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Kiosko Universal

#149 of 7,838 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
El Raval
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Mercat de la Boqueria, Puesto 691, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 17 82 86
09:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our best meals in Barcelona (and that is saying a lot). Considering La Boqueria (which is where this restaurant is found) is a very crowded place, the service was very good. It is amazing how they cook, serve, and keep an eye out for empty seats at the same time. The bacalao and pulpo were amazing, as was... More 

Thank Jamie P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit of a wait and a little pricey but amazing. Would return again and again. Try the prawns for sure and the artichokes are to die for.

Thank Zara M
West Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

It was a bit confusing how to wait for seats. We asked & were told to ask one of the Chefs in the Counter. So, don't just wait for any open seating, ask instead, 'cause they do have a waiting list. The seafood was fresh and delicious. A very good experience!

Thank Lraep
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This is a place one should not miss when you visit the Market off La Rambla. Delicious And fresh seafood. The razor clams are to die for. As is the rest of the food. Assorted mushrooms tossed in butter was another dish I loved. Had to wait 15 mins for a seat but was worth the wait. Pls note that... More 

Thank goabumpkin
Los Angeles, California
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Best for daytime. Get the razor clams. You can't go wrong here- all the food is laid out in front of you (e.g. Raw seafood, ready-to-grill veggies, seafood salads, meats) and they cook it upon getting your order. So fresh, so delicious- do not miss.

Thank originalkangsta
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I visited Barcelona with my husband for 1 week in May 16. We ate a few times at Kisko Universal because they have amazing sea food, merlot and sangria. You need to wait a little bit to get a place, but is all worth it. Great staff and service!

Thank galiceanualina
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We were here around lunchtime and had to wait about 30 to 40 minutes to get a seat. I must say it was very well worth the wait. The atmosphere and the seafood are absolutely excellent.

1 Thank JP_y_LP
Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Superb atmosphere love this market. Went here for breakfast and had razor clams, mussels, mussels. Everything came decently timed, and it was all very fresh and delicious

Thank hannahhakes
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

It's fresh, it's quick, it's simple and tastes great. Of course it's overpriced for what it is. What do you expect, you're on la rambla.

Thank Ray Y
New York City, New York
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The best steak I had in Spain, absolutely delicious. They can get mobbed around lunchtime, but seem to squeeze everybody in rather quickly. Loved the market as a whole.

Thank Mike S

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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
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 37
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mercat de la Boqueria, Puesto 691, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighbourhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: +34 933 17 82 86
Fresh grilled fish and seafood in our modern long bar and high tables at the emblematic Mercat de la Boquería

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Staying in El Raval

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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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