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“Pleasant - but not special”
Review of El Melic del Gotic

El Melic del Gotic
Ranked #297 of 9,540 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$34
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Description: El Melic del Gòtic is a restaurant / brasserie offering steaks, salads and pasta with unbeatable value for money. Located in the heart of Barcelona, the restaurant suggestions change according to season, with the highest quality all year round.
London, United Kingdom
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252 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Pleasant - but not special”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

This restaurant is good - but "middle of the road" by Spanish catering standards. The restaurant is tucked away in one of the side streets off the Plaza de Catalunia pedestrian precinct. The food is well presented - the restaurant itself however has little atmosphere and is essentially functional and somewhere to eat. I asked about local wine and was indeed presented by an excellent local example at a very reasonable price. Well done on that score. Would I go again? Probably not - but don't let this stop you.

  • Visited July 2014
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Maidstone
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5 reviews
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“Amazing, you have to be joking...”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We were looking for an early supper close to our hotel as we were leaving later that evening to go back up to Figueres...

If the food served at this restaurants tantalizes the tastebuds people really need to go a little further into Barcelona and look for proper, authentic Catalan cuisine.

I am never anything other than honest and sadly I would not even give this restautant one star it was so poor. The meat was super chewy, the potatoes were rubbery and gastly, and the final touch was the waiter 'short changing me' when I paid the bill. This restaurant truly represents a tourist trap. Let's face it, if the locals don't use it that should tell you something about a restaurant. That's what I have learnt over the last thirty years in Catalonia.

I'm sure the usual corporate response will be along at the end of this report but I would truly avoid this place.

  • Visited July 2014
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Grup F, Gerente at El Melic del Gotic, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Dear Neil,

Thank you for give us a try. Our apologies, we're deeply disapointed with your opinion.

Regards,

The management
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“AMAZING!!!!”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Best restaurant in Barcelona! Anytime I go to Barcelona, I have to stop here. The staff, the food, the atmosphere is always fantastic! The steaks, mushrooms with garlic, they traditional bread is so tasty that I can't describe it with the words. If you go to Barcelona don't miss out El Melic del Gotic!!!!!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank stefanhegedus
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Sussex
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22 reviews
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“Favourite restaurant in Barcelona!”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

We have been to Barcelona twice and ate here both times. The food is really great quality and so tasty. The service is really friendly, even demonstrating how to make the traditional Spanish bread. In a nice area in the gothic quarter. I would go here anytime I go to Barcelona.

  • Visited July 2014
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Murcia
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“Great service and good with kids”
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely evening. Food excellent and very friendly service. Reasonable prices for the city, have to order separate veg dishes with your main for example.

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Thank Stefski40
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