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Santa Monica

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Placa Reial 11, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 01 13 64
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Greece
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we ordered two spaghetti from the menu..carbonara and one with tomato sauce..i wouldn't recommend this restaurant.the staff was kind.

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Thank Ιοκαστη Ρ
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got talked into trying this restaurant by tout in the square. When we walked in the bar was full of empty bottles and glasses which should have warned us. Service poor, food really uninspiring. My soup was cold and chicken was three strips of chicken covered in oil with some pale chips. Looked like something from a service station. Left... More 

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Thank 497tricia
Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived here and waited by the bar for a good 5-10 minutes before anyone even acknowledged we were there. When they did we were asked to sit at the bar and wait for a table. 15 minutes later we were eventually seated right next to the open door on a chilly evening! Once seated the service didn't approve at all,... More 

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Thank Milly J
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We chose to eat inside the restaurant as the evening was a little chilly. We were allocated a very nice table and decided to order off the set menu. The choices available for each course were ample. We were served quite quickly and the food was hot and delicious. There was a wide choice of dishes if you wished to... More 

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Thank AidenAbet
Oslo, Norway
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We ate tapas, which was very good. However, we missed a few more meat dishes, like chicken or meatballs. The sangria at this place is the best I ever had, as was the bruschettas on the tapas. The service was slow, which draws the experience down. Took a long time to take orders, get the bill, etc, and we waited... More 

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Thank bulitia
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this restaurant for dinner and it was a bit difficult to separate from other restaurants nearby. The staff were very polite and the food was great. Very impressed!

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Thank Sanka1
UK
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We were seated quickly and got told at the door by the staff that first drink is free. The waitress took our order quickly and the food was served at no time. Portion is bigger than we expected and we felt full half way though. The starter of a kid's menu(€11) is more like a main course portion. It's not... More 

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Thank ukmule
Inverness, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Average food and poor service. Staff seemed totally overwhelmed by our group (admittedly large, but the restaurant was almost empty when we arrived). It was 20 minutes before our orders were even taken and approaching an hour before the food arrived. We chose beef stroganoff, but when we ordered were told that it was actually made with pork! There are... More 

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Thank Owen M
Queens Village, New York, USA
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This small restaurant adjacent to the ever active and busy placa reial is a nice quiet spot for a bite. The service was fine. The ordered green salad was replete with fresh vegetables and a better dish than most restaurants. Don't expect fine dining but do expect eat able dishes at reasonable prices.

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Thank aliederman
Longmont, United States
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279 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Took the L3 metro to Liceu station on La Rambla and walked to Placa Reial for dinner at Restaurant Santa Monica on the SE corner. Shared a goats cheese salad and chicken paella for dinner. The salad was excellent with a large slab of goats cheese on top. The paella was mostly rice with a few vegetables and a couple... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa Reial 11, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933 01 13 64

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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