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“Best tapas in la Boqueria market, but not the best in Barcelona”
Review of Bar Pinotxo

Bar Pinotxo
Ranked #243 of 10,193 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
Reviewed 5 April 2014

We were recommended to visit this place by our local friend, so we gave it a try. It was extremely crowded and we had to wait, esp. since there was some South Korean TV troop there shooting a film about the Catalan cuisine. So what can I say:
Pros:
-Amazing chickpeas! Saw it on someones plate and ordered, and it was really tasty with a lot herbs and also very tender
-Beef stew was quite nice as well
- You can definitely enjoy the authentic experience of eating in the middle of the local market
Cons:
- No-one speaks English at all:) The only menu is written on the wall in Spanish. And although we still managed to get the food (mostly thanks to the couple next to us), I felt like there was noway to know all the options. That's also when I felt I should have learned some Spanish:)
- Was a bit pricey compared to other nice tapas we've been too (roughly 50 for 2)

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Thank Hungry_Kitkat
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Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

It was quite an experience waiting for a seat at the bar and be fast enough to grab the first available. The staff didn't speak English but were helpful when we were placing our orders. It was fun to eat there and we left satisfied.

Thank ritchcal
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

The baby squid & bean dish was phenomenal! Certainly uniquely spanish. Also had the red prawns which was fresh and sweet and finger licking good. We were lucky to have 2 empty seats when we arrived, otherwise you will have to lurk around and wait for someone to take off. One can tell that it's a popular spot amongst both locals and tourists. The owner himself is an icon of the market. Very friendly and he tried to communicate with us and took our orders by speaking some english. Have to say though, the prices here were definitely comparable to restaurant prices.

1  Thank Emmalena29
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Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

Popped into the market to get some food for a picnic lunch and we stopped here for breakfast. Sat at the counter and ordered dos cortados whilst we decided on what to eat. The old boy behind the counter,whilst not speaking english, made us feel at home and suggested some custard filled croissant type pastries. Just what the doctor ordered! Dont be worried... Get stuck in!

Thank Ben C
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

We were recommended this place and had to wait a bit before getting a seat, but it was all worth the wait. Although wasn't much left we managed to get chipirrones con alubias blancas and chickpeas, beef stew and some bread. we were lucky to be sitting in front of Juanito who turned out to be a real character not just in La Boqueria but in Barcelona. the meal was great, the bread amazing and Juanito's coffee the best in town!

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Thank Riquimbili
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