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“Very dissapointing!”
Review of MAGNOLIA BAR & RESTAURANT - CLOSED

MAGNOLIA BAR & RESTAURANT
Price range: US$21 - US$35
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
Reviewed 16 July 2013

I went here having found it recommended in one of the many Barcelona guides, I went with my girlfriend and we were both disappointed, Terrible food combinations with overpowering flavours the didnt fit together, a risotto that was more like boiled rice than any risotto. The waiter was uninformed and uninterested, and took a long time to serve us, while incorrectly bringing us the wrong drinks twice. Will never go back!

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Thank DIGIDY_DAN
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Reviewed 4 June 2013 via mobile

This place ticked all the boxes. Tasty, fresh, good value and great atmosphere! We partook in the 12 euro, 3 course meal (including drink) which isn't available on Friday and Saturday. You can also get very nice cocktails for reasonable prices. The restaurant is less than a block from one if the very tourist heavy areas so we were surprised at the quality for such a good price. Staff were very friendly and spoke very good English.

For starters we ordered the house salad (Magnolia salad) and the tomato tartine with goats cheese. The salad was generously portioned, fresh, full of colour and flavour. The tartine was rich and very well done.

For our main we both ordered the chicken breast with Gorgonzola sauce and home style potato wedges. There were much more interesting dishes on offer but we both couldn't resist the lure of the chicken.

Deserts were chocolate mousse and fresh fruit plate. Nothing fancy but the fruit was fresh and of high quality and presented well. The mouse was delicious!

In all we thoroughly enjoyed our experience at this venue! Best meal we have had in a while!

(P.s. not sure why this is classed as Asian on trip advisor - its more modern Spanish)

Thank alison954
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Reviewed 25 April 2013 via mobile

In the middle of all the old streets of Barcelona lays this restaurant, our expectation was low when entered as it's in the area where a lot of tourists walk around, however the starters received was really first class, really well prepared and tasty. Unfortunately the runner-up main courses was a bit boring and too standard, but we should keep in mind that the offers was cheep 10? for starter, main, drink and coffee or desert. In general not too bad choice as lunch restaurant in the central area.

Thank KrauseAndersen
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Reviewed 28 October 2012

We had an excellent dinner tonight at Magnolia. The atmosphere was nice without being overdone. The service was friendly, although the place was full we ordered and got our food in adequate time. There was not too much in the menu but you could feel the dishes were thoughfully picked. The food itself was delicious, the tuna was one of the best ones we have ever had. Overall its a great choice to go out on a lovely evening and get an amazing price quality value.

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Thank SCrosshill
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

The service was excellent and the value for money was the best we had in our visit to Barcelona. We ordered starters, main course, sweet, coffee and bottle of house white wine and the total came to just 42Euros. There was a limited choice of food on the menu but the food that we received was spot on. Reading other reviews I cant believe it is the same place we visited. The atmosphere was understated and a relaxed place to be. Would not have an issue recommending to family or friends

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Thank MRennie04
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