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El Bitxo

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El Born / La Ribera
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Verdaguer i Callas 9 | a lado de "El Palau de la Música", 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 68 17 08
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13:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 01:00
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Nelson, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended to us by a local guide when he heard we were going to a concert at the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, we were very pleased with the tip. It is very small, one could walk by and think it had no room, but go in and enjoy the quirky ambiance, tin lucine a couple of tables made... More 

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Thank KMN501
California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Stopped here just before a visit to Palau Musica. The restaurant is tiny with only a few tables, We liked the intimate atmosphere, and were lucky we did not go at a busy time. We enjoyed tapas, beer, and wine. The food and service were great. Still thinking of the patatas bravas from here.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Great food in a good location creative cooking and a inspiring menu. Short menu but lots of interesting dishes lovely wine all in all great value and friendly service in English thank you!

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Thank Tim S
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We stopped in early evening. We were the only customers while we were there. Started with only the owner? working. He was very nice. He was interested in our opinion on his cheese selection. We had some nice tapas, cheese, and charcuterie. My wife ordered the duck confit. Tip, when ordering a hot food look for the kitchen. When we... More 

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Cupar Fife
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271 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We ate here on Sunday evening. Food was unusual without any fussy presentation. I had chilli. Which was just OK served without rice so ordered bread, received little pieces of dried crispbread a very strange combination. Wine was very good and from Leon, I thought we would have had a Catalan wine. there were six of us seated around a... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Awful weather so didn't want to travel too far from our apartment but came across this lovely little place. Lovely food and amazing service!

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Thank emilykdriver
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We went to this place after dinner for dessert. We just happen to stumble upon it . So we went inside and Got a lava cake and Chocolate cake. They were very good!. The deserts were very cheap too. The bartender was extremely nice and friendly. (Her name is Ivanna) I do recommend this place for dessert and after dinner... More 

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Thank angrykid15371
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

super small bar with great food and wine (the best wines order a bottle), jazz music and warm ambient! a great place for meeting up with friends, small talks and just enjoy! might be full and don't take reservations

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We came across this tiny tapas bar in the late afternoon and were pleasantly surprised by the superb meal we had and the kindness of the owner. It was a wonderful way to relax and take a break from visiting the district. We came back later in the evening another day but unfortunately it was chock full.

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District VII / Jewish Quarter, Hungary
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was amazing. It's small and tucked in a little alley, but the food is incredible. Try the coffee smoked salmon with ginger and wasabi cream!

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Thank kileydelaney

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 01:00
Monday
13:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 01:00
Thursday
13:00 - 01:00
Friday
13:00 - 01:00
Saturday
13:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Verdaguer i Callas 9 | a lado de "El Palau de la Música", 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 932 68 17 08

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighbourhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.
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