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“Good location, ok food, poor service and ridiculous prices.”
Review of Cal Pinxo

Cal Pinxo
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Ranked #2,645 of 9,588 Restaurants in Barcelona
Price range: US$34 - US$56
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
Description: With amazing views of the Port Vell Marina, Cal Pinxo is decorated to be carefully informal in all the soft blues and aquas of the sea and sky. The restaurant has broad windows and a terrace directly looking out onto the Mediterranean. After postres, you can take a stroll on the marina or in the Barceloneta. The menu is classic Catalan with special emphasis on things that swim. Start with a plate of fresh clams then do not miss their paella, then maybe some creme catalana or egg flan. Service is professional and quick, and there's a children's menu, too.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good location, ok food, poor service and ridiculous prices.”
Reviewed 8 March 2014

The location is good with the view of the harbor. The food itself is not bad but by no means any better than standard. They have the typical tapas and where a simple restaurant would charge you 5 EUR they will charge 30 EUR. If you are willing to pay this as a premium for the nice location then go there! If you except the food to be more tasty, creative or maybe generously sized then you should not even think of going there (some of the tapas are actually microscopic).

The service however was awful. We had to wait for a long time until they would take our orders (even though the restaurant was almost empty) and even longer to be served. Some items were never served (even after re-ordering) others were not what they were described to be. With all this trouble the waiters will not do much to arrange things which makes the whole thing a terrible event. And going out to the restaurant should be an enjoyable moment after all...

  • Visited February 2014
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Palau de Mar, nice place, with ok food”
Reviewed 6 March 2014 via mobile

The service was good, the food was good without being 'wauw'. I mean, for this price there are surely better restaurants to go to in Barcelona.

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Erding, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Very Well and fien restaurant @harbour side”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

This restaurant was directly to harbor 20 meters far away typical Spanish fish, tapas restaurant . we eat Paella very delicious for 4 person and a Catalonia wine imerlad .
Pls reserve before, especially @mobile world congress time ,,,,

  • Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Don't waste your time and money - seriously awful in all ways”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

One of 4-5 restaurants along this side of the Marina and we had to go and pick the worst one ! They got so many things wrong and literally argued with us when we dared to complain. Tuna salad, no tuna and they didnt bother to tell us when we ordered but said the menu had changed .... we asked for some prawns to liven it up which one waiter said OK, then another said he would'nt do it unless they charged extra. We just gave him one of the salads back, he looked insulted and angry we dared to challenge him. One of my colleagues had a plate of gambas at around 30 EUR which was a plate of around 12 tiny prawns drowning in oil - an absoulte joke. Another had to wait ages for their meal, we asked for pan con tomate 4-5 times, didnt ever arrive - how difficult is that ? They got the number of drinks wrong, twice. A side order of cod fritter was mashed up I dont know what fish, more like a croquette. It just goes on and on .... In todays day and age why restaurants do this is beyond me ... there are still economic problems in this part of the world and you'd think expensive restaurants like this would go out of their way to provide excellent food and service. Not here I'm afraid, surly arrogant service, awful food, high prices.

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Wales
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“Great lunch time spot”
Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

My favourite seafood experience.

We had razor clams and mussels to start. Langoustines and monk fish for mains. All of which were great quality.

Bit pricy but you don't mind paying if it's worth it

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