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Kiosko Universal

#158 of 7,967 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
El Raval
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Mercat de la Boqueria, Puesto 691, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 17 82 86
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09:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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NJoenophile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ended up at this tapas bar because the others were too full. Turned out to be a nice snack. Standouts were fried artichokes and sautéed mushrooms. Calamari also good. Friendly staff to boot.

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Thank NJoenophile
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Go to the middle where you can register your name to be called to get seats. (There was a lady simply waiting behind a couple who just paid, she thought she could easily get a seat that way. But it didn't work and brought to a squarrel.) Portion looks big, but not really as what you see. We were two,... More 

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Thank Rebecca L
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is cooked in front of you and it is fresh. The size of meals is quite ok. Being very close to Rambla the prices are not expensive. I had galician octopus (it was a full big plate with octopus rolls), spicy potatoes, chicken on grill with lemon and fries and two glasses of beer. The total was 35... More 

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Thank Carmen Z
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I first thought one could only eat fish or seafood because they advertise it on boards. However there are meat and veggie meals, which by the way are amazing. My wife had grilled artichokes and I had grilled calamares. Price isn't low but it's really worth eating there because I've been in different places in Barcelona where quality doesn't correspond... More 

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Thank Antonio G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a nice experience to eat here. The restaurant is in the market (La Boqueria) and the food is fresh and very tasty. I recommend the grilled squid. I rated it with 4 stars because of the service..the waiters are a little bit rude :-)

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Thank Irina R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Mixed grilled seafood was superb and extremely fresh (prawns were still alive before cooking). The queue for a seat at this market stall should be recommendation enough!

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Thank Cofi01
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent. seafood paella was very delicious, well cooked, you must taste it, expecially if you are very hungry like us

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Thank Aslı D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Very good food with excellent service, all prepared freshly in front of you. Give your name to the guy at the till and he will call you when space is available. Closes early evening so ideal for lunch.

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Thank Jeff B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

One of our best meals in Barcelona (and that is saying a lot). Considering La Boqueria (which is where this restaurant is found) is a very crowded place, the service was very good. It is amazing how they cook, serve, and keep an eye out for empty seats at the same time. The bacalao and pulpo were amazing, as was... More 

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Thank Jamie P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

A bit of a wait and a little pricey but amazing. Would return again and again. Try the prawns for sure and the artichokes are to die for.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$38
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 20:00
Thursday
09:00 - 20:00
Friday
09:00 - 20:00
Saturday
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mercat de la Boqueria, Puesto 691, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighbourhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: +34 933 17 82 86
Description
Fresh grilled fish and seafood in our modern long bar and high tables at the emblematic Mercat de la Boquería

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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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