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Paco Alcalde

#1,277 of 7,967 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Carrer l'Almirall Aixada, 12, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
93 221 50 26
Wed - Mon 12:30 - 17:00
20:00 - 00:00
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At our first visit we had lunch and it was good. Then we had dinner and it was better. And at our last visit we had lunch again and it was delicious!!! Cocktail of mariscos - excellent, bouillabaisse - marvelous (and believe me the portion is as big as you can have it for 3 persons), entrecote with Roquefort cheese... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This was our second time in Paco Alcalde restaurant. The restaurant has been in business since 1921 and is family run. A few years ago looking for an authentic dorada dish we stumbled into this restaurant. It is a place where locals eat and we are always more interested in such than the very touristy places on the beach or... More 

1 Thank DianaAndAlex
The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Great wholesome food. If you're on a diet or a vegan, you might want to stay away. But if you like traditional food in deliciously generous portions, that's the place for you. Plenty of fish and seafood, though if you don't want that, go for the leg of lamb. You'll thank me later.

1 Thank OccasionalGuest1
Bremen, Germany
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174 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This place came with great reviews and when I managed to go try it, I was quite disappointed. We ordered the fideos negros and a fish parrillada. They brought us the fish first and the noodles later. I specifically ordered the noodles first, and they said it's the same and many people eat them like this. I don't know if... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We were told this restaurant had a good paella and after having 4 days of exceptional food in Barcelona this has to be our biggest let down ! The chairs were covered in crumbs and sticky arms , not a great start!!!The razor clams were tasteless and not properly cooked , the paella was dry and tasteless , we have... More 

Thank Stephen N
Budapest, Hungary
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38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is the second time I visited them. I always eat the menu, which includes a bottle of wine for two. Their seafood is excellent, tasty and fresh. I would definitely return!

1 Thank szucsmariann
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We were a team of six people and went for the lunch in this restaurant. The atmosphere was very warm and the people/staff were very kind. The restaurant is run by a family and has a heritage of more than 100 years. We had a combination of 6 starters/tapas and two types of paella plus house wine. Everything was god... More 

1 Thank Cristian G
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Seemed to be a family run business close to the beach. We had two entrees which were fairly good. My dish was a chicken paella - well prepared and tasty. The other entree was sausage and beans which was good too. Service was great and it was topped off with a free aperitif.

Thank Fred K
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

A genuinely Spanish family restaurant with a true understanding of good food from the sea. We had the seafood paella and the black rice from the "House specialty " section of the menu. Never ate better paella in my life and the black rice was awesome with the aioli to go with it. I bet our waiter was grandpa of... More 

Thank Nicks P
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43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I have eaten here on several visits to Barcelona and it can be tricky to find but well worth trekking through the Barceloneta and getting off the beaten track. Its a seafood restaurant and they do it well. The squid "a la plancha" is really good as are the rice dishes but everything is delicious.

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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$30 - US$149
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 17:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 17:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 17:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 17:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 17:00
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 17:00
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer l'Almirall Aixada, 12, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: 93 221 50 26

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

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Neighbourhood Profile
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 the city (the shirtless men working out might help too). You’ll know by the delicious aroma that you're in the right place to try some of the best and most authentic seafood including paella, Spain’s national dish.
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