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Can Mano

#225 of 7,977 Restaurants in Barcelona
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Neighbourhood:
Barceloneta
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Calle del Baluard, 12, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 19 30 82
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20:00 - 23:00
08:30 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 20:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 08:30 - 16:00
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Dallas
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

This is not on the Main Street but they get their fish fresh from the market. It is a family affair, small brightly lite, good seafood, throw your expectations out the door and be the only english speaking people in the place. Service is fast. This is not a commercial place, go with the the flow.

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London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

We were drawn to Can Mano whilst walking through Barceloneta and browsing the Rough guide. We were attracted by the idea of "rarely a tourist in sight." This wasn't entirely true but given it's high ranking in the Rough Guide the cafe remained unspoilt and with the majority of customers being locals. We arrive about 2pm on a Saturday and... More 

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Thank TravellingHannah
Warsaw
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013 via mobile

Value for money place with great service and local seafood. We had prawns, anchovis, octopus and calamaris, grilled artichokes. The bill was reasonable ca.50 euro for 4 people. Definetely recommend for all seafood locers!!!

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Thank rahela_warsaw
Madrid, Spain
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013 via mobile

Very simple and basic place that serves the best, freshest fish & seafood in the world in my opinion. Come early as they don't take bookings and the queue can be very long. If you have to wait, put your name down on the waiting list and order some drinks that you can sip in the street until a table... More 

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Thank Francesca M
Barcelona, Spain
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013 via mobile

Found this place on trip advisor and fell in love with it. Local food, fresh fish and a lovely atmosphere. Its a small place and it gets packed so either come early or make reservations.

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Thank Jinx_Garima
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013 via mobile

We found this little gem in a guide book. As our hotel was just down the road we decided to give this a go. The restaurant is hidden in a side street. When we arrived a number of people already queued outside. We waited about 20 Minutes before getting a little table in the rear room. It certainly was a... More 

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Thank Hanno81
London
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2013 via mobile

This is my third visit to Can Mano - we come everytime we are in Barcelona, and the food is exquisitely simple and delicious. The grilled cuttlefish is out of this world. Everything seems to be cooked very simply - just oil, salt and I think parseley. This is by far my favourite restaurant in Barcelona. Service is very friendly.

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Thank nahfree
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013

Very basic inside - absolutely no frills here! Ordered a variety of meals - hake, squid, sardines, mackerel, chips, artichoke and peppers. Bottles of Estrella went down well with the fish! Polished off every tasty morsel and waddled off into the distance! Not fine dining but very very tasty! Yum!

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2 Thank SeonsD
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2013 via mobile

1st of all this place is not fine dining! The decor is dated and nothing in there is fancy! But if you want a real authentic experience of food in Barcelona this is a cool place. It was full of locals and we were the only tourists in there, it wasnt hard to get a table and we were served... More 

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2 Thank RichardCBull
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

You often have to wait outside for a table, and for a reason: the food is very good and the atmosphere is as local as you can get with musicians coming in to play and tables so close together that you not taking to the people next to you takes effort. We went with our 2 year old, he enjoyed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$23
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
20:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
20:00 - 23:00
08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
20:00 - 23:00
08:30 - 16:00
Thursday
20:00 - 23:00
08:30 - 16:00
Friday
20:00 - 23:00
08:30 - 16:00
Saturday
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle del Baluard, 12, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 933 19 30 82

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Barceloneta

Neighbourhood Profile
Barceloneta
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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