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“Authentic and atmospheric”
Review of Babia

Babia
Ranked #802 of 10,093 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$22
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Dining options: After-hours
Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We stumbled over this place, about a block from the Cathedral in the Barri Gotic. We were attracted by the local people, including a toddler with a guitar, hanging around outside. They were extremely cordial, although clearly not geared toward tourists. We communicated, and a lovely light dinner of wine and tapas for under 20 euros. The jamon and salmon were delicious and ample, and the wine was good as well. It was late afternoon, so not their busy time, but still busy with a number of locals and possibly family members. The atmosphere was authentic, homey, and friendly.

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2  Thank Elaine W
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Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

We found this bar on our first night in Barcelona as it was just a few steps away from our hotel. Before going out for dinner in the evenings we started with a (cheap) drink here. On our last night we ended up spending the whole evening, enjoying the great wine and tapas! The place has a really nice atmosphere (the locals seemed to enjoy this place) and the staff is very nice! Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Katrine88
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Just a few meters down the street from the Colon and Regencia Colon Hotels, this is a great spot to stop by for a light dinner and drinks. We had a bottle of Rioja, a bottle of Cava, salads, a beer, and meat and cheese plate for 40 Euros. It is always busy, but there is always room.

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Thank Brett C
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Stumbled upon this by accident whilst me and my husband were looking for somewhere nice to eat away from the tourists. It's located on Carrer Dels Sagristans in the Gothic quater. We arrived at 9.15pm just before the place started filling up and locals waited for a table at the bar. Food came to €45 for 3 glasses of wine and 6 delicious tapas dishes ....we were so stuffed we couldn't finish it all. Great atmosphere, food is freshly prepared (unlike a lot of the tapas places in Barca), family run place with a personal. Touch. Great!! Well done Babia.

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Thank Kuldip M
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

We found this place on Tripadvisor and decided to give it a go. We were the only tourists in the restaurant, but felt extremely welcome. Our waiter was incredibly helpful. He helped walk us through the menu, giving us a myriad of suggestions based off our preferences. You know the place is good and the people care about the food when the waiter recommends a less expensive item than the one you initially asked about. The food was incredible. Definitely order a myriad of dishes and just share them family style. For a party of ten we ordered 6 patatas bravas, 2 of this catalan sausage sandwich dish (our favorite), two of the iberian croquettes, one of the salted cod ones, two spanish tortillas, a spicy sausage platter, prawns, and a brie dish. Not counting drinks, this came out to be about ten euro a person. Very, very well priced. We actually loved it so much that we went back the next night and had a similar, wonderful experience. My favorite place I ate at in Barcelona.

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2  Thank jcorsaro
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