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La Tinaja

#609 of 7,628 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
El Born / La Ribera
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Esparteria, 9, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 10 22 50
13:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 00:00
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything from the food, atmosphere and service was great. A must if visiting Barcelona. We had different tapas and even though upon following recommendation, it was a by too much food. Next time, we will order fewer and then add if necessary.

Thank EHultin
Karlstad, Sweden
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We had some amazing tapas here. Staff knew a lot about the food and gave great advices on what to eat. The food and the wine was definitely cheap compared to the taste and experience we had. A must for anyon wanting to experience some true Spanish or Catalan tapas!

Thank TimpenN
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

If like your food salty enough to cause heart failure, this is your place. Otherwise, stay away. quaint atmosphere, but food horrible.

Thank sbp2Lr
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Real Spanish tapas and decoration. Great fresh ingredients, lots of variety in the menu, good wine selection. There is no wifi nor pokemon; as the waiter suggested, so everyone concentrates in having a great time while tasting delicious food and ambiance. We’ve got the feeling that their motto is: 'do what we are best at without being pretentious'. Keep up... More 

Thank Carolina G
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I travel to Barcelona a lot - at least 5 times a year. Every time I am there I go to visit this place with my clients. I have tried every food that they offer in the menu and I can honestly say -if you don't have any allergies, pick your food from the menu with your eyes closed and... More 

Thank J W
Salt Lake City, Utah
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

If you drop into Bodega La Tinaja, you'll be one happy customer. The staff is great, the food selections are fantastic and the wine selection is excellent. The building may be from the Roman era and the overall atmosphere is cozy and warm.

Thank shadmandu
Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

If you're looking for tapas and wine, this is an excellent spot! Wonderful food, excellent wine, and a great atmosphere. When they brough us bread with tomato at the beginning of the meal, we actually received fresh whole tomatoes, garlic cloves, and olive oil to assemble it ourselves--such a treat! Highly recommended.

1 Thank Catie S
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

If you want to have a typical Spanish dinner with a touch, this is the place you want to go to. Great food, great selection of wine

Thank Ajn9972
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

While trawling TA for somewhere to dine in El Born after being advised by a tour guide that this area was known for good local restaurants we came across this one. Determined to find it, we set out from Jaume I metro and success! We were not disappointed - the tapas was best we've tasted here and a wonderful bottle... More 

Thank GBR21
Old Windsor, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Came across this restaurant by accident, in the Born district, and so glad we did. The restaurant inside is so cosy and the walls lined with bottles of wine. The service was 1st class, when we initially saw the menu I was not sure how or what to order, but the waitress there was lovely and guided us through the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Esparteria, 9, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighbourhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: +34 933 10 22 50

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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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