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Sal Cafe

Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta s/n | En la playa, a la altura de la calle Andrea Doria, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 24 07 07
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible17%
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“asian salad” (2 reviews)
“guacamole” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta s/n | En la playa, a la altura de la calle Andrea Doria, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

It was our first day in Barcelona and were looking for a nice beach restaurant to drink/eat at so me and my husband could enjoy the view while keeping an eye on our son playing on the sand. First, the waiter or welcoming host (not...More

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salcafe, Gerente at Sal Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

We are very sorry that your experience at Sal Cafe was not enjoyable. We give great importance to customer service and to avoid issues like the one you describe to happen again I would be very grateful if you could let me know on what...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

The name Sal Cafe may be misleading because they offer a rather broad selection of dishes predominantly seafood. I went for grilled seafood plate and man, I had a seafood orgy! It was huge! What you can't see on the photo is two large pieces...More

1  Thank emailuch
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

It was the worst place in more than a year living in Barcelona. I have been to hundred places and never happened something like this. We have seated, the first guy asked if we were going to eat or drink, we said we were for...More

2  Thank Carolina d
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Next to the crowded beach promenade this restaurant offers various dishes. Overall it was okay, but of course overpriced due to the location and the touristic character. The staff is friendly, the ambiance is neither inside nor outside something special. Just to fill your stomach,...More

1  Thank Martin L
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We walked up from the city to find a gluten free friendly restaurant along the beach to eat a relaxing lunch. Service was great, the location is good. Food was good, the Paella was a bit oily. The guacamole was great.

1  Thank Swwalton
Reviewed 30 August 2017

After not visiting this restaurant in a while, I had a Sunday lunch there with my family last weekend and it is still my favorite place for a delicious green salad and a traditional Spanish rice dish. The waitress was very friendly and the food...More

Thank alicebis b
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Contrary to some of the other reviews, my family and I had a really good lunch here. Guess it all comes down to expectation as I do agree that the prices are certainly higher than other restaurants we have eaten at and service was a...More

Thank ubny99
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We ate lunch here today and came away feeling completely robbed. My husband had an overpriced paella, which was burnt. The kids and I had burgers, which were expensive and very average (and it is only now, reading other reviews, that I can see that...More

Thank Lucy B
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The only best thing there is to say, is the location on the beach.. the food is not good enough, the price is to high. Use you money on one the other places on the beach

Thank Hans Henrik M
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

But sadly the food cannot he complimented in the same way. Paella was dry and overlooked, my burger was not too bad but was horrendously overpriced as was pretty much most of the menu. I could hear complaints from people at tables around me so...More

Thank wearefour
Originally a fisherman’s quarter, this quaint area
can’t escape its small village feel: laundry hanging
over the narrow streets, old ladies clamoring at each
other from their balconies and elder gentlemen playing
games on short wooden benches gossiping the day away,
Barceloneta could double as a film set. Artists line
the boardwalk displaying their magnificently detailed
sand structures making this the most visited beach in
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta s/n | En la playa, a la altura de la calle Andrea Doria, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932 24 07 07
  • E-mail
Sal Café has an enviable position on Barcelona beach, facing the Mediterranean Sea. Its cooking intertwines Mediterranean tradition with cuisine from other whereabouts, such as Japan, Indonesia or Brazil. The restaurant is decorated with retro touches and a nod towards the 1970s, which gives it a welcoming feel day and night. Sal Café’s size allows it to cater large events, for more than 250 people. It is open all year round and can organise breakfasts, lunches, dinners and any other events for both corporate and private celebrations.
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