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“Worth the effort to find!!”

Taverna Can Margarit
Ranked #581 of 9,530 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$29
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Montjuic
Cardiff
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Worth the effort to find!!”
Reviewed 18 October 2013

You must have the rabbit with thyme! Delicious! The fried squid was the best we had in Barcelona! Service was excellent and the restaurant is such an interesting place to look around. Really very good quality Catalan food and sensible prices.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Find This Spot!”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

So happy we followed our travel books to this wonderful tavern! The feel of the place when you walk in the door is old and authentic, with massive wine casks lining the walls and candles two feet high over years-old melted drips. The staff allow you to taste wine directly from 4 of the casks in the parlor, which you can order when you get your table. Their friendliness, cheerfulness, and style (one waiter had a bow-tie apron on) makes you feel welcomed. When you enter the dining room, a blast of warm herb scents hits your nose and your mouth starts watering. I ordered the rabbit, as the guide book suggested, and was thrilled with it. There was a half rabbit (complete with the head cleaved precisely in half) over two onions and two whole heads of garlic, smothered in delicious herbs and stewed in something wonderful. The flavor was amazing and I couldn't stop myself. We were so happy we took the time to discover this wonderful gem near Montjuic.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Bonnie O
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Bellingham, Washington
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256 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“A hidden gem!”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

Loved this place! It is rather hidden and off of the beaten path, but WELL worth it! It was SO nice to get away from the tourist traps. This seemed like a place locals go to. When we arrived I was a little surprised because we walked into what looked like an old barn. A big open area with high ceilings, full of wine barrels and lots of candles. We were offered tastings from their local wine, right from the barrel, before we were seated. It wasn't great wine, but ok. The food was authentic Catalonyan. I ordered the lamb chops and fried peppers and they were delicious! A little oily, but consistent with typical lamb and Spanish cooking with lots of olive oil. Dinner for two people with wine and an appetizer of the typical Catalonyan bread with oil and fresh tomato was only 31 euros. A steal! So happy we fund this place!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Melissa K
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Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“The rabbit, please”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Incredible, interesting place, hidden from main street, open only for evenings. Print a map to find it easier. Great ambient and antiques, lots of stuff I could not figure out. We had rabbits and calamari and they were great. We could not finish the portions. Asked for a wine with a sweet aroma for my wife and they immediately got it (and wrote down the name of the wine and the village that makes it, complete with map etc.) The waiter, the cooks - all lovely people!

  • Visited July 2013
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Barcelona, Spain
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163 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“We're only here for the rabbit! (not quite true)”
Reviewed 18 July 2013

This restaurant is in Poble Sec and can be difficult to find without a map. Anyway, lots of tourists - as well as local people - seem to be able to find the way. On the several occasions we have been, it has been full, and it's a big restaurant. Originally it was a bodega, from about 1900. When arriving you are served small glasses of local wine, right out of the barrels.The menu is quite short, and the ccourses are not cheap. This time we had some very good "pan con tomate" and fried squid for starters, and then both the best thing on the menu, the rabbit. Big portions!
Beware theat drinks are quite expensive. The wine list leaves a lot to be desired, particularly seeing that we are in an ex-bodega. That said, we had a very decent Rioja. I think we like to take people to places like this mostly for the atmosphere, but everyone we´ve taken has been delighted. The service is very friendly, though it can be difficult to catch the waiters' eye during the rush. Finally: Yes, we're going to carry on taking people here (and enjoy the rabbit!). The fourth star is really for the atmosphere - you can eat better for less in many places in Barcelona.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Len P
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