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Mediterranean, European, Spanish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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0.2 miles from Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
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All reviews tapas cod spanish omelette chorizo chicken prawns paella surprise menu authentic atmosphere be visiting again good selection of wines gothic quarter food and wine friendly service set menu amazing food worth the wait
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the House Dinner for Two with six surprise tapas. It was much more than just six tapas. Mona, our most excellent server, explained what each tapa contained and guaranteed we would like it. If not, she offered to immediately replace it with a...different tapas selection. Everything we tasted was excellent-the best of all the tapas restaurants we visited while in the Barri Gòtic. Stand in line as long as necessary to be seated in this tiny bodega. You will not regret it.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As recommended by our concierge - we were not disappointed- having walked past the “ restaurant Square” (Plaça Reial ) - this gem is worth a short wait outside for the quality of the tapas. !

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went for dinner to this restaurant and it was amazing! The food was excellent - we ended up ordering extra paella as it was so good! The staff are so friendly. Would highly recommend this restaurant, we would definitely go back

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 12 May 2024

Really enjoyable dining experience. Food is perfect and beautifully presented at a reasonable price. Go for the House Rioja. No advance booking, and tables for 2. That means a short wait if you’re a couple, and a longer one if you’re a group of 3...- they’ll sit you at the bar. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 11 May 2024

Wow. What an experience. We had to queue for 20 minutes or so but the staff were great and really attentive. We were served drinks outside while we waited. And it was worth the wait. Lovely intimate atmosphere. The food was amazing. The best Tapas...we've ever had. Meatballs, Duck, Prawns, Pork, Patatas bravas. All dishes were, well, perfect.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 25 April 2024

We stumbled across this amazing little restaurant by accident on our last night. We ate some amazing food all week but this was number 1 for us. Everything was perfect, service was amazing, food and drinks came fast. The vibes of the place were unbeatable....We ordered a round of 7 tapas and then ordered another 5!! We wish we had more time in Barcelona to eat more of their food! Definitely worth a visit. It is a small restaurant but one you will love! I wish I took photos of the food.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 15 March 2024

Visited Bodega Oliva on our second night of our 4 night trip to Barcelona after seeing it recommended online. Such a lovely little tapas restaurant, the hostess and our server were extremely friendly and helpful, the food we ordered was truly outstanding! Both me and...my partner can be quite picky eaters but I must say we both enjoyed everything that came to our table. This place is 100% well worth a visit, great value for money - a heads up it is cash only which didn’t bother us in the slightest. Cash is king 👑 Would definitely visit again if we return to Barcelona in the futureMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 March 2024 via mobile

We were excited to visit this tapas bar given the reviews on here and when we first arrived we thought “this was the one”. However when ordering, the waitress recommended patatas bravas with chorizo so we ordered. The potatoes were more like cheap salty snacks...in a strange shape than potatoes but we thought ok! The chorizo sausage on the top looked very good but after the first bite we realised it was completely raw in the middle - not slightly underdone but RAW! When we told them there was no apology and instead of changing the whole dish they changed just the chorizo 😡 the other dishes weren’t up to much either. Cannot recommend at allMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 March 2024

We wanted a true tapas and we certainly found one. The selection was fantastic, the staff extremely friendly and the atmosphere not to be missed. When back in Barcelona I would certainly come back again.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024 via mobile

Fabulous dining experience.Delicious moreish food - can recommend the duck and mash/ the aubergine and goats cheese 👌/ sausage with bravas and the meatballs in vermouth was exceptional! Small but perfect restaurant and attentive friendly staff . No bookings taken but tables seemed to rotate...regularly.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 29 January 2024 via mobile

SO DELICIOUS - we had the duck and puree potato, and the cod with vegetables and garlic. Both absolutely fantastic, I would love to go back and try the surprise menu.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 25 January 2024 via mobile

Amazing food, everything was delicious. They have a display with the food they serve, so If you can't choose from the menu, you can choose from the display. Every dish was an explosion of flavors. The service was very nice.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 23 January 2024

Had set menu of tapas.Staff were very helpful as husband has an allergy to garlic and all tapas that we had were great and very tasty.Very good value for money and would visit again if ever in Barcelona

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

Simply amazing! We waited for about 20 mins for a table, but the host, food and atmosphere fully lived up to the expectation. We would highly recommend and definitely return!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

awesome service & food. The duck and mashed potatoes is a must try. Get there earlier to ensure you don't have to wait outside long.

Date of visit: January 2024
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They didn’t do reservations when we went, just expected to turn up and wait. We got there early, practically at opening time and went straight in. It’s a very small, quirky place, we just loved the food and the owner.
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Bodega Oliva is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5