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El Rey de la Gamba-2

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Paseo Joan Borbo 46 48, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 25 64 00
10:00 - 01:00
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New York
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a clear sunny day, it is a treat to sit on the front patio of El Rey de la Gamba 2. After touring the beach, come here for big, tasty mussels and delicious paella. Prices are reasonable, and service is personable.

Thank DivaNewYork
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I liked this place good wait staff hard to find in Barcelona friendly people. Don't go to La Mar Salada terrible place and waiters make you wait forever. Rude as well. Cod is extremely salty and not fresh. Terrible service. Would never go back.

Thank Bris L
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We first visited this restaurant over twenty years ago having been persuaded to try it by one of the staff touting on the pavement. Then we went back about twelve years ago. So back in Barcelona we had to try it again - twice - and were not disappointed. Yes it looks like a tourist trap - far more so... More 

Thank mrs1111
Helsinki, Finland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate a several times in this place. Average.... There is something different/odd tasting in their seafood paella though. I couldn't taste the saffron or turmeric (common ingredient)but they were using a strong type of spice or something . I'm guessing achuete. The flat white fleshed fish that was cooked plancha style was good, fresh. The waiters' services is ok... More 

Thank Japsterr
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120 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was really hungry after several hours of wandering around the city and along the beach. Chose actually just random place with "menu del dia" and got salad, paella, dessert and sangria for 15 euro. That was exactly what I needed, and also service was very good and friendly. So 5 from me :)

Thank Maria D
Kiato, Greece
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100 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

A restaurant for tourists that one could try Spanish food by logical values in tourist atmosphere ....and yes of course and will go again in 1 and 2,MOST PREFERRED : 1

2 Thank Giannis_Anna96
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Terribly awful salad with few ingredients thrown on a plate, the ham it is NOT iberian, and fish is everything but fresh. We complained and the manager admitted all. Nevertheless, we didn't eat the fish because it was not wild as advertised, and it was more than overcooked, but he charged it. I will never recommend this place.

Thank Xandra A
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This restaurant looks like a tourist trap, but we recommend you go there and have their Gambas! Tastes wonderful!

Thank Stein J
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We came across this restaurant by accident when my husband and I was walking back from the beach, the 15 euro set menu stood out to us as we had eaten quite an expensive meal the night before so wanted something a little cheaper. We loved this vibrant and busy restaurant, the staff members couldn't do enough for us!! We... More 

Thank Georgina H
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We had a great lunch for daily menu of 15 euro. Domestic wine, salad and paella. All we need for a first of Spanish cuisine

Thank David T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$45
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo Joan Borbo 46 48, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932 25 64 00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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