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“If the taste of regret suits your palette”

Restaurante El Rey de la Gamba Puerto Olimpico
Ranked #3,469 of 9,689 Restaurants in Barcelona
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Ciutadella / Vila Olimpica
1 review
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“If the taste of regret suits your palette”
Reviewed 23 September 2012

Then choose this tasty treat with the atmosphere of a golden corral in the united states. The restaurants business model appears to be based on a "ground and pound" philosophy where the objective is to keep all 100 tables full at every moment and maintain a quick customer turnover while keeping meals generic and disappointing. Don't let the full tables and portion sizes deceive you - it's just another touristy place whose sole objective is profit and not providing a value added experience for the customer. In summary, the food was bad, prices high and atmosphere even worse. Pass on further review.

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“Decent food, average price”
Reviewed 14 April 2012

Decent food, we were rushed to give in our orders. Sangria was delicious. Paella was delicious! Waiter was ok but I feel like it was simply because there was a language barrier that he didn't feel comfortable talking with us. Overall good place to eat.

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Besana in Brianza, Italy
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“A good place for seafood, but definitely in the average for Barcelona”
Reviewed 31 August 2011

The restaurant has different locations in town, and definitely avoid th one at the olympic citadela.

The food is good, and of course the seafood is the top in the menu. I have to say, that indeed there are better places in town, but probably, for the price you spend, you could not get better than this.

  • Visited August 2011
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