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“Great steaks!”

Restaurant Can Manel
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Ranked #5,700 of 9,400 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$36
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Barbecue, Spanish, Grill
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Good for: Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
BritAbroad
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Great steaks!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

The biggest and best cooked sirloin steaks - one of the easiest things to get wrong - made the evening. We were mooching round the local area looking for a decent bar and stumbled across Can Manel. Didn't look much from the outside and its dark interior decor meant it didn't look a great deal better inside, but looks proved to be deceiving! We started with an aperitif of cava while ordering our house salads and steaks. The salads were fresh and plentiful but it was the steaks ... cooked rare to absolute perfection ... that were our talking point for the evening. Washed down with a very nice Vina Pomal Rioja crianza, the steaks were delicious and so huge they left no room for dessert.

  • Visited September 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013 via mobile

Thanks to Trip Advisor, me and my friends came over on a Saturday night. The food was very nice, ans the serice was unbelievable. The staff was very helpful and gave us an authentic Catalan experience. I would definitely recommend their grill dishes and starters. They even gave us some dessert liqour to try for free. It was amazing, make sure you stop by.

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Alicante-Spain
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great paella, good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012

Great value for money, nice location, paella is a must, really tasty and authentic. Friendly service . Try the cava sparkling sangria !

Visited November 2012
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jbalague, Propietario at Restaurant Can Manel, responded to this review, 12 November 2012
Hi! I think your review it's about another Restaurant of our group. Probably you had a great paella at our Restaurant "Koxkera".
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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Local yet inviting, rustical but with a fresh energy.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

If you are one of those persons looking for ¨Not tourist places¨ (rare in the center but with a bit of investigation you can find it within 10-15 minutes of metro from there) this could be for you. The decoracion in few words, wood colors, big wine barels, mosaic windows, a bit of a bodega to it.
They specialise in Catalan specialties and grill meat, you have things like caracoles (snails) and calcotes (kind of onion) there is a tradicion for calcotadas in Catalunya. It is kind of a messy meal but it is quit amusing, imagine the kind of meals were you tie the table cloth around your neck:)
Whats caracteristic about the food are the fresh products and good quality yet you can have a meal to a decent price as you have options of getting very cheap wine of the house for example, (often drinks are expensive in restaurants to compensate for cheap food).
A good thing is the minimal elaboration which allows you to taste the fresh products and quality of each plate.
A sure value if you are looking for something quit local to a decent price.

  • Visited November 2011
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3 Thank Stefan B
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