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“Fun visit”
Review of Bar Pinotxo

Bar Pinotxo
Ranked #239 of 9,689 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$15
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Neighbourhood: El Raval
Ottawa, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fun visit”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

We arrived as two people were vacating their seats - it is very busy around this bar. Much of the enjoyment of our lunch was due to the atmosphere around the bar. With the exception of one dish (which was much too fatty for our taste) the tapas were very good. However, the food was far from inexpensive.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank PatandGuy
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South Australia
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“It must have been our unlucky day”
Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

Judging by most reviews many people have had a positive experience here - this was the worst quality food that we have had in our 4 weeks in The UK, France and Spain. We both had beef cheeks - one dish was 90% lumps of fat and the other dish about 33% fat. We noticed that locals and other tourists who ordered beef cheeks left heaps of thick fat on their plates. For what you get it's overpriced and really just a tourist trap. It is not anywhere near the standards, value and prices of Pintxos bars in San Sebastián and there is clearly far better quality and value in Barcelona away fromLas Ramblas. The waiter gave most diners 1 and a half rolls but charges for two rolls - be warned they often seem to make 'mistakes' on their bills.

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Wangary
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La Marsa, Tunisia
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fun Historic Restaurant”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

We were lucky enough to grab a seat just as two people were leaving. The crowd was thick, and the seating tight, but the food was pretty good. The elderly gentleman tending the espresso machine was a hoot. Good for breakfast, but if you want another cool (and maybe less crowded experience), definitely try Bar Central at the other end. Excellent, fresh seafood!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Laura C
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Quite a Letdown!”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Based on excellent reviews, my wife and I went to Bar Pinotxo and after waiting a little while, got one of the small tables adjacent to the bar. We ordered three small plates, one local beer, and one "cava" sparkling wine. The three small plates were respectively: excellent, mediocre and poor (did not finish). After requesting the bill, we were charged E54. I questioned the bill, as it appeared we had been charged for several items we had not ordered. The waiter insisted it was correct. I requested some input from my wife (who speaks passable Spanish) and she determined that we had been charged for two extra beverages and two extra tapas. These items were taken off our bill eventually, but I really felt like they had attempted to take advantage of the fact that we were tourists and I did not speak Spanish.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank GoJo18
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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“The best tapas”
Reviewed 11 October 2013 via mobile

The personal is nice, caffe very good and the food is the best!!! Great for breakfast or afternoon snack. And they have Pilsner Urquell.

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Thank Lenka D
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