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Els Pescadors

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Poblenou
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Placa Prim 1, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 25 20 18
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13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:30
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Owls Head, Maine
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our hotel recommended this restaurant and it lived up to it's billing. It is located on a neighborhood side street and the whole restaurant exudes local flavor and hospitality. The tempora calimari and Els Pescadors "fish stew" were both delicious.

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Thank Tom D
Barcelona, Spain
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent prepared fresh fish, nice service. It is a traditionally fish restaurant. You can eat great meat too. It is located in a beautiful square but it was too cold to eat outdoors. They help to choose from a wide selection of white wines and cava.

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Thank roberta97418
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok. The tittle says it all. I'm absolutely disappointed. We came here because a friend of us recommend it to us. In short: absolutely overpriced, food absolutely average and the service absolutely apathetic and careless. I would not recommend to visit this place. Very average cooking.

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1 Thank Ich Heiße Waldo M
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78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant was really what I was looking for while trying for a dinner in Barcelona. It has the flavor of the place that you would expect from the tradition coupled with a friendly and professional service and an intriguing menu. I was with colleagues and we all got seafood dishes after a few starters (including jamon) and a few... More 

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Thank Cristian F
London
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I had dinner with some colleagues and thank goodness I was not picking up the bill... the restaurant serves good food but the prices are oh so exaggerated. For the money you pay you would expect immaculate service, well some of their staff need to go back to waiters school or go and work in a cafe instead. Fish was... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Of course, the specialty is fish and seafood, and it's so well done. The fresh sea bream was brought to the table for inspection along with the other offerings. Plus the waiter suggested some small clams (tinelle?) that were off the menu. "Would we like to try them?" Of course and not disappointed with the clams or the bream or... More 

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Thank NWTravelers58349
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Second time we came and this last time was way too deceiving. Lack of a decent quality service, waiters were like unmotivated and not looking after customers, they told us all the shell food was out (really? You come all the way here just for that and you can't eat it? In this restaurant? Not even at lunch time????). We... More 

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Thank Beth F
new york city, new york
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is supposed to be a favorite with the locals ("the best restaurant for fish"), but we were not impressed. Most of the "fish" was in fact stuff like octopus. I got one of the few fish dishes, which was quite ordinary. My wife had the only meat dish -- also ordinary. They simply did not have a full-bodied wine,... More 

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Thank wanishi
Atlanta
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We tried this restaurant because of the reviews we read on TripAdvisor. I must say while the food was good, not great, the price was way too high for the quality and experience. Moreover, the staff was not very friendly and not very attentive. 140 Euros for a dinner for two is ridiculous considering I can point you to many... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Els Pescidors is situated on a somewhat remote square in Barcelona. The restaurant itself is a bit quirky. Service is quick and knowledgeable on the food they serve. Our ansjovis starter was very nice, the cod fritter ... we've has better. The oysters were excellent. We ordered two fish dishes of the fish they locally catch fresh each day. They... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:30
Monday
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:30
Thursday
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:30
Friday
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:30
Saturday
13:00 - 16:00
20:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Placa Prim 1, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Poblenou
  • Neighbourhood: Poblenou
  • Phone Number: +34 932 25 20 18

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Poblenou
The futuristic Agbar Tower stands out from Barcelona's skyline in Poblenou. It is no coincidence then that this area of town is the newly crowned technological park of the city, its own mini Silicon Valley containing a tech incubator (Barcelona Activa) as well as a host of local and international high tech companies. To accommodate the onrush of new residents and workers, the area of Poblenou has seen a surge of activity in new high-rise residential buildings and two top-notch shopping centres catering to everyone's need. The ambiance of this area is calmer than the city center and the beautifully relaxing Bogatell Beach, popular with locals, is just a handful of blocks away.
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