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“Friendly staff and lovely food.”
Review of La Buena Vida - CLOSED

La Buena Vida
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Poblenou
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Friendly staff and lovely food.”
Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable meal here on our last evening and only wish we were staying longer so we could return. The owner was very friendly and spoke some English so he could explain what some of the menu choices were. We ate from the tapas menu and particularly enjoyed the patatas bravas and the croquettes. The owner came back to talk to us and explained that the restaurant is family run and all ingredients are sourced from their own farms. The sangria was also very tasty. Highly recommended.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Barcelona, Spain
Level Contributor
105 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Tourist trap, greedy staff”
Reviewed 11 July 2013

Being a local I was always hesitating why the terrace is mainly occupied by tourist, I took a table there which was free as confirmed by the waiter, I ordered drinks and later on was invited to leave the place because the order was not what they expected, I tried to file an official claim and they told me they do not have the forms. I will go today to ask for the forms again or call the proper government office, this is simply outrageous. Later on I saw some tourist complaining, the food is bad, expensive and the staff not professional at all.

  • Visited July 2013
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Barcelona, Spain
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good lunch in Poblenou”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

This is a nice Mediterranean restaurant right on La Rambla del Poblenou. We went out there for lunch and got a delicious menú del día for 12€, which, considering that it's right on the main promenade of the barrio, is a steal. The food was very good, the service a bit slow, but friendly. Coming back for dinner a few days later, we expected a level-up, since lunches are usually inferior to the dinnertime fare (in my opinion), but it was as good, not much better. Recommended anytime though!

  • Visited May 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“YOU MUST EAT HERE!”
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Staying off La Rambla del Poblenou we found this little gem on our first night. A rare find in that it is a family-run restaurant and it pays off. Fantastic staff, so friendly - excellent english but keen to teach us some spanish! Reasonable prices, food is excellent - you MUST TRY their PATAS BRAVISIMAS!! we returned here on our last night for una copa de cava (glass of cava) and just this patatas bravisimas before heading to the airport. So sad to leave! DELICIOUS bottle of wine for 9 euros, at first I was expecting that to be the price of a glass but no it was the whole bottle :)

  • Visited June 2013
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food for the family”
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Ate here twice during our stay. Lovely food and very reasonable for Barcelona. Good to place to catch the Barca games too.

Visited June 2013
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