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La Rioja

C/ Duran i Bas, 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 01 22 98
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good48%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish soup” (3 reviews)
“tapas” (8 reviews)
“prawns” (3 reviews)
Open Now
13:00 - 16:00All hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
C/ Duran i Bas, 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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1 - 10 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 10 April 2017

This place was recommended by our cab driver during our family visit. Small little family run restaurant tucked in the city centre but 'BIG' in flavor. We had their signature tapas (not very many varieties which we left it to the Chef) but I must...More

Thank dannyng33
MLuisa2, Gerente at La Rioja, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Thanks a lot, I remember your kindly visit. See you next time.

Reviewed 13 February 2017

A quiet and unassuming spot, filled with locals having lunch and delicious specialties. Was recommended by our hotel concierge and definitely a great little spot.

Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We went on Wednesday tonight in February, so there was only one other table being served. We ordered the "paella menu" which included an appetizer, entree, dessert, and beverage (wine, water, or beer). I had the scrambled eggs with peppers and mushrooms, seafood paella, and...More

Thank Michelle31387
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We began looking for New Year's eve reservations 3 days before the holiday upon arrival to the city. We happened upon La Rioja in our travels--We all liked the proposed menu, so we inquired about seating. The host graciously re-arranged the tables to accommodate our...More

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Although the restaurant looks not special more like a canteen, the Paella was really fabulous and authentic. The service was great and fast. And what more can you want.

Thank heikereiner
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Perfect experience: great location, loads of locals, the paella menu is just great with different choices for each meal: we had fish soup, freshly prepared seafood paella, flan and a glass of sangria for 22 EUR per person. Quick, attentive Service, great English, really cosy...More

Thank budapest4
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

For this part of town, for a small family run restaurant it must be hard to survive. We had a very nice 3 course meal, of wich the fishsoup was absolutely superb and the wine was really good, for a decent price.

Thank Patrick_Nobels
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is the second time we have visited La Rioja. First time last year, we had lunch on the day we left Barcelona, and we were determined to have an evening meal there. We went in and booked for a couple of days in advance....More

Thank Biblet01
Luisa C, Propietario at La Rioja, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

Thanks a lot for so nice opinion and so total information

Reviewed 20 September 2016

A little gem just 2 minutes walk from Las Ramblas off portal de l'angel. Service was excellent and very friendly. The place at our lunch visit was nearly all reserved and locals made up the diners. Always a good sign. Recommend the whisky cake for...More

Thank Alison C
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Local place to eat near the BAS apartments where we staying. The starters were amazing and staff really friendly. The menu was simple and with a good bottle of wine we had a lovely evening. The first evening of 4 days spent in this wonderful...More

Thank Alexandra T
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$47
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/ Duran i Bas, 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
  • Phone Number: +34 933 01 22 98
  • E-mail
The restaurant La Rioja, located in the heart of Barcelona, offers a market cuisine where modernity, tradition, Catalan and Rioja recipes, balance and variety, family ambience and professional service harmonize.
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