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La Cova Fumada

Calle Baluard, 56, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 21 40 61
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Calle Baluard, 56, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I went on a recommendation from foody friends. They weren't wrong! She has Spanish parents, so knows what she's talking about. This is the real deal - no airs and graces, pleasant enough decor, but no money wasted on it. It's all about the food,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank cheshirecatdave
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the best places for fresh fish. Served in the traditional Spanish Tapas. Don't miss the "Bombas" . Don´t miss the "artichokes" You have to wait to be seated but it is worthwhile. We have visited three times already . We simply love it....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Anna B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is the second time I go and it’s great. The food, the sangria. The location is small and you have to wait for a table but it’s worth it

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MariaClaraRestrepo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best tapas bar in Barcelona. You can taste how fresh the seafood is - I suspect it is fresh off the boat! Delicious seasoning, makes the seafood shine. The owners are very friendly, and the whole place has a great vibe. We went there for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mauvemillet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was surprised by this place, very traditional and characteristic. It’s quite small so you have to be patient till the staff (very kind) shows you where to sit. The food is great, I found it a bit expensive but it was worth. Strongly recommended...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank martinasD1554LH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Non- touristy place filled with locals who seem to know the family owners for ages. We were there at 1045 am and the place was full- waited about 15 minutes before we got seated. Non- pretentious, good Spanish tapas. Fresh seafood! The scampi plainly grilled...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank travellingbug17
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for a truly local experience, it can’t get better than this. This is a small hole-in-the-wall kind of place which offers the best tapas in Barcelona. You can go to the fancy places but the hospitality and quality of food you get...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ambreend2016
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Arrive early, be patient and prepare to eat some of the best food in town, start with the bombas, the mejillones andthe oan con tomat. Tnen keep going, everything in the menu is fresh and excellent and cooked right there. Then finish with another bomba......More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Explorer1963
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

This place is amaziiiiinnnnngggg!!! Food is so tasty and very authentic. The restaurant itself looks very traditional and has been there for long long times. Most of the customers were regular locals when we there, it's such a nice ambiance. I will definetly visit this...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ekingulen
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

The seafood was very fresh, this indeed a must to try in Barcelona. The neighborhood is lovely and typical.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank karlou83
Originally a fisherman’s quarter, this quaint area
can’t escape its small village feel: laundry hanging
over the narrow streets, old ladies clamoring at each
other from their balconies and elder gentlemen playing
games on short wooden benches gossiping the day away,
Barceloneta could double as a film set. Artists line
the boardwalk displaying their magnificently detailed
sand structures making this the most visited beach in
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26 August 2018|
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Response from libnisantanapr | Reviewed this property |
17 July 2018|
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Response from hollym341 | Reviewed this property |
I think they just do the same menu all day which is a tapas menu, I think I included a photo of it on my review if you look back
17 July 2018|
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Response from E924VOstevej | Reviewed this property |
can’t speak to this with any certainty but I’ve heard the place is open earlier than other joints. I would not count on a different menu being in place, though they may have specials from the morning’s catch (until they are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 39 - USD 49
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Baluard, 56, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932 21 40 61
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