We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

La Zarzuela

$$ - $$$
La Rambla
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Rambla Caputxins 66, 08037 Barcelona, Spain
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 15: English reviews
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Terrible 'restaurant' in a pretty location. Food awful - we had a mixed tapas selection, 5 plates for €50, this consisted of lukewarm croquettes, Spanish sausage, potatos, aubergine and calamari. Around 3-4 couples came and sat down at tables for drinks next to us, the waiter refused to serve them drinks if they were not ordering food, they all subsequently... More 

Thank joeya123
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Foget it, don't even drink there. Food was old and awful. The bar men unhygienic and the prices even for the rambla stupendously high! In two days I didn't use that much money as one meal in la zarzuela! It is just not worth it!

Thank ticosuizzo
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

Please avoid this restaurant or bar even if you just want to have a drink. 30 euros for two beer and the service is just terrible.

Thank Pierre S
Rome, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Although the food was decent- yet over priced - it was the service that ruined it. They make a living from ripping off tourists. They don't provide a drinks menu on purpose so when you get the bill you have a heart attack. I paid 10 euros for a fanta! Be smarter than us and beware that they have different... More 

Thank courtwheel
Sittard, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

My girlfriend and I were looking for a good yet cheap paella, but after two mouthfulls of the paella, we were unsatisfied to say the least. I ordered a estrella damm beer with my paella. The first sip of my beer i noticed a tingly and bitter aftertaste. But i did not act on it because the paella tasted that... More 

Thank DNieling
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2012

Stay away from this place. Horrible food and very expensive. This is for real. The location is nice but don't be persuaded. Had a glass of coke for almost €8. Had a mixed salad and the tomatoes are really awful.

1 Thank jen_spld
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

One of the waiters was very pushy and almost insisted we have a starter. We just wanted cheese and jamon which was ridiculously expensive. The paella lacked taste (I could do better) and it cost 90 euros. One waiter did pack the remaining cheese and jamon for us nicely in tin foil and we had it the next day in... More 

Thank olivia R
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

We looked up and down the Ramblas for a reasonable priced meal for a family of 4, with food our kids would like. We selected this restaurant based on the fact that meals appeared to be a reasonable price, and the food was family friendly. Big mistake!!! The food was average, at best. It filled a hole but nothing special.... More 

1 Thank Cressylock
Level Contributor
335 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

We had a couple of drinks at the terrace of La Zarzuela at the Ramblas. It's an excellent place to sit and to look at all kinds of people passing by. Street artists do their work and we enjoyed the scenery greatly. Good place to be, but keep in mind that the prices are not cheap. You pay for the... More 

Thank strandman46
Loveland, Colorado
Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2011

While walking on La Rambla so we thought we would stop for some tapas and beer/wine. This place looked OK from the outside but kind o shabby when we entered. We had been seated already so decided to stay. This was the first mistake. The beer and wine were local and wa the best part of the experience. When the... More 

1 Thank Live2travelCo

Travellers who viewed La Zarzuela also viewed

Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona

Been to La Zarzuela? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rambla Caputxins 66, 08037 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > La Rambla
  • Neighbourhood: La Rambla

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of La Zarzuela and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from La Zarzuela staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in La Rambla

Neighbourhood Profile
La Rambla
Barcelona's most famous street was once a dry riverbed. Now, La Rambla is a 1200-metre boulevard, and a major draw for visitors. During the day, La Rambla fills with pedestrians, some of which stroll past impressive human statues and artists while others take a break to people-watch while enjoying a drink at one of the many terraces. Housed here is the iconic Boqueria Market that offers one of the most varied and appetising selections of local produce and specialty meats and treats. While it’s important for tourists to keep an eye on their belongings at all times, this area is most safely explored in the daytime and is a must see for everyone who visits.
Explore this neighbourhood