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Carballeira

#536 of 8,021 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Barceloneta
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C/ Reina Cristina, 3, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 10 10 06
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for a good seafood carballeira is the place. I would recommend the turbot also the grilled seafood for two.

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Thank Mohd Z
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poor, bad, expensive, low quality, meh service. That's my summary of the place. People had recommended this one over the competitor around the corner, not trusting "people" again. Wine selection was nice but besides that fish was chewy, paella was tasteless, they bought 4 shrimps with almost no meat. We paid around 40 per person (no dessert). I've had cheaper... More 

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Thank Dan W
Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by locals and were disappointed as it wasn't up to scratch! It's very staid and the food bland and over priced. Lacking in atmosphere, we didn't enjoy our visit. The fish was just so-so served on cold plates. The gambas again served on cold plates so tepid. Good wine list.

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Thank JeremyKnott
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We really sorry that you didn’t find in our restaurant what you were looking for. Thank you for your comments. More 

Hamilton, Bermuda
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good nothing special, was surprised that there was so much bones in the Sea bass my wife and i had ordered, must be a cultural thing. Usually when i have ordered Sea bass in different countries it is a boneless piece of fillet fish.

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Thank smw162016
Westborough, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a memorable meal than this is the place. While the menu didn't appeal to me I played it safe and ordered Sea Bass and a bunch of appetizers. My hubby ordered Monk Fish and our friends ordered the $80 seafood platter. We loved it all! Our waiter kept refilling our Sangrias and never did we... More 

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Thank Ginger47_12
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear client, Thank you for your nice comments about the food and service, we’ll pass it on to our staff. We hope to see you again next time in Barcelona. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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129 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is located near the waterfront. It has been established for over 70 years. The language spoken inside was Catalan (staff and clientele), which lets you know that it is well established in the community. We found the service friendly and professional, if a bit tentative at first, largely because of the language barrier. However, we soon moved beyond... More 

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Thank Richard W
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear Richard W, We are very pleased to know that you really grasp the essence of Carballeira and that you like it! Well-established restaurant (since 1944) with product-based cuisine (very fresh wild fish and unique seafood) and friendly professional waiting staff with years of experience who know our local clientele well. That’s us. We are also glad to know that... More 

Matching Tye, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We decided to treat ourselves with a nice evening meal at a restaurant near the port area and were recommended this as a good place that does great fish. We hadn't reserved a table (Friday evening about 6:30pm) but they were very helpful and found us a table. The service was excellent but alas the food wasn't anything special. To... More 

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Thank Michael T
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear Sr, We appreciate your comment about the service and we regret that you couldn’t find in our restaurant what you were looking for. Thank you for writing. More 

Weil am Rhein, Germany
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We found this restaurant just around the corner from our hotel - H10 Port Vell. We had been looking for a stylish, seafood restaurant off the tourist track. This one fit the bill. Yes, there were other tourists but what can you expect so close to the marina. But the 'locals' were there in greater numbers. i can understand why.... More 

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Thank jeturner7
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear Sr, We are very pleased to know that you could select your favourite piece of fish and chat about the cooking options with one of our chefs. Better still, knowing that you came twice is a double satisfaction for us. Thank you very much for sharing your opinion and recommending us. We hope to see you again. More 

New York City, New York
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place is more intimate than I expected and pricier. The hotel recommended it to us so I should have known that it was going to be on the pricier side. The food was okay but given that there are plenty of other places out there that can deliver equally good food at a fraction of the price, this place... More 

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R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear client, We really sorry that you didn’t find in our restaurant what you were looking for. More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We loved this restaurant. Great service and food ... and is child friendly restaurant. Our daughter is a difficult eater, but we were well advised in the choice of her dish. We strongly recommend it. Advice: book in advance.

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Thank HopeMHappy
R_Carballeira, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Carballeira, responded to this review

Dear client, We are proud to have some delicious dishes that are impossible to resist even for small "selective" eaters :) Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 66
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 00:00
Monday
13:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 00:00
Thursday
13:00 - 00:00
Friday
13:00 - 00:00
Saturday
13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/ Reina Cristina, 3, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 933 10 10 06
Description
Carballeira is an emblematic restaurant that, since 1944 has been offering the best fresh seafood delivered daily from Galicia.Located in Barceloneta district, a few steps from the sea and right in front of Port Vell, Carballeira has maintained from its beginning, the essence of one of the most popular and authentic seafood restaurants in town.Local waiters with years of experience ensure an excellent service.Delectable seafood carefully selected. Delicious rices: with lobster, "a banda" or black with cuttlefish. Line-caught fish, succulent dishes of monkfish, bass, turbot or hake. And for meat lovers a good T-bone steak or a Galician Veal entrecote. A wide selection of dishes to please every taste.SPECIAL SERVICES • Private dining rooms with natural light inside for groups of 10-40 people. Group menus, also customizable.• All day dining service from 13h to 24h, to dine at your leisure.

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Staying in Barceloneta

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Barceloneta
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 the city (the shirtless men working out might help too). You’ll know by the delicious aroma that you're in the right place to try some of the best and most authentic seafood including paella, Spain’s national dish.
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