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A journey of culinary fusion paired with excellent classic cocktails. An informal food offering with plenty of surprises with many delicious dishes for sharing, with a focus on raw food, including tastes from Russia through to southern Europe, Southeast Asia and South America. HIGHLIGHT: The name Babula is the term of endearment its owner Leo Chechelnitskiy affectionately calls his grandmother. Here clients will be treated with the same warm and helpful service that Leo learned from her, and with a table full of good food, of course! INTERIOR: Babula Bar is a cheerful place, with an hedonistic spirit and cared atmosphere
PRICE RANGE
AU$89 - AU$130
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Fusion
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Fun spot with excellent staff and good tapas selection. Our choices were all delicious. Probably should make reservations in advance. We made them a few hours in advance and ended up getting seats at the bar. The service was still good though and the bar...tenders were very good mixologists as well and were entertaining to watch. The outdoor tables were nothing special so we’d recommend sitting inside if you can.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We found this exquisite restaurant on the recommendation of a young front desk woman ( I wish I remembered her name ) at the Renassiance . We said we love fine food and beautiful cocktails and she told us about Babula . We ended up...going twice ! A diverse menu of shareable dishes , tartare , oysters , as well to cheeses , pork belly , scallops , tortillas .Every dish better than the next.Everyone from servers , chefs , and bartenders were kind , informative and attentive. Ray,Dani,Keke , Faustino , Alfredo , Nishu , Nacho . The vibe , the drinks , and just the very elevated food will be one of the very best of our Barcelona memories . Highly recommend this lovely find .More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was a gem!! Every course was outstanding. The atmosphere was really fun. Loved the lounge music. Reminded us of our favourite restaurant at home (Harbour 60). Kk was a great server and made wonderful suggestions and took care of us. All the staff...were amazing and we couldn’t wait to say Mucho Delicioso to the chefs. We are leaving Barcelona tomorrow or we would be back!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We arrived late for our booking (heavy traffic on a Friday night coming from the airport) and despite having called twice and been assured we would still get our table, there was no table when we arrived! HOWEVER, the staff did everything they could to...resolve the situation and we were eventually seated inside as originally booked. Babula is extremely popular and it was heaving! Every single member of staff was absolutely delightful! They brought us a glass of cava on the house to start with as an apology. They also brought us a chocolate each and a digestif at the end for my son's 21st birthday! The food was absolutely delicious, the staff were amazing, the ambiance is buzzing! Could not fault anything. Will definitely return on my next visit to Barcelona.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant was pleasant despite being quite small. The service was quite speedy. The menu was extensive and the waitstaff was attentive. Above all, the food was more than tasty having a wide variety of food from which to choose. I happened upon this little gem...by accident and was quite happy that I did and ate there three times during my week in Barcelona. Great find.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Leonid Chechelnitskiy, Dueño at Babula Bar 1937, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello carlosaN7870CC! We are pleased to know that you have a memorable experience at Babula Bar. Thank you for your opinion about our restaurant, especially the mention of the service received and the food. Looking forward to welcoming you in the future. Babula Bar 1937...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing. From the moment we arrived at this stylish restaurant we felt welcomed. The food was a refreshing take on classic and new tapas alike and the service was as good as it gets. And although we are t vegan we had to try the...vegan scallop (radish). So fun.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Leonid Chechelnitskiy, Dueño at Babula Bar 1937, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago
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¡Hola drewsmith2023! Gracias por tu reseña. Nos alegra saber que has disfrutado de la experiencia Babula Bar, para nosotros es...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I usually never write reviews, but this place is so much incredible, that i cant ignore it. Each menu position is 10/10 !!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Leonid Chechelnitskiy, Dueño at Babula Bar 1937, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Alesyayur! We are glad to know that your experience exceeded your expectations and that you enjoy your meal. Thanks for the review and all the feedback. We hope you come back soon! Babula Bar Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Barcelona is an amazing city for ‘foodies’ and Banbula is at the top of the heap for enjoying delightful tapas, creative beverages, and yummy desserts. Our server Ray was extraordinary and his positive attitude, impressive knowledge, and warm hospitality were so appreciated. He suggested that...we have the chef prepare a special menu for us and the chef hit it out of the park with innovation, quality, and presentation. So, so, so very good! If you only have time for one meal in Barcelona - or you want to return again and again - make sure that you dine at the marvelous Banbula!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Leonid Chechelnitskiy, Dueño at Babula Bar 1937, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi FremontSue! Thank you very much for your feedback and for the shout out to our team member. We take pride in offering the best food and drinks to our clients and we are glad that our commitment to provide an excellent experience was shown...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The most perfect meal ever in any city. The service -extraordinary. The food- a delight. 110% do not miss this place when in Barcelona. KeKe the host is the role-model for any resturant and the very best at making one feel cared for.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Leonid Chechelnitskiy, Dueño at Babula Bar 1937, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi TJ M! Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad to know that you had a great experience at Babula Bar. We will be delighted to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this place as we headed to one of the local sites and what a fantastic find we made. Food was excellent and the ambiance was perfect. Easily the best restaurant we have visited in Barcelona

Date of visit: April 2024
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Leonid Chechelnitskiy, Dueño at Babula Bar 1937, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello GeoffS1050! We are glad to know that you had a good experience at Babula Bar. Thank you for the review, especially the mention of the food. We look forward to your visit again. Babula Bar Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful tapas bar in Barcelona. We managed to get a great table as a walk in as they had a window before the next reservation. It was fantastic. The sea bass carpaccio is a must as is the monk fish and the...false beef wellington. They have a great wine list. The staff are so helpful. We will return!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Leonid Chechelnitskiy, Dueño at Babula Bar 1937, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi 14Elizabeth14! Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad to know that you enjoy the food and drinks and that you had a great experience at Babula Bar. We will be delighted to see you again soon.

Reviewed 9 April 2024 via mobile

20 to 30-seat cocktail bar located just around the corner from the main fashion boulevard. It offers an intimate venues, perfect for intimate meetings. Staff are friendly and still very professional. Always present and helpful but never invasive. They describe every dish in details. Food...offers suggest some good intentions from the kitchen with colorful combinations of well-processed ingredients, purposely placed and mixed together. Nevertheless dishes do not necessarily taste as good as they look, generally overrated and unnecessarily pricy.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 April 2024 via mobile

Lunch was amazing and fresh! Enjoyed every dish! We enjoyed the carpaccio, salmon and ceviche dishes. Our server, Christian was wonderful, very knowledgeable and pleasant. Highly recommend… you will enjoy.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Leonid Chechelnitskiy, Dueño at Babula Bar 1937, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lovetotravel6743! Thank you very much for your feedback and the shout out to our team member. We are glad to know that you enjoy the food and the whole experience at Babula Bar 1937. We will be delighted to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 April 2024

You don't want to miss this place. From the moment you walk in, you feel like you are in a special place. From the drinks to the tapas, everything was amazing. We had some of the best tapas during our week in Spain, and it...was so good, we went back for another night. Make sure to make reservations or be prepared to wait.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Leonid Chechelnitskiy, Dueño at Babula Bar 1937, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi clct75! Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad to know that you enjoy the food and the whole experience at Babula Bar. We will be delighted to see you again soon.

Reviewed 30 March 2024

The food is excellent but the portion sizes very small. To be fair, it’s recommended to take 4 dishes from the tapas menu for an average appetite but this works out at around EUR 180 for two people with a glass of wine! We eat...well but had to eat a sandwich after because we were still hungryMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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i just tried it and was able to reserve so maybe try it again on the website babulabar you can always give them a call... just start with "hables ingles" good luck
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Babula Bar 1937 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5