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#545 of 7,631 Restaurants in Barcelona
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C/ Reina Cristina, 3, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 10 10 06
13:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 00:00
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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The "natural" evolution of a restaurant recommended in several travel guides seems to be a significant decrease in quality while increasing prices. Unfortunately, our experience at the Carballeira restaurant (5 people for dinner, end of november 2016) confirms that evolution: In a restaurant with rather high prices (to local standards) like the Carballeira you would expect particularly tasty food and... More 

Thank Heinz S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I wanted to have lunch with a cousin of hers who is getting his Master's in Barcelona and this place was recommended by a neighbor's son who was recently there.We made the reservation online and everything was ready when we arrived. This was one of the best meals we have ever had and the service and surroundings... More 

1 Thank Victor M
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear Victor, Thank you for your kind words. We will be happy to welcoming you next time you are in Barcelona. More 

Arlington, Texas
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

On our last night in Barcelona, we had a cab take us to Carballeira, which is near the harbor and the W hotel. The menu is great Catalonian food. We had the Grouper and it was excellent! You get to pick the fish or shellfish you want to have them cook as everything is fresh! We had a Muga red... More 

1 Thank Traveling_man58
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel as having great paella and seafood. We did more research after making the reservation this morning and decided to get seafood and wait to have paella elsewhere. The seafood was okay. Nothing very exciting here. There's a few items like sea cucumbers that I can't bring myself to eat... so maybe real seafood... More 

1 Thank Andrea B
Ballston Spa, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Our hotel concierge recommended this restaurant, we were looking for a great seafood place with warm athmosphere . This was great we visited some real nice restaurants but this was our favorite one. The maitre d was excellent, Very nice athmosphere. The food was superb one of our best experience.

1 Thank dack0
Lugano, Switzerland
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We had a typical long stretched Spanish lunch and we left it to the chef what to cook for us. We had a very nice fresh fish and everything that belongs to it. Service was very friendly and professional. This one is on my list to return to.

1 Thank Remko R
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear client, As you know, one of the best aspects of Spanish life is to enjoy the midday meal with plenty of time in order to appreciate the traditional flavours in the best company. We are delighted that you could enjoy the best of our cuisine: our seafood specialties and the freshest fish on the market. We have passed on... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Attended a business dinner at Carballeira Restaurant. Nice relaxed atmosphere with an wide variety of options on the menu with professional, attentive service. It has an old distinctive feeling inside, but larger than it seems with a couple of private rooms for secluded family (or business) dinners. The menu provides many options, but this is a seafood restaurant and it... More 

1 Thank Edward G
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear client, It is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed everything so much: the atmosphere, the service, and of course the meal. We really appreciate such a nice review. Our staff will also appreciate your kind comments about service. Thank you very much for sharing it with us. More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I found this place on TripAdvisor and our concierge confirmed that it was a very good restaurant. The place is near the sea front, but down a narrow side street and with unassuming signage, is easily missed, even when you are looking for it! What a delight, full of locals, a good sign, crisp clean linen, old school waiters in... More 

Thank WeirdFish63
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear Sr., We really like to read reviews like yours. We are very pleased to know that you had an enjoyable meal. Thank you for recommending us and we will be happy to welcome you next time you are in Barcelona. More 

Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by locals, specifically for their paella. I noticed another table asking specifically for it as well. So someone else must have referred them there too. The seafood is fresh, you can see the display of the fresh fish when you walk in. One thing, it doesn't say paella in their menu, it's called moist... More 

Thank Obi_wong49
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear Sr., We are glad that you enjoyed our paella. Moist or dry, seafood paella is always a good choice to taste our most popular Mediterranean recipe. Thank you for sharing your experience and we hope to see you again next time in Barcelona. More 

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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Went there on suggestion of our hotel, Eurostar Grand Marina. It's close to a mile away, walkable but easier assessed with red bus on the bus tour line. Greeted nicely, their wine list decent. Service good. Ordered a fried sardine dish which was awesome and we split a broiled seafood platter for 2. The taste was great all around! Would... More 

R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear Sr., Thank you for highly review us. We are glad you enjoyed our seafood specialties and the fried sardine, which is a typical summer option. We have passed on your comments to our Chef and we would also like to see you again next time in Barcelona to offer you other seasonable seafood delicacies!   More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$66
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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: C/ Reina Cristina, 3, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 933 10 10 06
Carballeira is an emblematic restaurant that, since 1944 has been offering the best fresh seafood delivered daily from Galicia.Located in Barceloneta district, a few steps from the sea and right in front of Port Vell, Carballeira has maintained from its beginning, the essence of one of the most popular and authentic seafood restaurants in town.Local waiters with years of experience ensure an excellent service.Delectable seafood carefully selected. Delicious rices: with lobster, "a banda" or black with cuttlefish. Line-caught fish, succulent dishes of monkfish, bass, turbot or hake. And for meat lovers a good T-bone steak or a Galician Veal entrecote. A wide selection of dishes to please every taste.SPECIAL SERVICES • Private dining rooms with natural light inside for groups of 10-40 people. Group menus, also customizable.• All day dining service from 13h to 24h, to dine at your leisure.

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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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