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Botafumeiro

Botafumeiro

Seafood Restaurant€€€€
La Vila de Gràcia, Barcelona
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    Town and Country M.
    "Order the lobster paella or grilled seafood plate for a lovely lunch"(55 Tips)
    Jussi J.
    "Chilly powdered calamares excellent, as well as the seafood platter."(10 Tips)
    Rimi M.
    "Best seafood restaurant in Barcelona LOVE LOVE LOVE"(3 Tips)
    Tair A.
    "Also be sure to try the crab salad."(4 Tips)
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  • Athary A.heart icon on user image
    Athary AlmubarakAugust 22, 2016
    If you're a seafood lover, this should be your #1 visit in BCN. By far the best service you could have in a restaurant. The food is incredible! Try the fresh lobster, cod and sea-bass.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Ben H.heart icon on user image
    Ben HaddockJune 29, 2016
    Incredible seafood. I had the paella with lobster (around €50) it was delicious. Quite a pricey restaurant but the quality of the food, the service and the feel of the place reflected it. Recommended!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Tamara D.
    Tamara DeprezAugust 15, 2013
    Definitely best restaurant & seafood place we had over the past 4 days. Three gambas weren't cooked well, but the grilled seafood platter was amazing. Attentive service & an extensive list of cavas.
  • CNN
    CNNAugust 6, 2014
    Best Seafood in the city. Botafumeiro gets busy in the evenings, so book in advance. Then give yourself half an hour for a glass of Cava at the long bar just inside the main entrance. Read more
    Upvoted Apr 22
  • Abdullahheart icon on user image
    AbdullahNovember 16, 2016
    authentic sea food restaurant in Barcelona. Visited by celebrities .Atmosphere is 👍👍.classic paella is very good but make sure to put some lemon over it ( classic paella with prawn and fish only )
  • Artem K.heart icon on user image
    Artem KrasilnikovMarch 17, 2017
    All the sea food is really fresh and worth trying it! One of the Best restaurants in Barcelona. Very popular among famous people. Service is perfect and all dishes are delicious.
  • Nehirheart icon on user image
    NehirApril 1, 2018
    The Food that was given to us was totally perfect. The serving was fast and excellent. Everyone was smiling. The taste of the foods were substantial. I am really looking forward to come here again
  • Minji S.heart icon on user image
    Minji SonJune 26, 2014
    THE BEST paella of my life!!!! And the seafood platter was a plate of ginormous deliciousness too! Tinto Verano was home made unlike other restaurants that just use la casera's bottled ones.
  • Almo ♌heart icon on user image
    Almo ♌September 28, 2021
    Fabulous restaurant! One of the best food and service I have been ever worldwide!!
  • Lucyheart icon on user image
    LucySeptember 28, 2016
    It's a great place. Delicious food and top of the line service. It's more on the high end and not cheap. For two people is enough one starter dish and one paella👍🏻
  • William M.heart icon on user image
    William MallienNovember 1, 2014
    Great service! Free Wifi. Take as a starter the crab salad with lettuce. Then a 'langoustine' as a main dish. To stay in heaven we choose wild strawberries. Excellent!
  • R A C H E L
    R A C H E LApril 18, 2013
    Great varieties of seafood offerings, very very fresh. Fantastic service, love the scallop, lobster cocktail & seafood paella. You can observe bunch of cute elderly uncles working as waiters :)
  • Sultan S.
    Sultan SHAugust 29, 2019
    Calamari as a starter, Seafood Paella and oven-baked seabass with potatoes as main 😍👌🏻
    Upvoted Mar 3
  • Kyro B.heart icon on user image
    Kyro BeshayNovember 6, 2016
    Large, lively, yet intimate place. Very attentive staff. Live music floats table to table. // Check out: warm crab meat in mustard sauce, sole in cava sauce with prawns, lobster paella.
  • Pau A.heart icon on user image
    Pau AmparanoOctober 21, 2017
    Very good service and seafood! Delicious salad with avocado and shrimps as an entree. tip: you can order 1/2 portions on the appetizers.
  • Sarah A.heart icon on user image
    Sarah AlmudaymighAugust 15, 2019
    One of the best restaurants in Barcelona .. the calamari, sea bass and seafood paella is something ouuut of this world😋 authentic and delicious.. the service was so professional also👌🏻
  • Boon Y.heart icon on user image
    Boon YapDecember 29, 2012
    Both sea cucumber, and lobster, paellas are sublime. Seafood platter is a generous mountain of oceanic yumminess. Amazing, fresh, seafood, and subtle flavouring. Recommended.
  • Layla S.heart icon on user image
    Layla SaudFebruary 2, 2017
    If you're a seafood lover, Botafumeiro is a must stop. Great service and the staff are very helpful with recommendations. Try the seafood paella
  • Jussi J.
    Jussi JärvinenJuly 2, 2013
    High-glass, traditional seafood restaurant. Chilly powdered calamares excellent, as well as the seafood platter. Also suitable for children - as long as they are behaving nicely...
  • paloma m.heart icon on user image
    paloma medinaOctober 31, 2013
    Calling a place 'tourist trap' just because there are some tourists-as well as locals- is kinda funny...Botafumeiro has excellent seafood(marisco), the quality of the north, & the service is perfect.
  • George D.heart icon on user image
    George DamalosAugust 21, 2017
    The price vs quality is average. I found my paella too salty and the spider crab salad too oily... the place was nice and the service was excellent!
  • Irene A.
