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“Probably the best paella in Castefa”
Review of El Avion

El Avion
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Ranked #118 of 337 Restaurants in Castelldefels
Price range: US$11 - US$28
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Barcelona
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Probably the best paella in Castefa”
Reviewed 9 August 2013

The restaurant itself - building, tables, cutlery, is not of the highest quality, but then this is the offshoot of a Barceloneta chiringuita, and you do not eat here because of the table linen!

On the other hand, this restuarant serveswhat is probably the best paella between Barcelona and Sitges -either the mixta (meat and fish) or the marinera (fish and seafood). In season, you should also ask for the artichokes in batter (alcachofas rebozadas) -absolutely delicious. The house wine is nothing to write home about, but goes down well with the paella.

Visited June 2013
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Barcelona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Excellent paella”
Reviewed 16 December 2012

We were 13 people including children from 9 to 17. We ate some pescaditos an very good paella. Restaurant was full but servuce was nice and quick. It seems to be a classic and known place for paella that hasnt lost charme and quality. We will be back.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
“SHOULD BE RANKED #1”
Reviewed 12 August 2012

You know that you are going to have a great spanish meal , when you walk into a restaurant and all the customers are spanish , all the staff are spanish ( cant speak a word of english) and when there is no english menu. This is probably the best meal that i have had in a long time. The place it self is in a little street , 1 back from the castelldefels beach . The food on offer here is amazing. Its is primarily a seafood restaurant , being so close to the sea , however we could tell that there were steak and chicken dishes aswell. Hands Down , this place makes the best paella. I have never had a paella that even comes close to being this good. I only wish that i had discovered this place at the start of our stay as opposed to our last day. I would seriously come here again again and again if my stay was longer. How to get here: go to the main station in barcelona which is barcelone and by a train ticket from any counter 1 - 7 only. tell them you want to go to castelldefells. i repeat train !!! not the metro. Any way , after you get you ticket , go to platform 10 and catch the train which says destination villanova. the castelldefells station is only 6 stops away . It takes about 15 minutes to get there. as soon as you exit the station head straight towards the beach . it is the first street on your right. Do not miss out . Seriously has the best food.

  • Visited August 2012
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