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“Best paella of my life”
Review of Bodega Vasconia

Bodega Vasconia
Ranked #187 of 10,951 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 8 - USD 41
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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 13 March 2018 via mobile

Literally the best paella of my life. The sangria was amazing too. The shrimp with garlic was to die for as well. Amazing dining experience! Go early though or make reservations — it’s gets busy! Great prices too.

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Jordi A, Gerente at Bodega Vasconia, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018
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Muchas gracias por su opinión y por recomendarnos a sus amigos y familiares cuando pasen por Barcelona.
Efectivamente la paella, se distingue de muchas otras que se hacen para los turistas, es que nosotros llevamos 115 años haciéndola igual y siempre de una en una cuando lo piden los clientes , por eso tardamos 30 minutos mínimo en hacerlas, ya que se hacen en el momento.
Recomendamos reservar mesa en horas punta de comidas o si son mas de 4 personas.
las reservas se hacen por teléfono o por messenger o email.

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We ate there a couple of days ago and even though the place was full the owner made time to chat with us and gave us some really nice paella.
Only things I'd reccomend improving are the bread quality (it wasn't bad, but it wasn't up to the paella's flavour) and the amount of mussels in the small paella (bc they were delicious!). Sangría was nice also.
Will def. be coming back.

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Thank Carolina E
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Jordi A, Gerente at Bodega Vasconia, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018
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MUCHAS GRACIAS POR SU OPINION Y POR RECOMENDARNOS A SUS AMIGOS Y FAMILIARES CUANDO PASEN POR Barcelona,
efectivamente SOMOS UN PEQUEÑO RESTAURANTE DE MAS DE 115 AÑOS DE ATIGUEDAD, MUY CONOCIDO en Barcelona y las mesas se llenan enseguida , por eso recomendamos hacer reserva si se quiere comer de 14:00 horas a 15:00 horas o de 21:00 a 22:00
tomamos nota de su advertencia del pan
muchas gracias por venir y les esperamos de nuevo, y prueben nuestro RABO DE TORO o BUÑUELOS DE BACALAO CON MIEL

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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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