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Rabipelao Raval Arepas and Tropical Cocktails

#1,392 of 8,017 Restaurants in Barcelona
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El Raval
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C/ Riera Alta, 50, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
+34 647 22 22 98
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19:30 - 03:00
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Sun 19:00 - 02:30
Mon - Thu 19:30 - 02:30
Fri - Sat 19:30 - 03:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Had the most amazing food and cocktails for super cheap. The staff was great and the restaurant is cozy and has cool decorations. Definitely is a must eat at in Barcelona.

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Thank Freya S
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Tiny restaurant in the Raval neighbourhood, with short menu but real Venezuelan food. It's casual and with friendly staff; and even if the air conditioning should be improved, it's good value for money. Very good option to share a nice evening with friends.

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Thank Ada K
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2 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Lecker=exzellent! very nice and cozy bar, very friendly service and great Venezuelan cuisine... I would stay here again!!! Perfekt for after works or vacation relax... (FB/claudekocht Instagram: derwanderkoch)

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Thank 546clauded
Connecticut
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

The bar/restaurant itself is super cool and the decorations are awesome. Staff really nice and drinks were great. I got an empanada and the pobellon criollo to eat and a maracuya (passion fruit) daiquiri to drink. Empanada was just ok, but I prefer Puerto Rican crispy empanadas to the thicker corn (or whatever it is) Venezuelan/Colombian ones so I'm biased.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I came here to compare like for like. After polishing off one mango mojito at Foxy Bar across the street, I decided to have my second one at this place. Well, I was also peckish and one should not drink too much on an empty stomach, so ... Well, the mojito was not cold enough, did not have enough ice... More 

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Thank Smita K
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Very good atmosphere...staff v nice and helpful...place really comfortable that gives u some kind of peace in a mix of lights and music!! I loved it and i will surely come back and reccomend to all of u who like an alternative food!! I came alone and i've eaten a v delicious plates!! Great!!

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Thank Valeria2505
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Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Drinks and cocktails were amazing and the bar staff was really friendly. Price was okay (4-6€) and worth paying. Definitely a place to go! I recommend rum cocktails, mohito and piña colada.

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Thank 813emilia_
Copenhagen, Denmark
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 25 January 2016

We ordered a very nice and hearty Venezuelan food plate at Rabipelao, together with their classic beef burger. Both were very satisfying. It was happy hour as well, so we got a couple of banana mojitos, which were a little sugary, but a 4/5 nevertheless. Altogether it wasn't anything spectacular in itself, but the coziness of the atmosphere certainly adds... More 

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Thank mrtbrk
Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Wonderful burgers and fries and cheap drink specials make this a neighborhood staple. Pair with a drink before or after in Foxy Bar or Colibri for a nice evening out without going far.

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Thank Darcyly
Fiorenzuola d'Arda, Italy
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25 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

El Raval always lives up to its expectation, offering the best and cheapest solutions in a hyper-touristic town. This cozy place may be quite difficult to find, due to its small size and dark atmosphere, but it is totally something to try. Great complete dish - although I have to admit that I do not know anything about Venezuela cuisine-... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 11
Cuisine
Latin, Caribbean, Bar, Venezuelan, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 02:30
Monday
19:30 - 02:30
Tuesday
19:30 - 02:30
Wednesday
19:30 - 02:30
Thursday
19:30 - 02:30
Friday
19:30 - 03:00
Saturday
19:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/ Riera Alta, 50, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighbourhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: +34 647 22 22 98
Description
Full on Caribbean vibes, excellent Venezuelan food and tropical cocktails. Salsa, Jazz, Boleros, great international atmosphere, bohemian and friendly. Incredible daily happy hour from 7:30 to 12! Different kind of Mojitos and Daiquiris.

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El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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