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L'Oliva

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Neighbourhood:
El Raval
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Carrer de Jovellanos, 2 | Carrer de Jovellanos, 2, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 17 02 31
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13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
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The Hague, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are, as already pointed out by another reviewer, two restaurants of this name. The one we had lunch twice is the one in the little quiet side street. A menu 3 courses with wine for something like 13€, not bad. Good atmosphere with a fair amount of locals. First time a very friendly young man served us, second time... More 

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Thank Daane-Bolier
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolute rip off and scam. Firstly waiters are very pushy and in your face in trying to get you to get a table. There isnt really a drinks menu, they just list off afew drinks available , which dont have a price and at the end you get charged top dollar, we paid around 13 euros each sangria. Waiter also... More 

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Thank Candice M
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was tasteless and terrible. We complaint in a very polite way, but the reaction from the waiter made it even worse. He said to look around and asked us if any other customers looked dissatisfied. Dont go there, and if you do, dont order the entrécote. Terrible food and service!

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Thank Kristine S
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here because it was close to our hotel. The food was good; each main item was delicious. The sides were nothing special. By this I mean the goat cheese in the goat cheese salad was so good - just the right amount of smokiness, firm but creamy at the same time - but on a bed of very... More 

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Thank AlysonH123
Boras, Sweden
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the kind of Catalonian food we like. No fancy stuff but the old fashioned home cooking style. So if you want duck, rabbit, paella or Iberian ham this is a good place to visit. All four of us were very please with all the dishes we had. Starter, main and desert. And the best of all, the bill... More 

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Thank orangeviking
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Just a short walk from the hotel as well as a substantial a la carte menu they offered a three course evening meal for 17-50 euros plus half a bottle of very acceptable wine for one euro and a free bottle of water. Good meal and excellent value

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Thank franh102016
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Awful place, stopped for a quick drink. No drink menu available but food menu seemed affordable, server advised only large beers available. Figured how much can it be for a couple of drinks? 25 euro for a beer and a glass of sangria. Trap! Avoid.

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Thank Andy R
Hamar, Norway
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Good service, good food. A good place for a lunch in a pleasant restaurant, with skilled employees eager to provide good service.

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Thank StenerOe
Barcelona, Spain
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Very good food at excellent prices, I have been there many times always consistent the service courteous and efficient plenty of choices of what to eat and most important they have everyday lunch and dinner a menu with a fix price excellent value.

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Thank Finest2012
Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I like to give an honest review but I cannot think of anything good about this establishment that calls itself a restaurant. It did look well situated at the beginning of Las Ramblas near Columbus Statue. It looked similar to other eating places we had visited in Barcelona and we had no reason to suspect it was dodgy. I felt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
Monday
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
Thursday
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
Friday
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
Saturday
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer de Jovellanos, 2 | Carrer de Jovellanos, 2, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighbourhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: +34 933 17 02 31

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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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