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Taverna Catalana

$$ - $$$
Old Town
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Glockengasse 8, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 221 12 62
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in too early for dinner but the hostess was so kind and helpful. She made us a variety of tapas and tortillas to satisfy our hungry stomachs AND it was an EXCELLENT meal. Sangria was terrific and ambiance wonderful. Great place!

Thank Momkave
San Francisco, California
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74 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

varied menu. good service[real catalan waiter]. very good fish dish. excellent spanish rose. outside dining on pleasant square in old time. attractive interior restaurant as well.

Thank bolgerjohn
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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616 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

If you like Spanish food this is the place. The Jambon is not to miss. A small terrace in front. Pricey for sopanish classic food but it is Zurich

1 Thank Marini M
Gersau, Switzerland
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212 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I had a client dinner here a couple of months ago. Service is great and food is good too! Good venue for large crowds.

Thank Smartie777
Zurich, Switzerland
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

The food is no doubt very good. Simple, fresh, authentic Spanish cuisine. The restaurant offers however a special charge as the service and people behind it are very attentive and charming. They make you feel warmly welcome in their almost intimate setting.

Thank MsYellowBerry
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109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

We had a great evening here - three of us had an excellent freshly cooked paella and two children enjoyed a tapas plate between them. Staff were friendly and welcoming and lovely with the children. We could not fault this restaurant, not fine dining but really good authentic food.

Thank drfoody
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

We went last night a group of couples 8 friends to celebrate a birthday and do a Christmas toast at Taverna Catalana. While the food is usually good and priced to Zurich levels, the service was just ridiculous. We were greeted with "we are full", NOT a: "good evening, welcome, do you have a reservation?". Once seated, the waiter pretended... More 

2 Thank Anders C
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

We found this restaurant by accident and what a beautiful accident it was ! Great hospitality, great food and great atmosphere. Multilingual owner/waitress/hostess. Family business for over 30 years. We just loved it. The restaurant is so quaint that you are sitting just close to another group of people and you get acquainted with them automatically !

Thank 999ReneeM
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has been here for ages. In terms of atmospherics, the patio has the same advantage as Kindli-- which is a quiet, pretty place for eating outside and watching people (not a lot of this in Zurich as most outdoor seating areas are by noisy roads, or are too hidden away to be very interesting). The food is great.... More 

Thank Amp Z
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106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

We went to the Taverna Catalana hoping to find good, comfort food from Spain but instead we found poor food and service. The traditional Spanish tortilla can hardly be described as a tasteless omelette. Everything was below average. Not recommended.A waste of time and money.

Thank AWanderingLondoner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$87
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Glockengasse 8, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +41 44 221 12 62

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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?