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Bar Pinotxo

#222 of 8,021 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
El Raval
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Rambla, 91. Mercat de la Boqueria, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 17 17 31
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06:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 06:00 - 16:00
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Birmingham
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came early for breakfast at 08.30, 2 of us had a Xuixos filled with crema catalana, they were delicious, then we saw ppl eating the chickpeas even though it was so early, so we had a plate of them as well, and they were the best dish I had eaten in Barcelona! This is a great place, very busy but... More 

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Dublin
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has been here for 50 years and is one of the most famous places in the boqueria. Juanito the owner doesn't speak much English, but loves to pose for photos and is a real character. His nephew Jordi will take over the family business eventually. When you come into the boqueria, turn right and it's right at the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere surrounding the bar is just incredible, situated in the middle of the market you are surrounded by people and market stalls. The food was very good, we had the king prawns and the baby squid which was perfect to put us on for a few hours. Service was very attentive and an overall very enjoyable experience.

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Lithuania
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So tiny, and so tasty restourant - recommend. Where is amazing work off best staff, barmens, and - food sinchronize. Realy recommend for all - who want take tour in La Boquarie market and eat real food "on foot" :)

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New York, NY
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579 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great! Fun place for a few small plates and a cold glass of beer. Always packed but seats open up with frequency. The famous Juan from the Rick Steves videos, great to see him. Such a friendly guy. Food was great with the highlights the chickpea dish and the braised oxtail. So delicious.

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Thank jwobkk
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Go for an early lunch; wait until someone leaves if it's crowded; try everything you can eat. Chat with people both serving and around you. Fabulous!

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Thank Ozge K
Portland, Oregon
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The Mercat de la Boqueria at lunchtime can be overwhelming so it was nice to find this tapas spot near one of the entrances. They do wonderful things with beans and of course offer some of the classic seafood dishes of Barcelona. When we visited our server recommended the baby squid with beans in a black ink sauce. I tried... More 

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Thank tastywords
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

5 Star - if your visiting Barca then you have to visit this bar. In the front of the market - brilliant vibe - food and more.

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Thank Mark C
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I could have sat there and eaten everything and anything they gave me and chatted with them every day

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Dallas, Texas
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

If you don't understand the title, it's OK. Just go there for breakfast, repeat the phrase, and prepare for delight. A xixu is a cream filled pastry with cinnamon and sugar... Light, flaky, and heavenly. Cafe con leche is simply coffee and milk, but not that gas station variety. Smooth, creamy, and perfect. Enjoy the sites and sounds while taking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
06:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 16:00
Thursday
06:00 - 16:00
Friday
06:00 - 16:00
Saturday
06:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rambla, 91. Mercat de la Boqueria, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Raval
  • Neighbourhood: El Raval
  • Phone Number: +34 933 17 17 31

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in El Raval

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El Raval
Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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