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El Mercader de L'Eixample

Carrer Mallorca, 239 | Esquina Pasaje Mercader, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 72 07 05
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“cannelloni” (9 reviews)
“crystal bread” (4 reviews)
“tapas” (27 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Carrer Mallorca, 239 | Esquina Pasaje Mercader, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting from the U.S. with friends who moved here from New York. They suggested this place and all 4 of us were delighted with the whole experience. It is a small place with just a few tables inside and a few outside. Charming atmosphere. We...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JudyS1309
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the city center at a private house with an inside greenery this restaurant offers small dishes which quality is out of question. Tender and full of flavour the diced cow meat ( dados de entrecot) grilled carefully, fresh the squid with garlic, virgin oil,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Voyage1975
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant sticks to traditional tapas dishes from the region - but does them very well indeed. It's possible to dine inside or, if you are prepared to put up with smokers on the next table, outside ,even in December. We chose the inside option,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alan G
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

My friends noticed the garden setting for outside dining with heat lamps in November. The food was fresh and delicious. Not expensive. Had the tomato bread, squid and mussels. My friend had dover sole which was the daily fish. For dessert we chose the sweet...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JTC200
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Visited tonight after finding the place over the road absolutely rammed. El Mercado was still quiet at 8pm, so plenty of tables. Lovely friendly waiter who was happy to offer advice, which we did need! The food was wonderful, small plates shared between the two...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Randomtraveller5
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Right across the street. We sat inside (no problem with seating at 8:30 PM). Their menu, in 4 languages, lists the offerings as Slow Food, eco and local, We weren't super hungry, so we had anchovies on bread (4 large), a selection of 3 bio...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MsSommelier
Reviewed 30 October 2018

This looks like a very expensive place from the outside, but it's quite down to earth (in a nice way). We had great tapas and wine as recommended by our lovely waiter. With coffee, for me and my wife it came to €70 - excellent...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Phillipa B
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We stumbled upon this place. The outdoor patio was lovely although they would do well to get some real tables. The menu says it is local food with local eco ingredients. We shared a green salad that was the best I have had since getting...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LouiseR007
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We had dinner at this restaurant as the place across the street had long lines. This place was also busy, but we got the last table available. Pleasant al fresco dining in a relaxing atmosphere. My husband and I had the the fish of the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 2butterfly
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Good food, good personal and really cozy and nice place even its in the middle of a big city like BCN

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Andrea S
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you
enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally
translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes
recognisable by its more spacious streets and elegant
atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district,
Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end
international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the
glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer Mallorca, 239 | Esquina Pasaje Mercader, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > La Dreta de l'Eixample
  • Neighbourhood: La Dreta de l'Eixample
  • Phone Number: +34 932 72 07 05
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