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“Made my holiday”
Review of Can Mano

Can Mano
Ranked #246 of 9,689 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$23
Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Barceloneta
1 review
“Made my holiday”
Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

With our 2 and 4 year old in tow, we headed down for opening at 8pm and joined the queue (on a Monday night). Seated no probs, but along with my family the first tranche of diner filled the restaurant. No frills, but the fish does the talking. Ordered chips, sausage, grilled squid, baby squid, sardines, tomato bread, bottle of house white (38 euro). Great atmosphere, trumpet guy was brill, service polite, friendly and efficient. Awesome holiday dinner that made me feel happy. The queue to get in was massive when we left, speaks for itself. Negative reviews on this site clearly don't know how to enjoy life.

Visited May 2014
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“Cheap and cheerful, with no compromise on quality”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We went to Can Mano on our first night in Barcelona, and loved it so much we went back on our last night. The seafood is wonderfully fresh and delicious - order the red mullet (at €8.5 they were one of the most expensive things on the menu, but worth it) and some sardines alongside a delicious chorizo tortilla. Word of warning, make sure to get a salad, otherwise your arteries will feel very clogged - nearly everything is fried which is delicious but maybe not the healthiest option. Wash it down with a bottle of the house wine at €4.5 and you'll get a great meal for two for around €20-30 (depending on how cheap you do it). They also have some combination plates, which you can just about see in the picture - featuring things like squid, chips and tomatoes on one plate. They aren't printed on the menu, though, so you'll have to translate the menu on the wall if you want to go for a really cheap option.

The restaurant opens at 8 for dinner and it fills up immediately. There is always a queue outside but just get a beer while you wait. Despite this, we never felt rushed by the waiters, and I would definitely go back here if ever in Barcelona again. No, it's not the most glamorous of locations, but there's still a great atmosphere in the place, so don't rule out romance entirely.

  • Visited May 2014
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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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“Simply Great”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Everything about this place is excellent: seafood is fresh and like a Mediterranean mother would cook. If you happen to go in season, just order the red mullet (8.5€ portion). With some grilled calamari (8.5€), fried vegetables (pepper, aubergine and tomatoes, each 1.50€) and salad (4€), it’s one of the best things you can eat in Barcelona. Also the house wine is quite cheap (4.5€) and goes well with everything on the menu. The atmosphere is also simple and real, bright white florescent bulbs lighting up the tightly arranged basic tables and chairs. You see the ladies in the kitchen cook and waiters joke around as they deliver astonishingly tasty dishes to the tables. Just order a beer from the bar and wait for your turn to be amazed. Though they also have red meat etc. it is the sea that they are a part of and know how to turn into something great.

  • Visited April 2014
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Madrid, Spain
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Really good fresh seafood.

This is not a Tapas bar and there are no reservations. If you want a table go early.

  • Visited November 2013
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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“Like eating at my granma's”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

We had dinner here as I had read good reviews about the place on Tripadvisor and I was not disappointed. Admittedly it is not an easy place to find and it does lack a bit of "ambience" but if you are looking for basic, simple food that is cooked the old-fashioned way, this is the place to go! We ate some grilled prawns that looked like that had come out of my granma's owen (and I come from Naples, where seafood is a tradition!). Oh, and don't forget to order the cloudy (young) wine: is refreshing and very fruity!

  • Visited April 2014
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