    Irene AlexeevaAugust 27, 2014
    Incredible cuisine. The scallops are the must! If you want great seafood this is the place to go. Always get a table when I come to Barcelona.
  • Sarp E.heart icon on user image
    Sarp ErkayaSeptember 15, 2022
    A Barcelona institution for great seafood in an traditional environment. Great service. A bit on the pricey side for the city but amazing nevertheless. 💯
  • Asim J.heart icon on user image
    Asim JifDecember 30, 2021
    Very fancy place the see food collection was great and delicious 🤤😍if you are confused about the menu just ask the waiter’s they are soo helpful and friendly ❤️
  • Deema A.heart icon on user image
    Deema AlmokhtarAugust 1, 2015
    Amazing service, friendly staff and the best sea food in the city! Loved everything we ordered specially the paella!
  • Jose Miguel I.heart icon on user image
    Jose Miguel IbañezJanuary 8, 2023
    Been here 5+ times
    Super good you can enjoy as ever you can that it’s amazing food that it makes me feel very happy,energized and healthy
  • Nouf A.heart icon on user image
    Nouf AlrajhiMay 25, 2015
    Best sea food paella i ever tried. The fried calamari was great. Also don't miss the shrimp with garlic 👍👍👍
  • Murat Z.
    Murat ZenginFebruary 19, 2014
    You should try the spider crab. Lobster salad can be a good choice as a starter. Chardonay is the choice for wine. A little bit touristic for Barcelona but worth to come.
  • HASSAN I.heart icon on user image
    HASSAN IDRISMarch 13, 2022
    The restaurant has a beautiful atmosphere and the food is very tasty. I ordered the paella, it was very special
  • Chris
    ChrisOctober 17, 2012
    The food and service were great. The waiters spoke English well. The smoked salmon can definitely be recommended. I noticed they also accommodate for people with gluten allergies. Wine list was meagre
  • Peter F.
    Peter FordFebruary 26, 2014
    I arrived more than. 90mins early for a business booking. They not only accommodated me, but brought jamin iberico, olives and chips to keep me happy whilst waiting. Fantastic service.
  • Greg Úr
    Greg ÚrAugust 22, 2014
    Extremly high quality, very fresh, very good! If You're a seafood lover, don't miss it! I think the best in town!
  • Town and Country M.
    Town and Country MagazineFebruary 28, 2012
    Here you are sure to find old-fashioned refinement where bow-tied waiters have served superb seafood for over 38 years. Order the lobster paella or grilled seafood plate for a lovely lunch
  • Laurent P.heart icon on user image
    Laurent PlenierSeptember 10, 2017
    Amazing Seafood !!! Service is great. Don't miss it if you are in Barcelona
  • Tair A.
    Tair AssimovNovember 1, 2014
    Everything is delicious. The best Paella I've eaten. Also be sure to try the crab salad.
  • Henry
    HenryMarch 14, 2015
    Soufflé Alaska. Love and hate dessert: will regret it if you don't taste it, and will regret it if you do. Excellent!
  • Brian P.heart icon on user image
    Brian PonceSeptember 29, 2017
    White asparagus appetizer, split a paella (with lobster!) and the traditional pork.
  • Miha S.heart icon on user image
    Miha StrazisarMarch 15, 2023
    Great oldschool seafood restaurant. If you want to live a little, go there and maybe you even stumble upon a celebrity - take a look at their wall of fame.
  • Dmitri B.heart icon on user image
    Dmitri BelyaevMay 21, 2018
    Food was amazing! Octopus appetizer and seafood paella were very tasty.
  • Roman B.heart icon on user image
    Roman BelovAugust 11, 2014
    Whoa! This is classy, chic, extravagant. But what is more, this is tasty as hell! Take the big sea plate and share it with 3 of your friends.
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    MJuly 29, 2016
    A wonderful restaurant 😍👌🏻 the green salad is magnificent 👌🏻
  • Jason W.heart icon on user image
    Jason WongatronJanuary 24, 2019
    The seafood croquettes are delicious here.after reading the paella reviews here, we went for that but it was extremely salty.so salty that I actually had to let the waiter know.
  • Maha M.heart icon on user image
    Maha M.August 15, 2016
    Loved the food and the very friendly staff. Sea food lovers, this is for you. *try their sea food paella 🍤
  • Olya S.heart icon on user image
    Olya SelyutinaJanuary 5, 2017
    It's a fancy place for rich Russians, you can find much better seafood and fish in the city. It's very hard to spoil dorado and yet they did, the crab was overdone too. A waste of money for sure!
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KOctober 19, 2014
    This restaurant is one of the best in my entire life 👌n the chefs were very friendly 😁
  • Alexander S.heart icon on user image
    Alexander SnitsarenkoAugust 2, 2017
    The place to visit, a huge seafood restaurant with everything up to the mark. Big seafood plates cost their money in any sense
  • Mathias S.heart icon on user image
    Mathias SeilerOctober 11, 2012
    Easily the best seafood I've had in a long time. Excellent service, good wines. Pricey but worth every Euro. Morgan Freeman was here too ;)
  • Bruna
    BrunaDecember 27, 2012
    Very nice place, with great food and service. I had paella( good for 2) and crepe suzette for dessert. The waiter, Jose, was very kind.
  • Milena L.heart icon on user image
    Milena LitvinovskayaDecember 27, 2017
    Amazing crew and atmosphere! Food is sooo delicious! Thank you!
  • Anelya G.heart icon on user image
    Anelya GrantAugust 24, 2017
    Great seafood. Get the lobster. Omar Farooq the waiter is awesome
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