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“Cheaters ....”
Review of Mikel Etxea 1 - CLOSED

Mikel Etxea 1
Price range: US$22 - US$45
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Description: The Basque restaurant Mikel Etxea 1 is located right in the heart of Barcelona. It is renowned for its extensive tapas menu with more than 50 choices, some of which change daily. Stuffed Piquillo peppers, salt cod tortilla, chorizo and chistorra are all popular choices. Passers-by that decide to pop in are transported to a little corner of the Basque Country thanks to its decoration and its food. The average price for an à la carte meal is around 30 Euros.
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cheaters ....”
Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

Price got up within seconds. Poor food and bad services rounded this wrong decision up. A must skip restaurant.

2 Thank Bernd B
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193 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
124 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Good paella but overpriced”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

As many of the reviewers for this restaurant have already pointed out this seems be one of the many places in Barcelona that target tourists with 'offers' that turn out to be non existant or full of loopholes. We should have realised that the prospect of a tasty seafood paella for two at a reasonable price of around £16 euros would be too good to be true. We were charged for two separate paellas and despite the meal being delicious and filling we felt a bit cheated. It proves that you should take the time to research your dining options and not be tempted in by offers and pushy staff. On our next visit to Barcelona we will be making sure that the true cost of each meal is confirmed before any order is taken.

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank Ian D
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Lisbon, Portugal
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Turist Trap”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Don t get in!! Rude and overpriced!!!this is disgusting what they do to the tourists that come to Barcelona to have a good time!!! This should be investigated by the responsible of trade and standards of the Catalunya, disgusting disgusting disgusting,!! After i read all this reviews im appalled that is a common practise and obviously they can do it without any consequences!!

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Spartacus30
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2014

I went here two years ago with my partner. After seeing an offer of ten tapas on a board outside for ten euros we thought it was a great deal. We enjoyed delicious food which was in generous portions and good service.
We finished our meals and requested the bill.
to our disgust we were billed £100!!! We told the waiter there must have been a mistake and were told there had not and we should pay.
We asked to see the manager who was vey rude and said if we didnt pay he would call the police. We told him that we had asked for the tapas offer as displayed outside the restaurant.We even fold him we had shown the waiter the board when ordering. He said to pay now or he would call the police.
Within five minutes the police arrived in plain clothes! They said to pay or we would spend the night in a cell! We paid but did not tip, needless to say.
We were upset and annoyed. We left the place and went for a drink to calm down.
half an hour later we walked past the restaurant to see that the sign had been removed.
The next day it was back again.
I feel this was a scam and set up. I think the "police" were not police at all and they were part if it.
I advise people to stay away from this place if you dont want a whopping bill.l

  • Visited November 2013
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2 Thank Susiemariaw
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Kiev, Ukraine
Level Contributor
80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2014 via mobile

They are cheaters, included in bill 2 paellas, although we ordered marine paella for two persons!
We want to order special offer, mixed paella with 2 tapas for 11,45€, but waiter said that it will be not enough for two, because special paella is little, so we ordered regular marine paella. So we had to pay for 2 paellas, because it was served for two persons.
I strongly don't recommend to go to that place, it was my mistake, that I didn't read reviews of this place!

Visited January 2014
1 Thank fcserg
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