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“Show up hungry...”

Taverna Can Margarit
Ranked #794 of 10,474 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$29
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Montjuic
Reviewed 18 June 2013

My friend and I had been wandering around Barcelona all day, and were totally famished by the time we arrived at the taverna after 10pm. It took us a little while to find this place, but I'm glad we kept searching.

When we arrived, this place was bustling and almost full. We were immediately asked if we wanted some wine and were directed to the self-service tasting barrels. We tried the 4 different wines there, and that took the edge off the hunger.

We were immediately seated afterwards, and began perusing the menu. Even though this is billed as "medieval" food, there were plenty of options for this pesco-vegetarian. My friend and I ordered the following:
1 jarra vino pequeno -- small jug of wine
2 pan payes con tomate -- bread with tomato rubbed on it
1 ensalada varias -- salted cod over potatoes
1 sardinas o boquerones -- fried sardines
1 ensalada verde -- green salad
1 esparrago de calahorra -- white regional asparagus
2 budins de la casa -- almond cake desserts

I wouldn't say the food was amazing, but it was really good, simple and well done, and the dessert, served with a digestif, really rounded out the meal. The plates were just the right size to split between two (or more) people, which allowed us to try more things and gave us a good sense of the different flavors. The total bill was 35 euros, which absolutely floored us! What an incredible price!

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Thank 25Stefan25
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

This place sits around 1000 out of 4000 on trip advisor in Barcelona! The only reason for this is the location, 2km away from the main centre but still in Barc. A quick taxi trip.
It was word of mouth that led us there.
Full of locals not tourists, book by phone if you can. As you go in there is a wall of wine barrels with taps on them, help yourself whilst waiting for your table, it's a barn like place, really simple but looks and feels great. It's all Tapas, main course type or the smaller dishes. We had the best food of our stay in this restaurant. Snails, huge bowls of rabbit, the best Veal kebabs I've ever had, and many more simple dishes of great quality. We just added more or re ordered as we went along. Loads of wine, loads of dishes, 5 blokes well happy for 20 € each!!!
It's a must for me, I will go back!

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Thank Timbos123
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

This place was recommended to us by a tour guide. The minute he mentioned free wine tasting we were all in agreement to try it. However, when we got there it was empty & we were asked to sit down as soon as everyone arrived. Then we were told that we had passed on the free wine tasting & now had to just order. We explained that we had no idea that you can help yourself in the front (there are two rooms, the first one you walk into has the wine & then you enter the dining room). After speaking to the manager he allowed us to go back out & sample. I have to admit the menu is not very exciting. We ordered a variety of tapas & a few mains. The food was absolutely delicious with the exception of the snails - seemed like they weren't cleaned very well (gritty). The rabbit was amazing with lots of thyme & onions. Great atmosphere.

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Thank LoveToLunchBEL
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

Went there during Mobile World Congress week, with a group of 8
We had delicious rabbit grilled with tons of garlic and onions
Also tried spicy tripe, snails and variety of tapas, place is a little dark, could not see the plates very well
Nevertheless the food was great, so were the wine

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Thank caroline_chan
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

The owner of our B&B told us about this restaurant and we enjoyed it so much that we went
back a second night. I had the signature rabbit dish and liked it very much. Everyone very
friendly and helpful with our selections. Prices reasonable. So fun to be in such an old
establishment. Very authentic, very good. Comfortable. Highly recommend it.

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Thank carolinaylorenzo
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