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“Amazing seafood lunch experience - absolute recommend”
Review of Joel's Oyster Bar

Joel's Oyster Bar
Ranked #513 of 10,750 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$35
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Neighbourhood: El Raval
Description: Oyster Bar. La Boqueria Market. Barcelona
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This amazing little find was close to one of the entrances to the indoor market, halfway down Las Ramblas (metro station = Liceu) and also has a restaurant with more comprehensive seating area virtually opposite on the corner.

I had 6 Oysters along with 6 large tail on prawns and my friend had Prawns with King Crab all washed down with 5 glasses of champagne - and was by far the best seafood both of us had tasted this year.

Nothing was too little for the staff who were utterly polite and courteous and we loved the seafood so much we bought some extra King Crab and King Prawns to take back to our apartment for the next day.

Having visited Barcelona for the past 16 years this Oyster & Sea Food bar was a gem of a find and although I would definitely be back, it would also be an absolute recommend to my friends and anyone else who adores amazing fresh seafood - well done guyz :-)

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Located at Mercat de San Josep de la Boqueria, off La Rambla, you can always be assured the area is perpetually busy. There are a lot of eating options at the market but Joel's isnt always full partly because of the limited range of food they serve. I ordered the King Crab leg with Wasabi Mayonnaise sauce. It was excellent washed down with a local beer. A bit on the high side as far as prices are concerned but the crab was fresh, the local bread excellent and the beer cold, what more could I have wished for. It was a bit of treat for myself and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Joels, is a tiny seafood bar next to Portic Boqueria, in the northern corner of La Boqueria, at La Rambla side. With just a couple of outside stools to perch on or the choice of about 10 stools inside a bar which is only just wide enough to swing a cat in it is an experience in itself to get a seat. The draw is the incredibly fresh oysters and other seafood which are available here. What drew us in was the offer of 3 oysters and a glass of cava for €11. The huge oysters, from France, are shucked in front of you and offered with lemon, tabasco or a shallot vinaigrette. Spider crab and prawns were also available when we visited. Add in a glass of cava and it was a delightful way to end off a great lunch, after eating at Portic Boqueria, next door. Hunt out Joels Oyster Bar and enjoy some stunning oysters.

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Thank KathIan999
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We walked passed this oyster bar after lunch, decided to have a quick stop and ordered the deal. Great deal for 3 oysters & glass of wine for €9.60. Very fresh and tasty!

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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Just off of a busy market, Joel's serves up excellent fresh seafood. The oysters are fresh and flavourful, the smoked salmon is delicious and the king crab really is worth the price. The cheesecake is divine. The waiters speak good English and they have an English menu. This is a sister restaurant of Michelin starred chef Roman Fornell and it does not disappoint.

A fantastic lunch spot in Barcelona off of La Rambla.

Thank AnnieBDA
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