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La Cova Fumada

Calle Baluard, 56, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 21 40 61
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“sardines” (34 reviews)
“calamari” (33 reviews)
“seafood” (33 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Calle Baluard, 56, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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1 - 10 of 345 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s one of the places where time stood still and this place would have served multi generations of locals and tourists with their fresh, authentic and wholesome dishes. I make it a point to trek here - to miss this out on place is akin...More

Thank Powto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

“Must Visit” place for each time I visit Barcelona. And I do it at least once per year. Restaurant without logos outside, very simple, but at the same time very interesting and tasty food. Non touristic place. Nice staff.

Thank Tomas P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great family-run place. I just loved, loved, loved it. I had the bomba, the sardines, the calamar (not the breaded kind) and the pan tostado (move over, bruschetta). Highly, highly recommended!

Thank Tania D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

La Cova Fumada is by far the best restaurant we have been to in all of Barcelona. This traditional and authentic Spanish restaurant serves fresh and amazing tapas, The staff were very friendly and help out with the menu and try there best to accommodate...More

Thank livxjake
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Food memories are not easily made and often come at the most surprising of times. I ate at La Cova Fumada across two consecutive days - once with a group of seven hungry blokes and the next with two friends. Both times were equally special,...More

Thank Oli B
Reviewed 11 June 2018

The seafood was so fresh it may have only jumped from the sea. The staff were busy but welcoming. We had to wait in the square across the road till our names were called - it was hot so we got a couple of beers...More

Thank JaneMatthews100
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Very fishy Place with awesome food. Lots of Tourists but also spansih people. Local beer. Is is a tiny Place but you get to know the people. The octopus was grilled perfeclly, the artishocks werde. Ich delicious

Thank frank s
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

The food here are over-seasoned. We ordered sardines and squid among the 5 dishes, all are oily and salty, the chefs have a blank palette. Never visit this place at least you have a blank palette as well.

Thank Ng H
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Everything I'd read about this place was true. Small, crowded, loud and raucous. Just plain fun. If you had told me that I'd be eating whole grilled sardines I'd have said “no way”, but fortunately the people at the next table had ordered them and...More

1  Thank iaatf
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

This was our first food stop on our trip to Barcelona and it did not disappoint! Went after recommendations from here and were not let down! Service was great - attentive and friendly. Our waiter was very happy to suggest options for us to eat,...More

Thank James W
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
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katie g
16 July 2018|
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Response from Holly M | Reviewed this property |
I think they just do the same menu all day which is a tapas menu, I think I included a photo of it on my review if you look back
katie g
16 July 2018|
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Response from Steve J | Reviewed this property |
can’t speak to this with any certainty but I’ve heard the place is open earlier than other joints. I would not count on a different menu being in place, though they may have specials from the morning’s catch (until they are... More
Kate C
26 November 2017|
Response from ElizabethBCN | Reviewed this property |
No..not likely...as it's both a Monday and a bank holuday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$39 - US$49
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:15
09:00 - 15:15
09:00 - 15:15
09:00 - 15:15
18:00 - 20:15
09:00 - 15:15
18:00 - 20:15
09:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Baluard, 56, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932 21 40 61
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