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“Stay away if you are American!”
Review of Bilbao Berria

Bilbao Berria
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Ranked #310 of 9,690 Restaurants in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Buffet, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Mukwonago, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Stay away if you are American!”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

My daughters and I stopped in for tapas and were treated so rudely I would never step foot on the premises again. Our waitress not only mocked us to another waiter in front of us (clearly not realizing that we spoke Spanish) but also had the nerve to mock us with a local family that was subsequently seated down next to us. So as not to make a scene, and being so taken aback by her behavior, I kept my mouth closed, we had a minimal amount to eat and left quickly.

As Barcelona is a major tourist area and as many economies continue to struggle, it may behoove the manager to have a conversation with the staff on how important tourists are and how they may want to treat them to keep the place profitable.

  • Visited April 2014
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7 Thank WIfamily3
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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very bad service, rude personnel, good food!”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Will not return!
Will advise anybody not to visit!!
We were bullied and saw other customers being badly serviced by this rude and very aggressive woman: the responsible / manager.
When we asked for the complains register... They do not give it to me and replied that only the responsible / manager could do it: the rude and badly educated women that told me to wait and never gave me the register!!!

  • Visited April 2014
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4 Thank DioRod
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great place to stop for a snack”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

Well sited, close to the cathedral square, We tried others places for pintxos. In comparison this was the friendliest and had the widest choice. It's popular so there's a good turn over in the food meaning it doesn't stand for too long. The staff were pleasant and helpful, even thought it is basically self service. It also one of the best priced. It's nicely laid out if you want be seated. Maybe cosy for some. It's facilities, including the toilets,are kept in good order

The only word of warning is that you'll likely spend more than you think due to the very appetising selection on offer.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank DJG300
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Barcelona, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Absolutely worth it!”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Upstairs is "tapas heaven", $E1.70 each (4 people, tons of tapas, 1 drink each, $E50). It is generally self-serve, and all quite excellent. From butifarra to salmon sushi, with anchovies, cheeses, peppers, and other delectables in-between, you will enjoy the selection. Most things are on bread/ can't remember re: whether there are gluten-free options. The restaurant is downstairs, we didn't dine there. We will go back, and we'll even bring our kids next time! Great location.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Jeffrey S
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Vantaa
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“A pleasure of tastes”
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Excellent pintxos, some of the best food I had in Barcelona. Although it was busy, the service was friendly and fast enough.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank N0rtti
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