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La Tinaja

#659 of 7,908 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
El Born / La Ribera
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Esparteria, 9, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 10 22 50
13:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a very busy day seeing the wonderful sights of Barcelona this was a great end to the day. Friendly and informative waiter who also helped with wine choice. Interesting environment, quiet place to relax. Great food, will go again if able.

Thank Jan G
Innsbruck, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to enjoy authentic food and friendly service in the historic city centre. Try the tomato bread, the green asparagus, the sausages served in a burning pot and the crema catalana! We had a corporate group of 40 guests which filled half of the restaurant. All guests were very happy. We will be back!

Thank MarcDeby
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Everything from the food, atmosphere and service was great. A must if visiting Barcelona. We had different tapas and even though upon following recommendation, it was a by too much food. Next time, we will order fewer and then add if necessary.

Thank EHultin
Karlstad, Sweden
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We had some amazing tapas here. Staff knew a lot about the food and gave great advices on what to eat. The food and the wine was definitely cheap compared to the taste and experience we had. A must for anyon wanting to experience some true Spanish or Catalan tapas!

Thank TimpenN
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

If like your food salty enough to cause heart failure, this is your place. Otherwise, stay away. quaint atmosphere, but food horrible.

Thank sbp2Lr
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Real Spanish tapas and decoration. Great fresh ingredients, lots of variety in the menu, good wine selection. There is no wifi nor pokemon; as the waiter suggested, so everyone concentrates in having a great time while tasting delicious food and ambiance. We’ve got the feeling that their motto is: 'do what we are best at without being pretentious'. Keep up... More 

Thank Carolina G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I travel to Barcelona a lot - at least 5 times a year. Every time I am there I go to visit this place with my clients. I have tried every food that they offer in the menu and I can honestly say -if you don't have any allergies, pick your food from the menu with your eyes closed and... More 

Thank J W
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

If you drop into Bodega La Tinaja, you'll be one happy customer. The staff is great, the food selections are fantastic and the wine selection is excellent. The building may be from the Roman era and the overall atmosphere is cozy and warm.

Thank shadmandu
Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

If you're looking for tapas and wine, this is an excellent spot! Wonderful food, excellent wine, and a great atmosphere. When they brough us bread with tomato at the beginning of the meal, we actually received fresh whole tomatoes, garlic cloves, and olive oil to assemble it ourselves--such a treat! Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

If you want to have a typical Spanish dinner with a touch, this is the place you want to go to. Great food, great selection of wine

Thank Ajn9972

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Esparteria, 9, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 933 10 22 50

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighbourhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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