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La Esquinica

#439 of 7,774 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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Fabra I Puig, 296, 08031 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 58 25 19
08:00 - 00:00
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Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Barcelona, Spain
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitively and fortunately out of range of the tourist mass that daily invades Barcelona this place has something very special. You feel you are in Spain and you eat like a king. They have great bravas, delicious seafood, Spanish ham and chorizo, tasty Galician octopus etc. they even have oysters! Great place, kind service and good price. I'll be back... More 

Thank Agostino C
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

as titled.... stayed in a quiet Airbnb and host suggested to try out this famous local tapas bar... it was excellent, food was good, staff were friendly. highly recommend.

Thank Harry T
Level Contributor
29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The best Aragó kitchen. Excellent price. Alegria and good products. Longanicica and tigres, bravas the best of the house.

Thank Víctor B
Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

If you want to experience a genuine tapas bar look no further. Service is good and they have English menus. Be prepared to wait for a table on the terrace and note it closes on Sunday evening and all day Monday. Prices are much better than less authentic bars and the quality of the food is superior.

Thank john s
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

In a city dominated by tapas food chains, la Esquinica probably offers the best authentic tapas in Barcelona. Don't expect fancy tourist tapas, nor a modern design restaurant. The restaurant is always full, so you better try to be there early to avoid having to cue. The place can also be very noisy, specially when you are surrounded by a... More 

Thank sveninbcn
Province of Barcelona, Spain
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

If you want a truly authentic tapas experience in Barcelona, La Esquinica is the place to go. Tapas weren't originally a Catalan thing; they come from Andalucia in the South. However, La Esquinica has been serving tapas for decades in Horta, a village district in the north of the city. It was originally located in a different place on the... More 

Thank afl2015
Barcelona, Spain
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58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Very local Tapas Place super cheaply priced. Taste was okay but nothing special. Good recommendation for bog groups

Thank DanielF18
Barcelona, Spain
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336 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,658 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The place is still away from the tourist route. Its an authentic tapas place where you can find good food for a good price. Everything is very good and the service is really fast. Best Bravas of Barcelona! The only thing you need to have in consideration is to arrive early, otherwise you will need to wait in line for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

I was visiting Barcelona with some friends for a day only. We were about to go to the La Rambla for food, when a friend (local) took us to this place. It was just amazing. Great food and service. All very simple, but just the experience we were looking for. Local fresh food away from the main touristic attractions, that... More 

Thank Leonardo D
Norwich, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Food here is great, and was really enjoyable, but I'm really rating this restaurant for their ability to cope with a large group (30 plus) at short notice. This was handled smoothly and we never felt like we were causing any trouble. As mentioned, the food was excellent, with the octopus being a real highlight.

Thank Penfoldio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$29
Mediterranean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fabra I Puig, 296, 08031 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona
  • Phone Number: +34 933 58 25 19

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?