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La Gavina

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Plaza Pau Vila, 1, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 21 20 41
12:00 - 23:30
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Beirut, Lebanon
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291 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Where a pax of 3. Restaurant menu is varied and comprises seafood, steaks, pasta... Service is quite good. Food tastes amazing, fresh and of great quality. Location is very nice right on Barceloneta. Order several dishes including appetizers and main course which all tasted good, especially the salmon plate. Overall, price to quality ratio is very acceptable. Recommended

Thank Manuel M
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Our last night in Barcelona and we decided to eat here. The service was excellent and the food superb. Wide choice of meals.

Thank susiemcd99
Greater London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

It was lovely to sit in the sun and enjoy the view - and we expected to pay a premium for the privilege. I suppose they don't really need to make much of an effort on the food front as they will always have a captive market of tourists, but I find this attitude a little insulting. The staff were... More 

Thank M0i26
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Really good local food you should try definitely the seafood paella it was great,the service was great really good recommendation for wine and a friendly atmosphere

Thank Giwrgos K
Como, Italy
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel wonderful to walk through the city to this lovely location on the harbor. We wanted paella since we were in Barcelona.... The clams also experimented for the razor both were fantastic!

Thank Mirko F
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

La Gavina has a wonderful 'people watching' location, excellent and knowledgeable staff, a charming host (Miguel), and consistently good food served in an elegant manner. When friends visit me in Barcelona, this is where I come.

Thank Tony M
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Expensive (about three times more than the prices in a non-touristy restaurant in Barcelona), but good service and good food. The terrace is always crowded with people that enjoy watching the passers by, but inside you can easily find a place without needing a reservation.

Thank AlinaT3
Kihei, Hawaii
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87 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

You can sit outside (by the harbor) in good weather or inside as well. We loved the Rioja wine, the paella's and desserts. It's a romantic setting with quality food.

Thank Mauibeth
Salt Lake City, Utah
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon La Gavina at the end of a long day of walking and sightseeing. Excellent choice! Good sangria, lovely little hors d'oeuvres, a single salad of very fresh greens etc. (that easily could have served two), marvelous seafood paella. The setting is on the yacht harbor with a 180° view from the patio. Very relaxed, as Spain should... More 

Thank PeterJVH
Jyllinge, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Little expensive - but view is worth it... Food, especially the fish is really good.. The halibut was delicious!

Thank andersti

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$42
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plaza Pau Vila, 1, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932 21 20 41
Framed in the restored Palau del Mar building since 1993, at the foot of the Mediterranean Sea, but with history andexperience accumulated since the 1930's. Mediterranean and seafood cuisine, with a large terrace in front of the harbor that has a capacity for 400 guests. New fully equipped indoor dining rooms where, as well as tasting our gastronomy, to hold meetings, presentations or conferences. We evolve respecting the tradition and the flavor of our dishes.

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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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