taberna de Alibaba, responded to this review

Thanks a lot we try to offer the best we can ;) More 

Montreal, Canada
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98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We actually wanted to go next door but the restaurant was full. We ended up at Alibaba for 9 persons without a reservation. The food was excellent and the service was very nice. The waiters were very patient with us as we struggle to order what we wanted. This is a nice spot to know if you are in the... More 

Thank Annie G
Chema_GD, Gerente at La Taberna de Alibaba, responded to this review

Thanks a lot!! see you soon! More 

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185 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

4 of us, 1 native Spanish, 1 Spanish speaker and 2 tourists, visited on a Saturday evening. We sat outside because it was warm enough. We chose on of the €50 selections but we were all quite disappointed. The dishes were quite bland, over fried on most cases and basic in others, our Spanish friend said this was not a... More 

Thank MMackDevon
Chema_GD, Gerente at La Taberna de Alibaba, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for visiting us and leaving a review we learn from each experience. Our menu comes for 50€ with at least 7 tapas (including a mix of ibericos) + Fuet + Bread with tomato. That's 12.5€ per person since we recommend it for 4 people. I am really sorry you had this experience as you can see its not... More 

Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 November 2014

This restaurant definitely has the best spanish food I ever had after two years in Barcelona, lots of options to choose from and a great selection of good wines. The staff hospitality and welcoming is awesome. Already been there a couple of times and will go there again for sure! definitely recommended

1 Thank Kinan H
Chema_GD, Propietario at La Taberna de Alibaba, responded to this review

Thanks Kinan! hope to see you soon back here :D More 

Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 December 2013

Alibaba offers very good quality tapas for a good price. It's not located in the city center but it's definitely worth the 20 min by metro. It's real tapas, and not the touristic tapas that you'll find mostly in the center. Especially the seafood is very good. The closest metro stop (Horta, blue line) is just 2 min walking from... More 

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2012

I need to say that is a bit far away from the city center, so there's not many foreigners and they don't speak much English (or nothing) but if you really want to melt into spanish food culture you can't miss this tapas restaurant, much better than city center and close to metro station (Blue Line Horta stop). They have... More 

Thank Chema_GD

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$37
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
20:00 - 01:30
20:00 - 01:30
20:00 - 01:30
20:00 - 01:30
20:00 - 01:30
20:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer Tajo 23, 08031 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona
  • Phone Number: +34 934 20 50 73
La Taberna de Alibaba, is one of the finest Tapas restaurants in Barcelona. They have specialty dishes from all Spain. Opened since 1995 there's a great fun atmosphere and good food. Local prices, not over rated like in the cit center. Come to visit us and enjoy our meals.

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