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Bilbao Berria

#289 of 8,103 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Placa Nova, 3, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 17 00 11
09:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 01:00
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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stayed in NH Hotel Barcelona Centro for four days and ate here twice. They were always busy but tables turn over quickly. Best bet is outside so you can watch people on the square. Singing groups, musicians etc. Staff were friendly and efficient. We mostly ate pintxos, which were just tapas with bread on the bottom.... More 

Thank ajbritt
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Right on the square in front of Barcelona cathedral with a small terrace. The premise is simple- grab a table and pass through the bar to select your pintxos. A waiter will take your drinks order. Just put your skewers into the pot on the table and they bill you €2 per stick. Don't really understand the complaints about the... More 

Thank CTadvice
Sacramento, California
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139 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the plaza near the cathedral. We had their paella which was excellent although wish it had more than 4 shrimp instead of so much rice. The service was average and pricing was ok but there are other places where you can get better food for same pricing. Wish we had tried the tapas

Thank Andy R
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat down at this restaurant, since ist had a good reputation on TripAdvisor​... The personal was very unfriendly, they just put our sangria on the table and walked away. It was 50% sangria, the rest was ICE! Also, if you dont like fish, this restaurant only offers you potatoes as a fish-less dish. After all we overpaid a half... More 

Thank Sebastian S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Výborné tapas, skvelé pivo a milá obsluha. Treba prísť skôr, lebo potom už čakáte na usadenie (nám sa zadarilo :) ). Sedí sa trochu natesno, ale v princípe to nevadí. Great tapas, good beer and nice service. Come early or you will have to wait (we were lucky :) ). Sitting is closer to other tables, but I didn't mind.

Thank 572na_kak
Woodbury, Minnesota
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254 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Skip the tables and walk up to the tapas bar. Pick what you like, eat it but save the wood skewers. That's how they charge you. 5 euro for 3 items ( I think). Close to the Barcelona cathedral. Just do it.

Thank Dave G
Halifax, Canada
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90 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I ate at Bilboa Berria on April 15/17. It was our first experience eating tapas in Spain. The bar is relatively simple but the selection seemed quite varied, and the staff very helpful to someone new at tapas dining. Diners pick and plate the items they like from a buffet-like display and are charged by the large... More 

Thank Mike C
Charleston, West Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I could have eaten here every day with such a large offering of tapas from which to choose. We were lucky to find this treasure on our first day out and about in Barcelona!

Thank Deb M
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is Barcelona ... you can find amazing pintxos at every turn. But not on this street corner. Bland, tasteless, a real disappointment. Poor selection compared to other places we've stumbled upon, and we went here specifically so totally disappointed, we were all set to settle in for our final evening, we left after we could down our wine. Would... More 

Thank Clare S
Elena V, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Bilbao Berria, responded to this review

Good Morning, We regret that your visit to our restaurant located in the Cathedral Square has not been satisfactory. We are surprised by his comment since the product in our restaurants is something very important and worked with care. In addition we have more than 30 types of pintxos, both cold and hot, so your comment does not fit with... More 

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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled in here after a long afternoon of walking/exploring and had a lovely lunch. We ended up visiting again on our last day there too as it was such good food and so cheap! Less than €2 a dish. The service is a little hectic but that's because they are rammed! Essentially, you wait to be seated and then... More 

Thank Rianne D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 01:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa Nova, 3, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933 17 00 11

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Staying in Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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