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Taxidermista - CLOSED

Plaza Real 8, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 12 45 36
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible26%
31 Aug 2014
12 Jul 2012
“Great find”
Restaurant Hours Closed
International, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Plaza Real 8, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

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1  Thank Andreas F
Reviewed 13 July 2012

Having had some great food experiences in Barcelona we came across this little square just off La Rambla on our way to the Gothic Quarter and stopped for lunch. The square is nicely busy; we chose probably 10 or so tapas dishes and a bottle...More

1  Thank David P
Reviewed 3 November 2010

We stumbled upon Taxidermista purely by accident, and were so glad we did! We shared a terrina of foie gras, hummus and braised eggplant, and a goat cheese salad, accompanied by some fine Tempranillo, all for only about 35 euros. It's a lively spot with...More

2  Thank girl_from_vancity
Reviewed 11 July 2010

awful food, no soul, nothing interesting. just avoid it

3  Thank NicolasRoth
Reviewed 2 January 2010

This restaurant is situated in a small square off the Ramblas with a variety of restaurants and bars. Two restaurants here had featured in our travel guide so we decided to visit. Les Quinze Nits was next door and our intended destination, however the queue...More

1  Thank Adelphi10
Reviewed 25 September 2009

my girlfriend and I were walking around looking for somewhere to eat dinner. we stopped here, because we thought it looked nice, so we sat ourselves down and waited 10 minutes until a man came up to us and just handed us menus then left....More

1  Thank akweiss07
Reviewed 28 July 2009

During a 5 day recent visit to Barcelona, Taxidermista was the highlight for food and for service. It is located on a very busy and attractive square. We arrived an hour late (don't ask) for our reservation on a humid Summer evening. Terrace was full,...More

Thank tasmanbeach
Reviewed 28 March 2009

When we spend good money on a meal the least we expect is that the restaurant values our custom. This place doesn't give a flying fig. Six of us turned up last Sunday and were served main courses that you wouldn't put before your worst...More

1  Thank arkholme1
Reviewed 24 March 2009

Not often am I driven to write a review but the food and service in this place was so bad that I feel I need to share it. First of all, the atmosphere in this place is just plain strange. Some people may like the...More

2  Thank chrisonthewirral
Reviewed 19 November 2008

We enjoyed our meal here, the ambience was pleasant and the service efficient. The food was good but not remarkable and whilst the bill was not outrageous at €75 for two with wine it was more than we paid at other establishments for similar fare.

1  Thank Robert07
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
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$35 - US$59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Real 8, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
  • Phone Number: +34 934 12 45 36
Located in a historical building in the bustling Plaza Real, Café restaurant Taxidermista offers seasonal cooking. The building was previously a natural science museum and taxidermy workshop although it also served as an air raid shelter during the Civil War. The remains of the convent from before the Plaza was built are still preserved in the basement. The atmosphere is cosmopolitan and the clientele includes artists, designers and architects. Taxidermista has preserved many of the original features and organises plenty of cultural activities that mean it is much more than just a restaurant. In addition to the interesting menu, it offers a variety of excellent tapas made from excellent ingredients.
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