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“Great Spot For Locals and Vistors”
Review of Bodega Vasconia

Bodega Vasconia
Ranked #144 of 10,663 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 8 - USD 41
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
Description: Old Cellar Bar with 112 years old, some of the oldest cellars of Barcelona, tapas bull's tail calamari, octopus entrecote tortillas starred eggs anchovies of the Cantabrian fried fish prawns grilled and much more
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Fantastic little spot we stumbled into on a recent visit to Barcelona. Everything about it worked-- charming staff, great food (the paella was amazing), wonderful service. The place just had "it". Will definitely return next visit.

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Thank F Marek M
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Jordi A, Gerente at Bodega Vasconia, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018
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muchas gracias por su opinión somos una bar pequeño de Barcelona con mas de 115 años de antigüedad muy conocido en Barcelona por su ambiente, tapas comidas vinos y cervezas, gracias por recomendarnos a sus amigos y familiares cuando pasen por Barcelona
aconsejamos reservar por teléfono o messenguer o TripAdvisor , también pasar fuer de las horas punta de comidas
Les estaremos otra vez esperando , en Bodega Vasconia los clientes se vuelven amigos

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Went to this tapas place due to the good Tripadvisor reviews. The food was good the wine was excellent and prices were low. I would recommend this place and give it full 5 star unless...

... the owner had an attitude issue. He seemed to be under a lot of stress. I ordered a beer that arrived fast and asked for a water as my girlfriend was very thirsty. No reaction for aprox 10 min. Then we asked again and the owner felt offended and asked us to leave if we don't like it. Of course all in Spanish. We managed to pass this moment and everything was warm and friendly in the end. He probably realized his attitude was exaggerated and he tried to compensate over the lunch.

While I appreciate his effort, I score 4 stars as in hospitality one should never pass his pressure to his clients.

Would I go back? Definitely, everyone has a bad day once in a while.

2  Thank Matei C
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Jordi A, Gerente at Bodega Vasconia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018
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muchas gracias por su opinión y lamentamos si hemos tenido algún defecto en la atención del cliente, somos un pequeño bar con una afluencia muy importante de clientes , que muchas veces todos los clientes nos piden y no podemos atenderle al momento.
Gracias por entender que el camarero no le atendiese correctamente, aunque nunca se ha de decir que si quieren se van, eso no esta bien e intentaremos hacerlo entender a nuestros camareros.
Por otra parte la misma reacción del camarero usted ya lo ha dicho fue buena poco después y les atendió correctamente.
Siempre nos gusta que nos indique las cosas no correctas como usted nos ha dicho y que nos califique seriemanet como usted ha hecho.
Le esperamos la próxima vez que pase por Barcelona

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Everything was good, good price, amazing food, staff very good, The rabo de Touro was perfect, I loved this place

Thank Fernando T
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Jordi A, Gerente at Bodega Vasconia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018
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gracias por su opinion y por su puntuación , esperamos nos recomiende a sus amigos y familiares cuando pasen por Barcelona.
somos un bar pequeño de mas de 115 años de antigüedad , pero muy conocido en Barcelona por su comida tapas y vinos y sobre todo por su ambiente con clientes y camareros.

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Atmospheric!!! Original!!!! Tasty food !!! Beer !!!! Wine !!! Logical prices !!!!
What else would you ask for?
I recommend it !!!

Thank Alexandra_Martin_12
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Jordi A, Gerente at Bodega Vasconia, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018
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Muchas gracias por su opinión somos un bar de más de 115 años de antigüedad muy conocido en Barcelona por sus tapas . Gracias por recomendarnos a sus amigos y familiares

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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

I almost don't want to publish a great review as i want to keep this place to myself but that would be selfish. Luis, the Manager, welcomes you with a big, warm friendly smile when you walk in to Bodega Vasconia which makes you feel like you're visiting a friend or family member. The restaurant is authentic and cosy, not very big, maybe 8 or so tables so always best to make a reservation just to be on the safe side. The beer is cold and the wine selection is mouthwatering. Luis also makes a mean sangria from scratch which i would recommend... red or white, both are delicious. My husband and i have been here around 9 times and have never disliked any of the food we have tried, from the pimientos padron to the patatas bravas, the fresh pulpo to the ox tail, the manchego to the squid... it's all absolutly delicious!! I really love this little gem and highly recommend a visit :)

Thank Erin R
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Jordi A, Gerente at Bodega Vasconia, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

WE REMEMBER THAT THE MONTH ESTMOS CLOSED FOR STAFF HOLIDAYS Thank you for your opinion and for recommending us to your friends and family when they come to Barcelona. Bodega Vasconia is over 113 years old and is well known in Barcelona for its food, tapas and wines, as well as its authentic bar atmosphere.

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